11 notable deals and things to know this week (2023 – week #21)

🇺🇸 🌱💪 Resurrect Bio, a US-based startup, raised $2M to build up plants’ immune systems against diseases and pests.

🇺🇸 🚚 🤖 Nuro, the US-based autonomous delivery startup, announced a restructuring and paused its commercial expansion. This is the second time in less than a year that Nuro has laid off workers.

🇧🇪 🍔 💬 Deliverect, a Belgian startup that streamlines the online ordering process for restaurants, acquired Chatfood. Chatfood is a UAE startup that enables consumers to order food directly through social media apps.

🇺🇸 🧬 Pairwise, a US-based startup, rolled out its first CRISPR-edited produce to US restaurants. The startup aims to use CRISPR gene-editing technology to create new and improved varieties of fruits and vegetables, addressing issues such as taste, shelf-life, and disease resistance.

🇺🇸 🌱🥩 Prime Roots, a US-based startup, raised $30M for its plant-based deli meat and expand its operations. The raised capital will be used to invest in research and development, enhance manufacturing capabilities, and expand distribution channels.

🇨🇦 🌱 ChrysaLabs, a Canadian startup, raised $15M CAD ($11M) for its AI-powered soil data platform. The fund will be used to further develop the startup’s AI technology and expand its services, aiming to help farmers unlock valuable insights from soil data for improved agricultural practices.

🇩🇪 🚁 Wingcopter, a German startup, raised €40M for its drone deliveries of essential supplies in remote areas.

🇳🇬 📊 Figorr, a Nigerian-based startup, raised $1.5M for its data-driven perishables insurance platform that aims to provide comprehensive coverage and risk management solutions for the cold chain industry.

🇭🇺 🌱 Proofminder, a Budapest-based agtech startup, raised €400K for its agtech solutions, aimed at improving agricultural productivity and sustainability.

🇺🇸 🤖 🍽️ Incentivio, a US-based startup, raised $10M for its AI-driven restaurant revenue and guest engagement platform through personalized experiences.

🇫🇷 ♻️🍸 Pernod Ricard invested in Ecospirits, a French startup that raised €10M for its sustainable spirits packaging solution.

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