New in Funding: Brazil's Future Farm brings in $58M, anti-waste Martie secures $3M

New in Funding: Brazil's Future Farm brings in $58M, anti-waste Martie secures $3M

By
Nicola Spalding
November 5, 2021

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👩‍🌾 Soli Organic entered into a $120M financing agreement with real estate firm Decennial Group to expand with eight new indoor farms, each with the capacity to grow 5 million pounds of produce per year.

🥛 Brazilian alternative protein startup Future Farm secured $58M Series C funding to expand distribution of its vegan meats and grow its range of plant-based products to include dairy.

🍌 Kenya’s Twiga Foods raised $50M Series C funding to build food and retail distribution supply chains in Africa, describing its service as a “one stop shop for the informal retailer and all their needs”.

👜 Australian-American early-stage venture fund ReGen Ventures closed its first fund with $50M, and will support startups focused on regenerative technology. Its portfolio includes Hide Biotech, which makes animal-free leather from food waste.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scottish vertical farming startup Intelligent Growth Solutions raised £42M Series B funding, marking one of the industry’s largest rounds in Europe and making it Europe’s second best-funded vertical farming company. It doesn’t sell its own crops, instead selling already economically viable vertical farming systems to farmers.

🥛 Singapore’s TurtleTree secured $30M Series A funding to scale up and launch its first consumer cell-based milk products. The round is one of the largest in Asia’s cellular agriculture sector to date.

🛵 Egypt’s Breadfast raised $26M Series A funding and is on a mission to build “Gopuff for Africa and the Middle East”, where the food and grocery delivery market is worth nearly $1 trillion.

👩‍💻 US and Brazil-based agricultural fintech startup Traive closed $17M Series A funding to support its tech platform which allows farmers to more easily access capital.

🏷 Martie secured $3M and just launched its service which “rescues” shelf stable food products which would otherwise have been wasted but are still fine to eat and sells them at 40-70% off the retail price, supporting lower income communities and reducing food waste.

🦾 Engineers at Stanford have teamed up with Michelin-star chef Eric Minnich to start Mezli, raise $3M seed funding, and develop modular robotic restaurants which offer affordable dishes due to the lack of overheads.

🌿 Sway closed $2.5M seed funding to support pilot production of its seaweed-based, non-toxic and fully compostable replacement for plastic packaging such as polybags, retail bags and wrappers.

🚜 Turkish agtech startup Agrovisio raised €2M and doubled its valuation. It monitors over 40 million hectares of agricultural land yearly via satellite and drone images to help businesses to manage their risks and increase their profitability.

🇪🇬 Egyptian on-demand grocery delivery company Appetito closed $2M pre-Series A funding. It offers consumers an affordable and convenient experience through sourcing products directly from manufacturers, instead of via the fragmented and inefficient FMCG retail market.

🍴 Chilean dark kitchen company Hey Foodie, the first of its kind in Latin America, raised $1.5M. Its current model is focused on franchising established restaurant brands, and it plans to make more than $10M this year.

🐶 Insect protein startup Orgafeed, which makes pet food products from black soldier fly larvae, secured undisclosed funding from global seafood giant Thai Union and will collaborate with its pet care division, i-Tail.

👨‍🏫 Biotech startup Ingredient Optimized closed a Series A funding round to boost customer education and support R&D for its efficient protein product, made via ionized plasma technology and designed to be more readily absorbed by the body.

🚜 German agtech startup Airfarm has been funded out of stealth mode to support its digital platform for farmers, designed to digitalise and democratise agricultural knowledge and support.

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This is a web version of FoodHack's 'This Week In Food' newsletter. Sign up here to receive the next edition to your inbox.

👩‍🌾 Soli Organic entered into a $120M financing agreement with real estate firm Decennial Group to expand with eight new indoor farms, each with the capacity to grow 5 million pounds of produce per year.

🥛 Brazilian alternative protein startup Future Farm secured $58M Series C funding to expand distribution of its vegan meats and grow its range of plant-based products to include dairy.

🍌 Kenya’s Twiga Foods raised $50M Series C funding to build food and retail distribution supply chains in Africa, describing its service as a “one stop shop for the informal retailer and all their needs”.

👜 Australian-American early-stage venture fund ReGen Ventures closed its first fund with $50M, and will support startups focused on regenerative technology. Its portfolio includes Hide Biotech, which makes animal-free leather from food waste.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scottish vertical farming startup Intelligent Growth Solutions raised £42M Series B funding, marking one of the industry’s largest rounds in Europe and making it Europe’s second best-funded vertical farming company. It doesn’t sell its own crops, instead selling already economically viable vertical farming systems to farmers.

