Benson Hill Biosystems announced the commercial launch of Edit, powered by CropOS, the first complete genome editing system made accessible to partners for the development of improved crops.
Last month, MycoTechnology announced they had closed $35M in financing with some of the top food investors from around the world. The over-subscribe round caught the attention of Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and Continental Grain Company which closed out the round. They also received additional investment from Series A/B Investors S2G Ventures, Middleland Capital, and Health For Life Capital.
“These additional investors provide the strategic expertise to help us execute our vision of feeding an exponentially growing population with a sustainable protein source,” said Alan Hahn, CEO and Co-Founder of MycoTechnology.
San Francisco-based traceability technology SafeTraces has raised $6.5 million in a Series A round led by impact investor Omidyar Network. Agrifood tech investors S2G Ventures and Maumee Ventures, along with UL Ventures, City Light Capital, and Tuscan Management also participated in the round, which brings the company’s total fundraising to date to $8.5 million.
The CEO of Los Angeles-based Beyond Meat this week (Oct. 17) announced that DiCaprio had added the company to the list of groups that receive his financial support as part of the actor’s bigger initiative to curb climate change.