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Analyst Dustin Aherin says ‘a unique combination of factors that we haven’t had in decades’ presents investors capable of surviving a full cattle cycle with a ‘great opportunity on the other side.’
Greenhouse, vertical farming indoor ag, agtech
Agtech investment data from Pitchbook shows agrifinance and e-commerce firms could double the $587m raised in 2019 to eclipse the $1bn mark for the first time.
Chief investment officer Sanjeev Krishnan says recent developments in controlled environment ag evoke earlier stages of renewable energy markets.
Agri Investor - Investor Calendar 2021
This calendar displays current and upcoming investment and board meetings of institutional investors globally.
The 13-year-old vehicle is one of the oldest in the market and has delivered ‘just under 10% annualized returns net of fees,’ says CIO Brandon Zick.
agtech
VC investment into agtech has grown 75% since 2014 and looks keen to keep growing as the sector offers opportunities across types of investors.
The latest evidence comes from Scrum Ventures, which has launched a studio.
Capital appreciation remains low following years of growth, but another quarter of strong income returns saw annualized returns hold up well during the beginning of covid-19.
Derecho storm
With a ready and willing buyer in China and logistics that have handled coronavirus well, US corn and soybean farmers just need weather conditions to play out in their favor.
Founder Josh Lessing says the mixture of ag and robotics focused investors contributing to Root AI’s $7.2m seed round feel the same sense of urgency from different perspectives.
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