ImpactAlpha, October 10 – California-based Centaur’s funding round was led by seed-stage tech investor Athens, Greece-based Marathon Venture Capital, which specializes in early-stage investments for IoT companies. Centaur uses data science and sensors to track and monitor the conditions in which crops are stored post-harvest. The company’s goal is to improve global food quality and reduce
ImpactAlpha, October 8 – The Dutch “lab grown meat” startup joins the ranks of Future Meat, SuperMeat and Beyond Meat (notice a trend, anyone?) in raising investment capital to support its alternative protein business. While demand for protein is on the rise globally, the hang up with the lab-grown variety is that it is currently costly to
- The platform will pool investment capital from investors, philanthropic organizations, universities and industry for "breakthrough solutions that create the new soil operating system."
- The blockchain-based tech venture is the latest in a growing “food transparency” startup ecosystem to raise funding.
- Insect farming companies have drawn hundreds of millions of dollars from investors to address demand for sustainable and rapidly made animal feed, particularly as global demand for protein rises.
- Bellwether Coffee is among a growing number of startups trying to improve transparency in food and commodity supply chains.