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Agtech Funding Sheet: TPG ART Invests in Anuvia, Nuritas Receives EU Grant, Omnivore Invests in FR8, more

A varied week of agtech fundings includes a food waste-to-biofertilizer company, a leading global private equity firm, an Irish startup using artificial intelligence to find healthy peptides, a precision ag software startup, and more.

Pension Fund Interest in Farmland Gathers Pace, Indian Dairy Attracts Growth Capital – Fundings in Brief

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Welcome to AgFunderNews’ weekly roundup of funding and industry news from across the globe. This week, the increasing pension fund interest in farmland as an investment was further confirmed with a new $100 million commitment, while a private equity-backed Indian dairy company added to its recent IPO fundraising effort, and a couple of wine technology fundings were sure to have enthusiasts raising their glasses.

How an Indian Agtech Startup’s Partnership with Milking Equipment Giant Highlights Emerging Trend in India

There is an emerging trend building in India for young startup businesses to partner with large, local corporates. Sickle Innovations, a business focused on designing efficient agri equipment for agriculture in India, as entered into one such partnership.

Meal Kit Maker Blue Apron Announces $135M Dollar Deal

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Following the heals of Delivery Hero’s recent $110M funding announcement, two additional online food delivery companies have announced the close of respective funding deals. Blue Apron, a New York-based meal delivery service, recently sealed a $135M Series D funding deal led by Fidelity Management and Research Company.

Aspada Invests $3.3M in Indian Farming-as-a-Service (FAAS) Provider EM3 AgriServices

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Indian investment and holding company Aspada recently announced a $3.3M Series A investment in Delhi-based EM3 AgriServices. EM3 represents one of the first private sector ventures to tackle the field of farm mechanization and technology services.

IIM Ahmedebad’s CIIE & ICAR-NAARM Launch India’s First Food & Agriculture Accelerator

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India is currently witnessing the launch of its first Food and Agri-business Accelerator program. Many entities are involved with the accelerator, with the IIMA Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) and a-IDEA, the business incubator at Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s (ICAR) National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) leading the program.