Category Archives: Private Equity

Ag Industry Brief: Drones and Ag Inputs See M&A, Indoor Growers Form Safety Working Group, Corporate VC Staff Shift, more

One agrifood tech VC vet heads from Monsanto Growth Ventures to Temasek while indoor growers get together to develop industry safety standards, plus agtech M&A in this week's brief.

Mini Apple Variety Rockit Launches Ahead as Private Equity Investors Pay 10x Valuation from 2011

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).

Agtech Funding Sheet: Clear Labs Raises $13m Series B from GV, Khosla, Soros-Linked Fund Invests in Arya Collateral, more

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.

Agtech Funding Sheet: TPG ART Invests in Anuvia, Nuritas Receives EU Grant, Omnivore Invests in FR8, 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.