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The Withering Crop of Vertical Farming Startups

The Withering Crop of Vertical Farming Startups
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March 07, 2023

What We're Reading

The Withering Crop of Vertical Farming Startups (Fast Company) Sector List
Crypto Winter Continues As Blockchain Investment Falls (Forbes) Funding List
PE Driving More Interest, With Fewer $$ (Axios) 
Investors Are Going Nuts for AI-Based Companies (Economist) Sector List
Ex-Amazon Engineers Take Off With New Drone Startup (Geekwire) Profile

Trending Companies

Wunderkind, a company that developed a performance marketing engine that delivers tailored experiences at scale, raises $76MM Series C from Neuberger Berman.

SaaS • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Zarta, a company that developed an ad-free, micro pay-per-view video platform for creator content, raises $5.7MM Seed from Andreessen Horowitz.

Digital Entertainment • San Francisco, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Safkan, a company that manufactures automated and FDA-cleared ear cleaning devices, raises $8MM Series A from Unorthodox Ventures.

Medical Devices • Redmond, WA • Post-Money Valuation


Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn, a company that produces natural gourmet popcorn, raises $3MM Series A from JACS Capital.

Snacks • Asheville, NC • Post-Money Valuation


Gelsight, a developer of tactile sensing solutions for the industrial sector, raises $1MM Equity Funding from undisclosed investors.

Industrial Automation • Waltham, MA • Post-Money Valuation


Crop One Holdings, a firm that develops farming technology intended for sustainability, raises $2.5MM Debt Funding from undisclosed investors.

Technology • Millis, MA • Post-Money Valuation


Smartville, a developer of reliable second-life energy storage systems, receives $5.9MM Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Energy • Carlsbad, VA • Post-Money Valuation


Shoulder Innovations, a medical device development company that designs and commercializes products that demonstrate the potential for improved patient care, raises $42MM Series D from Gilde Healthcare.

Health Care Equipment • Grand Rapids, MI • Post-Money Valuation


Ariel Re Bermuda, a reinsurance company, raises $270MM Equity Funding from Pelican Ventures.

Insurance • Hamilton, Bermuda


Electrify Video Partners, a  company that invests in Youtube channels, raises $50MM Equity Funding from MEP Capital.

Investment Management • London, United Kingdom

Since last week, PrivCo has added:
995 Companies | 162 Funding Rounds | 152 M&A Deals

Oats Overnight, a producer of high-protein oatmeal products, raises $20MM Series A from Singh Capital Partners.

Nutrition • Tempe, AZ • Post-Money Valuation


Rubi Laboratories, a company that turns carbon emissions into carbon-negative textiles with synthetic biology, raises $8.7MM Seed from Talis Capital.

Textiles • Sausalito, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Panorama Education, a company that offers an education software platform, raises $5MM Equity Funding from undisclosed investors.

EdTech • Boston, MA • Post-Money Valuation


Ryse Health, a company that develops a health care platform for individuals and families with type 2 diabetes, raises $6.5MM Series A from Route 66 Ventures.

Health Care Technology • Arlington, VA • Post-Money Valuation    


Bicara Therapeutics, a firm that develops pipeline of bifunctional antibodies, raises $108MM Series B from Red Tree Venture Capital.

Biotechnology • Cambridge, MA • Post-Money Valuation

Pye Barker Fire & Safety acquires AC Daughtry, a company that provides security systems.

Security • Montville, NJ • Deal


Colony Hardware acquires New South Construction Supply, a distributor of commercial and industrial construction products to contractors.

Building Products • West Columbia, SC • Deal


VillageMD acquires Starling Physicians, a physician-led multispecialty group, delivering medical care to people of all ages.

Primary Care • Rocky Hill, CT • Deal


IXL Learning acquires Teachers Pay Teachers, a provider of a catalog of educator-created content and tools for digital instruction.

EdTech • New York, NY • Deal


Sakuu, a company that designs and manufactures ceramic-based electrolytes, lithium metal anodes, and Lithium-ion solid-state batteries, plans to go public via a merger with Plum Acquisition Corp.

Industrial Products • San Jose, CA • SPAC Deal

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