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Astanor Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Eric Archambeau


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Total investments 46
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 34
Rounds per year 7.67
Lead investments 7
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
  • Food and Beverage
  • Biotechnology
  • AgTech
  • Food Processing

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


Dietary Supplements
$500K14 Nov 2022 Laramie, Wyoming, United States


$10M20 Sep 2022 Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Standing Ovation

Food and Beverage
$14M14 Sep 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$18M23 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Galley Solutions

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Information Technology
$14M23 May 2022 San Diego, California, United States


Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$8M19 Apr 2022 Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland


$30M06 Apr 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


$31M05 Apr 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Food and Beverage
$5M17 Mar 2022 Berkeley, California, United States
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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