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IRVINE, CA - (October 29, 2019)--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Modulim (modulim.com), a recognized leader in optical imaging solutions for noninvasive tissue assessment, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Oberreiter as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Oberreiter succeeds Modulim’s founder, CEO and Chief Technical Officer (CTO), David Cuccia, Ph.D., who will now dedicate his efforts in taking the company’s breakthrough platform technology, known as spatial frequency domain imaging (SFDI), into new areas and applications.  more...

PORTLAND, OR - (October 28, 2019) - (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ESS Inc., a leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration energy storage systems, announced that it has secured $30 million in a Series C investment round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and SoftBank Group’s SB Energy. The funding group includes new investors Evergy Ventures and leading Southeast Asia-based chemical company PTT Global Chemical (GC), joining earlier backers who also invested in this round: BASF Venture Capital, Cycle Capital Management, Presidio Partners Investment Management, IPM Group, and Pangaea Ventures.  more...

Emeryville, CA - (October 17, 2019) - TruTag Technologies, a provider of product identity and quality assurance solutions, today announced that Pangaea Ventures Ltd., a leading advanced materials venture capital firm, and Happiness Capital Limited, a global venture capital firm with a mission to make the world a happier place, have each made an investment in TruTag.  more...

St. Louis - (Sept. 18, 2019) – Startup City has named NewLeaf Symbiotics (NewLeaf) Company of the Year among the “15 Most Promising AgTech Startups 2019.” The list features companies that are at the forefront of the latest technological innovations addressing today’s agricultural challenges.  more...

Chicago, IL (August 12, 2019) - Hazel Technologies, Inc, a USDA-supported agricultural technology company delivering new solutions to combat food waste, today announced $13 million in Series B funding, bringing the company’s cumulative total raised to $17.8 million. The Series B round was led by Pangaea Ventures, a world leader in advanced materials venture capital, and S2G Ventures, a Chicago-based firm with investments across the food supply chain from soil to shelf. The oversubscribed Series B round also attracted new investors The Grantham Foundation and Asahi Kasei Ventures, who join returning investors Rhapsody Venture Partners, Serra Ventures, Valley Oak Investments, Climate Impact Capital, ImpactAssets, and others.  more...

Munich, DE - (August 7, 2019) - Canadian clean technology innovator CarbonCure Technologies (CarbonCure), and Linde, the world’s largest industrial gas supplier, have partnered to introduce the award-winning CarbonCure Technology to Europe, Southeast Asia and Oceania. The alliance will allow CarbonCure to accelerate international adoption of CarbonCure’s turnkey carbon solution for the concrete industry.  more...

AgTech Nexus, Chicago, Ill. – July 22, 2019 – Today, at AgTech Nexus USA, NewLeaf Symbiotics and Joyn Bio announced a long-term partnership valued at up to $75M to bring innovation and sustainability to modern agriculture with a new class of microbes that benefit crop health and protection. Through this deal, Joyn, an ag-biotech company engineering microbes for more sustainable agriculture, will gain access to NewLeaf’s extensive library of proprietary, highly-characterized strains of plant colonizing microbes. Joyn will engineer these microbes to bring novel disease and pest control options to farmers and reduce their reliance on chemicals.  more...

June 27, 2019 - BP Ventures has made an investment of $30 million in Calysta, Inc., an alternative protein producer, that will use BP’s natural gas to produce protein for fish, livestock and pet feeds.  more...

June 27, 2019 - (Menlo Park, CA) - Leading alternative protein producer Calysta today announced a $30 million investment from BP Ventures to support a worldwide rollout of Calysta’s FeedKind® protein, which can help improve global food security, one of the greatest challenges facing the world today.  more...

June 10, 2019 – (Kalamazoo, Michigan) – Vestaron, a company dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through its development of peptide-based biopesticides, announces its $40 million Series B Financing, led by Novo Holdings A/S. Novo Holdings joins continuing investors Anterra Capital, Cultivian Sandbox, Open Prairie Ventures, and Pangaea Ventures.  more...

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