April 6, 2020

Portfolio Company Response to COVID

We are proud to work with over 45 fantastic companies ranging from farmers and agriculture suppliers to consumer-facing brands and restaurants. They are on the forefront of innovation, bringing new ideas and solutions to solve some of the biggest challenges we face as a society - reversing agriculture's contribution to climate change, meeting the growing demands for food in a world affected by climate change, and combating chronic disease and rising healthcare costs by bringing healthier food to more people. Now they are bringing out-of-the-box thinking to tackling hardships posed by coronavirus in the communities in which they serve.
April 3, 2020

Innovation in the Midst of COVID-19

While there are certainly many challenges ahead, we believe we have an important role to play in investing behind entrepreneurs that can solve today’s problems in a way that can have far-reaching positive impacts. Innovators in the food and agriculture industry have been working for decades on solutions that can lead not only to food security, but also to healthier people and a healthier planet.
March 9, 2020

Philosophy in the Startup

As a former CEO and founder, I am always trying to learn from our CEOs and other experienced executives how to be a better leader. I am infinitely curious about leadership, who does it well, what they do and how they engage with their people or customers or investors. It is beautiful when done right. What type of action-packed philosophies will you bring to your startup?
October 11, 2019

Lab-grown meat could be on store shelves by 2022, thanks to Future Meat Technologies

… Future Meat Technologies has raised $14 million in new financing to build its first pilot manufacturing facilities to bring the cost of production of a cell-made […]
October 11, 2019

Mission Produce touts innovation at PMA

… Oxnard, Calif.-based Mission Produce is focusing on its partnership with Hazel Technologies Inc., and its Avolast shelf-life extension product … read full article
October 11, 2019

Shenandoah Growers opens new organic indoor farms

… Shenandoah Growers will now grow, pack and ship locally grown organic produce from its indoor farms to its customers in the Mid-Atlantic region year-round … read […]
October 11, 2019

Lab-grown meat start-up raises $14 million to build production plant

… S2G Ventures, a Chicago-based venture capital fund that invests in food and agriculture, and Emerald Technology Ventures, a Swiss-based firm, led the $14 million round […]
October 11, 2019

Only 3% of agri-food tech investment dollars go to female-founded companies, study says

… Companies with only female founders in agriculture and food tech receive only 7% of investment deals, representing just 3% of all dollars, according to a […]
September 28, 2019

Bankrolling start-ups: What are investors looking for in alternative proteins?

… Significant investment is required to get innovative protein start-ups off the ground. So what are investors looking for when deciding to bankroll new talent? And […]