Fund Watch

  • $50M Indian Ocean Venture Capital Fund Launched to Leverage Chinese Capital

    Indian Ocean Group, the corporate advisory firm of Australian brothers Domenic and Luke Martino, is launching the $50 million Indian Ocean Venture Capital Fund - the first of a potential number of specialty funds that will leverage access to Chinese capital to invest in Australian sectors including agriculture, technology, equities, and real e

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  • MedMen Opportunity Fund Closes on $60M

    Full-service, North American legal cannabis management company MedMen has closed on $60 million for its $100 million MedMen Opportunity Fund launched last summer. The firm states that its fund is a first-of-its-kind. A comprehensive knowledge of the fragmented regulatory nature of the space and a team with a deep reservoir of experience in

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  • New $50 Million Investment Fund Targets Women-led African Agribusinesses

    London-based Victus Global Capital and Bermuda-based Altree Capital are joining forces to launch a US$50 million investment fund that will target investments in women-led African agribusinesses. Led by the founders of Victus Global Capital - Bo Masole and Zee de Gersigny - and CEO of Altree Capital Jenni Chamberlain, and under an investmen

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  • StarGreen Capital to Invest $100M in Cannabis Supply Chain

    U.S.-based investment firm StarGreen Capital announced its plans to invest $100 million within the next year in California’s legal medical and recreational cannabis supply chain. The firm plans to invest in and provide business development services to all stages of the industry - from “seed to sale”. It will initially partner with cu

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  • Canada’s PSP Investments Moving on Another Large Australian Deal

    The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), one of the largest pension funds in Canada, is reportedly in the midst of structuring a deal with private agricultural group Australian Food & Fibre (AFF), through which AFF would transfer its 14.9 percent stake in listed Australian agricultural company Webster Limited into a jo

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  • Revealed: AccelFoods Re-Opened Fund II in March for Danone

    GAI News reported in March 2017 that AccelFoods had reopened its latest funding round, expanding its second fund by $15 million to $35 million while also making new capital deployments. At the time, AccelFoods’ co-founder Lauren Jupiter told Tech Crunch that they were not at liberty to disclose its newest investors, but stated that “T

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  • Former GV CEO Bill Maris Launching New Fund

    After stepping down from his position of chief executive officer with GV, the venture capital unit launched out of Google in August of last year, Bill Maris has announced his next project - the launching of a new fund to be called Section 32. Maris’ departure from GV took many in the venture capital space by surprise, but Maris told the

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  • ADM Capital Announces $100M First Close for Cibus Fund

    London-based private equity and advisory firm ADM Capital announced the first $100 million close for global agribusiness investment vehicle, The Cibus Fund. Led by ADM Capital co-founder, Robert Appleby and Jason Silm, former head of Agribusiness Investment at VTB capital and director at Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management, the fund aim

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  • Rabobank Launches Food and Ag Venture Fund

    Rabobank has announced the launch of the Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund - a new venture capital fund that will be included under the umbrella of Rabo Private Equity. The targeted size of the fund has not yet been disclosed. Aligning with Rabo’s Banking for Food Strategy which is focused on global food security, the new fund will ta

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  • Innova Announces $31M Close of Ag Innovation Fund IV

    Pre-seed and early stage venture capital firm Innova Memphis announced the close of its newest fund, Innova Ag Innovation Fund IV, at $31 million. The fund, which has been certified and licensed as a Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC) under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Rural Business Investment Program (RBIP), wi

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