DAF is backed by the Danish government and the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), in collaboration with two of Denmark’s largest pension funds, PensionDanmark and PKA.
The new fund, which will focus on mid-market investment opportunities in sustainable food processing and production companies, is targeting a $500m final close in 2018.
Solyent, Thymox, Propel, Hectare Agritech, Smart Earth Seeds, Taranis, Abundant, Calysta, Ceres, and Territory have all raised funding in the past two weeks.
The founder of Rockit Global, the New Zealand company that holds the global rights to the mini Rockit apple variety, has sold over 50% of the company to two private equity firms Pioneer Capital and Oriens Capital for around N$25 million ($17 million).
A busy week of fundings saw $89m raised by startups offering technologies from farm-to-fork.
A busy week of fundings as the year draws to a close includes food safety technology, insect farming, food waste technology, Indian supply chain technology and more.
A varied week of agtech fundings includes a food waste-to-biofertilizer company, a leading global private equity firm, an Irish startup using artificial intelligence to find healthy peptides, a precision ag software startup, and more.
A bumper week for agtech fundings includes a diverse mix of cannabis tech, nutrition tech, food e-commerce, weather monitoring, and indoor agriculture.
Agribusinesses are at risk of being left behind if they don’t make technology investment a core part of their strategy, according to a new report from BCG Consulting and AgFunder.
Soil and crop technologies led the week with two crop enhancement technologies raising funding in Italy and Africa.
This is Bridges Ventures' second-ever food-related investment and the first targeting an environmental impact outcome.
The cannabis fund, which first launched last year to limited investor reception, is targeting $20 million to $25 million to invest in cannabis technology companies and brands.
Cultivation Capital Leads $1.2m Round in Data Analytics Startup S4, New Wave Foods Closes Seed Round for Seafood Alternative, and Innit Raises $18m for Connected Food Platform in this week's Fundings-in-Brief.
The Public Sector Pension Investment Board has invested in Allflex, a global animal intelligence and monitoring systems provider.
Amerra Capital Management, a New York-based agribusiness asset manager, has acquired more than 90 percent of the Andromeda Group, a Mediterranean aquaculture company.
Avrio Capital has invested in Intelia, an environment controller manufacturer and data collection company for the indoor animal agriculture industry, as well as two food companies.
Agroptima and Agrosmart are the two non-US startups that raised funding, joining startups in the animal health, gene-editing, and food delivery subsectors.
Willow Hill Ventures will invest in growth stage agtech companies beyond Series B stage taking advantage of IFC’s portfolio of farmland across the US.
AgFunderNews caught up with Philipp Saumweber, founder and CEO of Sundrop Farms, and Ken Mehlman, global head of public affairs for KKR, to discuss the 2014 investment.
Food delivery, processing and e-commerce fundings dominate this week's Fundings-in-Brief.