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Chris Erickson, general partner of Vancouver-based Pangaea Ventures, believes there has been an increase in venture capital investments mainly in three Canadian provinces: Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia.  more...

Vancouver, BC, Canada - (September 18, 2017) - Aspect Biosystems Ltd., a privately held biotechnology company focused on commercializing cutting-edge bioprinting technologies, has announced the completion of its first institutionally led round of financing. The private financing round was led by Pangaea Ventures, and included investments by Endure Capital, Pallasite Ventures, Relentless Pursuit Partners, and other new and existing investors. Aspect will use proceeds from this financing to fund ongoing technology and product development, expand its strategic partnerships, and ultimately accelerate the commercialization of its Lab-on-a-Printer™ bioprinting platform and tissue applications.  more...

St. Louis - (September 7, 2017) - NewLeaf Symbiotics announced that it has completed the second close of its $30MM series C financing, accelerating plans to convert proven applications of its unique biologicals platform into products for large-scale agriculture. The company’s commitment to tapping the advantages of Methylotrophic bacteria has positioned it as a leader in agricultural biologicals. S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth), a multi-stage venture fund investing in transformative food and agriculture companies joined first close lead investors Monsanto Growth Ventures and Otter Capital to finalize the oversubscribed financing. The Yard Ventures, (a Harvard alumni fund), Lewis & Clark Ventures, Rockport Capital, Pangaea Ventures, Open Prairie Ventures, and other investors participated in the series C round.  more...

Trondheim, Norway - (August 15, 2017) - Calysta, Inc. today announced that shrimp fed a diet including FeedKind® protein had equivalent or higher survival and growth when compared to shrimp fed a standard fishmeal-based diet. Calysta’s FeedKind protein is a family of natural, sustainable and traceable feed ingredients for livestock, fish and pets. Trial results were announced at AquaNor, the world’s largest aquaculture technology exhibition.  more...

Fresno, California - (August 11, 2017) - Outback Materials has partnered with CarbonCure Technologies in order to provide environmentally friendly concrete to Central California projects, including the high-profile California High-Speed Rail project. This partnership solidifies Outback's commitment to help contribute to California’s environmental targets.  more...

St. Louis, MO - (July 10, 2017) - NewLeaf Symbiotics announced today the close of a $24MM series C financing round, accelerating plans to convert proven applications of its biotechnology into products for large-scale agriculture. The company’s commitment to tapping the advantages of Methylotrophic bacteria has positioned it as a leader in agricultural biologicals. Monsanto Growth Ventures (MGV) and Otter Capital jointly led the round. Lewis & Clark Ventures participated in the financing, as did Rockport Capital, Pangaea Ventures, Open Prairie Ventures, and other investors.  more...

(June 28, 2017) - Today, Caldwell Partners recognized CarbonCure’s CEO, Robert Niven as one of 2017’s Canada’s Top 40 Under 40®.  more...

Morrisville, NC - (June 15, 2017) - Isagro USA, Inc. (Isagro) has signed an agreement to market Vestaron Corporation’s (Vestaron) Spear®-T biological insecticide for use on greenhouse vegetables in the United States.  more...

Amsterdam, the Netherlands - (May 3, 2017) - SABIC via its corporate venturing arm, has invested growth capital in composites specialist Airborne International B.V. (“Airborne”) in The Hague. With this investment, SABIC joins a growth financing round by existing shareholders including Pangaea Ventures Fund III, L.P., HPE PRO Institutional Fund B.V., Participatiemaatschappij InnovationQuarter B.V. and Innovatiefonds Brabant B.V.. The financing round will contribute to Airborne’s full automation and digitization of composite manufacturing of goods that require less weight and higher strength from an array of industries.  more...

Menlo Park, CA - (May 1, 2017) - Calysta, Inc. today announced $40 million in Series D funding, in a financing round led by Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. Also participating were Temasek, a Singapore-based investment company and current investors Cargill, the Municipal Employee Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan, Walden Riverwood Ventures, Aqua-Spark and Pangaea Ventures.  more...

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