Looking to invest in Food & AgTech startups?
Since 2010, StartLife has supported more than 400 startups in Food & Agri that have raised thus far over €185 million follow-on capital. In building our 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.
Meet our food & agri investors network
|Oost NL, one of StartLife’s founding partners, is a publicly owned regional business development and investment agency that supports starting and growth-phase SMEs. They provide risk capital as well as knowledge, networks and personal contacts, and provide support in setting up business activities in the eastern region of the Netherlands.|
|Anterra Capital, co-founder of F&A Next, is an international specialist VC investor dedicated to financing the growth of technology-driven companies with incredible potential in food, agriculture, and animal health. Supported by multinational institutional investors, Anterra provides patient strategic capital to entrepreneurs and innovative companies sustainably transforming our global food system.|
|SHIFT Invest is a Dutch impact investment fund that invests in disruptive innovations within the field of agri, food, health and clean/biobased technologies. The fund only invests in companies that have a positive impact on either the environment or on health. The SHIFT Invest Fund is managed by the New Balance Impact Investors (NBI-Investors).|
|Pymwymic is the “Put Your Money Where Your Meaning Is Community”, a co-owned organization of European wealth holders who take a frontrunner role in the transition towards investing with care for people and planet. They continuously push for higher standards until investing with care for people and planet is the new norm.|
|Icos Capital is a collaborative venture capital firm working at the intersection of digital and sustainable industry. By bringing corporates and startups together and facilitating strong partnerships, they ensure “win-win” growth for the partnership and our investors. Icos believes a hands-on approach is the best method to really help startups thrive.|
|The mission of The Yield Lab is to enable entrepreneurs to sustainably revolutionize agrifood systems. They do this by investing in and accelerating high-impact early-stage companies all around the world. Investments will be made in European startups in seed- to Series A-stage with technologies that improve the environmental and carbon footprint of the food and agriculture industries.|
|PeakBridge is a venture capital fund invest in, and connect, the people, technology, and processes that will shape the future of food. With combined expertise in managing funds and scaling companies in food R&D, applications, food marketing, and distribution, PeakBridge offers the opportunity to participate in the burgeoning agrifood tech industry.|
|Future Food Fund is a seed capital fund aimed at Dutch companies that want to impact the food & agricultural sector with innovative technology and/or disruptive business models. It is founded and funded by 30 entrepreneurs with backgrounds in agrifood and technology, who actively support startups with their money, experience and network.|
|Doehler Ventures is a long-term oriented and entrepreneurial investor supporting early-stage startups in the nutrition & technology ecosystem. The venture activities are focused on Europe & the US with currently more than 50 portfolio companies. Doehler invests in early-stage startups with innovative and scalable business models created by committed and ambitious teams of entrepreneurs.|
|Kramp is one of the largest technical wholesalers in Europe and a one-stop supplier of spare parts, technical services and business solutions. With its experience and expertise, Kramp is also a strategic partner for agricultural, landscaping and forestry companies, as well as for the earth-moving industry sector and OEM companies. They regularly invest in startups.|
In addition to our formal investor partnerships we have a large global network of private investors and close relationships with other leading investor networks, including
|Agfunder is one of the most active foodtech and agtech VCs globally, based in Silicon Valley. Aside from capital (tickets between $250K and $1M), Agfunder also connects startups with its global community of +85,000 members and subscribers, including customers, talent, media and potential acquirers.|
|Fundsup is an investor/founder matchmaking platform. It is built for one purpose only: unlocking the potential of powerful connections between founders of qualified startups and accredited investors.|
How to join StartLife’s investors community?
There are several ways to get involved:
- Become a StartLife Investor Partner. Share time and knowledge into our programs and network and gain premium insight in our startup portfolio.
- F&A Next: F&A Next is the premier platform in Europe where 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 one of the best opportunities 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.
- 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 like to receive periodic updates on agrifood startups and scale-ups and be invited to our events, please sign up for StartLife’s newsletter (ca 8 times a year). We also invite you to follow StartLife’s Linkedin page, where we continuously share the latest updates.
- 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 agrifoodtech startups.