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Europe On Track To Become Leading Global Hub For Food Tech,  New Report Suggests

5 Mins Read DigitalFoodLab has released its annual State Of The European FoodTech Ecosystem report. Key highlights include 2021 being a record year for total investment, median funding amounts, and number of deals secured. Globally, Europe now holds 20 percent of the food tech sector, up from 12 percent in 2021. Main drivers for growth include grocery delivery […]

Global VCs Brinc & Blue Horizon Jointly Invest US$3M+ In New FoodTech Scaleup Cross-Border Accelerator Program

4 Mins Read Asia venture accelerator firm Brinc and European FoodTech venture fund, Blue Horizon Ventures will invest over US$3 million into global foodtech startups through Brinc’s new scaleup program, which aims to help growth-stage companies enter markets throughout Southeast Asia and Greater China, an investment remit that the two parties describe as the “largest cheque size for foodtech accelerator […]

Global Accelerator-VC Rockstart Closes Its AgriFood Fund At €22M To Power A Regenerative & Sustainable Future

3 Mins Read In a recent announcement, global accelerator-VC Rockstart closed its AgriFood fund at €22m (approx. US$26M), exceeding its initial target, and this will help the firm to invest in more agritech and foodtech startups as well as co-invest in its AgriFood portfolio companies till series B. Amsterdam-based Rockstart’s fund saw support from Vaekstfonden’s Green Future Fund […]

Big Idea Ventures Partners With AAK To Push Alternative Protein Ingredient Innovation

3 Mins Read New York and Singapore-based venture capital firm Big Idea Ventures (BIV) and AAK, the Swedish-Danish specialty oils and fats giant, has forged a new partnership to speed up the development of alternative protein ingredient solutions. Investing in BIV’s early-stage food tech fund, AAK will provide capital and its expertise to support the fast-growing cell-based and […]

Robert Downey Jr. Launches Venture Fund To ‘Catalyse’ Sustainable Tech Investment

3 Mins Read Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. has formed a new venture fund focused on sustainable technology. Launched on AngelList, the new rolling fund FootPrint Coalition Ventures aims to “catalyse more capital” to multiply the impact of tech-forward climate solutions and innovations, said Downey Jr.  Announcing the launch during a high level panel at the World Economic […]

6 Alt Protein Female VCs Who Are Changing The Future Of Food

6 Mins Read Faced with the challenge of feeding a planet of 10 billion people in the midst of a climate crisis, it’s never been more crucial for the world to shift towards a more sustainable food system. Making it their mission to support entrepreneurs and startups who are innovating solutions for a sustainable, healthy and nutritious food […]

Sustainable Food Ventures: First Rolling Fund For Alt Protein Debuts On AngelList

3 Mins Read Launched by impact investor and plant-based pet food brand Wild Earth founder and CEO Ryan Bethencourt and Mariliis Holm, the former food scientist at cell-based seafood pioneers Finless Foods, Sustainable Food Ventures (SFV) is the first rolling fund on AngelList dedicated to backing future foods companies. The fund will invest in early-stage founders around the […]

AgFunder Launches ESG-Focused GROW Impact Fund

2 Mins Read AgFunder, a venture capital firm focused on agri-food tech startups based in Silicon Valley and Singapore, has just launched GROW Impact Fund, its first to be entirely dedicated to technologies that will perform on environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics across the food system. It comes as ESG-related funds have proven more crisis-resilient and have […]