Pontifax AgTech

Founded 2014
Founders Benjamin Belldegrun Philip Erlanger

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Total investments 23
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$41M
Portfolio companies 14
Rounds per year 3.29
Lead investments 4
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.48
Exits 2
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Software
  • AgTech
  • Health Care
Summary

Pontifax AgTech appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2014. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Santa Monica. The venture was found in North America in United States.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Caribou Biosciences, Provivi, AgBiome. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Biopharma, Health Care. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 partakers. Despite the Pontifax AgTech, startups are often financed by Polaris Partners, Monsanto Growth Ventures (MGV), Innotech Advisers. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are TPG Alternative & Renewable Technologies, Monsanto Growth Ventures (MGV), UTIMCO. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by UTIMCO, TPG Alternative & Renewable Technologies, Shu Duan.

The important activity for fund was in 2018. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 13 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Opposing the other organizations, this Pontifax AgTech works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

The fund was created by Benjamin Belldegrun, Philip Erlanger. Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Hazel Technologies

Agriculture
AgTech
Biotechnology
Industrial Supplies and Parts
Other Agriculture
1
$70M13 Apr 2021 United States, Chicago

Anuvia Plant Nutrients

Agriculture
AgTech
Biotechnology
Manufacturing
Organic
1
$103M23 Feb 2021 United States, " United States"}

Pairwise Plants LLC

Agriculture
Food and Beverage
1
$90M03 Feb 2021 United States, Durham

Agriculture
Biotechnology
Chemical
1
$45M22 Dec 2020 United States, Santa Monica

Anuvia Plant Nutrients

Agriculture
AgTech
Biotechnology
Manufacturing
Organic
1
$60M30 Sep 2020 United States, " United States"}

Conservis

Agriculture
Enterprise Software
Farming
Software
1
$9M09 Sep 2020 United States, Minneapolis

Agriculture
Biotechnology
1
$28M04 Jun 2020 United Kingdom, London

The Bouqs Company

Delivery
E-Commerce
Retail
1
$30M30 Jan 2020 United States, Los Angeles

Anuvia Plant Nutrients

Agriculture
AgTech
Biotechnology
Manufacturing
Organic
1
$55M09 Dec 2019 United States, " United States"}
News
Anuvia Plant Nutrients Raises $103 Million on Strength of New, Proven Carbon-Reduction Technology for Commercial Agriculture

– Anuvia Plant Nutrients announced it has raised $103 million in Series C funding.
– The round was co-led by TPG ART and Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund (Pontifax AgTech), with additional investment from Generate and Piva Capital.
– Anuvia will use the financing to increase the production capacity and expand commercialization of its innovative nutrient delivery technology, as commercial agriculture continues its transformation into more sustainable and profitable practices.
– Anuvia’s SymTRX™ is already in commercial use on U.S. farms, with use expected to increase to reach 20 million acres by 2025.
– As consumers and mainstream retailers are increasingly demanding sustainability across the supply chain, Anuvia’s technology is helping farms be more competitive in the changing landscape.

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