February 8, 2017

Food maker’s VC fund leads $4.2M investment in ‘superfood’ startup

A food maker’s recently announced venture capital fund has made its first investment. Eighteen94 capital, the VC fund of Battle Creek-based Kellogg Company, said last month […]
October 6, 2016

Startups Are Finding a Powerful Partner in This Hidden Corner of the Food Economy

For decades there has been a tried and true path for natural food companies looking to grow: Start in your hometown’s natural food store. Next, try […]
May 26, 2016

Investors dish on food-tech startups that tantalize

The rate of investment in food-tech startups has slowed a bit over the last year, but a new generation of health-conscious, choosier consumers and a more polished batch of entrepreneurs are keeping the venture capital spigot open, according to investors at an industry conference Wednesday.
March 25, 2016

‘Good Food’ movement grows up, gets paid

Imagine standing on a stage in front of hundreds of strangers. You need their money to help finance your dream business. You have seven minutes to make the pitch. You'd be nervous, right?
February 17, 2016

The startup growing 30 times more produce per acre on New York, Chicago rooftops

Gotham Greens is hard to miss, given that it’s in a large, glowing greenhouse on top of a Whole Foods store in Brooklyn. The agriculture-tech startup produces climate-controlled produce for nearby restaurants and stores in New York and now Chicago.
November 14, 2015

What Entrepreneurs Get Wrong About Funding

There are plenty of places outside of the Valley with access to funding, incubators, and expertise—Chicago, Boston, New York, and Austin, among others. But before opting for any of these locales, entrepreneurs should start with a far more relevant and fundamental question: Where’s my customer?
November 4, 2015

The big money of changing food and agriculture tech

Venture capitalists put more money into the food and agriculture industries year after year, hoping to get in early with the companies that could transform the way the world eats.
October 26, 2015

S2G Ventures eyes more investment in healthy, sustainable food

Seed 2 Growth Ventures, the fund backing companies including Beyond Meat and Shenandoah Growers, is looking for more investments in food and agriculture businesses focusing on health and sustainability.
October 21, 2015

New food/agriculture venture fund S2G Ventures launches with $125 mln

Seed 2 Growth Ventures, a food and agriculture venture fund, has launched with $125 million in funding. The fund will focus on “healthy, sustainable and local food.”