Sidley Austin is a global law firm with 2,000 lawyers across 20 offices worldwide. We partner with participants throughout the automotive sector, including innovative technology startups, and investors, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, as they face transformational challenges from distribution and design through electrification and autonomous driving. Collaborating across practice areas, our lawyers routinely work on all manner of mission-critical automotive transactions for our auto/mobility tech clients. We leverage the firm’s decades of experience advising the automotive sector across every critical legal discipline, including transportation regulatory matters, venture and corporate venture financings, corporate and M&A, tax, HR, competition and foreign investment law, and intellectual property, to name a few. With more than 200 lawyers across key markets in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Sidley’s integrated Automotive practice provides bench strength and industry knowledge to help our clients achieve their objectives.www.sidley.com@company
Acre Venture Partners invests in companies creating fundamental change in food and agriculture in order to address large scale problems in human and environmental health. We partner with companies providing the breakthrough technologies and critical infrastructure necessary to enable a greatly improved food ecosystem – one in which positive outcomes for human and environmental health are prioritized alongside profitability and convenience.acre.vc/@company
AgFunder is a new kind of venture capital firm. Our mission is to invest in technologies to rapidly transform our food and agriculture system.
Founded in 2013 and based in Silicon Valley, we're one of the most active agri-foodtech venture capitalists. With our global ecosystem of 85,000+ members and subscribers, and proprietary technology to support our investment team, we have privileged access to the industry's top dealflow with unique resources to help grow and scale our portfolio companies.
At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.www.adm.com/@company
Bits x Bites is an agrifood tech venture capital fund focusing on the Chinese market. It invests across the food supply chain, from precision agriculture, crop and animal health to protein alternatives and nutrition. It backs both Chinese and international companies up to series B. To date, it has invested in startups that are advancing gene editing for high-performing crops, functional chickpea-based protein ingredients, as well as cost-efficient, non-GMO cell-based meat production without an actual animal.www.bitsxbites.com/@company
ClimateAi is on a mission to accelerate resilience in food, water, and energy. The company has launched the first of its kind Resilience-as-a-Service platform in agriculture and forestry to help farmers and agriculture supply chains adapt to climate change. The company was founded at Stanford University and is backed by some of the top VC firms e.g. the former board member of Climate Corporation and Jerry Yang’s fund (founder of Yahoo). The CEO has worked with Vice President Al Gore. We are a team of passionate, hardworking scientists, engineers and agriculture entrepreneurs from Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, and Berkeley who all believe that climate change is the most important problem of our generation.climate.ai/@company
Cultivian Sandbox Ventures manages capital across three funds, investing in and helping to build innovative technology companies focused on the food & agriculture industry. The fund partners with market-leading agrifood businesses to identify emerging industry needs and help bring new technologies and products to market at scale. Key investment categories include crop production and animal health, supply chain transparency, alternative proteins, and novel food ingredients, among others.cultiviansbx.com/@company
DCVC Bio is a venture capital fund focused on early stage companies developing breakthrough technologies to develop new products in the life sciences: principally, agriculture, human therapeutics and industrial biotechnology. The firm looks for entrepreneurs that deploy deep technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine vision, robotics and autonomy, to develop smart platforms that produce multiple products directed at improving the human condition.www.dcvc.com/@company
Equilibrium is an asset management company that builds proprietary sustainability driven real assets investment strategies in two sectors - Agriculture & Food, and Water, Waste & Energy, which are being transformed and reshaped by technology, climate adaptation and resilience, and changing consumer and business usage. Our proprietary research translates these drivers and key trends into investable assets and strategies in these two sectors. Equilibrium currently has funds under management, from institutional investors, in the Controlled Environment Foods, and Water-Waste Water domains aggregating over $1 billion. With offices in San Francisco, Portland, and London, we serve a global list of institutional investors.eq-cap.com/@company
Evolv Ventures is a $100m venture fund backed by Kraft Heinz to invest in early stage technology companies disrupting the food industry. We leverage the resources of the world’s 5th largest food and beverage company to provide access to unparalleled market intelligence, strategic partnerships and industry influence.
Our financial independence enables an emphasis on returns, while our deep integration within Kraft Heinz and our sector focus allow Evolv to be the best strategic partner in the industry.
Farmer’s Fridge launched in 2013 with a mission to make it simple to eat well. Founder Luke Saunders was frustrated with the lack of healthy, 24/7 options available on the road– so he worked with the best in the business to create a user-friendly smart Fridge that puts chef-curated meals in your hands, in seconds. Today, the company operates a network of more than 400 Fridges across six states, all stocked regularly with salads, bowls, breakfast items, and between-meal snacks. Additionally, they distribute meals through a home delivery service and wholesale program.www.farmersfridge.com/@company
Finistere Ventures is a leading global agrifood technology and life sciences venture capital investor with offices in Palo Alto, San Diego, Ireland, Israel and New Zealand. Its team has developed and invested in some of the most successful agrifood tech companies of the last 20 years—building and backing companies worth more than $5 billion. Visit www.finistere.com to learn more.finistere.com/@company
Germin8 Ventures is one of the leading venture investors in FoodTech and AgTech, globally. With strong strategic backing and unique approaches, Germin8 is investing in exceptional founding teams who are solving the most demanding problems throughout the global food & agriculture system with transformative technology platforms across AI/ML, IoT, SaaS, biology, life sciences, sustainability, computer vision, robotics, marketplaces and beyond.germin8ventures.com/@company
Founded in 2016, Iron Pillar is a venture growth investor specializing in “Built in India; Built for the World” technology companies that leverage global markets for revenue and eventual IPOs/M&As. The firm provides differentiating capital and active expansion help to companies in the cloud software / enterprise SaaS and consumer technology sectors. Iron Pillar back passionate founding teams who want to create $1B+ enterprises.ironpillarfund.com/@company
As a global agricultural merchant and processor, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) helps provide sustenance for a growing population, working to create fair and sustainable value in food, feed and fiber supply chains for the benefit of current and future generations. LDC Innovations is LDC’s venture capital program. We provide equity capital to early-stage companies developing innovative and sustainable products, technologies and solutions within the agriculture and food industries.www.ldc.com/@company
At MISTA we believe that the future of food shouldn’t be about the food and technology alone, but must be focused on the ecosystem; and that is exactly what MISTA was established to do!
