Looking to invest in Food & AgTech startups?
Since 2010, StartLife has supported more than 400 startups in Food & Agri that have raised over €320 million follow-on capital thus far. 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 from pre-seed to growth stage to get involved – provided you have a strong track-record and are able to invest in startups.
Meet our food & agri investor partners
The active investment fund of StartLife’s investor partners combined accounts for well over 1 billion euro! Our investor partners provide funding to startups from seed to growth. Thus, at any stage our portfolio startups can benefit from our close relationship with dedicated agrifoodtech investors, and visa versa of course.
|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 that invests in, and connects 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 agrifoodtech 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.|
|Signature Agri Investments is a leading impact investment boutique with the mission to fight food insecurity, create climate resilience, and transform communities and economies through sustainable and innovative agriculture investments. Signature is headquartered in The Hague and operates across multiple countries, mainly in Africa.|
|BOX is a business accelerator investing in high tech startups focusing on food, agri, life science and suitability technologies offering that are both sustainable and impactful. BOX combines solid scientific and technological expertise with entrepreneurship and years of experience in setting up and selling companies.|
|Astanor Ventures is an impact investor that backs ambitious entrepreneurs across the world with disruptive, scalable solutions that will create systemic change across the agrifood value chain. Astanor partners with founders who are committed to restoring balance and sustainability to the land and oceans, prioritizing nature and culture, nurturing change and feeding growth.|
Invest-NL is a Dutch impact investor committed to financing companies and projects that make the Netherlands more sustainable and innovative. Its strategic focus lies on speeding up the transition towards a carbon neutral and circular economy. Invest-NL always cooperates with other investors. They follow the principle: ‘impact is our goal, returns are our means’.
For almost 120 years, the Horticoop cooperative has been working towards a healthy future for horticulture. We do this together with about 400 members who operate a professional greenhouse horticulture company and with the Horticoop companies that focus on light, climate, technique and substrates for the sector. As from 2021, Horticoop has been active as an investment cooperative.
StartLife’s Open Innovation Community
As investor partner of StartLife, you will also leverage the interaction with like-minded investors and leading companies in the agrifood industry. We regularly organize meet ups with StartLife’s corporate and investor partners to exchange innovation and collaboration practices and share new perspectives. These meetings also act as a perfect assembly to discuss shared challenges and explore joined business and innovation opportunities.
Our partners also benefit from our close ties with Wageningen University & Research (WUR). We organize themed mini-seminars with WUR researchers and specialists for our investor and corporate partners.
How to join our community?
There are several ways to get involved:
- Follow us on Linkedin to be the first to receive our latest updates.
- Sign up for our newsletter to receive periodic updates (ca 8 times a year) on agrifood startups and scale-ups and invitations to events.
- Join our Demo Days : 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 live pitching event in front of a live and online audience of relevant investors and other stakeholders.
- Participate at F&A Next: one of Europe’s leading platforms connecting investors, corporates and startups in food & agriculture, co-founded and co-organized by StartLife.
- Become a StartLife Investor Partner. the ultimate way to become involved and benefit from premium access in our startup portfolio.
Join StartLife’s Global AgriFoodTech Partnership Network!
- 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