Category Archives: Investment News

BREAKING: Intelligent Growth Solutions Raises £5.4m Series A with S2G, AgFunder, SIB for Breakthrough Vertical Farm Tech

We’re excited to announce that Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), a Scottish vertical farming tech provider, has raised £5.4 million in Series A funding. The round was led by leading agri-foodtech investor S2G Ventures as well as AgFunder and Scottish Investment Bank (SIB).

InFarm Joins Vertical Farming Pantheon With Titanic $100m Series B

Berlin-based portable vertical farm startup InFarm on Tuesday disclosed a vast Series B raise of $100 million, bringing its total funding to over $134 million. The raise dramatically eclipsed the big vertical farming news from Britain’s Ocado, which had forked out $22m just a day before as part of a majority stake buyout of JFC, as well as for its new joint venture Infinite Acres.

AgFunder Co-Investment Fund III Now Open to Investors! Join Us to Fund the Next Food Revolution!

Twice annually we open up a special Co-Investment Fund to give investors the opportunity to co-invest with AgFunder on identical terms to us. We’re assembling one of the most exciting agrifood tech portfolios anywhere and five of the companies we invested in last eighteen months have already raised new rounds at 1.4x – 3.75x our original investment.

Farm Tech & Supply Chain Tech Drive $1.6bn in Funding to European AgriFood Tech Startups in 2018

Europe's agrifood tech ecosystem raised just 9% of the funding that went to foodtech and agtech startups globally in 2018. But deal activity increased 23% as agrifood tech startups in the region closed a similar number of deals as in the US.

Red Sea Farms Raises $1.9m to Grow Tomatoes in the Desert Using Saltwater

Red Sea Farms, a Saudi Arabian startup developing saltwater-tolerant crops and saltwater-based greenhouses in the Middle East, has secured $1.9 million in funding.

The startup raised funding to build a 2,000 square meter saltwater greenhouse in Saudi Arabia comes from the country’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Innovation Fund and the Research Products Development Company (RPDC).