ImpactAlpha, May 27 – Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Apeel has secured $250 million funding round to expand use of its edible protective coating for fresh food in the U.S. and Europe, as well as emerging markets. “COVID-19 has shown how tightly wound and stretched our food system is, and food waste acts as an enormous tax
ImpactAlpha, May 21 – Dutch impact advisor Wire Group launched its first fund last year, after 10 years helping European family offices develop impact investing strategies and doing individual deals (see, “Wire Group’s new impact fund-of-funds offers global footprint for Dutch family offices“). It has raised €25 million toward a €60 million goal. Fund will
ImpactAlpha, April 6 – Hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers in East Africa are facing not only COVID, but also the worst locust swarm in decades. Most of their farmland is uninsured; when they lose crops, they lose income. Netherlands-based agtech company VanderSat uses satellite data to analyze farmland conditions using microwaves, rather than images.