FINISTERE PARTNERS WITH ENTREPRENEURS
WHAT WE INVEST IN
We invest in private companies that are doing what others would say is impossible across the agricultural and food value chains. We focus on three investment areas: Life Science, IT and Sustainability. We invest across the company lifecycle but aren’t afraid to get in early.
Maughan to Participate in Expert Panel on European AgTech Innovation PALO ALTO, CA — May 23, 2016 — AgTech venture pioneer Finistere Ventures today announced that Dr. Spencer Maughan will discuss European agriculture investment opportunities at F&A Next in a session titled, “Accelerating European Food & AgTech Innovation,” on Thursday, May 26 at 10 a.m. […]May 23rd, 2016
SAN DIEGO, CA and NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – April 26, 2016) – AgTech venture pioneer Finistere Ventures and International Farming Corporation (IFC), a leading institutional farmland owner, today announced a strategic partnership and the launch of Willow Hill Ventures at Global AgInvesting 2016. Willow Hill Ventures is the first Ag venture fund with a captive […]April 26th, 2016
Palo Alto, CA – Finistere Ventures, a California-based venture capital firm and one of the pioneers in the rapidly growing agriculture technology (Agtech) investment sector, announces the launch of a fundraising in Australia as part of a final closing of its US$150 millon Agtech fund, Finistere Ventures II. Somerset Capital, a boutique corporate advisory and […]April 13th, 2016
Bosch and Flex Back AgTech Innovator as Company Proves It Can Help Farms Overcome Environmental Challenges and Improve Crop Yield SAN FRANCISCO, CA and TEL AVIV, ISRAEL–(Marketwired – April 12, 2016) – CropX, provider of the world’s most advanced adaptive irrigation service, today announced that global leaders in the sensor manufacturing space — Robert Bosch Venture […]April 12th, 2016
BioTech Innovator Makes Plants More Efficient to Meet Changing Climate and Global Resource Demands SAN DIEGO, CA — February 17, 2016 — ZeaKal, a biotechnology startup focused on improving agricultural productivity, today announced a $5.3 million Series B financing round – bringing total funding to date up to $9.1 million. In conjunction with the financing, […]February 17th, 2016
Finistere Ventures Announces First Closing of New $150 Million Agtech Fund in Collaboration with Bayer CropScience and AVAC Ltd.
Finistere Ventures, a California-based innovation capital firm and one of the pioneers in the rapidly growing agriculture technology (Agtech) sector, announced the first closing of its new $150M Agtech Fund, Finistere II. The Fund focuses on new technology solutions in food productivity, sustainability, and nutrition to address the ever-decreasing agricultural land resources, climate change, and […]November 27th, 2015
AgTech Innovator Accelerates Growth to Tackle Global Drought and Rising Farming Costs San Francisco, CA & Tel Aviv, Israel — June 22, 2015 —CropX, provider of the world’s most advanced adaptive irrigation service, today announced it has completed the first close of its $9 million Series A financing. Led by Finistere Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, and […]November 27th, 2015
ShopWell Raises $3.4 Million to Help Consumers Discover Better Food Personalized Nutrition Platform Aims to Address Some of America’s Most Prevalent Health Challenges San Carlos, CA — October 13, 2015 — ShopWell Labs, Inc., maker of the popular nutrition-driven food discovery platform, ShopWell®, today announced it has closed a $3.4 million financing round, […]October 13th, 2015