Seventure Partners and Adisseo's fund will focus on two segments—animal health, feed and nutrition and digital technologies serving the livestock industry, investing at every stage, regardless of geography.
Anders said that the new funding comes with a widened view of what kind of investments a sector-specific VC should be making and where agrifood innovation will come from.
Chipotle loses a controversial executive, cultured leather comes to New York, TechAccel commits to innovation at UC Davis, and more in this week's brief.
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.
The Hatch accelerator will start its first cohort this spring and CEO Carsten Krome says the effort is a response to the holes he has seen in the current ecosystem for aquaculture technology startups.
Micropep Technologies, a French ag biotechnology company has raised a €4 million ($4.94 million) Series A round of funding. Micropep is developing crop enhancement products using micro-RNA or miRNA.
Novolyze develops and manufactures microorganisms to improve food safety validation processes for food processors and manufacturers.
The decision comes after weeks of votes and protests about the future of the controversial chemical in the EU, which has been far more skeptical than other parts of the world regarding glyphosate and the genetically-modified seeds created to resist it by Monsanto.
Some key changes at IKEA in the wake of a deep dive into their supply chain include introducing the veggie meatball as well as taking Coca-Cola and Pepsi products off the menu.
We caught up with Bénédicte Monpert, a partner at CapAgro since 2015, to find out why the firm is looking to invest in more robotics startups ahead of the International Forum on Agricultural Robots in Toulouse, France.
Multinational chemical company Yara International has acquired Agronomic Technology Corp, an agricultural field modeling company for soil, water, crops, and fertilizer, for an undisclosed sum.
We caught up with Eric Marty, investment manager at Emertec Gestion since 2004, to find out why his firm is betting on farm robotics.
Will plentiful funding for the agricultural sector translate to private sector development of Ireland's agrifood tech innovations?
On Tuesday, October 24, the European Parliament will vote on whether to ban Monsanto’s controversial pesticide glyphosate in the next three years, plus more industry news in our weekly brief.
The fast pace of CapAgro’s portfolio growth caught our attention back in 2015 when the firm made nine investments in 12 months, eight of those in its first three months after the French agrifood tech VC fund was founded.
We caught up with the new head of Finistere’s Dublin office, Kieran Furlong to find out how the new Ireland Agtech Fund will work.
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.
Global animal nutrition player Alltech is a senior figure in Ireland’s agricultural industry and in its 37 years, has made just five acquisitions, all in the last two years.
Ireland plans to increase domestic dairy production by 50% by 2020, but this throws us various challenges that only technology can solve.
IdentiGEN uses proprietary DNA analysis to determine the origin of meat or fish down to the individual animal.