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Asia: Temasek accelerator to invest $30m in sustainable food growth

Singapore state investor to provide R&D and manufacturing support to help start-ups scale their operations
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Foodtech SPAC closes $155 million IPO

Sizzle targets foodservice and foodtech start-ups as management boasts vast restaurant experience
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Israel: FoodSparks By PeakBridge invests in The Mediterranean Food Lab

Seed-stage fund FoodSparks By PeakBridge has invested in Mediterranean Food Lab, an Israeli foodtech start-up ...
2 months
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Europe: Five Seasons Ventures launches €180m Fund II to continue foodtech investment

European VC recently invested in high-growth German foodtech start-up Air Up
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Spain: Eatable Adventures launches €50m fund for food and agriculture start-ups

Madrid-based Eatable Adventures has launched a €50 million fund, Eatable Evolution Fund FCR I, which ...
2 months
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PwC report: Additional food investment of $750 billion needed by 2030 to support global eating trends

The Asia Food Challenge 2021 expects healthier food habits to make up 55% of incremental ...
2 months
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US: Plant-based protein brand lands celebrity investment

PlantFuel prepares to launch portfolio of new products as rapper and former NFL player backs ...
3 months
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Turkey: Cult Food Science invests in Biftek to lower cultivated meat production costs

B2B business is developing a natural growth medium supplement to make cultured meat more affordable
3 months
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US: Activist fund accuses Oatly of overstating revenue and misleading investors

Spruce Point Capital Management takes short position against oat milk maker as Oatly rejects "false ...
5 months
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Julianne Hummelberg | PowerPlant Partners

How plant-based start-ups can achieve healthy gross margins from an early stage, to prepare them ...
5 months
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Credit Suisse launches exclusive nutrition investment strategy

JP Morgan partnership follows global food system report highlighting the environmental impact of current food ...
5 months
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Anthony Chow | Agronomics

Co-founder of investment vehicle on why he believes cellular agriculture is more attractive to investors ...
5 months
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Climbing the corporate ladder: How effective are CVCs?

Big food is quick to commit to open innovation but with tight revenue and profit ...
5 months
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Yoni Glickman | FoodSparks, PeakBridge Partners

Venture fund managing partner on the lack of agrifoodtech funding in Europe and the benefit ...
6 months
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Nicole Junkermann | NJF Capital

Foodtech investment vehicle founder on the challenges of cultured meat and why footech is better ...
6 months
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Women’s supplement start-up Rae Wellness raises $9.5m

The company develops supplements for women’s sexual, hormonal and mental health
6 months
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Canada: Eat Beyond adds Daydream hemp and adaptogen drinks to its portfolio

Products could be in 1,000 stores across Canada by the end of the year
7 months
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Germany: DX Ventures invests in cell-based fish start-up Bluu Biosciences

The Berlin-based foodtech start-up is the ninth portfolio company of DX Ventures
7 months
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US: Branch Venture Group invests in Copra Coconuts

Copra Coconuts supplies premium coconut products sourced from Thailand
7 months
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US: Stage acquires Haystack Mountain Creamery

The acquired company has a rich history as an artisanal cheesemaker in Colorado
7 months
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Beyond Investing launches VEGAN index certificate

The open-ended tracker certificate derives its value from the US Vegan Climate Index
7 months
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Netherlands: Rockstart AgriFood makes final close at €22m

Global dairy cooperative Arla Foods is among the new investors in the fund
7 months
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Canada: Rockshield Capital to acquire three plant-based companies

The target companies are active players in the ingredients and CPG food markets
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US: Pivotal Ventures partners with food security charity Helping Hands

The Melinda Gates' investment firm has invested $250,000 in the non-profit organisation
7 months
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US: ZX Ventures partners with Clara Foods to produce alternative protein at scale

ZX Ventures is the corporate venture arm of beer brewer giant AB InBev
8 months
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US: Lewis & Clark AgriFood and Continental Grain Ventures lead $47m Series C round for Bushel

The agtech company says $22 billion of grain is contracted annually within Bushel’s ecosystem
8 months
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Switzerland: Beyond Animal launches funding service

