Tag Archives: UK

A $500m Question: What’s William the Conqueror’s Cousin Got to do with FoodTech?

A household name in the UK, the Grosvenor family can trace its ancestry back to William the Conqueror’s cousin and today Hugh Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster, is godfather to Prince George. No big deal then. But what's the link to foodtech?

BREAKING: Intelligent Growth Solutions Raises £5.4m Series A with S2G, AgFunder, SIB for Breakthrough Vertical Farm Tech

We’re excited to announce that Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), a Scottish vertical farming tech provider, has raised £5.4 million in Series A funding. The round was led by leading agri-foodtech investor S2G Ventures as well as AgFunder and Scottish Investment Bank (SIB).

UK Supermarket Sainsbury’s Chews Over What Food Will Be Like in 2169, And It’s Kind of Bonkers

As part of its 150th birthday celebrations this year, the British supermarket giant J Sainsbury has released its Future of Food Report, which chews over what our food systems will be like in 2025, then in 2050 — and finally, with an act of somewhat extraordinary ruminating — in 2169.

Wefarm Raises $5m from Skype, WordPress Founders for Smallholder Farmer Network

Wefarm uses AI technology to connect small-scale farmers to crowdsourced information by enabling them to share techniques and advice on anything from how to battle a disease to how to increase their income, through SMS or online in their own languages.