We hope that you’re having a Happy Holiday with your friends and family. We want to thank you for your support over the past year. It’s been a big inaugural year for us and over that period we’ve helped our listed companies raise over $12.3 million. This is just the beginning though and we have a lot more to do.
There’s been an amazing surge of interest in this sector which gives us great optimism that we are on the path to feeding nearly 10 billion people by 2050. In 2013 we saw $277 million in venture deals in food- and ag-tech sector. Yet something changed in 2014, and we saw investment jump to nearly $1 billion. There is a broad movement here that is taking our food system more seriously. Farmers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and investors all have an important role to play and we’re honored that we have an opportunity to help facilitate these talented pioneers.
Over the holiday break we don’t expect that there will be much to report, and so we’ll have limited postings to AgFunderNews until January 5. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year! And of course, if you have any feedback for us on how we can improve , please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Rob, Mike, and the rest of the AgFunder team!