AgFunder - Newsletter - 6/15/2023

AgFunder - Newsletter - 6/15/2023

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Thu 6/15/2023 8:31 PM
Latam AgriFoodTech Investment Report - 2023 New!
Latin America AgriFoodTech Investment Report 2023
The inaugural Latin American AgriFoodTech Investment Report released by AgFunder, in collaboration with SP Ventures, Alianza Team, BASF and Cibersons, details $7.3 billion of investment in the sector since 2018.
In 2022, agrifoodtech startups, innovating from farm to fork, raised $1.7 billion in funding, an increase from under $1 billion in 2018 but a 39% decline on record-breaking 2021 investment levels, in line with the global venture capital pullback.


NEW REPORT: VCs are underinvesting in Latin America agrifoodtech. Fintech and conservation tech could change that​AFN, by Jennifer Marston

Download the free 33-page report here​AgFunder

AFN Industry News

Bunge could join agricultural ‘big leagues’ via proposed merger with ViterraAFN, by Jennifer Marston

Meatless Farm exec: ‘The business has unfortunately made all the teams redundant’AFN, by Elaine Watson

UPSIDE Foods COO gets USDA green light for ‘cell-cultivated chicken’ label, targets ‘conflicted carnivores’AFN, by Elaine Watson

AFN Funding News

Cultivated meat startup Higher Steaks raises $30 million series A, rebrands as ‘Uncommon’AFN, by Elaine Watson

Number 8 Bio raises $1.2m for novel enteric methane reduction technologyAFN, by Elaine Watson

The Week in AgriFoodTech: HUNGRY bags $10m, USDA greenlights cultivated chicken labels, making leather from beerAFN, by Jennifer Marston

How the Croptix platform is changing plant nutrition and disease monitoringAFN, by guest contributor John Kempf

AFN Interviews, Opinions and Analysis

🎥 Verb Biotics: Next gen ‘precision biotics’ will deliver ‘measurable effects that consumers can feel’AFN, by Elaine Watson

Meet the founder: Tawi Fresh’s Cherotich Rutto on empowering women and youth through agribusinessAFN, by Jennifer Marston

People moves: Ag CEO leads Bill Gates-backed rice venture, new CEO for Oatley, chef Marcus Samuelsson joins Aleph FarmsAFN, by Jennifer Marston

What We're Reading

Vast fossil fuel and farming subsidies causing ‘environmental havoc’The Guardian

The planet can’t sustain rapid growth much longerWired

EPA sued over pesticide-coated seeds' 'devastating impacts' on US wildlifeThe Guardian

America has a chance to make farming more climate-friendly$ The New York Times

US producer inflation subsides as energy, food prices dropReuters

Opinion | America has a chance to make farming more climate-friendly$ The New York Times

'We can't sell yogurts and save the planet'The Future Market substack

Why we could all be wearing seaweed one dayVogue

In Case You Missed It

🎥 Could fruit flies give microbes a run for their money? Future Fields thinks outside the fermentation tankAFN, by Elaine Watson

Nium raises $3m seed round from AgFunder, DCVC to eliminate Haber-Bosch from ammonia productionAFN, by Jennifer Marston

Cultivated meat: Foodtech fantasy or the future of meat? ‘None of this stuff makes any commercial sense until everyone’s eating it’AFN, by Elaine Watson

Plant cell culture deep dive: As cracks emerge in botanical supply chains, ‘It’s a huge space to watch’AFN, by Elaine Watson

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AgFunder Research

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Jobs at AgFunder Portfolio Companies

Senior director of plant scienceFyto (Petaluma, California)

Field research agronomistGreenLight Biosciences (Sacramento, California)

Executive assistantHwy Haul (San Francisco, California)

Senior manager, bioactives product managementBrightseed (North Carolina) 

Enterprize customer success managerConnecterra (Remote, Midwest, US)

Project manager​Chinova Bioworks (Fredericton, Canada)