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From commodities to crops: Ospraie Management’s battle plans

Founder Dwight Anderson tells Agri Investor why the firm is coming back to farming after betting on mining and how it intends to use its new ag incubator, Ospraie Ag Science.

Investors getting hungry for personalized, plant-based foods

Equity providers are betting on a steady stream of deals born out of technological advancements and the quest to solve 'last-mile' logistics, a survey found.

German in-store farming start-up gets $25m backing

London-based Balderton Capital led the Series A funding, which Infarm will use to expand its network across Europe.

Ripple Foods nets $65m from Goldman Sachs, Euclidian, Fall Line

Co-founder Neil Renninger tells Agri Investor of a surge of investor interest in food-tech that has seen lines between private equity and venture capital blur.

Consumer communication, the next bottleneck

Intrexon's Jack Bobo believes educating the public about the growing role of science in agriculture is crucial to meeting the food challenges of the decades to come.

University endowments offer key support to agtech

Fall Line Capital co-founder Eric O’Brien tells Agri Investor how university endowments became the main investors in the firm’s second vehicle, an evergreen fund that closed on $200m in 2016.

Institutional appetite for agri at ‘inflection point’

Park Madison Partners, a specialist in raising real estate capital, describes farmland as the 'least penetrated and underdeveloped' property sector, with potential productivity gains and attractive yield.

Ag-focused PE vet joins Vermont impact investor

Skip Wyer tells Agri Investor that that he joined Vermont Works to develop a $50m fund offering 20 percent annual returns through investments in the state’s entrepreneurs, including many agricultural producers focused on sustainability.

Crop protection attracts big dollar amid PE push earlier in the start-up lifecycle

Private equity firms could soon emerge as competitors to IPOs and established players in their search for agtech targets, according to Cultivian Sandbox managing director Ron Meeuson.

Matrix Partners targets India’s ag supply chain

The Indian private equity firm has made its first investment in ag tech by backing newly-established Gobasco, a company focused on optimizing India’s agri supply chain.

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