At the closing investor discussion at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco on March 21, three agrifood investors concluded that though the exits of 2017 were good to see, they weren’t necessarily as replicable as many may hope.
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.
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.
We caught up with managing director Francisco Jardim to find out how SP Ventures evolved into a leading agrifood tech investor and how the VC is supporting early-stage startups in South America.
The Hatch accelerator will start its first cohort this spring and CEO Carsten Krome says the effort is a response to the holes he has seen in the current ecosystem for aquaculture technology startups.
We caught up with Joy Basu ahead of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, to discuss how she approaches impact investing in agriculture at The Rise Fund and how agtech can fit into an impact investing thesis.
We caught up with Nolan Paul ahead of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, to discuss how Driscoll's works with startups and lessons learned while trying to determine the future of strawberry growing.
Syngenta Ventures has a new managing director in Colin Steen, a Syngenta-veteran with venture experience from the early, early days of venture-backed agtech.
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
There is a somewhat popular opinion in cannabis investor circles that mainstream investor hesitation is a good thing for dedicated cannabis investors, but the status quo can’t last forever if legal cannabis is to grow as much as supporters would like.
No longer distracted by consolidation large strategic players will have more time, and money, to pursue exits in 2018, according to some industry insiders.
The Climate Action 100+ initiative is the work of 225 investors with more than $26.3 trillion assets under management including banks, private equity firms, and pension funds to name a few.
IKEA's iconic meatballs and packaged food products are headed for a shake-up, says Michael la Cour, so we caught up with him to find out what's in store and how startups might play a role.
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.
Some key changes at IKEA in the wake of a deep dive into their supply chain include introducing the veggie meatball as well as taking Coca-Cola and Pepsi products off the menu.
We caught up with Bénédicte Monpert, a partner at CapAgro since 2015, to find out why the firm is looking to invest in more robotics startups ahead of the International Forum on Agricultural Robots in Toulouse, France.
Agtech entrepreneurs may not have the sharpest, most polished pitches, but you can be sure that they're not over-hyping their businesses, according to Frank Meehan, cofounder and partner of SparkLabs Global Ventures and Asia's leading startup accelerator program.
Aqua-Spark has finalized two investments this week that signal the fund dedicated to the future of aquaculture is moving beyond farms and feed.
We caught up with Eric Marty, investment manager at Emertec Gestion since 2004, to find out why his firm is betting on farm robotics.
With backing from Mistletoe, Sawhney is going deeper into Indian agrifood tech with the launch of a new startup accelerator called Gastrotope.