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AgFunder

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Melissa Tilney Michael Dean Rob Leclerc

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Total investments 69
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$12M
Portfolio companies 49
Rounds per year 7.67
Lead investments 2
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.29
Exits 2
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Agriculture
  • AgTech
  • Food and Beverage
  • Farming
  • Software
Summary

In 2013 was created AgFunder, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco.

This organization was formed by Melissa Tilney, Michael Dean, Rob Leclerc. The overall number of key employees were 2.

The high activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The real fund results show that this VC is 7 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies.

The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight ImpactVision, Chinova Bioworks, Aerobotics. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Software, Farming. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the AgFunder, startups are often financed by Terra Venture Partners, SOSV, RebelBio. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Xandex Ventures, Rhapsody Venture Partners, Natural Products Canada. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Xandex Ventures, The Yield Lab.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Brown Foods

Food and Beverage
$2M09 Jun 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Modern Synthesis

Fashion
$4M01 Jun 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Mazen Animal Health

Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
$11M25 May 2022 City of Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Brightseed

Agriculture
AgTech
Artificial Intelligence
Biotechnology
Machine Learning
$68M09 May 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Mooji Meats

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$3M03 May 2022 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Tractor Junction

AgTech
E-Commerce
Internet
Marketplace
$5M27 Apr 2022 India, Rajasthan, India

Green Rebel Foods

Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$7M30 Mar 2022 Kedoya Selatan, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Umaro Foods

Food Processing
Organic
Organic Food
$3M25 Mar 2022 Albany, California, United States

Retailo Technologies

B2B
E-Commerce
Marketplace
Retail
$36M01 Feb 2022 Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia
News
Ai Palette raises $4.4M to help companies react faster to consumer trends

– Ai Palette, a startup that uses machine learning to help companies spot trends in real time and get them retail-ready, raised $4.4m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by pi Ventures and Exfinity Venture Partners, and also included participation from returning backers food tech venture firm AgFunder and Decacorn Capital, and new investor Anthill Ventures.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand into more markets and fill engineering and data science roles.

Mushroom-based meat alternative startup Fable Food raises $6.5M AUD, will launch in the US

– Sydney-based Fable Food, a plant-based food startup, raised $6.5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Blackbird Ventures and joined by AgFunder, Aera VC, Better Bite Ventures, Ban Choon Marketing and former Sequoia Capital partner Warren Hogarth.
– The company plans to launch in the United States by the end of this year.

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