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AgFunder

Founders Melissa Tilney Michael Dean Rob Leclerc

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Total investments 115
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$10M
Portfolio companies 83
Rounds per year 10.45
Lead investments 10
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.28
Exits 2
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Agriculture
  • AgTech
  • Food and Beverage
  • Farming
  • Biotechnology
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

KEY Energy Drink From Ketones

$4M24 Apr 2024 Wilmington, Delaware, United States

OlsAro

$2M16 Apr 2024 -

Umaro Foods

Food Processing
Organic
Organic Food
$1M06 Mar 2024 Albany, California, United States

Varaha

AgTech
Environmental Consulting
$8M21 Feb 2024 Delhi, Delhi, India

Neatleaf

Agriculture
AgTech
Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Enterprise Software
Robotics
Sensor
$4M23 Jan 2024 San Francisco, California, United States

Meatiply

Biopharma
Fast-Moving Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
$3M06 Dec 2023 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Cromatic

Life Science
Software
$5M09 Nov 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Amatera

Biotechnology
Consumer Research
Product Research
$1M20 Oct 2023 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Atinary

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Software
$5M26 Sep 2023 Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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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Total investments 115
Average round size 10M
Rounds per year 10.45
Peak activity year 2022
Lead investments 10
Follow on index 0.28
Exits 2
Group Appearance index 0.93

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

KEY Energy Drink From Ketones

$4M24 Apr 2024 Wilmington, Delaware, United States

OlsAro

$2M16 Apr 2024 -

Umaro Foods

Food Processing
Organic
Organic Food
$1M06 Mar 2024 Albany, California, United States

Varaha

AgTech
Environmental Consulting
$8M21 Feb 2024 Delhi, Delhi, India

Neatleaf

Agriculture
AgTech
Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Enterprise Software
Robotics
Sensor
$4M23 Jan 2024 San Francisco, California, United States

Meatiply

Biopharma
Fast-Moving Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
$3M06 Dec 2023 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Cromatic

Life Science
Software
$5M09 Nov 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Amatera

Biotechnology
Consumer Research
Product Research
$1M20 Oct 2023 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Atinary

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Software
$5M26 Sep 2023 Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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