June 19, 2016

Why General Mills and Campbell Soup Are Investing in Up-and-Coming Food Brands

With cereal sales taking a dive over the last three years, according to Nielsen, and younger consumers, in particular, gravitating toward healthy, organic snacks or fresh fruits and vegetables, CPG giants are looking for ways to innovate and enter new product categories.
June 8, 2016

Oakland startup lands big funding round to ‘undo’ food

Back to the Roots may have come from humble beginnings, but what started with a grow-your-own mushroom kit has turned into a national brand with products in over 14,000 stores.
June 6, 2016

With Help of $10M Series A, Back to the Roots Poised to Truly ‘Undo Food

Back to the Roots, an Oakland, California startup pioneering how families reconnect with food, announced today that it has expanded its January crowdfunding campaign on CircleUp into a $10M Series A. The new investment was led by Acre Venture Partners, Campbell Soup’s venture capital fund for food startups, and also includes funding from S2G Ventures and Red Sea Ventures.
May 26, 2016

Investors dish on food-tech startups that tantalize

The rate of investment in food-tech startups has slowed a bit over the last year, but a new generation of health-conscious, choosier consumers and a more polished batch of entrepreneurs are keeping the venture capital spigot open, according to investors at an industry conference Wednesday.
May 25, 2016

Ripple is a Silicon Valley-based startup making milk from peas

The Bay Area fosters a culture of forward thinkers and new ways to solve problems in our world, including in our food system. Ripple Foods is one such startup […]
May 21, 2016

Ag-Bio Cleantech Startup Terramera Raises Venture Capital Funding Round

Terramera, a Vancouver, Canada-based developer of proprietary platforms that stabilize and deliver complex plant biochemicals, raised a funding round of undisclosed amount.
May 20, 2016

Terramera Closes Financing Led By Seed 2 Growth Ventures

Seed 2 Growth Ventures (S2G), a Chicago-based VC that has quickly become the leader in sustainable food and agriculture investments, has led an investment in Vancouver-based Terramera, Inc. Both companies are aligned in their focus to support sustainable agriculture while increasing farm yields.
May 19, 2016

General Mills Adds Kite Hill to Food Start-Up Investments

General Mills, one of America’s corporate food titans, is quietly establishing itself in venture capital, investing in some of the hottest new food companies.
May 14, 2016

As tastes shift, Big Food devours smaller, health-focused companies to survive

The social media reaction was both swift and expected last year when news broke that Oreo-maker Mondelez International acquired Enjoy Life Foods, the Chicago-based manufacturer of health-conscious foods free of common allergens.