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Food service robot nets $11m

Chowbotics’ founder Deepak Sekar tells Agri Investor why the US robot provider has focused on health and wellness over labor replacement.

Pontifax backs UK gene editing company in $10 million A round

Tropic Biosciences is developing decaffeinated coffee varieties and bananas with a longer shelf life using CRISPR gene editing technology that Pontifax managing partner Ben Belldegrun tells Agri Investor is drawing biotech investors into the market.

Exclusive: Paine Schwartz targeting $1.2bn for new Food Chain fund

Minnesota State Board of Investment is considering a $150m commitment to the fifth iteration of the firm's flagship vehicle.

Taranis acquires ag aerial imagery company as sector ‘roll-up’ kicks off

Ofir Schlam, chief financial officer at the Finistere Ventures portfolio company, tells Agri Investor the transaction shows start-ups can also benefit from inorganic growth.

Indoor ag investors ‘got fingers burnt because they don’t understand costs’

The sector is likely to see rapid consolidation but lucrative opportunities remain, CoBank's Christine Lensing tells Agri Investor.

Impossible Foods secures $114m in financing round

Chief operating officer David Lee told Agri Investor that the fast-growing plant-based foods pioneer structured recent investments as convertible debt as it prepares to launch its product line in Asia.

BioConsortia taps existing investors for $10m

As the company's biological input products move closer to commercialization, BioConsortia chief executive Marcus Meadows-Smith tells Agri Investor that recent years have demonstrated the need for agricultural know-how among ag-tech investors.

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.

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