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We have a lot to say about food and agriculture.  And we are continuing to invest in companies working to build a more stable, resilient, sustainable and healthy system.  See our latest news and points of view from the media outlets kind enough to share them.

FEATURED

9/22/21

Food Business News

Ripple raises $60 million to scale plant-based dairy alternatives

Ripple Foods raised $60 million in a Series E funding round led by Rage Capital, Ajax Strategies, and S2G Ventures, with participation from OurCrowd, GV, Prelude Ventures, Euclidean, Fall Line Capital and Tao Capital Partners.

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LATEST NEWS

10/12/21

Walmart heir Lukas Walton is launching a platform to reshape the food system

Walton has been quietly and anonymously funding the future of food and agriculture companies for years, now he’s putting a face to the dollars.

Fast Company

9/28/21

Burro raises $10.9M for autonomous produce field transport

S2G Ventures and Toyota Ventures led the round, which also featured participation from F-Prime and ADM Capital, who joined existing investors Radicle Growth and ffVC.

TechCrunch

9/21/21

EarthOptics helps farmers look deep into the soil for big data insights

Farming sustainably and efficiently has gone from a big tractor problem to a big data problem over the last few decades, and startup EarthOptics believes the next frontier of precision agriculture lies deep in the soil.

TechCrunch

8/19/21

Leaps by Bayer Leads USD 45 Million Financing in Sound Agriculture to Accelerate Sustainability Solutions for Food and Agriculture

Sound’s Dual-Technology Platform Uses Biochemistry to Tap into the Natural Capabilities of the Plant to Increase the Speed and Efficiency of Agriculture

Yahoo! Finance

8/13/21

3 pandemic trends shaping a better food system

The pandemic is helping to illuminate and propagate the systemic linkages between food, health and wellness. And as an added bonus, much of the progress not only benefits health but also sustainability.

GreenBiz

8/11/21

S2G Ventures talks structural changes shaping tomorrow’s food system

The COVID-19 pandemic is poised to have a lasting impact on the way food is produced, purchased and consumed, according to a new report from S2G Ventures.

Food Business News

8/10/21

RNA Tech Firm GreenLight Biosciences to Go Public in $1.5 Billion SPAC Deal

Company aims to increase the accessibility of mRNA vaccines while producing RNA-based pesticide alternatives

Wall Street Journal

8/7/21

Scaling the Low Waste Economy

Startups aimed at reducing household waste have previously lacked the kind of mass consumer backing and potential for scale that investors like to see. That’s changing now.

Axios

7/27/21

Blending proteins to formulate the best alternatives

Partners are plenty for pea protein. S2G's Managing Director Matthew Walker provides perspective on the role of cell-based meat.

Food Business News

6/23/21

GUEST POST: The Alternative Future of Meat

A market with a variety of alternative meat sources provides ultimate flexibility for the consumer, and several emerging technologies have a role to play in the meat supply chain of the future.

Food Navigator

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