Astanor Ventures

Founded 2017
Founders Eric Archambeau


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Total investments 23
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 17
Rounds per year 5.75
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

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

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Astanor Ventures, startups are often financed by VisVires New Protein, Quadia, LocalGlobe. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Talis Capital, Future Positive Capital, iSELECT FUND. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Future Positive Capital, European Commission.

We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

The important activity for fund was in 2019. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 11-15 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Farmers Market, Nutrition. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Ynsect, Infarm, Cervest.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Monarch Tractor

Electric Vehicle
$61M17 Nov 2021 Fremont, California, United States

Stockeld Dreamery

Food and Beverage
$19M02 Sep 2021 Sweden, Stockholm County, Sweden


Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$52M06 Aug 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Natural Resources
$21M20 May 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Modern Meadow

Advanced Materials
$130M29 Apr 2021 New Jersey, United States


Food and Beverage
$8M18 Mar 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Natural Resources
$8M03 Nov 2020 England

Apeel Sciences

Advanced Materials
Food Processing
Waste Management
$30M27 Oct 2020 California, United States

Health Care
Medical Device
06 Oct 2020 Vaud, Switzerland
Calyxia bags $17.6M to tackle the global microplastics problem

– Calyxia, a greentech startup, has developed biodegradable microcapsule technology to reduce the amount of harmful microplastics that human activity is putting into the environment.
– The 2015-founded startup is now announcing a €15 million Series A (~$17.6 million) funding round, led by the impact investor Astanor Ventures, as it gears up to get its first products to market this year.
– The company says its technology can reduce the amount of microplastics in the environment by up to 90%.
– It has developed what it bills as “environmentally friendly” and “advanced performance” biodegradable microcapsule technology.

Plantible Raises $21.5M in Series A Funding

– Plantible is a San Diego CA-based food-tech/biotech company.
– Series A funding round raised $21.5m.
– The round was led by Astanor Ventures with participation from Piva Capital, CJ CheilJedang, Good Friends, Bradley Horowitz (SVP of Product at Google), Trevor Martin (Founder of Mammoth Biosciences) and Chris Bryson (Founder of Unata), Vectr Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, eighteen94 capital (Kellogg Company’s venture capital fund), FTW Ventures and Unshackled Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to build its first commercial facility to launch and commercialize its product in 2022.


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