The first wave of European food tech companies has mostly focused on building technology and logistics platforms to deliver food to consumers. And while the plethora of new food e-commerce options across the globe has caused investor fatigue and failures, the five leading food delivery companies in Europe are now worth seven times more than their combined investment, an awesome feat, according to Niccolo Manzoni, partner of agrifood tech investment firm Five Seasons Ventures.
Today, LocalGlobe announced its lead role in the £2 million seed round for Breedr, a UK digital ag startup for the animal agriculture sector. Breedr joins Wefarm and Infarm in LocalGlobe's agtech portfolio. Here Brett tells us more and why they invested.
Two urban farmer-founders have been using a Second World War air-raid shelter as their first controlled environment agriculture site for their London-based agtech startup Growing Underground.
Earlier this month, a Russian agtech startup called Intterra entered into a partnership with global agribusiness Syngenta to use its digital platform in Russia, connecting more than 100 farmers across 2 million hectares (nearly 5 million acres) of cropland in 2019.
This spring in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam, cows will walk on water. Holy Cow?! Not exactly.
Tudder is a new swipe-led matchmaking app, helping farm animals across the UK find breeding partners in the quest for moo love.
Ecosia, a German startup with an internet search engine, today, has brought in enough revenues to enable it to plant 50 million trees. This equates to the removal of 2.5 million tonnes of Co2 from the atmosphere.
A record number of startups applied for the third year of The Pearse Lyons Accelerator, organized and run by global agtech business Alltech alongside Irish tech community hub Dogpatch Labs.
Sencrop's Series A marks The Yield Lab's first French startup investment.
European food tech startups are on course to have raised between €750 million to €1 billion in 2018, according to different estimates. That will be around a 40% decline on 2017 funding levels.
We’re talking early stage, but there was real quality in the room, writes Johan Jorgensen from Sweden FoodTech.
The web and mobile platform allows grain farmers to manage and oversee their farm in real-time, including employee operations and activities in the field.
Dutch startup In Ovo has completed a Series A raise with Singapore-based disruptive food system venture fund VisVires New Protein and global specialty chemicals company Evonik.
During this year’s World Agritech Innovation Summit in London, five out of the 13 startups showcased were Norwegian. Why does this small mountain nation have so many technology ideas?
CageEye’s echo-sounder technology uses software and hardware to track acoustic data in a fish cage, while relying on machine learning to measure and analyze biomass movements.
The culture of collaboration that has propelled the Netherlands to become the global champion of food exports should serve as inspiration for Australia’s agrifood sector, according to a new report from KPMG and AgFunder.
Israeli sugar reduction technology DouxMatok has landed a partnership with Europe’s largest sugar producer Südzucker, and a similar US announcement is on the way
Tarfin, a Turkish startup providing farmers with credit to purchase the inputs they need each season, has successfully sold its first portfolio to a family office.
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.