Category Archives: Fundraising

Nestlé Backs New European AgriFood Tech VC Five Seasons Ventures, Launching with €60m Fund

Five Seasons Ventures, a new European VC focusing on agrifood tech investments has launched its first fund, announcing a first close on €60 million ($74.3m). Backers include Nestlé, the European Investment Fund, Fondo Italiano d’Investimento, Bpifrance, and selected family offices and entrepreneurs.

India-Focused Agtech VC Omnivore Partners Holds First Close on $46m for Second Fund

Omnivore Partners, which calls itself an "impact venture fund" is solely focused on agtech investments in India, and investors (LPs) in the fund were largely impact-minded funds from Europe, India, and the US, demonstrating the growing link between agriculture and impact investing. 

The Top 10 Farm Tech Deals of 2017 (How Many Can You Name Without Clicking?)

It was an exciting year in farm technology, to say the least, with several exits and record deals set and then overtaken by even larger deals just weeks or months later. Check out the standout deals of 2017.

The State of AgriFood Tech Startups in Europe

There are a number of key areas of opportunity for agrifood tech startups in Europe as the support and resources available to entrepreneurs increases slowly, write Thomas van den Boezem and Louisa Burwood-Taylor.