We are creating the future of food by minimizing the large gap that currently stands in the way of great ideas not only coming to market, but disrupting the food and beverage industry. To do this, we are leveraging the curated ecosystem of small and large companies – connecting CPG, Ingredients, Food Technology, Bio Technology and Ag Technology. From start-up to industry titans, from private to public sectors, MISTA has created a hyper-connected platform to deliver solutions that address the health and wellness of both people and the planet. The result is sustainable impact and value for customers and business alike.
Mondelēz International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDLZ) empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. With 2020 net revenues of approximately $27 billion, MDLZ is leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as OREO, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index.www.mondelezinternational.com/@company
Omnivore is a venture capital firm, based in India, which funds entrepreneurs building the future of agriculture and food systems. Omnivore pioneered agritech investing in India, backing over 25 startups since 2011, and currently manages INR 9.35 billion (approximately $130 million) across two funds. Every day, Omnivore portfolio companies drive agricultural prosperity and transform food systems across India, making farming more profitable, resilient, and sustainable.www.omnivore.vc/@company
Pinduoduo is an innovative and fast growing technology platform that provides buyers with value-for-money merchandise and fun and interactive shopping experiences. The Pinduoduo mobile platform offers a comprehensive selection of attractively priced merchandise, featuring a dynamic social shopping experience that leverages social networks effectively.stories.pinduoduo-global.com/@company
Pontifax AgTech is a Los Angeles-based growth equity investor with over $470M in assets under management focused on the food and agriculture sector, a $13 trillion industry. The Firm invests globally in established businesses with proven technologies that improve productivity, efficiency, and sustainability in the food and agriculture supply chain, as well as nutrition and health. We leverage our deep industry relationships and expertise to support management in the execution and scaling of businesses. We have invested in 12 industry-leading companies to date with two monetizations. With the close of Fund II, a $302M fund, in September 2020, the firm aims to solidify its position as the premier growth and late-stage investor in the space.www.pontifaxagtech.com@company
Vision Management Consultants is a small consulting partnership that is primarily focused on assisting multinational companies make strategically rational choices to achieve growth in China. This may be via the development of strategy that expands the business organically through improvements in products, markets, supply chain or channels. It may also be growth achieved through new partnerships, alliances, or through acquisition.www.vision-consultants.org/@company
Mobility needs, previously satisfied through product “ownership”, are increasingly being served through mobility services “usership” with profound implications not only for traditional businesses within the value chain, but also for new entrants – as they compete to deliver services. Connected mobility, which we define as “technology-enabled on-demand mobility services for moving people and goods from point A to B”, has become a disruptive, paradigm-changing development in the automotive industry. It requires a complete rethinking of the way to deliver value to the market. To succeed, companies must expand their focus from the product (the automobile) to the utility derived from the product (“automobility”), and create a business model and digital ecosystem optimized to provide digitally enabled solutions for both car owners and mobility services users.
Based in China, the experienced professionals at Automobility Limited are building a co-innovation platform to help drive China’s Automobility Revolution.
“GlobusCap” is an India-based Investment Banking Firm providing M&A and other corporate finance advisory services to leading companies in its ‘target geographies’. It was set up in the year 2002 at Mumbai.
The firm is uniquely positioned in providing services in its target geographies, which include South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh), South East Asia, China, Eastern Europe, Middle East, West Africa, North Africa and South Africa. In order to service its clients seamlessly in the above mentioned geographies GlobusCap has created strong working relationships with leading international investment banking groups in these regions.
GlobusCap has offices in Mumbai (India), Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Pune (India). GlobusCap’s expertise revolves around the depth of investment banking experience of its founders and working team. The firm is headed by Vipul Srivastava who has about 30 years of investment banking experience in his career having worked at senior positions with some highly reputed organizations such as Asian Capital Partners headquartered at Hong Kong (a breakaway from Merill Lynch) and Arthur Andersen Global Corporate Finance.
The working team comprises of several highly qualified professionals who have extensive investment banking experience in GlobusCap’s focus geographies.
SV Links Angels is the investment arm of SV Links Network. It provides access to exclusive offers in Silicon Valley to our network of investors, which consists of more than 3,000 people from 27 countries. SV Links Angels also provides capital, mentoring and market access.
We invest in Silicon Valley technology startups founded by entrepreneurs with previous exits. Our investment criteria weigh heavily on the founding team's track record.
The portfolio of SV links Angels is composed of the following companies: Rani, Metagenomi, Wizeline, Haystack News, Suggestic, UBITS, Cerby, Torre and Kriptos.