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Belgian computer vision startup Robovision eyes US expansion to address labor shortages

Robovision has raised $42M to industrialize deep learning tools and make them more accessible to businesses that are not tech companies at their core.

Heali’s app provides personalized nutrition guide to using food as medicine

The startup launched out of stealth with a personalized platform to eliminate the guesswork for people who want to treat and manage their health conditions using evidence-based nutrition protocols.

Source.ag raises $23M to raise the bar on raising crops with AI

Based in the Netherlands, blossoming agtech startup Source.ag has announced a $23 million Series A funding round to help grow its business, less than a year after its previous, $10 million round. The

Kiko Ventures joins the climate tech investment stampede with a $450m Evergreen fund

Given the dire predictions about the impending (and basically already here) climate crisis, the world can’t get enough climate tech funds right to power new innovation that can address the issue. FT

Galley Solutions turns kitchen chaos into recipe for streamlined operations

The company’s technology is a kitchen productivity tool that focuses on core recipe data, and the purchasing and inventory aspects stem from that.

Planetary wants to help food startups brew up more fake meat

Planetary aims to bring all of the alternative protein production planets into orbit with its scaling technology.

MeliBio’s honey production, minus the bee, will have you buzzing

The company is making real honey with precision fermentation and plant science.

From beer waste to ‘plastic’ packaging, Mi Terro downs $1.5M to make the world more biodegradable

A shrewd entrepreneur joins the 100+ accelerator program sponsored by brewing giant AB Inbev and home consumables emporium Unilever, and spots a pattern. The breweries have tons of spent grain, and th

Source makes greenhouses smarter to secure the future of food supply

Agtech startup Source.ag today announced it harvested a $10 million investment to make greenhouses smarter. The founders have set their eyes on a horizon where, driven by climate change and a rapid in

Autonomous tractor maker Monarch raises $61 million

Way back in March, autonomous tractor maker Monarch announced a $20 million Series A. Now, a mere eight months later, the company is tripling the round, with a $61 million Series B. This latest raise

Calyxia bags $17.6M to tackle the global microplastics problem

Our world is drowning in human-generated microplastics. And while these tiny fragments of non-biodegradable plastic — floating in the sea, embedded in the soil — are hard to see with the n

Stockeld Dreamery loves cheese so much that it raised $20M to make it out of legumes

Stockeld Chunk is made using fermented legumes, which gives the cheese a feta-like look and feel and contains 13% protein.

Climate risk platform Cervest raises $30M Series A led by Draper Esprit

Cervest — a startup with a platform that claims to quantify climate risk across multiple decades and threats down to the asset level — has raised a $30 million Series A round led by Draper Esprit.

Astanor Ventures launches $325M Impact Fund aimed at food tech and ag tech startups

We can all, by now, ascribe to the idea that something has changed in the last few months. Like it or not, business is not as it was. If we were true to ourselves, we would admit that our lives will n

Apeel gets more cash to fight poverty and food insecurity in emerging markets with its food-preserving tech

In the first real test of the potentially transformative power of its food-preserving technology, Santa Barbara, California-based Apeel Sciences is bringing its innovative food treatment and supply ch

Cervest raises £3.7M for Earth Science AI platform to predict climate effects

Climate risk, including extreme events and the related pressures our environment, are fundamentally affecting the way businesses and governments operate — both tactically and strategically. Incr

Agtech startup Agrilyst is now Artemis, raises $8M Series A

Artemis, the agtech startup formerly known as Agrilyst, today announced that it has raised an $8 million Series A funding round. The round was co-led by Astanor Ventures and Talis Capital, with partic

Tech investors see bugs as a big business as Ÿnsect raises $125 million

A company using advanced technologies to grow and harvest mealworms (larval beetles) at scale is on track to become one of the venture capital industry’s oddest billion-dollar investments. Ÿnse