New in funding: The £60M+ Cell Ag Fund, $11M for personalised printed gummies & more

New in funding: The £60M+ Cell Ag Fund, $11M for personalised printed gummies & more

By
Nicola Spalding
May 14, 2021

🐄Investment firm Agronomics Limited raised £62.5M to fund the extension of its portfolio of cellular agriculture investments, which already include big players such as BlueNalu and Formo.


🛵Delivery-only kitchen pioneer All Day Kitchens secured $20M series B funding to support the launch of its Chicago facility, which will be partnered with a mix of local and independently owned restaurants.


⚡️Rowdy Energy raised $13M for its better-for-you energy drinks, which capitalise on the growing functional segment. It plans to use the funding to grow its retail partnerships and boost its marketing.

Source: Rowdy Energy


🖨British personalised nutrition firm Remedy Health secured $11M series A funding. It uses 3D printing technology to offer vitamin gummies which can be fully personalised via an online questionnaire.



🤖San Francisco-based restaurant tech startup Chef Robotics raised $7.7M to help automate certain aspects of food preparation to increase production volume, enhance food consistency and help to reduce food waste.


🐖Chinese plant-based startup YouKai Group International, which is behind the pork analogue brand Zrou, closed $7.3M series A funding to fuel its expansion with foodservice players across the country.


🍾New York-based beverage brand Onda secured $5M series A funding to expand the distribution of its sparkling ready-to-drink tequila beverages across the US. 


🕹Salted raised $4M seed funding to continue building its platform that scales better-for-you digital-first QSR brands through its ‘intelligent kitchens’ software.


🧽SAVRpak, formerly known as Soggy Food Sucks, closed a $3.5M series A funding round led by Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban, who got involved after reading a cold email pitch. The startup produces moisture-absorbing patches for takeout containers which keep food fresh and crisp.


📝Lisbon-based Kitch raised €3.25M seed funding for its one-stop solution which enables restaurants to be in control of their digital orders, and maintain their independence.


🍄Solar Biotech secured $2M seed funding for its renewable energy-powered scale up platform for fermentation, called BioNodes, which helps clients reduce costs, scale sustainably and speed up time-to-market.


🐓Nowadays raised $1.5M pre-seed funding to roll out its first product, a plant-based chicken nugget made with pea protein, via DTC channels in California.


🐟Bluu Biosciences has secured investment from Delivery Hero-backed VC DX Ventures to accelerate its time-to-market and distribution strategy for its cell-cultured fish products.


Mergers & Acquisitions: 

  • 🗑Food waste-fighter Apeel has acquired ImpactVision, a software startup which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to track the chemical composition of food throughout its shelf life. Combining Apeel’s shelf life extension technology with ImpactVision’s ability to predict the internal quality of food products should drastically reduce food waste across the entire produce supply chain.
  • 🧁Cargill has acquired Belgium-based cake decorations supplier Leman Decoration Group for an undisclosed sum, to enable its cocoa and chocolate business to better serve its customers.
  • 💧Nestlé Health Science has agreed to acquire functional hydration firm Nuun, which makes low-sugar electrolyte tablets that dissolve in water, for an undisclosed sum.
  • 🍿Utz Brands, Inc. is acquiring Festida Foods, the largest manufacturer of its On the Border tortilla chip brand, for $41M.

🌾Valmont Industries has acquired Israeli crop analytics startup Prosperafor $300M, and now claims to be the “world’s largest vertically integrated artificial intelligence company in agriculture”.

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🐄Investment firm Agronomics Limited raised £62.5M to fund the extension of its portfolio of cellular agriculture investments, which already include big players such as BlueNalu and Formo.


🛵Delivery-only kitchen pioneer All Day Kitchens secured $20M series B funding to support the launch of its Chicago facility, which will be partnered with a mix of local and independently owned restaurants.


⚡️Rowdy Energy raised $13M for its better-for-you energy drinks, which capitalise on the growing functional segment. It plans to use the funding to grow its retail partnerships and boost its marketing.

Source: Rowdy Energy


🖨British personalised nutrition firm Remedy Health secured $11M series A funding. It uses 3D printing technology to offer vitamin gummies which can be fully personalised via an online questionnaire.



🤖San Francisco-based restaurant tech startup Chef Robotics raised $7.7M to help automate certain aspects of food preparation to increase production volume, enhance food consistency and help to reduce food waste.


