In Europe, The Covid Crisis Aligned With The Start Of A New Agrifood Investment Cycle

This time last year, the world—much less venture capital—was grappling with an extraordinary amount of economic uncertainty, brought on by an unprecedented global health crisis. By now we know that the agrifood sector not only rebounded from the pandemic’s early disruptions, it outpaced expectations. In Europe, however, the pace of...

The Yield Lab Europe Secures $50m For Sustainable Agrifoodtech Fund

The Yield Lab Europe announces today, at F&A Next, that they have secured €50m for their sustainable agrifoodtech venture capital fund and are opening a Dutch office as part of a new partnership with agrifoodtech accelerator StartLife on Wageningen Campus.

F&A Next Presents Eight ‘Next Heroes in Food & Agtech 2021’

Today, we are excited to announce the eight highly promising Next Heroes in Food- & Agtech 2021. During the summit they will pitch their innovative solutions for a healthy and sustainable food system and including questioning by three seasoned investors a.k.a. "the judges". Agfunder spoke to the startups and...

The carbon question: Making global carbon markets work for farmers

Tune into the ‘Targeting Zero Carbon in Food & Ag’ session, featuring Barbara Baarsma, CEO of Rabo Carbon Bank; Paul Gambill, CEO of carbon marketplace Nori; Béla Jankovich de Jeszenice, chairman of Commonland; Matt Marshall, senior director of corporate strategy for Nutrien; and Ken Giller, professor of plant production...

Mosa Meat CEO on choosing non-GMO, differentiation & pricing the novelty factor

In collaboration with F&A Next, Agfunder spoke with Mosa Meat’s CEO Maarten Bosch ahead of his speaking slot at F&A Next 2021 in May. AFN spoke about the company’s first burger, its evolution since, and how the company is charting its future in the currently murky regulatory environment that...

8 Global Agri-Foodtech Startups Reimagining the Future of Food

If anything is made clear by the global pandemic, it’s that the world can change in a minute. Technology has proven its crucial role in enabling systems, markets and human behavior to change with it. We work from home. We host global conferences virtually. We log into an app...

Corporates Turn To Startups To Hedge Disruptions And Get An Edge On Trends

What’s happening in the U.S. meat supply chain amid the Covid-19 crisis offers a stark warning of how vulnerable the food chain is to shocks. Poultry and livestock farms across the U.S. have been euthanizing millions of animals because processing facilities are grappling with the disease’s outbreak among the...

2019 was a breakout year for alternative protein startups. What’s in store for 2020?

Alternative protein startups had a big year in 2019. The sector had its first IPO, its first unicorns, and a raft of new products hitting and expanding into the market through numerous channels, including grocery stores, food producers, and fast food giants. One could be forgiven for thinking that...