Dublin-based agrifood tech fund The Yield Lab Europe announces (almost) €50 million raise at second close

Dublin-based The Yield Lab Europe has announced almost €50 million at the second close of its agrifood tech fund. The fund, which focuses on seed and Series A startup investments in Ireland and Europe, welcomes new investors including the European Investment Fund through the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), Invest-NL, Allied Irish Banks, and […]

Rockstart AgriFood fund closes at €22+ million

Exceeding their final target, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Bogota-based investor Rockstart has closed its AgriFood fund at €22+ million.  Vaekstfonden’s Green Future Fund and longtime Rockstart supporters Marcel Beemsterboer, Jasper de Rooij, Hans Maltha all continued their investments in the project. New investors include Joke Pronk and dairy cooperative Arla Foods. This healthy new harvest of funds […]

Malta-based PeakBridge and EIT Food launch new €30 million seed fund, FoodSparks

Malta-based agritech VC fund manager PeakBridge and EIT Food have launched a new €30 million seed fund. Dubbed FoodSparks, the fund will invest in pan-European seed and early-stage startups focused on addressing food production, supply, and sustainability. The fund is slated to provide up to €30 million over the course of four years, with the […]

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Dutch agritech startup Satelligence gets $2.3 million to reform supply chains and protect biodiversity

Utrecht-based agritech startup Satelligence has received $2.3 million from Dutch investor 4impact and the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme to help push institutions toward sustainable agriculture. Since consumers care more about the environmental impact of the products they buy, says the startup, then the corporations and financial institutions overseeing those products are forced to pay […]