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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

4/15/21

Chicago Business Journal

S2G Ventures' $1B Bet on a Healthier Planet

How a Chicago VC fund led by the founder of OpenTable is addressing climate change

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LATEST NEWS

5/6/21

Capital-Intensive Agriculture Sector Plants Seeds For More SPACs In 2021

Recent mergers in the vertical indoor farm space are among a growing number of agricultural and food-related technology startups that are choosing SPACs, also known as blank-check companies, as their path to the public markets.

Crunchbase

4/28/21

Join The Spoon and ReFED for the Food Waste Insights and Innovation Forum

We’ll also highlight emerging innovators chosen by ReFED and The Spoon who are creating technology-driven solutions to reduce waste across the food system, whether that’s at the farm, in the supply chain, at the restaurant or grocery store or in our own fridges.

The Spoon

4/15/21

SWARM Engineering Raises $2.7 Million in Seed Funding Led by S2G Ventures and Serra Ventures

SWARM Engineering, Inc, the next generation of cognitive software for the food supply chain, announced today it has closed funding for a $2.7 million seed round.

Yahoo Finance

4/15/21

Brief: Former Monsanto CTO Robb Fraley joins Trace Genomics board

Dr Robb Fraley, former CTO of Monsanto, has joined the board of directors at soil health diagnostics startup Trace Genomics.

AgFunder News

4/13/21

Hazel Technologies’ Food-Waste Solutions Get $70 Million Boost From Investors

Can a little sachet the size of a sugar packet make a dent in the world’s growing food waste problem? Hazel Technologies, the maker of just such a product, has raised $70 million to expand its food-waste solution globally. The company says its products can triple the shelf life of produce.

Forbes

4/13/21

Territory Foods Serves Up $22M Series B To Expand Meal Delivery

Rather than having its own kitchen like other meal delivery services, Territory works with a network of restaurant and independent chefs across the country.

Crunchbase News

3/29/21

From Family Kitchen to the World: Plant-Based Startup Expands

Fake meat’s move from urban eateries and vegan kitchens to the mass consumer market is accelerating as investors increase their bets on the alternative-protein industry.

Bloomberg

3/17/21

How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed investing in food

Leaders from venture firms and finance said while much of the strategy is the same, the target is becoming more defined through careful choices and the advent of SPACs.

Food Dive

3/17/21

Tech Company to Engineer More Nutritious, Sustainable Plant-Based Food

Benson Hill's ingredient and fresh business segments combine infrastructure capabilities with a technology platform to scale development and commercialization of plant-based offerings.

Progressive Grocer

3/16/21

Predicting the pandemic’s impact on the retail revolution

Consumer adoption of digital platforms accelerated during the pandemic. Walter Robb, former co-chief executive officer of Whole Foods Market and executive-in-residence at S2G Ventures offers his perspectives.

Food Business News

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