Postmates, a San Francisco-based logistics company that operates a network of couriers who deliver goods – mostly food — locally, has closed a pre-IPO $100 million funding round led by BlackRock, Glynn Capital and Tiger Global, upping the company’s valuation to approximately $1.85 billion.
You may have seen The Production Board crop up on a few agrifood tech investments, but there's little publicly-available information about the investment holding company founded by David Friedberg. Until now.
Former Climate Corp CEO David Friedberg has invested in Tillable through his investment holding company The Production Board.
This is the largest early-stage agtech funding deal on record in Europe.
ADM Ventures is purposeful about the types of companies it considers investing in.
Since we started offering our Co-Investment Funds to investors last year, we’ve been getting requests for funds with more specific investment themes.
It is possible for as many as one out of 15 containers to get rejected when they arrive at their destination, an expensive outcome when containers carrying high-value food can be worth as much as $500,000.
Animal health technologies are coming into focus this year after largely lagging crop technologies in startup investment.
The investor syndicate includes S2G Ventures, Middleland Capital, ADM Capital's Cibus Fund, Tysons Ventures, Bunge Ventures, Continental Grain Company, and Kellogg’s Eighteen94 Capital.
Kansas City-based angel investment firm iiM (Innovation in Motion) has invested in a variety of early-stage agrifood tech startup companies covering everything from a bio-based plastic alternative to oral vaccines for livestock and companion animals.
The Colorado-based startup is targeting big players in the food system to recapture lost food at scale while offering end-to-end logistics. It closed this top-up ahead of a larger Series B in the near future.
TechAccel, the venture development organization, and Donald Danforth Center for Life Sciences, the leading plant science research institute, have created a new startup called RNAissance.
Kalaari joins existing investor Omnivore, the India-focused impact venture fund focused on agrifood startups.
The new facility will be automated from seeding to growing to harvesting featuring handling robotics, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and around-the-clock monitoring sensors and control systems to optimize every aspect of growing produce indoors.
Virginia-based sustainable packaging company TemperPack, which counts HelloFresh among its clients, raised $22.5m in a Series B round bringing the growing Packaging 2.0 sector into the spotlight.
Until now, the Tel Aviv-based startup has been operating in stealth mode, honing its technology and accelerating adoption of its service with a clandestine list of growers including large-scale citrus growers.
Sencrop's Series A marks The Yield Lab's first French startup investment.
Legislation adopted in 2016 requires the Californian state to reduce methane emissions from the dairy and other livestock sectors by 40% by 2030.
Ostara, a nutrient management solutions company, has closed a new round of equity financing co-led by existing investors VantagePoint Capital Partners and the food-focused European family office Wheatsheaf Group.