New offering aims to increase access and drive capital into planet-conscious companies
8 months
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US: Lever VC completes fourth close of Fund I at $46m

Three corporate strategic investors from Europe and Asia invest in Lever VC Fund I
8 months
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Australia: Plant-based start-up Deliciou joins Stray Dog Capital

Alternative protein fund Stray Dog Capital has made its first investment Down Under Deliciu team ...
8 months
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UK: Batch Ventures invests in Insane Grain

Insane Grain produces a range of healthy snacks made with sorghum
8 months
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US: The Rise Fund leads $335m funding round for Livekindly Collective

Global impact fund makes its second major investment in the food ecosystem
8 months
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Netherlands: Pymwymic closes Healthy Ecosystems Impact Fund I with investment in Augmenta

Augment is the latest agtech business to join the investment portfolio of Pymwymic
8 months
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Sweden: Gullspång creates subsidiary to invest in sustainable food companies

Gullspång Re:food enters the market closing deals in Sweden and the US
9 months
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UK: Danone leads £2.5m funding round for Moju

Moju is Danone Manifesto Ventures' first investment in the UK
9 months
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Iceland: Brunnur Ventures closes new $65 million fund

Fund to deploy seed and early-stage investments in high technology sectors, including agrifoodtech
9 months
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US: Lewis & Clark AgriFood promotes Tim Hassler to managing director

Hassler joined Lewis & Clark in June 2019
9 months
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US: Consumer goods investment firm VMG closes $850m fund

The new VMG Growth Fund V brings the total of assets under management to $2.6 ...
9 months
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US: Tusk leads $1m equity investment for nut butter maker Natural Way

Brothers Austin and Quinn Simkins founded the company in 2017
9 months
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Dairy industry disrupters invited to bid for support

Rockstart teams up with Dutch machine manufacturer Lely for second ‘Feed the Future Challenge’
9 months
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US: Kroger to invest $2.5m in start-ups tackling food waste

The retail giant's Zero Hunger, Zero Waste Foundation will invest in upcycled food solutions
9 months
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Israel: Former Nestlé executive joins PeakBridge

Frank Lehmann joins the venture capital firm after a 17-year tenure with the CPG food ...
9 months
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Canada: McCain invests in national network of vertical farms

McCain Foods has increased its total investment in GoodLeaf to more than C$65 million.
9 months
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Canada: District Ventures leads C$10m equity financing for upcycled food start-up Outcast

District Capital Ventures has also closed an equity investment in organic sparkling company Sapsucker
9 months
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Canada: Eat Beyond CEO bullish on early returns from plant-based portfolio

Patrick Morris releases portfolio review as portfolio companies reach all-time high share prices
9 months
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Rockstart opens applications for AgriFood 2021

Accelerator and VC fund seeks start-ups at pre- and seed stage with agtech and foodtech ...
9 months
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US: Mondelēz launches impact investment platform Sustainable Futures

The snacks giant makes its first foray into impact investing
10 months
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UK: S-Ventures acquires Ohso Chocolate

Ohso Chocolate is a probiotic chocolate company promoting healthy snacking
10 months
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Canada: Eat Beyond portfolio company Zoglo’s Incredible Food to go public

Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp has been in the market for 25 years
10 months
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US: WM Partners acquires Feel Good Organics

FGO is an organic, superfoods brand sold exclusively on Amazon.com
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India: Business incubator AIC Raise chooses Grover & Company

Impact investor partners with AIC Raise to evaluate ventures in the Indian alternative food ecosystem
10 months
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UK: The Artful Baker gets six-figure investment from Batch Ventures

The joint venture between Warburtons and Mission Ventures makes its first investment
10 months
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UK: Concerned investors challenge Tesco over obesity

Tesco is facing a shareholder resolution about health at its AGM on Thursday, from institutional ...
10 months
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Africa: Phatisa Food Fund 2 reaches $143m final close

CDC Group, Norfund, Finnfund, FinDev Canada and BIO jointly commit $82 million to the fund
10 months
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US: New Generation Food Rural Partners fund supports start-ups with university IP

