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New Sumitomo unit to hunt ag VC investments

Sumitomo's Corporate Venture and Innovation Office will also explore investments in healthcare, environment, and information and communication technology.

Cultivian, Anterra and Open Prairie among investors in $40m biologicals Series B

Vestaron chief executive Anna Rath says attracting life-science investors into later-stage agtech startups will be key to the market's development.

Nuveen backs Indian ag lender’s $55m Series D

The investment brings Samunnati’s total fundraising to $84.5m since it was founded in 2014.

Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company makes first UK move

SALIC has led a £7m funding round for UK-based agtech firm Hummingbird Technologies and will use the tech on its properties in Australia and Ukraine.

Arlon and Rabo-backed Boulder Food Group closes second fund above $100m

Managing partner Dayton Miller says the firm’s association with 'smart money' has provided comfort to investors and helped create an exchange of dealflow.

Rabo Ventures Fund eyes expansion after €80m infusion

Managing partner Harrie Vollaard says rather than establish offices in innovation hubs, Rabobank will partner with funds already active in seed and Series A stage companies in key fintech and agtech markets.

ADM Capital announces sixth investment from debut ag fund Cibus

The vehicle, which closed on $322m with an extra $130m for co-investments, has backed food processing technology firm MycoTechnology.

Ag tech start-up SeeTree secures $15m funding

The firm will focus on developing artificial intelligence and drone technology to monitor citrus tree orchards health and productivity in California and Brazil.

Aqua backs Brazil biologicals company with $30m

Managing partner Sebastian Popik tells Agri Investor that intense competition in Brazil’s biologicals market inspired the firm to build their own company before buying a stake in Total Biotechnologia.

Maersk Growth backs third food waste start-up

Venture partner Peter Votkjaer Jorgensen tells Agri Investor that over the long-term, Spoiler Alert’s unsold food inventory data could facilitate inter-regional trade in items nearing their expiration dates.
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