We like to get in touch with people who are leaders in food and agri, innovative thinkers and focused investors. Our partners and supporters make it possible to develop F&A Next into a sustainable, long-term high quality initiative.

Founding partners

F&A Next was founded by the following four leading partners.


Rabobank is world leader in food & agri, with a dedicated strategy which contributes to the economic success of its clients and the communities in which they operate while also helping to feed the world sustainably.


StartLife is Europe’s longest running and leading agrifoodtech accelerator. Its mission to accelerate the development of early-stage startups that shape a sustainable food system with breakthrough technologies in the domain of agriculture and food.

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research is one of the world’s top-ranked universities in the fields of agriculture, food science and forestry. Its mission is ‘to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’.

Anterra Capital

Anterra Capital is the international agrifood Venture Capital firm that backs entrepreneurs who are building a healthier food system. Backed by leading LPs, Anterra looks to catalyze transformation with a world class network, financial flexibility and patient capital.


Ecosystem Partners

In 2022, we welcomed our first ecosystem partners; organizations that have committed themselves to F&A Next for the long term.

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Invest-NL is an impact investor committed to businesses and projects that will make the Netherlands more sustainable and innovative. Its focus lies on carbon-neutral and circular economy and on innovative, fast-growing companies, or scale-ups. Invest-NL supports innovative entrepreneurs through financing and advice according to one simple principle: impact is our goal, return is our means.

Foodvalley NL is an international ecosystem of organizations that work together to realize the transition to a sustainable food system. Its mission is to break barriers to accelerate the transition.

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