The startup spun out of Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB), the life sciences research institute founded by the Flemish Government in 1995, and raised all the funding from local Belgian investors.
Two weeks ago I headed to Stockholm, Sweden to speak at and attend the Sweden Food Tech “Big Meet” conference and I was impressed by the small but growing level of activity in the country.
Brexit presents an opportunity for the UK to re-pivot, refocus and redeploy its capital and energies towards the nation’s value-added agricultural technologies and cutting-edge science capabilities, writes Richard Ferguson.
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.
A study of 946 farms in France has shown that pesticide use can be significantly reduced without lowering yields or profitability.
Roslin Technologies has spun out of the University of Edinburgh and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, to raise £10 million ($12.4m) in funding to commercialize its first products.
Obi Ezenwa is managing director of Pine Global, a startup consultancy that, among other things, helps startups apply for grant funding in Europe.
St. Patrick’s Day is synonymous with eating corned beef cabbage and drinking green beer, but it also gives us an opportunity to take a look at some of the latest agritech innovations coming out of the Emerald Isle.
The extension in funding has given AgroSavfe a prime slot within Sofinnova’s newly-launched, €106 million Industrial Biotech Fund that closed last week.
Ag technologies are an essential part of Spearhead's European operations, but it also faces challenges in deploying them, according to Tom Green, CEO.
H-FARM, an Italy-based innovation hub, and IT giant Cisco are taking advantage of this trend by launching a new food tech accelerator.
The Netherlands-based Youth Food Movement and InnoLeaps have partnered to bring to life The Food Ecosystem Accelerator.
The Dutch investment firm received new investment from Rabobank and Fidelity becoming the world’s largest agtech fund alongside S2G.
Mountain Cleantech has invested into a rare, mature precision ag business called Pessl Instruments, in a new direction for the growth capital firm.
A rare healthy meal delivery service in London has raised seed capital from a group of U.K. and Dutch investors to fund marketing and expansion of the service.
Tel Aviv-based Farm Dog is creating precision agriculture hardware and software tools suitable for small and medium-sized farms in Europe and the U.S.
Switzerland-based Bonafide has recently raised capital from family offices, pension funds and high net worth individuals for its new Deep Blue Ventures Fund as demand for aquaculture as an investment grows, according to partner Christoph Baldegger.
CapAgro Innovation Fund recently celebrated its one year anniversary after noticing an overwhelming need for capital in Europe's agri-innovation community.
The boutique investment arm of Australian investment management firm Challenger Limited has acquired UK alternative investment house Dexion Capital, including its agriculture investment arm.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week signed an equivalency agreement with Switzerland enabling the sale of US and Swiss organic products in either country.
This spells good news for US organic growers that will no longer need to pay two sets of fees or undertake two sets of inspections and paperwork to access the world’s most prolific organic consumer market; the population of Switzerland consumes more organic produce per person than any other global population, according to the Organic Trade Association.