Mycelium Trend Review: A Guide To An Alternative Protein Hidden Gem

The key focus of F&A Next 2022 was on transforming global food systems. One solution that is not unheard of, seems to lie in alternative proteins. These substitutes for traditional proteins are acknowledged as imperative for our current and, more importantly, future food system. PeakBridge VC, event partner of...

Anterra Capital Closes 2nd Global Agrifoodtech Fund At $260M

At F&A Next, Anterra Capital announced the closing of its second Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund at $260 million. The new fund was oversubscribed thanks to robust institutional demand. According to Anterra. the pandemic and food price inflation has fueled investor interest to accelerate transformation of the Food...

Meet the 12 Next Heroes in Food & Agtech 2022

All over the world, ambitious founders of startups aim to shape a healthy and sustainable food system with their novel technologies. This year, F&A Next has selected 12 of Europe's most promising startups in Food & Agtech to pitch live on stage. Their solutions, which address new sources of proteins,...

Brazilian Agtech and Foodtech at F&A Next

F&A Next has warmly welcomed The Innovation Diplomacy Program (IDP) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil as event partner of F&A Next 2022. Ahead of the summit they will introduce the latest trends and opportunities of Brazil’s booming agtech and foodtech innovation ecosystem with the Radar Agtech...

Boosting Food and Ag Innovation on Wageningen Campus

Wageningen is increasingly focusing on entrepreneurship to bring about innovation in agrifood and come up with inspiring ideas for climate-resilient and sustainable food systems. To stimulate young (student) entrepreneurs to develop their ideas, several entrepreneurship grants have been established in recent years through the University Fund Wageningen. At F&A...

How F&A Next Led To The Acquisition of Root by AppHarvest

In 2018, the early-stage Agtech startups Root and AppHarvest joined the F&A Next summit. It was here that the founders, Josh Lessing and Jonathan, first met. It was a great match. After a period of working closely together, AppHarvest acquired Root in 2021 for $60M. Now Josh and Jonathan...

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...

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...

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...