🐖Chinese plant-based startup YouKai Group International, which is behind the pork analogue brand Zrou, closed $7.3M series A funding to fuel its expansion with foodservice players across the country.


🍾New York-based beverage brand Onda secured $5M series A funding to expand the distribution of its sparkling ready-to-drink tequila beverages across the US. 


🕹Salted raised $4M seed funding to continue building its platform that scales better-for-you digital-first QSR brands through its ‘intelligent kitchens’ software.


🧽SAVRpak, formerly known as Soggy Food Sucks, closed a $3.5M series A funding round led by Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban, who got involved after reading a cold email pitch. The startup produces moisture-absorbing patches for takeout containers which keep food fresh and crisp.


📝Lisbon-based Kitch raised €3.25M seed funding for its one-stop solution which enables restaurants to be in control of their digital orders, and maintain their independence.


🍄Solar Biotech secured $2M seed funding for its renewable energy-powered scale up platform for fermentation, called BioNodes, which helps clients reduce costs, scale sustainably and speed up time-to-market.


🐓Nowadays raised $1.5M pre-seed funding to roll out its first product, a plant-based chicken nugget made with pea protein, via DTC channels in California.


🐟Bluu Biosciences has secured investment from Delivery Hero-backed VC DX Ventures to accelerate its time-to-market and distribution strategy for its cell-cultured fish products.


Mergers & Acquisitions: 

  • 🗑Food waste-fighter Apeel has acquired ImpactVision, a software startup which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to track the chemical composition of food throughout its shelf life. Combining Apeel’s shelf life extension technology with ImpactVision’s ability to predict the internal quality of food products should drastically reduce food waste across the entire produce supply chain.
  • 🧁Cargill has acquired Belgium-based cake decorations supplier Leman Decoration Group for an undisclosed sum, to enable its cocoa and chocolate business to better serve its customers.
  • 💧Nestlé Health Science has agreed to acquire functional hydration firm Nuun, which makes low-sugar electrolyte tablets that dissolve in water, for an undisclosed sum.
  • 🍿Utz Brands, Inc. is acquiring Festida Foods, the largest manufacturer of its On the Border tortilla chip brand, for $41M.

🌾Valmont Industries has acquired Israeli crop analytics startup Prosperafor $300M, and now claims to be the “world’s largest vertically integrated artificial intelligence company in agriculture”.

🐄Investment firm Agronomics Limited raised £62.5M to fund the extension of its portfolio of cellular agriculture investments, which already include big players such as BlueNalu and Formo.


🛵Delivery-only kitchen pioneer All Day Kitchens secured $20M series B funding to support the launch of its Chicago facility, which will be partnered with a mix of local and independently owned restaurants.


⚡️Rowdy Energy raised $13M for its better-for-you energy drinks, which capitalise on the growing functional segment. It plans to use the funding to grow its retail partnerships and boost its marketing.

Source: Rowdy Energy


🖨British personalised nutrition firm Remedy Health secured $11M series A funding. It uses 3D printing technology to offer vitamin gummies which can be fully personalised via an online questionnaire.



🤖San Francisco-based restaurant tech startup Chef Robotics raised $7.7M to help automate certain aspects of food preparation to increase production volume, enhance food consistency and help to reduce food waste.


🐖Chinese plant-based startup YouKai Group International, which is behind the pork analogue brand Zrou, closed $7.3M series A funding to fuel its expansion with foodservice players across the country.


🍾New York-based beverage brand Onda secured $5M series A funding to expand the distribution of its sparkling ready-to-drink tequila beverages across the US. 


🕹Salted raised $4M seed funding to continue building its platform that scales better-for-you digital-first QSR brands through its ‘intelligent kitchens’ software.


🧽SAVRpak, formerly known as Soggy Food Sucks, closed a $3.5M series A funding round led by Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban, who got involved after reading a cold email pitch. The startup produces moisture-absorbing patches for takeout containers which keep food fresh and crisp.


📝Lisbon-based Kitch raised €3.25M seed funding for its one-stop solution which enables restaurants to be in control of their digital orders, and maintain their independence.


🍄Solar Biotech secured $2M seed funding for its renewable energy-powered scale up platform for fermentation, called BioNodes, which helps clients reduce costs, scale sustainably and speed up time-to-market.


🐓Nowadays raised $1.5M pre-seed funding to roll out its first product, a plant-based chicken nugget made with pea protein, via DTC channels in California.


