Here are the 7 deals that we found the most exciting and interesting for you to know this week:
🌱 🇳🇴 Saga Robotics, a Norwegian startup developing a robot dedicated to control mildew, notably in strawberries, raised £8.5M to fund its growth in the UK and then in new markets such as the US and Italy.
🍗 🇪🇸 Heura, a Spanish startup, raised €20M, to develop its plant-based meat alternatives. This round is said to be only a bridge to pave the way to a very big series B round in 2023. In Spain, Heura has already a market share of 30% and plans to grow in other European markets.
🛰️ 🇩🇪 Constellr, a German startup, raised $10M for its water monitoring solution using satellite images.
☘️ 🇺🇸 Synonym, a US-based startup, raised $6.3M for its synthetic biology facility (for non-pharma use cases). Other companies will be able to use the facility to produce their own ingredients. This is linked to DigitalFoodLab’s recent note ont the opportunity of cloud-based bioreactors accessible by any company looking to enter the bio-economy.
👩🍳 🇺🇸 Meez, a US-based startup, raised $11.5M for its recipe management software. It helps chefs to create a set of recipes which can then be used to decrease by up to 80% the training time of new team members. In an industry with high turnover, that’s game changing.
🇺🇸 NuCicer, a US-based startup, raised $7M (notably from Bayer) to develop its protein-rich chickpea crop.