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Anterra Capital Announces $175 Million Initial Closing of Second Agrifoodtech Fund

Anterra Capital, co-founder of F&A Next, announced the initial closing of its second agrifoodtech fund, Anterra F&A Ventures II, at $175 million. Due to the positive market reception for the fund’s mission and strategy, Anterra is tracking towards an upsized second fund, and anticipates a final closing in the...

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WUR And Impact Investor Pymwymic Join Forces For A More Sustainable Food System

Wageningen University & Research and impact investor Pymwymic are to collaborate in the domain of sustainable food systems. The partnership aims to support innovative ideas and technologies. This cooperation forms the cornerstone of Pymwymic’s Healthy Food Systems Impact Fund II, which is currently being launched and working with WUR...

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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...

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Calling All Dutch Innovative Protein Pioneers

Foodvalley NL, ScaleUpNation and InvestNL have joined forces to launch a new ‘Fastlane programme’ for innovative protein pioneers. For this programme they are now looking for ambitious entrepreneurs, based in the Netherlands, who have an innovation in the field of the protein transition, want to scale-up and need to...

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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.

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A ticket to investment: Foodtech startup OneThird raises 1.5 million euros

Last year, Marco Snikkers knew that his startup, OneThird, had developed a solution that could save producers, distributors and retailers money while tackling the global problem of food waste. But he needed access to funding to accelerate its growth.  In April this year - only eleven months after meeting investors...

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How ICL Converges Food, Ag and Tech Together With Startups

ICL is a global specialty minerals and chemical company that is committed to advancing humanity for a sustainable future. F&A Next reached out to Hadar Sutovsky, VP External Innovation and General Manager of ICL Planet at ICL and panelist in the “Convergence of Food, Ag and Tech” discussion, for...

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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...

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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...

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The View From Big Food

At the upcoming F&A Next summit, Nicholas Fereday, Executive Director Food & Agribusiness of Rabobank, will discuss the Impact of Innovation and compare his notes with Rob Leclerc (Agfunder). Want to pre-view some of Nicholas’s notes already? Read his 'View From Big Food’ in which he gives special attention...

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The Battle Of Next Heroes In Food & Agtech In Times Of A Pandemic

Changing our food system for the better is a challenge in and of itself for any startup in any year. But definitely more so in a year of a pandemic causing many enduring lock-downs. Last year we presented eight promising agrifoodtech startups at F&A Next. Where do they stand...

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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...

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Livekindly Collective Raises $335M To Make Plant-Based Living The New Norm

The Livekindly Collective, a collection of heritage brands and startups, announced a successful capital raise of $335 million. This brings the total funds raised in its first year to a staggering $535 million, making it one of the top three highest-funded and fastest-growing plant-based food companies. The funding will...

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F&A Next 2021: The Impact Of Innovation

F&A Next invites investors, entrepreneurs and experts to address the next challenges of our sector on Wednesday, 26 May 2021 at the 6th annual F&A Next Summit. Aside from offering you the opportunity to virtually meet and greet with all participants, we look forward to showcasing the next scaling food and agtech companies and...

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Are you our Next Hero in Food- & Agtech 2021?

F&A Next, Europe’s first and foremost platform for tech startups, scale-ups, investors and corporates in food & agriculture to boost disruptive innovations, is open to applications from startups that want pitch at the F&A Next 2021 summit in May and be titled ‘Next Hero in FoodTech & Agtech’. Startups...