Category: Research & Data

Plant-Based Meat Startups Have Cracked Beef, But What About Chicken?

Plant-based ground beef has become a staple at several fast food restaurants across the US. Now food retailers are demanding other alternatives, but creating viable plant-based alternatives for other food types like dairy, seafood, muscle cuts, and poultry could prove trickier.

seaweed

The Quest For Sustainable Seaweed

Seaweed is an exciting source of energy, proteins, biodegradable plastics, fertilizers, clothes or pharmaceuticals, but can its production keep up with growing demand?

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.