Author: Seed2Growth

S2G Ventures Secures $180 million for Fund II; Adds Rudberg as Managing Director and COO

September 19, 2017 | Written by
Category: AgTech, Brands, Food Safety, Food Waste, Food-Tech, Industry, News, Start-Ups, Venture Capital

S2G Ventures (Seed to Growth) a leading multi-stage investment firm focused on the food and agriculture industry, announced today that it closed on an additional $180 million in committed capital, taking total assets under management to $300 million.  In addition, the firm announced that Aaron Rudberg has joined the firm as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Rudberg will have responsibility across the operations of the business as well as developing out the strategic relationships for the firm

The additional $180 million in Fund II capital enhances S2G’s ability to pursue investments in its targeted food and agriculture sectors.  Since its founding in 2015, S2G has invested in 30 companies.  In aggregate, S2G companies expect to achieve over $550 million in revenue in 2017 – with average growth of 150% over 2016 revenues….

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Western Growers, S2G Ventures launch AgSharks event

September 18, 2017 | Written by
Category: News

Agricultural technology startups will pitch to a six-person panel of investors and growers at new Western Growers event AgSharks.

A nod to the popular TV show “Shark Tank,” AgSharks will feature new companies getting feedback about their business plans and having to decide on the spot whether to accept, negotiate or decline offers of investment in exchange for equity.

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NewLeaf Symbiotics Completes Second Close of $30M Series C Financing

September 18, 2017 | Written by
Category: News

NewLeaf Symbiotics, a St. Louis, MO-based agriculture biologicals company, completed the second close of its $30m series C financing.

S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth) joined Monsanto Growth Ventures and Otter Capital. The Yard Ventures, (a Harvard alumni fund), Lewis & Clark Ventures, Rockport Capital, Pangaea Ventures, Open Prairie Ventures, and other investors also participated in the series C round.

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Former Annie’s president in new venture

September 18, 2017 | Written by
Category: News

SAN DIEGO — John Foraker, who stepped down as president of the Annie’s operating unit of General Mills, Inc. in early August to “pursue another opportunity,” has unveiled what that opportunity is. Mr. Foraker is now the chief executive officer and co-founder of Once Upon a Farm, an organic family food company that currently offers a line of cold-pressed organic baby food and applesauce.

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