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Co-founder Eric Archambeau says high-level discussions around the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy framed a fundraising effort that accelerated after covid-19’s initial spread.
Sustainability manager Nick Reinke says ag carbon credits are ‘a long way away from a free-flowing market’ and prices are ‘a bit arbitrary at this point.’
Equilibrium chief executive Dave Chen says production methods that are ‘asset intensive, not land intensive’ will rewrite ‘the face of agriculture and what it means to scale.’
The firm’s seed development platform produces sought-after attributes such as high protein levels and counts Google’s venture arm, CDPQ and Louis Dreyfus’ venture unit among its investors.
The land-based salmon farmer listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in May while private placements have succeeded in attracting ‘long-only institutions’, says interim CFO Karl Øystein Øyehaug.
Founder Paul Lightfoot says a wider investor base is being attracted to indoor farming, with no players in the space 'close to tapping out any of the major markets' as infrastructure funds lie in wait.
JPMorgan, IBM and Barclays are among the first companies to agree to a carbon credit purchase price with Indigo as global corporate sustainability targets threaten to outstrip supply.
Founder Michael Butler says covid-19 has exacerbated longstanding labor availability concerns that will pull traditional ag investors further into robotics markets in the years to come.
Eric Archambeau says some of Europe’s leading agtech startups may prove more scaleable than their American counterparts.
Co-founder Ben Belldegrun says investors are eager for direct exposure to sub-sectors like biological inputs and food traceability.
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