Topic: Venture Capital

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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Tyson Foods, a Meat Leader, Invests in Protein Alternatives

October 10, 2016 | Written by
Category: Food-Tech, News, Protein, Venture Capital

Tyson Foods appears to be the first big meat company to invest in a business that, among other things, aims to reduce consumption of chicken, beef and pork by replacing it with plant proteins.

Tyson, the country’s largest meat processor, announced last week that it was investing an undisclosed amount for a 5 percent stake in Beyond Meat, a company based in El Segundo, Calif., that makes “meats” from protein sources like soy and peas.
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