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Foodland Ventures Unveils Batch 2 at AgriFood Tech Demo Day – 5 Innovative Teams Solving Challenges Across the Food Supply Chain

Foodland Ventures, the VC & accelerator built for AgriFood tech founders, has unveiled its latest batch of startups in its 2022 Demo Day held on November 30th. The diverse portfolio consists of 5 teams from Taiwan, Singapore and the US. Global investment in AgriFood Tech hit a record high with USD 51.7 billion in 2021; […]

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BigSis closes Series A at £4.5m

BigSis, the British-based agtech start-up using AI and robotics to provide chemical-free insect control to the world’s farmers and growers, has announced the successful closure of its over-subscribed Series A round at £4.5 million. The round was led by Regenerate Ventures, the specialist agricultural innovation fund focused on the decarbonisation and sustainability of food production. […]

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Tremap gives citizen scientists access to first global platform for tree recording

As international governments propose ambitious tree planting programmes to reverse habitat degradation, one key challenge is being overlooked: “we don’t have a reliable way of knowing what trees we have,” said Jonathon Jones, Founder and CEO of Tremap, presenting at Agri-TechE’s REAP 2022 Start-Up Showcase. The Cornwall-based agri-tech start-up has created the world’s first global […]

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Trendlines invests in Celleste Bio to make our chocolate supply sustainable

The Trendlines Group Ltd. (“Trendlines”) (SGX: 42T; OTCQX: TRNLY), announced the establishment of Celleste Bio (“Celleste”), a new company focused on producing high value cocoa ingredients using cell culture methods, eliminating the dependence on cultivation of cocoa trees. Celleste’s technology will ensure that cocoa yield supply is invariable, not dependent on climate conditions, close to […]

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Experts to award $3 million in prize money and analyze agrifood innovation and sustainability at Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit 

This year’s Summit draws inspiration from Cornell’s 2030 Project, seeking practical, real-world climate solutions.  Grow-NY, the largest global food and agriculture business competition, will host its two-day Food & Ag Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 15 and Wednesday, Nov. 16. The event will take place in Syracuse, NY and virtually. The Summit will include a live […]

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Forsea attracts USD5.2M to expand cultivated seafood, without harming sea life

Forsea Foods, Ltd., a FoodTech start-up, is the first company to use organoid technology for culturing seafood products. With a goal of redressing the destruction of marine life due to overfishing, Forsea embarked on a mission to cultivate seafood—initially eel meat—without harming sea life. The eel has become an endangered species, while the demand for […]

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Safex Chemicals acquires UK based Briar Chemicals for GBP73 Mn in one of the largest overseas agrochemicals transactions

Safex Chemicals India Limited (Safex), a fast growing Indian agrochemicals company, announces the acquisition of Briar Chemicals (Briar), the UK’s leading agrochemicals Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) provider, from the pan-European alternative investment firm AURELIUS Equity Opportunities. Safex is backed by ChrysCapital, one of India’s largest private equity firms, which owns a significant minority […]

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BioBetter lands USD10M funding to relieve cultivated meat’s bottleneck using tobacco plants

FoodTech start-up BioBetter, Ltd., has secured USD10M in its A –round funding. The round was led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), with additional investment from Milk & Honey Ventures and the Israeli Innovation Authority (IIA). This significant injection of capital will be instrumental in accelerating cell-cultured meat closer to its ambitions for broad scale production. […]

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ProfilePrint closes Series A1 with Cargill, bringing five of the world’s largest food ingredient corporations together as investors

Singapore’s ProfilePrint, a pioneering solutions provider to grade food ingredients using A.I. technology, has added U.S.-based Cargill (one of the world’s leading global food suppliers), to its panel of strategic shareholders through its Series A1 funding round. To date, the other strategic shareholders are Louis Dreyfus Company (Netherland-headquartered world leading merchant and processor of agricultural […]

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Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund Co-invests with Trendlines in TierraSpec

The Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund (“the Fund”), set up by Bayer CropScience LP (“Bayer”) and The Trendlines Group Ltd. (“Trendlines”) (SGX: 42T; OTCQX: TRNLY), announced the establishment of TierraSpec Ltd. (“TierraSpec”), a new company focused on real-time remote measurement and validation of carbon sequestration in agricultural soil to allow the issue of carbon credits […]