New in Funding: from Anterra’s $175M fund to the UK’s biggest plant-based Series A

New in Funding: from Anterra’s $175M fund to the UK’s biggest plant-based Series A

By
Nicola Spalding
July 2, 2021

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🍴Dubai-based cloud kitchen Kitopi raises $415M in their series C funding round from investors including SoftBank. According to the company, the new funding will be channeled tofuel its continued expansion within the Middle East and support entry to new markets such as Southeast Asia, which has a highly attractive and fast growing online food delivery market

💰 Anterra Capital announced the $175M second closing of its second Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund, exceeding its target. The fund is designed to support mission-driven entrepreneurs transforming our food economy through biotech and digital innovation.

🚜 Indian agritech venture capital firm Omnivore raised $150M for its new fund, its third since its inception in 2010, which will support tech-driven solutions that help boost yield productivity and profitability for rural Indian farmers

🦄 Indian food delivery giant Zomato is investing $100M in online grocer Grofers, turning it into a unicorn in exchange for a 10% stake, in the hope of expanding it beyond the food delivery category in the coming years.

🛒 Czech online grocery delivery service Rohlik Group closed €100M series C funding, its second 9-digit round this year, and reached a valuation of over $1 billion, giving it unicorn status. It currently serves more than 750,000 customers across three international markets, and has plans for expansion.

Source: Rohlik Group

🌱 British plant-based meat producer THIS secured $11M series A funding, which it claims is the largest-ever series A raise for a UK-based vegan meat brand. The new funding will be used to support its business growth, including R&D and bringing new products to market.

🍹 Botrista Technology raised $10M series A funding for its robot barista, Drinkbot, which is an automated craft beverage dispenser solution which mixes and dispenses drinks in under twenty seconds.

Source: Botrista Technology

🤖Food robotics firm Soft Robotics raised a $10M series B extension to further expand its commercial operations, including the launch of the company’s SoftAI-powered robotic solutions.

🐝 Beeflow secured $8.3M series A funding. Its aim is to save bees, which are crucial for our planet’s health, using its proprietary technology to make them healthier and ensure that they more effectively pollinate crops for farmers.

🥩 Paris-based protein startup Umiami raised a €2.3M seed round from  Newfund, Kima Ventures, VERSO CAPITAL, and Bpifrance to scale up their unique protein texturization technology at a pilot scale which is used to reproduce the texture of large whole pieces of meat, using exclusively vegetables.

Source: Elite Sweets

🍩 High-protein doughnut maker Elite Sweets closed $2M seed funding, having become the top-selling doughnut brand on Amazon.com. Its products are formulated with almond flour, eggs, whey protein, fiber and sweeteners, and pack 12-13g of protein each.

🍯 The Single Origin Food Co secured $1.1M seed funding to support the rollout of its vegan honey substitute. Its business model is designed around working collaboratively with farmers to deliver a high quality, sustainable product.

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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.


🍴Dubai-based cloud kitchen Kitopi raises $415M in their series C funding round from investors including SoftBank. According to the company, the new funding will be channeled tofuel its continued expansion within the Middle East and support entry to new markets such as Southeast Asia, which has a highly attractive and fast growing online food delivery market

💰 Anterra Capital announced the $175M second closing of its second Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund, exceeding its target. The fund is designed to support mission-driven entrepreneurs transforming our food economy through biotech and digital innovation.

🚜 Indian agritech venture capital firm Omnivore raised $150M for its new fund, its third since its inception in 2010, which will support tech-driven solutions that help boost yield productivity and profitability for rural Indian farmers

🦄 Indian food delivery giant Zomato is investing $100M in online grocer Grofers, turning it into a unicorn in exchange for a 10% stake, in the hope of expanding it beyond the food delivery category in the coming years.

🛒 Czech online grocery delivery service Rohlik Group closed €100M series C funding, its second 9-digit round this year, and reached a valuation of over $1 billion, giving it unicorn status. It currently serves more than 750,000 customers across three international markets, and has plans for expansion.

Source: Rohlik Group

🌱 British plant-based meat producer THIS secured $11M series A funding, which it claims is the largest-ever series A raise for a UK-based vegan meat brand. The new funding will be used to support its business growth, including R&D and bringing new products to market.

🍹 Botrista Technology raised $10M series A funding for its robot barista, Drinkbot, which is an automated craft beverage dispenser solution which mixes and dispenses drinks in under twenty seconds.

Source: Botrista Technology

🤖Food robotics firm Soft Robotics raised a $10M series B extension to further expand its commercial operations, including the launch of the company’s SoftAI-powered robotic solutions.

🐝 Beeflow secured $8.3M series A funding. Its aim is to save bees, which are crucial for our planet’s health, using its proprietary technology to make them healthier and ensure that they more effectively pollinate crops for farmers.

🥩 Paris-based protein startup Umiami raised a €2.3M seed round from  Newfund, Kima Ventures, VERSO CAPITAL, and Bpifrance to scale up their unique protein texturization technology at a pilot scale which is used to reproduce the texture of large whole pieces of meat, using exclusively vegetables.

Source: Elite Sweets

🍩 High-protein doughnut maker Elite Sweets closed $2M seed funding, having become the top-selling doughnut brand on Amazon.com. Its products are formulated with almond flour, eggs, whey protein, fiber and sweeteners, and pack 12-13g of protein each.

