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Why AgFunder invested in Kula Bio

Soil microbial products for farmers have typically been unreliable. Kula Bio has changed that, writes AgFunder’s Rob Leclerc.

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Why we invested in Purissima

Purissima intends to fundamentally change the production and consumption of bioactive ingredients that can help us to live longer, healthier lives.

Why we invested in Atomo!

Atomo! co-founder Jarret Stopforth happens to have a DIY food science lab in his garage. While some people build cars on their weekends, Jarret builds food.

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Why we invested in SIMULATE

Mail order, frozen, plant-based chicken nuggets… Before we met Ben Pasternak, the founder of SIMULATE (formerly NUGGS), this would have sounded like the worst idea ever.

2020 predictions from agrifoodtech’s leading VCs

What a decade it’s been for the advancement of the food and agriculture industries! It was a decade spent catching up with other industries in the technological revolution. What’s in store for 2020? Five of the industry’s leading investors tell AFN.

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Meet AgFunder’s venture partner Tom Shields

Tom Shields is a venture partner at AgFunder and works with the deal team on sourcing and leading investments. A serial entrepreneur, he has co-founded two highly successful companies, NetGravity (IPO 1998) and Yieldex (acquired by AppNexus/AT&T in 2015).

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It’s time for investors to embrace nutritious foods

Most ag investment flows to high-income countries, and currently very little reaches the food systems of low-income regions like Africa, with virtually none going to support highly nutritious foods, according to GAIN.

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