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Agriculture Food and Beverage Green Building GreenTech Machine Learning North America Robotics Software Sustainability

Iron Ox Raises $53M in Series C Funding

– Iron Ox is a San Carlos CA-based agtech startup.
– The company raised $53M in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand its grocery store presence, accelerate hiring, particularly of plant scientists, engineers, greenhouse operators and roboticists, and grow its research and development programs, and its manufacturing scale across the United States.

Agriculture AgTech Biotechnology GreenTech North America Sustainability

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.

Biopharma Biotechnology GreenTech Manufacturing North America

Solugen Raises Over $350 Million in Series C Funding Led by Baillie Gifford & GIC to Make Carbon Negative Chemicals

– Solugen, the company decarbonizing the chemicals industry, announced a Series C financing round of over $350m.
GIC and Baillie Gifford led the round with participation from Temasek Holdings.
– The latest round of funding will be used to expand Solugen’s Bioforge technology platform, which is used to produce lower-carbon and carbon-negative chemicals & materials for its key customers, and to expand the reach of Solugen’s product portfolio.

Energy Environmental Engineering GreenTech North America

Thiozen Raises $3M in Seed Funding

– Thiozen Inc. is a Boston, MA-based emission hydrogen technology company.
– Company raised $3m in Seed funding.
– The round was led by Eni Next, the venture investment vehicle of Eni S.p.A, with participation from Good Growth Capital and Mount Wilson Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to scale its technology to a commercial demonstration.

Advanced Materials GreenTech North America Sustainability

Claros Technologies Raises $5M in Series A Funding

– Claros Technologies is a St. Paul, Minn.-based advanced materials company.
– The company closed an $5m Series A funding round.
– The round was led by 3×5 Partners.
– The new investment will be used to expand the applications of their technology at the scale required to address problems for which the world needs immediate solutions.

Central-Eastern Europe FinTech GreenTech Information Technology

Single.Earth Raises $7.9M in Seed Funding

– Single.Earth, a Tallinn, Estonia-based tokenization platform for forests, wetlands, and other planetary resources to generate profit for landowners by selling them as carbon and biodiversity credits, raised $7.9m in seed funding.
– The round was led by EQT Ventures, with participation from existing investor Icebreaker and Ragnar Sass and Martin Henk, founders of Pipedrive.
– The company intends to use the funds to launch its marketplace for nature-backed MERIT tokens and for hiring talent.

Food and Beverage Green Consumer Goods GreenTech North Africa and the Middle East Nutrition

Aleph Farms Raises $105M in Series B Funding

– Aleph Farms from Rehovot, Israel develops a non-genetically engineered cells isolated from a living cow to grow beef steaks.
– The company raised $105m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Growth Fund and DistruptAD, with participation from Skyviews life Science, Thai Union, BRF, CJ CheilJedang, VisVires New Protein, Strauss Group, Cargill, Peregrine Ventures, and CPT Capital.
– The new investment will be used to scale up manufacturing and grow operations internationally ahead of initial market launch in 2022.

CleanTech Energy Efficiency GreenTech Industrial Automation North America

Turntide Technologies Nabs $225M

– Turntide Technologies, the company responsible for the Smart Motor SystemTM, has completed $225m in convertible note financing.
– Investors include CPP Investments, Monashee Investment Management LLC, and JLL Spark.
– It brings Turntide’s total funding to $400m.

Environmental Engineering GreenTech Sustainability Western Europe

Sweep Raises $5M in Funding

– Sweep, a Paris, France-based platform that allows companies to mobilize their employees and external partners to reach carbon reduction targets, closed a $5M funding round.
– The round was led by New Wave, 2050 and La Famiglia with participation from San Francisco-based technology entrepreneurs.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its development efforts.

Europe GreenTech

Charge Amps Raises £11M in Pre-IPO Funding

– Charge Amps AB (publ), a Stockholm, Sweden-based green-tech company and maker of EV charging solutions, raised £11m (SEK 130M) in funding.
– The round was led by Swedbank Robur via its equity funds, Microcap and Ny Teknik.
– The company intends to use the funds to further expand and establish its European presence in key markets for 2021 including the Nordics, the UK, as well as the DACH and Benelux regions, advance its R&D to enhance its product offering and innovation, and prepare for an IPO, which is planned for next year.

Europe FinTech GreenTech Insurance SaaS Social Impact

SoftBank, Demeter and Coparion invest $3M into Plan A’s B2B carbon monitoring and ESG platform

– Plan A, a Berlin-based automated SaaS B2B startup, has raised $3m for its platform that lets companies measure, monitor, reduce and report their environmental footprint, thus improving their ESG ratings.
– French VC Demeter led the round with German VC Coparion; SoftBank joined the round as a strategic investor.
– The cash will be used to enhance Plans A’s carbon emission and ESG management software for enterprise customers in Europe, and for international expansion.
– Some estimates put the market for emission management solutions at between $10 billion and $26 billion in the next five years.
– The U.S. Green Deal and new “EU taxonomy for sustainable activities” is putting pressure on businesses to manage their carbon emissions, leading to the rise of platforms like Plan A.

Energy Efficiency GreenTech Industrial Automation North America Software

Bill Gates and Amazon join $80M funding round for Turntide electric motor venture

– Silicon Valley venture Turntide Technologies, which is retooling electric motors for the 21st century, says it has completed an $80m funding round that was led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the clean-tech fund created by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
– Other investors include the Amazon Climate Pledge Fund, actor Robert Downey Jr.’s Footprint Coalition Ventures, Keyframe Capital, Fifth Wall and Captain Planet LP.
– The newly announced round brings Turntide’s total funding to $180m.

CleanTech Energy GreenTech North America Renewable Energy

Dandelion Raises $30M in Series B Funding

– Dandelion Raises $30m in Series B Funding.
Breakthrough Energy Ventures led the round with participation from existing investors, including GV, NEA, Lennar Corporation, Collaborative Fund, Building Ventures, Catchlight Ventures, and GroundUp.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand operations, while continuing to invest in research and development.
– Michael Sachse is CEO of Dandelion.

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