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BlueNalu cell-based yellowtail
BlueNalu CEO Lou Cooperhouse expects to see a boom in cellular agriculture investment as soon as FDA regulation is established, which he expects to be put in place in 2021.
Robot on smart farming concept
Despite a small drop in overall venture capital investment into agriculture and food technology startups, market segments such as alternative protein and regions such as Europe and LatAm registered strong fundraising performance.
CEO Michael Gilbert said the agtech firm's profit-making status puts it in a position to acquire companies that will 'close the loop on risk mitigation and decision-making.'
Various Legumes
Equinom founder and CEO Gil Shalev says the firm’s naturally-bred yellow peas will have as much as 50% protein content.
Pea shoots growing hydroponically
Cofounder Steven Dring says the start-up expects to reach its target 'pretty soon' and is working on building out a new cohort of hydroponic farms with partners.
A market source says family offices are likely to be the source for much of the capital raised for the St Louis-headquartered firm's AgriFood Fund II.
Agri Investor looks ahead to the topics that are likely to dominate the conversation in ag next year.
Perfect Day uses fermentation to create animal-free dairy products such as cheese and ice cream to overcome dietary and sustainability challenges.
The two investors have each committed A$8m to the first fund raised by Tenacious Ventures, billed as Australia’s first agtech-focused venture capital fund.
The California start-up’s product launch will be led by its fall armyworm pheromone, which has spread from the Americas to Asia and Africa.
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