🥛 Singapore’s TurtleTree secured $30M Series A funding to scale up and launch its first consumer cell-based milk products. The round is one of the largest in Asia’s cellular agriculture sector to date.

🛵 Egypt’s Breadfast raised $26M Series A funding and is on a mission to build “Gopuff for Africa and the Middle East”, where the food and grocery delivery market is worth nearly $1 trillion.

👩‍💻 US and Brazil-based agricultural fintech startup Traive closed $17M Series A funding to support its tech platform which allows farmers to more easily access capital.

🏷 Martie secured $3M and just launched its service which “rescues” shelf stable food products which would otherwise have been wasted but are still fine to eat and sells them at 40-70% off the retail price, supporting lower income communities and reducing food waste.

🦾 Engineers at Stanford have teamed up with Michelin-star chef Eric Minnich to start Mezli, raise $3M seed funding, and develop modular robotic restaurants which offer affordable dishes due to the lack of overheads.

🌿 Sway closed $2.5M seed funding to support pilot production of its seaweed-based, non-toxic and fully compostable replacement for plastic packaging such as polybags, retail bags and wrappers.

🚜 Turkish agtech startup Agrovisio raised €2M and doubled its valuation. It monitors over 40 million hectares of agricultural land yearly via satellite and drone images to help businesses to manage their risks and increase their profitability.

🇪🇬 Egyptian on-demand grocery delivery company Appetito closed $2M pre-Series A funding. It offers consumers an affordable and convenient experience through sourcing products directly from manufacturers, instead of via the fragmented and inefficient FMCG retail market.

🍴 Chilean dark kitchen company Hey Foodie, the first of its kind in Latin America, raised $1.5M. Its current model is focused on franchising established restaurant brands, and it plans to make more than $10M this year.

🐶 Insect protein startup Orgafeed, which makes pet food products from black soldier fly larvae, secured undisclosed funding from global seafood giant Thai Union and will collaborate with its pet care division, i-Tail.

👨‍🏫 Biotech startup Ingredient Optimized closed a Series A funding round to boost customer education and support R&D for its efficient protein product, made via ionized plasma technology and designed to be more readily absorbed by the body.

🚜 German agtech startup Airfarm has been funded out of stealth mode to support its digital platform for farmers, designed to digitalise and democratise agricultural knowledge and support.

This is a web version of FoodHack's 'This Week In Food' newsletter. Sign up here to receive the next edition to your inbox.

👩‍🌾 Soli Organic entered into a $120M financing agreement with real estate firm Decennial Group to expand with eight new indoor farms, each with the capacity to grow 5 million pounds of produce per year.

🥛 Brazilian alternative protein startup Future Farm secured $58M Series C funding to expand distribution of its vegan meats and grow its range of plant-based products to include dairy.

🍌 Kenya’s Twiga Foods raised $50M Series C funding to build food and retail distribution supply chains in Africa, describing its service as a “one stop shop for the informal retailer and all their needs”.

👜 Australian-American early-stage venture fund ReGen Ventures closed its first fund with $50M, and will support startups focused on regenerative technology. Its portfolio includes Hide Biotech, which makes animal-free leather from food waste.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scottish vertical farming startup Intelligent Growth Solutions raised £42M Series B funding, marking one of the industry’s largest rounds in Europe and making it Europe’s second best-funded vertical farming company. It doesn’t sell its own crops, instead selling already economically viable vertical farming systems to farmers.

🥛 Singapore’s TurtleTree secured $30M Series A funding to scale up and launch its first consumer cell-based milk products. The round is one of the largest in Asia’s cellular agriculture sector to date.

🛵 Egypt’s Breadfast raised $26M Series A funding and is on a mission to build “Gopuff for Africa and the Middle East”, where the food and grocery delivery market is worth nearly $1 trillion.

👩‍💻 US and Brazil-based agricultural fintech startup Traive closed $17M Series A funding to support its tech platform which allows farmers to more easily access capital.

🏷 Martie secured $3M and just launched its service which “rescues” shelf stable food products which would otherwise have been wasted but are still fine to eat and sells them at 40-70% off the retail price, supporting lower income communities and reducing food waste.

🦾 Engineers at Stanford have teamed up with Michelin-star chef Eric Minnich to start Mezli, raise $3M seed funding, and develop modular robotic restaurants which offer affordable dishes due to the lack of overheads.

🌿 Sway closed $2.5M seed funding to support pilot production of its seaweed-based, non-toxic and fully compostable replacement for plastic packaging such as polybags, retail bags and wrappers.

