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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.
Agribusiness managing director Anuj Maheshwari discusses the role the state-owned firm could play in improving the global food value chain and why Asia needs tech-hubs to feed itself.
BlueNalu cell-based yellowtail
BlueNalu CEO Lou Cooperhouse expects to see a boom in cellular agriculture investment as soon as FDA regulation is established, which he expects to be put in place in 2021.
Beyond Meat's Beyond Burger
AgFunder founding partner Rob Leclerc says his firm’s dedicated alternative protein fund has attracted incumbents from the meat and dairy space who see the fledgling market as ‘a hedge’.
A market source says family offices are likely to be the source for much of the capital raised for the St Louis-headquartered firm's AgriFood Fund II.
Investment into areas such as agtech, aquaculture, controlled environment agriculture and sustainable proteins are expected to bear the biggest opportunities.
Sustainability, green energy, environment
Pollination will focus solely on energy transition through advisory services it will provide to governments and policy makers and its investment arm, which will seek to raise $4bn.
The California start-up’s product launch will be led by its fall armyworm pheromone, which has spread from the Americas to Asia and Africa.
Chief scientist Yaakov Nahmias says the start-up’s methodology means it only takes 14 days to produce cultured chicken or beef, whether it is producing 1kg or 1 tonne of meat.
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