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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.
The ag merchant and processor’s 2019 annual report suggests alternative proteins, traceability and food waste are among subsectors where LDC Innovations will deploy capital.
Imperfect food, deformed carrot, misshaped produce
Insight Partners’ managing director Adam Berger says the combination of an affordable and high-quality direct-to-consumer model gives Imperfect Foods ‘an enormous addressable market.’
Generation Investment Management growth equity co-head Lila Preston says strategic partners within its investor syndicate help the company rank among the most scaleable of alternative protein startups.
using data to maximise agri yields
Ospraie Ag Science could opt to raise a dedicated fund or utilize alternative operating company structures, a source tells Agri Investor.
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