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Continental Grain Company

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Simon Fribourg


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Total investments 44
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 29
Rounds per year 0.21
Lead investments 3
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Exits 3
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

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

Continental Grain Company appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1813. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the New York. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Opposing the other organizations, this Continental Grain Company works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The high activity for fund was in 2018.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Continental Grain Company, startups are often financed by S2G Ventures, SOSV, Middleland Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are S2G Ventures, Middleland Capital, Temasek Holdings. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Temasek Holdings, S2G Ventures, Tyson Ventures.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Organic Food, Biotechnology. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Perfect Day, MycoTechnology, Greenlight Biosciences. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 3 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

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$10M25 Aug 2022 Durham, North Carolina, United States


Risk Management
$60M26 May 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


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


Advanced Materials
Food and Beverage
Organic Food
$85M30 Mar 2022 Aurora, Colorado, United States


18 Jan 2022 Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile

DMC Biotechnologies

Life Science
$39M02 Dec 2021 Boulder, Colorado, United States

Plasma Nutrition

Food and Beverage
Health Care
03 Nov 2021 New York, United States


Artificial Intelligence
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Information Technology
$10M16 Sep 2021 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Yuan Yao Nong Ye

Animal Feed
$15M10 Sep 2021 Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Pivot Bio Raises $430M in Series D Funding

– Pivot Bio, a Berkeley, CA-based nitrogen innovator in agriculture, closed a $430m Series D funding.
– The round was led by DCVC and Temasek with participation from Generation Investment Management, G2 Venture Partners, Rockefeller Capital Management, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Continental Grain Company, Prelude Ventures; Pavilion Capital, Bunge Ventures, Tekfen Ventures, and Roger Underwood.
– The company intends to use the funds to focus on scaling its U.S. business and expanding into key international markets.

Sentera Raises $25M in Series C Funding

– Sentera from Minneapolis MN provides an AI-powered platform that fives time sensitive insights to optimize decisions and improve outcomes for stakeholders throughout the agricultural supply chain.
– The company raised $25m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and S2G Ventures with participation from Akroyd LLC, KuE Capital, Continental Grain Company, iSelect Fund and Middleland Capital.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.


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