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Rabo Ventures Fund eyes expansion after €80m infusion

Managing partner Harrie Vollaard says rather than establish offices in innovation hubs, Rabobank will partner with funds already active in seed and Series A stage companies in key fintech and agtech markets.

Australian start-up reveals AI-powered farm valuation platform

Agtech start-up Digital Agriculture Services recently secured funding from CSIRO and has seen strong interest from investors in using its web-based platform.

LGIAsuper commits A$112m to Equilibrium’s glasshouse-focused US fund

The Brisbane-based superfund says its capital will back expansion at Houweling’s Group, which Equilibrium’s fund acquired a stake in earlier this month.

Urban farming firm iFarm Project secures $1m seed funding

Head of Europe Yury Fedorov says the company was one of the first to use LED lighting on a commercial scale, touting its farms as up to 95% more efficient than conventional ones.

ADM Capital announces sixth investment from debut ag fund Cibus

The vehicle, which closed on $322m with an extra $130m for co-investments, has backed food processing technology firm MycoTechnology.

Investor lines blur in LatAm’s young agtech markets

Latin America deal activity is 'remarkably healthy,' authors of a Finistere Ventures report tell Agri Investor.

Ag tech start-up SeeTree secures $15m funding

The firm will focus on developing artificial intelligence and drone technology to monitor citrus tree orchards health and productivity in California and Brazil.

ADM Capital Europe raises $452m for Cibus Fund, co-investments

The manager has closed the vehicle on $322m, garnering an additional $130m for co-investments.

FarmCompany adds dairy to €40m Danish portfolio

The firm is consolidating a group of sustainable farmland assets in Denmark, which now total 1,605 hectares in the country.

Advanced aeroponic technology start-up LettUs Grow secures £1m funding

The business will focus first on growing leafy greens and herbs, using a ‘smart’ system for indoor farms, to produce more using fewer resources.
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