🐟Bluu Biosciences has secured investment from Delivery Hero-backed VC DX Ventures to accelerate its time-to-market and distribution strategy for its cell-cultured fish products.


Mergers & Acquisitions: 

  • 🗑Food waste-fighter Apeel has acquired ImpactVision, a software startup which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to track the chemical composition of food throughout its shelf life. Combining Apeel’s shelf life extension technology with ImpactVision’s ability to predict the internal quality of food products should drastically reduce food waste across the entire produce supply chain.
  • 🧁Cargill has acquired Belgium-based cake decorations supplier Leman Decoration Group for an undisclosed sum, to enable its cocoa and chocolate business to better serve its customers.
  • 💧Nestlé Health Science has agreed to acquire functional hydration firm Nuun, which makes low-sugar electrolyte tablets that dissolve in water, for an undisclosed sum.
  • 🍿Utz Brands, Inc. is acquiring Festida Foods, the largest manufacturer of its On the Border tortilla chip brand, for $41M.

🌾Valmont Industries has acquired Israeli crop analytics startup Prosperafor $300M, and now claims to be the “world’s largest vertically integrated artificial intelligence company in agriculture”.

🐄Investment firm Agronomics Limited raised £62.5M to fund the extension of its portfolio of cellular agriculture investments, which already include big players such as BlueNalu and Formo.


🛵Delivery-only kitchen pioneer All Day Kitchens secured $20M series B funding to support the launch of its Chicago facility, which will be partnered with a mix of local and independently owned restaurants.


⚡️Rowdy Energy raised $13M for its better-for-you energy drinks, which capitalise on the growing functional segment. It plans to use the funding to grow its retail partnerships and boost its marketing.

Source: Rowdy Energy


🖨British personalised nutrition firm Remedy Health secured $11M series A funding. It uses 3D printing technology to offer vitamin gummies which can be fully personalised via an online questionnaire.



🤖San Francisco-based restaurant tech startup Chef Robotics raised $7.7M to help automate certain aspects of food preparation to increase production volume, enhance food consistency and help to reduce food waste.


🐖Chinese plant-based startup YouKai Group International, which is behind the pork analogue brand Zrou, closed $7.3M series A funding to fuel its expansion with foodservice players across the country.


🍾New York-based beverage brand Onda secured $5M series A funding to expand the distribution of its sparkling ready-to-drink tequila beverages across the US. 


🕹Salted raised $4M seed funding to continue building its platform that scales better-for-you digital-first QSR brands through its ‘intelligent kitchens’ software.


🧽SAVRpak, formerly known as Soggy Food Sucks, closed a $3.5M series A funding round led by Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban, who got involved after reading a cold email pitch. The startup produces moisture-absorbing patches for takeout containers which keep food fresh and crisp.


📝Lisbon-based Kitch raised €3.25M seed funding for its one-stop solution which enables restaurants to be in control of their digital orders, and maintain their independence.


🍄Solar Biotech secured $2M seed funding for its renewable energy-powered scale up platform for fermentation, called BioNodes, which helps clients reduce costs, scale sustainably and speed up time-to-market.


🐓Nowadays raised $1.5M pre-seed funding to roll out its first product, a plant-based chicken nugget made with pea protein, via DTC channels in California.


🐟Bluu Biosciences has secured investment from Delivery Hero-backed VC DX Ventures to accelerate its time-to-market and distribution strategy for its cell-cultured fish products.


Mergers & Acquisitions: 

  • 🗑Food waste-fighter Apeel has acquired ImpactVision, a software startup which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to track the chemical composition of food throughout its shelf life. Combining Apeel’s shelf life extension technology with ImpactVision’s ability to predict the internal quality of food products should drastically reduce food waste across the entire produce supply chain.
  • 🧁Cargill has acquired Belgium-based cake decorations supplier Leman Decoration Group for an undisclosed sum, to enable its cocoa and chocolate business to better serve its customers.
  • 💧Nestlé Health Science has agreed to acquire functional hydration firm Nuun, which makes low-sugar electrolyte tablets that dissolve in water, for an undisclosed sum.
  • 🍿Utz Brands, Inc. is acquiring Festida Foods, the largest manufacturer of its On the Border tortilla chip brand, for $41M.

🌾Valmont Industries has acquired Israeli crop analytics startup Prosperafor $300M, and now claims to be the “world’s largest vertically integrated artificial intelligence company in agriculture”.

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