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Germin8 Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Michael Lavin

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Total investments 15
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$29M
Portfolio companies 8
Rounds per year 3.00
Lead investments 1
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.47
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Agriculture
  • AgTech
  • Farming
  • Software
  • Biotechnology
Summary

Germin8 Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2017. The main department of described VC is located in the Chicago. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The current fund was established by Michael Lavin.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Farming, Information Technology. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Israel. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight FieldIn, CropX.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Germin8 Ventures, startups are often financed by Terra Venture Partners, TerraLab Ventures, Mindset Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Terra Venture Partners, OurCrowd, Innovation Endeavors. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Terra Venture Partners, Zeev Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital.

Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The real fund results show that this VC is 13 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The important activity for fund was in 2019.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Enko Chem

Agriculture
AgTech
Biotechnology
Chemical
$70M27 Jul 2022 Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

Brightseed

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

FieldIn

Agriculture
AgTech
Farming
Information Technology
Internet of Things
Software
$30M01 Sep 2021 Israel, North District, Israel

Andes

Agriculture
AgTech
Biotechnology
GreenTech
Sustainability
$15M11 Aug 2021 California, United States

Alpine Roads

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$75M22 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Bushel

Agriculture
AgTech
Farming
Software
$47M20 Apr 2021 Fargo, North Dakota, United States

Brightseed

Agriculture
AgTech
Artificial Intelligence
Biotechnology
Machine Learning
$27M15 Sep 2020 San Francisco, California, United States

Enko Chem

Agriculture
AgTech
Biotechnology
Chemical
$45M26 Jun 2020 Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

Bushel

Agriculture
AgTech
Farming
Software
$19M17 Dec 2019 Fargo, North Dakota, United States
News
Andes Raises USD 15 Million in Series A Funding Co-Led by Leaps by Bayer and Cavallo Ventures

– Bayer’s impact investment arm Leaps has co-led a USD 15m Series A investment round in agriculture and biotechnology innovator, Andes.
– Other new investors Builders VC, Germin8, Accelr8 and Wilson Sonsini participated, alongside existing investors KdT Ventures and Endurance.
– Through its novel seed treatment technology, called ‘Microprime’, Andes is reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers.
– The California-based company has developed a process for seamlessly integrating seeds with a unique library of microbes that colonize the seed’s root structure. This kick-starts a process known as biological nitrogen fixation, enabling the crop to draw down nitrogen from the air instead of relying on synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Fieldin Raises $30M in Series B Funding

– Fieldin is an USA and Israel-based AgTech startup.
– Company raised $30M in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Fortissimo Capital with participation from Zeev Ventures, Icon Ventures, Maor Investments, Akkadian Ventures, Terra Ventures, Gal Ventures, Germin8, and Mindset.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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