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Dutch province to become Silicon Valley of agrifood

Dutch province to become Silicon Valley of agrifood The Dutch province of Gelderland is a (financial) supporter of the F&A Next event that will take place in May on the Wageningen University campus. Wageningen is situated in the province of Gelderland and it is for a good reason that...

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Visual recognition transformational for livestock

Visual recognition transformational for livestock Cainthus develops technology based on visual recognition of cows. Aidan Connolly, CEO of the company, will be speaking at the upcoming F&A Next event, where startups, investors and corporates will meet each other. Not so long ago, Aidan Connolly worked as Chief Innovation Officer...

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Podcast: Venture capitalism takes on the future of food

Adam Anders of Anterra Capital talks impact investing Harm Edens of BNR radio interviews experts on why a bank is aiming to build a better world. This week, he speaks to Adam Anders, Managing Partner at Anterra Capital, about the role venture capitalism is playing to shape the future...

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Food and agtech investors want to change the world

Impact investors on funding the future of food Impact investing – funding companies or organizations that can make a real difference to society – is creating a buzz in equity circles, but is it all that different from traditional venture capital? Three food and agtech investors explain. More than...

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‘Start-ups important for innovation in agri’

For true innovation, many companies need fresh ideas from outside the business. “That is why start-ups in the agrifood sector are so important”, says Jeroen Leffelaar, managing Director Food & Agri Innovation at Rabobank and one of the founders of F&A Next. Mr Leffelaar notices that agri food companies...

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Anterra Capital Expands Fund to $200M

F&A Next Founding Partner Anterra Capital announced a $75 million extension to its fund. The total of the fund is now $200 million. Anterra invests in companies bringing proven science and technology breakthroughs into the global food system. “The global food system is the largest employer in the world, has...

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F&A Next 2018 presents; Wageningen University & Research Insights

This year, during F&A Next, Wageningen University & Research will be showcasing its cutting edge academic research. The themes are Robotics and Protein Transition. Two renowned experts from Wageningen University, the global leader in AgriFood will present the most recent developments in their ground-breaking research on Robotics and Protein...

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Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge’s Top 3 start ups will pitch at F&A Next!

As a global leader in animal nutrition and aquafeed, Nutreco is all about bringing new ideas and technologies to the farmer. Faster. Its advanced nutritional solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide. The Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge is Nutreco’s ‘greenhouse & pressure cooker’ environment....