New $125 million target fund to back commercialisation of food and agricultural technologies and protein ...
10 months
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Canada: Manulife acquires Chilean fruit giant David del Curto

Manulife Investment Management has acquired a majority stake in the company
10 months
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US: General Mills makes its first corporate VC investment in the UK

301 Inc. leads an eight-figure investment for pudding brand Pots & Co
10 months
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Netherlands: Pymwymic to launch Healthy Food System Impact Fund

New fund will invest in early-to-growth stage companies
10 months
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UK: The Craftory invests $50m in organic snacks brand Hippeas

Hippeas products are sold in 50,000 stores across the US and the UK
10 months
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UK: Oakley Capital closes new Origin Fund at €455m

A majority stake in fitness and nutrition platform 7NXT is the first investment of the ...
10 months
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Canada: Eat Beyond adds Above Food to portfolio

Above Food has reserved the ticker symbol TSXV: ABOV following $40 million private placement
10 months
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US: Vestar takes majority stake in frozen better-for-you food brand

The private equity firm has added Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods to its portfolio
11 months
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US: Lewis & Clark AgriFood names managing director

Larry Page has been promoted to managing director of the investment firm in St. Louis
11 months
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Luxembourg: Blue Horizon Ventures eyes second fund

The sustainable food venture capital fund plans to begin fundraising in Q4
11 months
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UK: Smalling invests six-figure sum in Virtue Drinks

Roma and England footballer Chris Smalling gives energy drinks company a six-figure cash injection
11 months
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Sweden: Norrsken taps into agrifoodtech with business accelerator

Swedish foundation will select 20 start-ups to get $100,000 investment for 5% equity
11 months
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Future Food-Tech: Investors reveal expectations for 2021

17 active investors in agrifoodtech highlight what's yet to come in 2021
11 months
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George Gill takes up chief executive role of Beyond Animal

Former Vegan Society chief executive will spearhead company funding promising vegan start-ups
12 months
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My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream welcomes new investor Bregal Partners

Bregal is a New-York based private equity firm investing in consumer and food sectors
12 months
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ADM Ventures chooses Seventures for microbiome-focused investments

The corporate venture capital firm has joined Seventure's Health For Life Capital Fund II
1 year
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Virtù Equity acquires Nutracap Labs

The US vitamins and supplements manufacturer has been criticised by the FDA due to its ...
1 year
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AP Partners Fund invests in TopGum

TopGum Industries is a functional gummy supplement manufacturer for nutraceutical marketers
1 year
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EIT Food Venture Summit approaches

Europe’s agrifood community of entrepreneurs, partners and investors will gather online at the EIT Food ...
1 year
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Bits x Bites raises $30m in first close of new agrifoodtech fund

The chief executive of Monde Nissin, the owner of Quorn, and Temasek are among the ...
1 year
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Exclusive: Unovis expands with initial close of second fund

The alternative protein investor has secured €50 million for the New Crop Alternative Protein Fund ...
1 year
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New accelerator Food Tech Studio Bites! attracts innovation to Japan

Scrum Ventures has launched Food Tech Studio Bites! and seeks start-ups the world over to ...
1 year
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Lewis & Clark AgriFood leads $27m growth financing for Brightseed

San Francisco-based biotech company Brightseed has developed an artificial intelligence platform to discover phytonutrients hidden ...
1 year
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EIT Food invests €5.4m in agrifood start-ups

The Covid-19 Bridge Fund has been set up to support 13 early-stage companies Photo as ...
1 year
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Plug and Play launches food and ag-tech accelerator in Asia

It’s the first sector-wide business accelerator that the Silicon Valley-headquartered platform brings to Thailand Silicon ...
1 year
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Borden completes sale to Capitol Peak and KKR

The US dairy company begins a new chapter with an appropriate capital structure and dairy ...
1 year
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Google for India Digitization Fund to invest in agriculture, health, and education

Sundar Pichai, Google chief executive, has unveiled plans to invest $10 billion in India over ...
1 year
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Blackstone leads a $200 million equity investment in Oatly

The Swedish oat milk brand has welcomed celebrities Oprah Winfrey and Natalie Portman among other ...
1 year

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