Finistere Ventures: The next wave of evolution in crop protection & input management

In 2017, Finistere Ventures and PitchBook partnered to build and share the most comprehensive data set on agtech investment in the industry. We are extremely proud of how this partnership has grown and developed over the years, spawning three comprehensive reports covering global, regional, stage and sector-based agtech investment trends/key developments, and garnering collaborations from major agricultural powerhouses from across the industry. However, our focus on providing a global overview has limited how deeply we can dive into intra-segment trends and forward-looking thoughts on our sector. In our last report alone, we were unable to include much of the valuable and powerful information shared with us by collaborators, co-investors, and partners. In short, we have opinions and information that we’ve been wanting to share!

Read the first article in this series, authored by Finistere’s very own Adrian Percy (CTO) and Ingrid Fung (Associate), here.

Additional Finistere Insights

ZeaKal Unveils Breakthrough High-Oil Hemp Results

ZEAKAL’S NOVEL PHOTOSEED TRAIT BOOSTS HEMP BIOMASS OIL OUTPUT BY UP TO 50% TORONTO and SAN DIEGO – June 1, 2021 – RIV Capital Inc. (“RIV Capital” or the “Company”) (TSX: RIV, OTC: CNPOF) and Finistere Ventures portfolio company ZeaKal, Inc. (“ZeaKal”) announced that its PhotoSeed™ technology is believed to be the first plant trait… Read More ▸

Finistere Ventures 2020 Agrifood Tech Investment Review

Agrifood tech, defiant in face of pandemic, records breakout fundraising year. As COVID-19 reshaped the world, the agrifood tech investment community reacted quickly to the extreme uncertainty. The result was a record-shattering investment sum of $22.3 billion committed to the space in aggregate in 2020—momentum that has carried into this year. The resilience of investment… Read More ▸

Feeding 10 billion without increasing greenhouse gas emissions—the technology investment opportunity

Agriculture and food production are the single largest contributors to human green house gas emissions.  I the latest of our blog series in partnership with Pitchbook Data, Finistere Ventures Managing Partner Arama Kukutai and Senior Advisor Kyle Datta opine on the role of agtech within the efforts to reduce the impact of food production on… Read More ▸