We caught up with Michael Lavin, founder and managing partner of Germin8 Ventures ahead of Agrivest Israel, to discuss his goals and investments so far.
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.
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 AgFunder platform has built a powerful, global network and we’ve had the good fortune to get to know some of the industry’s most successful entrepreneurs from the beginning of their journeys. Going forward, we will be leveraging the AgFunder platform to invest in other bold and exceptional founders who are committed to building the next generation of agrifood tech companies that will transform our food and agriculture system.
Omnivore Partners, which calls itself an "impact venture fund" is solely focused on agtech investments in India, and investors (LPs) in the fund were largely impact-minded funds from Europe, India, and the US, demonstrating the growing link between agriculture and impact investing.
Bill Gates invests $40 million in livestock health research through a Scottish non-profit, Kroger wants to challenge Amazon with the help of Alibaba, and more in our weekly brief.
Almanac Investments has announced the launch of a $30 million fund that will focus on consumer packaged goods (CPG), experiential retail, and agriculture and hospitality technology companies
Barilla, the family-owned company best known for its signature blue pasta box, announced a new food-focused venture fund and accelerator called Blu1877, plus more in our weekly brief.
Operationally, the agrifood tech venture industry has some catching up to do with other startup industries such as healthcare and software, according to Aaron Rudberg, S2G's new COO.
The city has companies from all over the globe relocating to take advantage of the wealth of resources at hand, but it also suffers from an exodus of companies that reach a certain point. What makes St. Louis a serious contender for the leading agtech ecosystem?
Aqua-Spark has finalized two investments this week that signal the fund dedicated to the future of aquaculture is moving beyond farms and feed.
Will plentiful funding for the agricultural sector translate to private sector development of Ireland's agrifood tech innovations?
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.
The fund raised capital predominantly from institutional investors including university endowments, funds of funds, insurance companies, and asset managers.
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.
At this year’s Irish National Ploughing Championships, Enterprise Ireland hosted a showcase of very early stage ag technology startups to show the hundreds of thousands of attendees at the three-day event.
The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is launching a €20 million Ireland-focused agtech fund, managed by Finistere Ventures.
The aim of the fund commitments is to support the country’s fledgling agtech startup ecosystem and give university researchers a clear reason to commercialize their work.
We speak to Geoff Kneen, the R&D Licensing and new ventures manager, North America of Bayer's Crop Science division, to hear more about Bayer's strategy of outsourcing agtech investment.