Anuvia Raises $103M Series C to Expand its GHG-Reducing Crop Input
Fertilizer is one of the most commonly used crop inputs around the world, but it comes with a heavy price tag in the form of environmental harm and detriments to soil health. Bio-fertilizer startup Anuvia is hoping to address this issue by giving farmers better yields while also reducing GHG emissions and sequestering carbon. “The problem with conventional fertilizer is that it’s chemically produced so there is no carbon component at all,” Amy Yoder, CEO at Anuvia, told AFN.
Provivi and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Form Strategic Partnership
Santa Monica, California, February 23, 2021 Provivi, Inc. ("Provivi"), an emerging crop protection company using pheromones to protect large acreage row crops from major damaging insects, is pleased to announce a $10M investment by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ("the foundation"). This amount adds to Provivi's recently announced $45.5M C2 fundraising round. This investment in Provivi aims to further advance the foundation’s charitable objective of developing new crop i
Pontifax AgTech Leads $90M Series B for Crispr Technology to be Used in Better Fruits & Vegetables
By Lynda Kiernan, Global AgInvesting Media Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund (Pontifax AgTech) has led a $90 million Series B for Pairwise, a foodtech pioneer using CRISPR technology to develop better fruits and vegetables. Joining Pontifax AgTech in this round was existing investors Deerfield Management Company, and Leaps by Bayer, along with new investor Temasek. Founded by CEO Dr. Tom Adams and Chief Business Officer Dr. Haven Baker, with co-founders Dr.
Pairwise Raises $90 Million to Bring New Varieties of Fruits and Vegetables to Market
Durham, N.C. – February 2, 2021 – Pairwise announced the closing of its $90 million Series B funding round, signaling a new frontier in healthy, sustainable food innovation. Funding for the round was led by Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund (Pontifax AgTech), a pioneering growth capital investor in food and agriculture technology, and existing investor Deerfield Management Company (Deerfield), an investment firm dedicated to advancing healthcare through inf