🚜 Turkish agtech startup Agrovisio raised €2M and doubled its valuation. It monitors over 40 million hectares of agricultural land yearly via satellite and drone images to help businesses to manage their risks and increase their profitability.

🇪🇬 Egyptian on-demand grocery delivery company Appetito closed $2M pre-Series A funding. It offers consumers an affordable and convenient experience through sourcing products directly from manufacturers, instead of via the fragmented and inefficient FMCG retail market.

🍴 Chilean dark kitchen company Hey Foodie, the first of its kind in Latin America, raised $1.5M. Its current model is focused on franchising established restaurant brands, and it plans to make more than $10M this year.

🐶 Insect protein startup Orgafeed, which makes pet food products from black soldier fly larvae, secured undisclosed funding from global seafood giant Thai Union and will collaborate with its pet care division, i-Tail.

👨‍🏫 Biotech startup Ingredient Optimized closed a Series A funding round to boost customer education and support R&D for its efficient protein product, made via ionized plasma technology and designed to be more readily absorbed by the body.

🚜 German agtech startup Airfarm has been funded out of stealth mode to support its digital platform for farmers, designed to digitalise and democratise agricultural knowledge and support.

This is a web version of FoodHack's 'This Week In Food' newsletter. Sign up here to receive the next edition to your inbox.

👩‍🌾 Soli Organic entered into a $120M financing agreement with real estate firm Decennial Group to expand with eight new indoor farms, each with the capacity to grow 5 million pounds of produce per year.

🥛 Brazilian alternative protein startup Future Farm secured $58M Series C funding to expand distribution of its vegan meats and grow its range of plant-based products to include dairy.

🍌 Kenya’s Twiga Foods raised $50M Series C funding to build food and retail distribution supply chains in Africa, describing its service as a “one stop shop for the informal retailer and all their needs”.

👜 Australian-American early-stage venture fund ReGen Ventures closed its first fund with $50M, and will support startups focused on regenerative technology. Its portfolio includes Hide Biotech, which makes animal-free leather from food waste.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scottish vertical farming startup Intelligent Growth Solutions raised £42M Series B funding, marking one of the industry’s largest rounds in Europe and making it Europe’s second best-funded vertical farming company. It doesn’t sell its own crops, instead selling already economically viable vertical farming systems to farmers.

🥛 Singapore’s TurtleTree secured $30M Series A funding to scale up and launch its first consumer cell-based milk products. The round is one of the largest in Asia’s cellular agriculture sector to date.

🛵 Egypt’s Breadfast raised $26M Series A funding and is on a mission to build “Gopuff for Africa and the Middle East”, where the food and grocery delivery market is worth nearly $1 trillion.

👩‍💻 US and Brazil-based agricultural fintech startup Traive closed $17M Series A funding to support its tech platform which allows farmers to more easily access capital.

🏷 Martie secured $3M and just launched its service which “rescues” shelf stable food products which would otherwise have been wasted but are still fine to eat and sells them at 40-70% off the retail price, supporting lower income communities and reducing food waste.

🦾 Engineers at Stanford have teamed up with Michelin-star chef Eric Minnich to start Mezli, raise $3M seed funding, and develop modular robotic restaurants which offer affordable dishes due to the lack of overheads.

🌿 Sway closed $2.5M seed funding to support pilot production of its seaweed-based, non-toxic and fully compostable replacement for plastic packaging such as polybags, retail bags and wrappers.

🚜 Turkish agtech startup Agrovisio raised €2M and doubled its valuation. It monitors over 40 million hectares of agricultural land yearly via satellite and drone images to help businesses to manage their risks and increase their profitability.

🇪🇬 Egyptian on-demand grocery delivery company Appetito closed $2M pre-Series A funding. It offers consumers an affordable and convenient experience through sourcing products directly from manufacturers, instead of via the fragmented and inefficient FMCG retail market.

🍴 Chilean dark kitchen company Hey Foodie, the first of its kind in Latin America, raised $1.5M. Its current model is focused on franchising established restaurant brands, and it plans to make more than $10M this year.

🐶 Insect protein startup Orgafeed, which makes pet food products from black soldier fly larvae, secured undisclosed funding from global seafood giant Thai Union and will collaborate with its pet care division, i-Tail.

👨‍🏫 Biotech startup Ingredient Optimized closed a Series A funding round to boost customer education and support R&D for its efficient protein product, made via ionized plasma technology and designed to be more readily absorbed by the body.

🚜 German agtech startup Airfarm has been funded out of stealth mode to support its digital platform for farmers, designed to digitalise and democratise agricultural knowledge and support.

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