🍯 The Single Origin Food Co secured $1.1M seed funding to support the rollout of its vegan honey substitute. Its business model is designed around working collaboratively with farmers to deliver a high quality, sustainable product.

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


🍴Dubai-based cloud kitchen Kitopi raises $415M in their series C funding round from investors including SoftBank. According to the company, the new funding will be channeled tofuel its continued expansion within the Middle East and support entry to new markets such as Southeast Asia, which has a highly attractive and fast growing online food delivery market

💰 Anterra Capital announced the $175M second closing of its second Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund, exceeding its target. The fund is designed to support mission-driven entrepreneurs transforming our food economy through biotech and digital innovation.

🚜 Indian agritech venture capital firm Omnivore raised $150M for its new fund, its third since its inception in 2010, which will support tech-driven solutions that help boost yield productivity and profitability for rural Indian farmers

🦄 Indian food delivery giant Zomato is investing $100M in online grocer Grofers, turning it into a unicorn in exchange for a 10% stake, in the hope of expanding it beyond the food delivery category in the coming years.

🛒 Czech online grocery delivery service Rohlik Group closed €100M series C funding, its second 9-digit round this year, and reached a valuation of over $1 billion, giving it unicorn status. It currently serves more than 750,000 customers across three international markets, and has plans for expansion.

Source: Rohlik Group

🌱 British plant-based meat producer THIS secured $11M series A funding, which it claims is the largest-ever series A raise for a UK-based vegan meat brand. The new funding will be used to support its business growth, including R&D and bringing new products to market.

🍹 Botrista Technology raised $10M series A funding for its robot barista, Drinkbot, which is an automated craft beverage dispenser solution which mixes and dispenses drinks in under twenty seconds.

Source: Botrista Technology

🤖Food robotics firm Soft Robotics raised a $10M series B extension to further expand its commercial operations, including the launch of the company’s SoftAI-powered robotic solutions.

🐝 Beeflow secured $8.3M series A funding. Its aim is to save bees, which are crucial for our planet’s health, using its proprietary technology to make them healthier and ensure that they more effectively pollinate crops for farmers.

🥩 Paris-based protein startup Umiami raised a €2.3M seed round from  Newfund, Kima Ventures, VERSO CAPITAL, and Bpifrance to scale up their unique protein texturization technology at a pilot scale which is used to reproduce the texture of large whole pieces of meat, using exclusively vegetables.

Source: Elite Sweets

🍩 High-protein doughnut maker Elite Sweets closed $2M seed funding, having become the top-selling doughnut brand on Amazon.com. Its products are formulated with almond flour, eggs, whey protein, fiber and sweeteners, and pack 12-13g of protein each.

🍯 The Single Origin Food Co secured $1.1M seed funding to support the rollout of its vegan honey substitute. Its business model is designed around working collaboratively with farmers to deliver a high quality, sustainable product.

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


🍴Dubai-based cloud kitchen Kitopi raises $415M in their series C funding round from investors including SoftBank. According to the company, the new funding will be channeled tofuel its continued expansion within the Middle East and support entry to new markets such as Southeast Asia, which has a highly attractive and fast growing online food delivery market

💰 Anterra Capital announced the $175M second closing of its second Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund, exceeding its target. The fund is designed to support mission-driven entrepreneurs transforming our food economy through biotech and digital innovation.

🚜 Indian agritech venture capital firm Omnivore raised $150M for its new fund, its third since its inception in 2010, which will support tech-driven solutions that help boost yield productivity and profitability for rural Indian farmers

🦄 Indian food delivery giant Zomato is investing $100M in online grocer Grofers, turning it into a unicorn in exchange for a 10% stake, in the hope of expanding it beyond the food delivery category in the coming years.

🛒 Czech online grocery delivery service Rohlik Group closed €100M series C funding, its second 9-digit round this year, and reached a valuation of over $1 billion, giving it unicorn status. It currently serves more than 750,000 customers across three international markets, and has plans for expansion.

Source: Rohlik Group

🌱 British plant-based meat producer THIS secured $11M series A funding, which it claims is the largest-ever series A raise for a UK-based vegan meat brand. The new funding will be used to support its business growth, including R&D and bringing new products to market.

🍹 Botrista Technology raised $10M series A funding for its robot barista, Drinkbot, which is an automated craft beverage dispenser solution which mixes and dispenses drinks in under twenty seconds.

Source: Botrista Technology

🤖Food robotics firm Soft Robotics raised a $10M series B extension to further expand its commercial operations, including the launch of the company’s SoftAI-powered robotic solutions.

🐝 Beeflow secured $8.3M series A funding. Its aim is to save bees, which are crucial for our planet’s health, using its proprietary technology to make them healthier and ensure that they more effectively pollinate crops for farmers.

🥩 Paris-based protein startup Umiami raised a €2.3M seed round from  Newfund, Kima Ventures, VERSO CAPITAL, and Bpifrance to scale up their unique protein texturization technology at a pilot scale which is used to reproduce the texture of large whole pieces of meat, using exclusively vegetables.

Source: Elite Sweets

🍩 High-protein doughnut maker Elite Sweets closed $2M seed funding, having become the top-selling doughnut brand on Amazon.com. Its products are formulated with almond flour, eggs, whey protein, fiber and sweeteners, and pack 12-13g of protein each.

🍯 The Single Origin Food Co secured $1.1M seed funding to support the rollout of its vegan honey substitute. Its business model is designed around working collaboratively with farmers to deliver a high quality, sustainable product.

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