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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...

Menlo Park, CA - (Wednesday, May 8, 2019) – Leading alternative protein producer Calysta has joined forces with seafood giant Thai Union Group PCL to offer the world its first taste of commercially farmed shrimp fed with protein produced from natural gas.  more...

Vancouver, BC, April 30, 2019 – Pangaea Ventures Ltd. today announced it has completed the final close of Pangaea Ventures Fund IV, LP, with commitments of $70M USD.  more...

April 23, 2019 - (Irvine, Calif.) - BUSINESS WIRE - Modulim, a recognized leader in SFDI-based optical imaging solutions for the non-invasive assessment of tissue health, has announced the findings of a recent study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. The study describes Modulim’s SFDI-based technology as a promising non-invasive optical imaging method for rapidly assessing compromised circulation in tissue in the lower extremity of patients with and without diabetes.  more...

In an April, 2019 article on Physics World, Matthew Cohen uses pressure as an analogy for start-up fund raising.  more...

March 14, 2019 - (Montreal, Canada) - AEPONYX, the world’s emerging leader in micro optical switches, today announced the closing of its Series A financing of CAD 7.9 million.  more...

March 7, 2019 - (Portland, Oregon) - ESS Inc., the leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration energy storage systems, announced that it is now including 10-year insurance coverage on its long-duration energy storage products through Munich Re, one of the world’s leading insurance companies. The innovative policy provides warranty backstop for ESS Inc.’s proprietary flow battery technology, supporting the system performance guarantee regardless of project size or location.  more...

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