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May 2016

Water startups left high and dry

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Water startups left high and dry

In January 2014, after a two-year struggle to raise money for his startup, Samuel Rajkumar, 45, sold his company’s sole product to a non-governmental organization. His product, Caddisfly, comprises a couple of small contraptions that have to be connected to a smartphone and and an app, which reads the fluoride content in water.

Developments in farmland and agtech investment showcased

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Developments in farmland and agtech investment showcased

More than 600 attendees at annual Global AgInvesting (GAI) flagship conference held in New York were privy to news from event participants Finistere, International Farming Corporation (IFC), AgFunder, Omnivore Partners and NCREIF.

In what is thought to be a first of its kind partnership, agtech and life sciences venture capital firm Finistere Ventures and institutional farmland owner and manager IFC announced the launch of agtech growth equity fund Willow Hill Ventures. Finistere partner, Arama Kukutai, who presented at GAI, explained that Willow Hill Ventures is a growth equity-focused vehicle that will capitalize on the diverse tools brought by Finistere and IFC.