Topic: News

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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GreenLight Biosciences Announces Series D Financing, Unveils RNA Strategy

September 18, 2017 | Written by
Category: News

MEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — GreenLight Biosciences, Inc. announced today the completion of its $18 million Series D round of financing led by Fall Line Capital. S2G Ventures, Lewis and Clark Ventures, and Macro Capital Investments participated in the round, along with the majority of GreenLight’s existing investors, including Kodiak Venture Partners, MLSCF, Syngenta Ventures and others.  GreenLight is harnessing its Cell-Free Bioprocessing® platform to develop a portfolio of RNA-based products for use in agriculture.

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Arable Labs Closes $4.25M Series A Round of Funding

September 18, 2017 | Written by
Category: News

Arable Labs Inc., a Princeton, NJ-based data-driven land management platform provider, closed a $4.25m Series A round of funding.

The round was led by Middleland Capital’s agriculture technology fund and S2G Ventures with participation from new investors Chase Field, Spark Labs and Cantos VC. In conjunction with the funding, Brian Mixer, Managing Director of Middleland Capital, will be joining the Arable Board of Directors.

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Fishpeople Seafood nabs $12 mln Series B

September 18, 2017 | Written by
Category: News

Portland, Oregon-based Fishpeople Seafood, has secured $12 million in Series B funding. Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included 3×5 Partners, S2G Ventures, Encourage Capital, Blueberry Ventures and Collaborative Fund.

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