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Who were the most active food and agriculture technology venture capital firms in 2022?

February 1, 2023

Data Snapshot is a regular AFN feature in which we analyze agrifoodtech market investment data provided by our parent company, AgFunder, a food and agriculture technology venture capital firm.

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The food and agriculture technology venture capital market has changed significantly since AgFunder started producing reports back in 2014. Looking at AgFunder’s 2017 AgriFoodTech investing report, the most active VC made nine investments during the year. Fast forward five years and that number was 45 for 2022. That’s in spite of a significant pullback in investment across industries that is likely to see investment in agrifoodtech almost cut in half against 2021 numbers.

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For accelerator programs, the number is even higher at 56, albeit less of a striking jump from 41 in 2017.

Below, and in collaboration with FoodHack, which earlier this year published this list of most active investors, is a rundown of the 10 most active food and agriculture technology venture capital firms, excluding pure accelerators. AgFunder will include a list of the most active agrifoodtech accelerators in the upcoming report, which you can sign up for here.

 

Top 10 most active food and agriculture technology venture capital firms 

Investor  HQ Description Stage  Number of 2022 investments Notable Investments 
Rockstart Ventures  Netherlands  VC and accelerator keen on funding regenerative, sustainable and circular solutions in agrifood along with energy and emerging tech Early 45 (12 new investments) MoooFarm, Orderlion, Reduced
S2G Ventures    USA VC fund platform focused on sustainable food production, aquaculture, and clean energy, backed by the Walton family Multi-stage 35 (7 new investments)  Faeth Therapeutics, Atomo Coffee, Soli Organic
Siddhi Capital    USA Food and beverage growth equity firm Growth 35 (all new investments) Ark Biotech, Liberation Labs, Mycotechnology
AgFunder  USA Digitally native VC using media, network effects, and technology to invest in exceptional founders and transformational foodtech and agtech. Seed to Series A  30 (25 new investments) Black Sheep Foods, Faeth Therapeutics, Nobell Foods
Hack Capital   Luxembourg Climate-focused syndicate investor for individual investors and other VCs. Early   24 (all new investments) Plantish, Michroma, Cultivated Biosciences
Blue Horizon Switzerland Alternative protein-focused impact fund manager Multi-stage   23 (22 new investments) Tropic Biosciences, Atomo Coffee, Planetary
Astanor Ventures Belgium Food systems investor and impact fund manager Multi-stage 23 (15 new investments) Umiami, MicroHarvest, Galley
Gullspång Re:food Sweden  Evergreen investment vehicle focused on waste repurposing, circularity, alternative protein and regenerative agriculture Early to growth stage 21 (7 new investments) Agreena, Mission Barns, Everytable PBC
PeakBridge Luxembourg Sustainable foodtech investor backed by Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity partnership and EIT Food. Multistage 18 (12 new investments) Rival Foods, Standing Ovation, Forsea
Döhler Ventures Germany Corporate venturing arm of food and beverage ingredients company Döhler. Early 18  Clean Food Group, Willicroft

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