German-founded Urban farming startup Infarm has secured a $100 million funding round described as a mix of equity and debt financing led by Atomico, with participation from existing investors Balderton Capital, Astanor Ventures, Cherry Ventures, and TriplePoint Capital. Infarm has developed a quickly-deployable modular urban vertical farming platform. The company currently operates in Germany, Switzerland, […]
Paris-based agritech startup Ÿnsect that produces insect-based animal food has landed a mega-round of $125 million led by Astanor Ventures, with participation from Bpifrance, Talis Capital, Idinvest Partners, Finasucre, and Compagnie du Bois Sauvage. This capital injection brings the total amount raised by the company to $175 million. Founded in 2011, Ÿnsect is breeding insects […]
Tel Aviv-based startup SeeTree has come out of stealth mode with an $11.5 million Series A funding round led by Hanaco Ventures, with participation from existing investors, including Canaan Partners Israel, Uri Levine, iAngel, and Mindset. This round brings the total amount raised by the company to $15 million. SeeTree has developed what it calls […]
Tel Aviv-based precision agriculture startup Taranis has raised a $20 million funding round led by Viola Ventures, with participation from existing investors Finistere Ventures, Vertex Ventures, OurCrowd, Eyal Gura and Gal Yarden. Three strategic investors — Nutrien, Cavallo Ventures (the venture capital arm of Wilbur-Ellis), and Sumitomo Corporation Europe — also joined the round. Taranis’s product […]
Belarusian agritech startup OneSoil has launched an interactive digital map of agricultural data that includes more than 57 million fields across Europe and the United States, and data on 20 types of crops collected over the last three years. The OneSoil Map is part of the startup’s precision farming platform, which helps farmers to monitor […]
Five Seasons Ventures has announced that it has closed its first VC fund at €60 million to invest in early stage European food and agritech startups. The new Paris-based firm will target startups working on new food products, processes, and supply chain challenges. Backers in the fund include the European Investment Fund, Nestlé, Fondo Italiano […]
French agritech startup ConnectAgri has raised its first round of €1.1 million for its new tool called Karnott, which collects data directly from agricultural machines and stores it in a centralized platform. The investment comes from Leap Ventures and several business angels.