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CDPQ and S2G Ventures Announce Partnership to Invest in Climate Opportunities

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global institutional investor, and S2G Ventures (S2G), a leading multi-stage investment firm, announced today the creation of a co-investment partnership where CDPQ will invest up to US$125 million over the next 3 years in ventures that aim to make the food and agriculture industry more sustainable and climate friendly.

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CDPQ and S2G Ventures Announce Partnership to Invest in Climate Opportunities

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global institutional investor, and S2G Ventures (S2G), a leading multi-stage investment firm, announced today the creation of a co-investment partnership where CDPQ will invest up to US$125 million over the next 3 years in ventures that aim to make the food and agriculture industry more sustainable and climate friendly.

Newswire

Brightseed raises $27 million for phytonutrient identification tech used in food and nutraceuticals

Brightseed, the company launched by former Hampton Creek head of research and development, Jim Flatt, to identify the presence of specific nutrients in plants that are believed to boost human health, has raised $27 million in its latest round of funding, the company said.

TechCrunch

Lavva launches plant-based milks, creamers made from pili nuts and coconut water

Lavva – best-known for its pili nut and plaintain-fueled plant-based yogurts – has moved into the plant-based milk category with a higher-fat product made with three ingredients: organic coconut water, filtered water, and pili nuts; with no added sugar, sweeteners, gums, stabilizers or emulsifiers.

Food Navigator

Exporter-focused software startup lands funding round

A software startup that focuses on helping commodities exporters digitize and automate their logistics and global trade processes has snagged a $4 million seed round of venture capital funding from a host of investors, the company said Tuesday.

The funding round was led by S2G Ventures, a multi-stage venture fund that invests in food and agriculture companies focused on creating sustainable food systems.

JOC

‘I don’t think the traffic is ever coming back to where it was’: Ex-Whole Foods CEO reveals his predictions for the future of grocery shopping

Walter Robb said he expects grocery stores to generate 40% to 50% of sales from digital channels within eight to 10 years.

Business Insider

Strategy Session: S2G Ventures Diving Into New $100M Fund For Oceans And Seafood

S2G Ventures, a Chicago-based investment firm focused on food and agriculture, human health, climate change, and planet health, has established a new oceans and seafood investment team with commitments of up to $100 million.

Crunchbase

Agrifood investors head to the beach – but not for vacation

“The innovation is starting to accelerate, and there are more people at the table now,” said Kate Danaher, managing director at S2G Ventures, who joined the firm from San Francisco impact investor RSF Social Finance to co-lead the new oceans initiative with Larsen Mettler from Seattle-based fish processor Silver Bay Seafoods.

Agfunder News

Founded by an Impossible Foods, and Google data scientist, Climax Foods raises $7.5 million to tackle the cheesiest market

“Climax Foods is tackling the same opportunity to change the market and the food system, but they are doing it with an entirely novel technological approach. They are using data science to produce a new category of foods that will not merely compete with, but out-compete, animal products in terms of taste, nutritional density, and price,” said Sanjeev Krishnan, one of the largest investors in the plant protein space and Chief Investment Officer of S2G Ventures.

Tech Crunch

Molecular Coffee Startup Atomo Raises $9M in Seed Round

Atomo Coffee, maker of “molecular coffee” made not from coffee beans but from upcycled ingredients, announced last week the close of a $9 million seed funding round. S2G Ventures, whose portfolio includes Beyond Meat and Ripple, along with AgFunder and Bessemer Venture Partners participated in the round.

Bev Net

S2G Ventures closes $100 million for sustainable oceans fund

Venture capital firm S2G Ventures invests in sustainable agrifood technology. It’s now expanding into ocean health and sustainable seafood.

Impact Alpha

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