Looking to invest in Food- & AgTech startups?

Since 2010, StartLife has supported more than 300 startups in Food & Agri. In building this community, we have developed one of the largest startups funnels in this domain. Investors play an integral role in our community. They enable our portfolio startups to grow further and make lasting impact.

StartLife welcomes venture capital funds, corporate venture capital funds, impact funds and business angels to get involved – provided you have a strong track-record, and are able to invest in early-stage startups, including in The Netherlands.

There are several ways to get involved:

  1. Become a StartLife program partner. Share time and knowledge into our programs and network and gain premium insight in our Startup portfolio.
  2. F&A Next: F&A Next is the premier platform in Europe where more than 600 investors, corporates and startups in food & agriculture come together for networking and deal-making. F&A Next is co-founded by StartLife, Wageningen University & Research, Rabobank and Anterra Capital. This is the best opportunity for you to meet fellow investors and the most promising food- & agtech startups from around the world. You will also be able to meet StartLife and many of our portfolio companies.
  3. StartLife events: during dedicated Business Angel events, we introduce selected startups to selected business angels. Follow our newsletter to get notified about upcoming events.
  4. StartLife Accelerate Graduation Day: in the StartLife Accelerate program, StartLife supports a cohort of 8-10 startups intensively towards customer validation and investor-readiness. The program culminates in a Graduation Day, where the startups will pitch to an audience of relevant investors and other stakeholders. If you’re interested to participate, let us know through the contact form.

Join our investors community

If you are interested to invest in food- & agtech startups from the StartLife community please send an email to Lin Zhu at for further questions on investor relations.

Please always include in your e-mail:

  • The fund or organization you represent, and where you are based;
  • Your fund’s track-record, or your track-record as business angel;
  •  Your investment scope.
  • The unique value you aim to add to Food & Agtech startups.

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