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The latest evidence comes from Scrum Ventures, which has launched a studio.
The investment is Tenacious’s first outside Australia and the second overall from its inaugural fund, which closed in Q1 2020.
Founder Josh Lessing says the mixture of ag and robotics focused investors contributing to Root AI’s $7.2m seed round feel the same sense of urgency from different perspectives.
Principal Ryan Ramsey says a limited pool of buyers helps make the nascent secondaries market an exciting space within agriculture.
Plant-based burger
Big Idea Ventures' portfolio companies have also fared well on the fundraising trail, as the firm plots a successor $250m vehicle to its debut $50m fund.
Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists helped the pharmaceutical industry develop faster and cheaper drug discovery methods – a similar change is occurring in crop protection discovery, said managing partner Adam Anders.
Rural road
The Canadian pension fund has launched a new strategy to access the budding landscape of agtech companies emerging across the value chain.
Ag-Tech, Software Monitoring Indoor Farm, greenhouse
Touchdown Ventures principal Selina Troesch Munster says dedicated venture capital units have become 'almost table stakes' for corporates active in food and agriculture.
The A$52 billion industry superfund has set a target to achieve net zero emissions in its portfolio by 2050, as part of a broader Climate Change Transition Plan.
Food waste in paper bag
The VC firm, launched in 2019, has backed waste management start-up Goterra’s A$8m Series A round.
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