Category: Research & Data

Chinese AgriFood Startups Raise $5.8bn in 2018 as Digital Penetration & Consumer Fragmentation Drive Growth

With the largest population in the world and as one of the largest agricultural economies in the world, China represents a major opportunity for startups and investors alike.

Chinese agrifood startups raised $5.8 billion of investment across 283 deals with 318 participating investors during 2018, according to the 2018 China AgriFood Startup Investing Report released by AgFunder in collaboration with Chinese food tech VC Bits x Bites.

restaurant tech

Top 20 Retail & Restaurant Tech Startups in 2018

Retail and restaurant tech is a category of agrifood tech startups encompassing technologies and services aimed at making retail food businesses more profitable as well as improving shopper experience at the supermarket, in restaurants and other brick & mortar stores.

due diligence in ag biotech

What’s Different About Due Diligence in Ag Biotech?

Conducting due diligence in ag biotech startups has many similarities to other categories, such as questions around the team and market size, but biotech is inherently different than developing a piece of equipment or a digital application.
food tech investment

Why is Europe Behind in Food Tech Investment?

European food tech startups are on course to have raised between €750 million to €1 billion in 2018, according to different estimates. That will be around a 40% decline on 2017 funding levels.

New York Pension Fund Asks McDonald’s to Explain Why Its Chicken Welfare Standards Fall Short

The clash over consumers’ demand for fast food chains to improve the animal welfare requirements that they use when sourcing meat hit new heights last week when the third largest public retirement fund in America, New York Pension Fund, penned a letter to McDonald’s warning it about “potential financial and reputational risks associated with McDonald’s chicken welfare practices.”