In a squeezed investment climate, we spoke to Fiona Choppe-Magal, Partner, Foodtech and Agritech, at Israel-based Cukierman Investment House, who reveals some crucial advice for Europe’s agrifood tech entrepreneurs to maximize their chances in dealings...
The plant-based sector remains an enormous long-term growth opportunity, though investor retrenchment will continue in the short term, investors told the recent Plant-Based Protein Manufacturing Summit in Amsterdam.
In Israel, interest in food tech ranges from alternative proteins to food waste, vertical farming to delivery robots. Which areas have ecosystem majors pinpointed as particularly strong growth opportunities?
SilicoLife, the Portuguese firm designing optimised microorganisms and novel pathways for biotech applications, has just concluded two Series A fundraising rounds to the total tune of €9.8 million to be invested in 'unmet needs' within the dietary...
Plant-powered culinary brand Wicked Kitchen has raised $20m in bridge funding from backers including actor and vegan activist Woody Harrelson, Ahimsa VC, and NRPT (Thailand's leading food producer and innovator).
CPG brands that invest in restoring healthy farmland can earn more than the goodwill of consumers who increasingly care about sustainability – they also could cash-in on the surge of ESG-earmarked funding and secure high-value assets that will support...
2020 was a breakout year for 'agrifoodtech' companies as the sector attracted over $26.1bn worldwide in investment, a 34.5% increase from 2019, according to global venture capital firm AgFunder's 2021 investment report.
The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) is stepping up its programme to attract food-tech companies that are developing solutions across ‘land, sea and space’ to the region. ADIO Director General His Excellency Dr Tariq Bin Hendi tells FoodNavigator that...
Vegan Arborist is looking to help take plant-based food businesses ‘to the next level’ after launching a business and consumer platform dedicated to growing the market for more sustainable plant-based products.
With the COVID-19 crisis highlighting their vulnerability to external shocks, food and beverage companies are set to increasingly diversify their supply chains and locate production closer to their markets.
Growing awareness of environmental and ethical issues is changing the way consumers participate in the food system. Understanding this prompted the launch of new equity crowdfunding platform Koodoo. One of the first companies to raise on the platform?...
A new report on investor attitudes to the food and ag-tech space suggested investors are weary of the ‘over-hyped’ meal kit delivery space. Increasing cash is expected to flow towards ag-tech and innovative food in the coming year.
Investors are eyeing “game-changing innovations” in the aquaculture sector as climate change and antibiotics threaten to “sink” the fast-growing $232 billion global fish farming sector, according to a report by an ethical investment network.
Future Food, an Italian-based organisation focused on developing “innovative collaborations” to “revolutionise the food ecosystem” has secured the financial backing of food industry veterans Valerio Nannini and Mauro Piloni.
UK-based agribusiness impact investor AgDevCo has secured £55m ($71m) from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to expand its portfolio of sustainable investments in African agriculture.
The European meal kits sector is a fast-paced environment and – like any high growth channel – it is attracting more competitors. The latest entrant is Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever, it emerged yesterday (19 October).
Bakkavor, the leading UK fresh prepared food manufacturer, wants to “accelerate” its growth in “high potential” international markets like China and the US while continuing to benefit from category growth in the UK.
Toddler meals and snack supplier Little Dish has secured a capital injection that it believes will enable it to “accelerate” its growth in the UK as well as expand overseas, with a planned launch in the US market.