Agtech

  • Capagro Innovation Finalizes Second Funding Round; Doubles in Size

    Capagro Innovation, the first French fund dedicated to investing in agriculture, food, agronomy, and nutrition, announced a second and final close for its Capagro Innovation Fund. The fund raised another €66 million (US$77.8 million) - doubling the fund’s corpus to €124m (US$147m) and surpassing its original funding goal of €120 millio

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  • Pontifax AgTech Announces $105M Close for Food and Ag Tech Fund

    Pontifax AgTech Management announced the successful close of its first fund - Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund - at $105 million. Founded in Santa Monica, California, in 2014, Pontifax is a leading growth capital investor that works with its extensive network of growers, tech experts, and strategic corporate partners to

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  • Agriculture Capital’s ACM II Closes Oversubscribed at $548M

    Agriculture Capital, the agriculture-focused investment arm of Equilibrium Capital Management, has closed its second fund - Agricultural Capital Management Fund II (ACM Fund II) - significantly oversubscribed at $548 million. The fund, which had an initial cap of $400 million, invests in permanent crop farming operations in the Western U.S

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  • Silicon Valley VC Firm, Creative Ventures Launches $50M Fund Focused on Tech

    Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Creative Ventures announced the launch of its second fund - a $50 million vehicle dedicated to investing in deep tech startups that address global issues including population dynamics, climate change, and labor issues through investments in healthcare, agriculture tech, and industrial tech ventures.

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  • AgCAP Sells First Tranche of Sustainable Agriculture Fund Assets

    AgCAP, manager of Australia’s Sustainable Agriculture Fund (SAF), has sold more than half of the fund’s portfolio of assets through an initial tranche deal reported to be valued at approximately A$110 million. TIAA Global Agriculture Properties has acquired 10 of the 17 properties making up the SAF portfolio totaling 16,000 hectares a

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  • S2G Ventures Announced $180M Close on Fund II; Expands Team

    Multi-stage food and agriculture-focused venture firm S2G Ventures announced a $180 million close on its second fund, and the addition of Aaron Rudberg to the team in the role of managing director and chief operating officer. Co-founded in 2015 by managing directors Victor E. Friedberg, who was himself a co-founder of the Launch accelerator

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  • SparkLabs Launching Australia’s Second Agtech Accelerator

    SparkLabs Group, one of the top accelerator groups in Asia, announced it is partnering with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries to launch SparkLabs Cultiv8, a $10 million agtech accelerator to be headquartered in Orange, Australia. The accelerator will be going live in March 2018. The eight-month program will operate out o

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  • Innovative Financing Vehicle to Transform Ag Across Africa

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have joined forces to launch the US$280 million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA). Officially announced at the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the partnership and fin

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  • Finistere Expands in Ireland, Launches New €20M Ireland AgTech Fund

    California-based agtech venture pioneer Finistere Ventures continues to be a driving force in the global development of agtech investment and innovation. From its offices in Palo Alto and San Diego, California, Finistere has been expanding its global presence and investment reach into regions that show potential growth within the agtech se

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  • DSG Consumer Partners Closes DSGCP II at $50M

    DSG Consumer Partners (DSGCP) announced a final close of its second fund - DSGCP II, at $50 million- and the launch of DSGCP Tyeb - a new funding vehicle through which to invest in follow-on rounds for some of the best companies from the portfolio of the firm’s first fund. “This allows limited partners not in Fund I to gain exposure to

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