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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.
Future Meat Technologies raises $347 million Series B marking the largest investment ever in cultivated meat
Future Meat Technologies, (Future Meat), the first an industry-leading company developing innovative technology to produce cultivated meat, announced that it has raised $347 million in Series B round of financing.
Food inflation will rise in 2022 but innovation could be a solution to higher prices: S2G Ventures CIO
Sanjeev Krishnan, managing director and chief investment officer at S2G Ventures joins BNN Bloomberg to talk about his latest research on how technological innovation could help tackle food inflation and rising costs in the agricultural industry.
10 trends shaping food and agtech
Farm progress talked with Aaron Rudberg about the trends report. "We have the benefit of seeing somewhere between 1,500 and 2,000 different ideas or entrepreneurial innovations every year," Rudberg observes. "As we go into 2022 probably the biggest surprise is just the increase in the number of innovative ideas and companies that people are trying to start in food and agriculture."
S2G Ventures on future of food: 'We are entering into a global food transition'
The global food industry is entering a period of radical transformation which S2G Ventures likends to the decades-long $4 trillion global energy transition that ushered in disruptive clean technology innovation and sustainable solutions.
What news from 3 top vertical farm players means for 2022
With supply chain issues and recent setbacks for vertical farming in mind, here's a recap of the biggest 2021 news from top vertical farming companies and what that could mean for the industry going forward.
America's #1 Organic Gardening Company Back To The Roots Raises $15M Series D Funding To Accelerate Product Innovation And New Distribution Growth
Back to the Roots, the world's fastest-growing organic garden brand and largest millennial garden brand, announced today that it has raised $15M in Series D funding to accelerate product innovation and support new distribution growth.
New Culture lands $25 million to commercialize its cheesy, animal-free mozzarella
New Culture’s round was led by Ahren Innovation Capital and CPT Capital. Other new investors include ADM Ventures, Be8 Ventures, S2G Ventures, Marinya Capital and Future Ventures, run by Jurvetson and partner Maryanna Saenko.
Imagindairy raises $13 million
Israeli startup Imagindairy, Ltd. raised $13 million in a seed funding round led by MoreVC, with participation from Strauss Group, Entrée Capital, S2G Ventures, Collaborative Fund, New Climate Ventures, Green Circle Foodtech Ventures, Emerald Technology Ventures and Pierre Besnainou.
Food Business News
COP26: More government investment in innovation needed for food resilience, says USDA’s Vilsack
In an event on climate-smart innovation on the sidelines of the COP26 summit, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Debbie Stabenow, chairwoman of the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and S2G Ventures managing director Sanjeev Krishnan spoke about how innovation can provide “new answers,” and what role governments can play.
Scottish agritech business IGS achieves £42 million Series B fundraise with announcement at COP 26
Intelligent Growth Solutions Ltd (IGS), the UK agritech business, has today announced the conclusion of its Series B funding round with a total raise of £42.2 million.
Ocean data collection firm Sofar raises $39 million
Sofar's data could improve the accuracy of weather forecasts and climate monitoring in the world's oceans, which have vast blind spots compared to Earth's land areas.