Category Archives: AgTech

BREAKING: Zymergen Raises $400m Series C in Largest Ever Upstream AgriFood Tech Deal in US

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.

Turkish Fintech for Farmers Raises $1.3m Seed Round, Targets 2019 Expansion

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.

Gastrograph AI Closes $4m Series A to Predict Consumer Flavor Preferences of Food & Beverages

Gastrograph AI, a predictive analytics technology for food and beverage companies, closed a $4 million Series A round of funding last week.

Gastrograph collects data about how people perceive flavors and with machine learning algorithms can offer food companies predictions on how they might react to new products.

UPDATE: AgFunder Opens New Food Tech/AgTech Fund to Investors, Commitments Reach $4m in 1 Week

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.