Venture capital investors pumped $51.7 billion into agrifoodtech startups worldwide in 2021, according to the latest edition of the annual AgFunder Agrifoodtech Investment Report, released today.
That represents an 85% increase over 2020’s $27.8 billion total, indicating the accelerating — and increasingly urgent — demand from investors and consumers for technologies that can enable more sustainable and resilient food systems.
Here are a few of the AgFunder Agrifoodtech Investment Report’s headline findings:
- $51.7 billion raised in total
- 85% year-on-year growth in funding
- 3,155 discrete deals
- 4,570 investors
- Largest deal: $3 billion, Furong Xingsheng (China, eGrocery)
Read the rest of the story and get the report here.