Zymergen, a synthetic biology startup engineering microbes for a range of tasks, has closed a $400 million Series C funding led by returning investor SoftBank Vision Fund. The round includes new investors Goldman Sachs and Hanwha Asset Management, as well as returning investors, DCVC (Data Collective), True Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, DFJ and Innovation Endeavors.
Understory analyzes and processes data to create real-time datasets, views, and actionable information from historical, current and forecasted weather events to provide better insights and early detection of risks.
Tarfin, the Turkish digital platform that enables farmers to access agriculture inputs through instant financing solutions, recently completed a $1.3 million seed round.
Collective Spark Fund, a venture capital fund focusing on early-stage technology startups in fintech, consumer tech, and SaaS, led the round with a co-investment from Wamda Capital, a multistage VC focused on digital disruption.
The startup measures data from beehives -- including temperature, humidity, CO2, sound, and movement data -- and analyzes that data to provide beekeepers with alerts about potential issues that could lead to bee colony losses.
Bioceres, the Argentinian ag biotech business, is set to list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) early next year through a reverse listing with a company controlled by Uruguyuan presidential hopeful Juan Sartori.
Taurus Agricultural Marketing, an ag retailer headquartered in Calgary, has made a substantial financial investment into Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, a wastewater and crop nutrition technology.
On our mission to democratize venture capital and increase investment in the food and agriculture industry, our fund is open to accredited investors as well as institutional investors, and we already have commitments from both.
4Front Holdings, a cannabis investor-turned-multi-state operator engaging in the cultivation, distribution, and retail of cannabis, has closed a $31m venture round. This brings its total funding to over $50 million.