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Agtech: Comfort Zones and Value Chains

Dec 11th, 2018 | Filed under: Newly Added, Real Estate, Agriculture, The A.I. Industry, Investing in Commodities, Debt Types of Private Equity, Liquid and Fixed Income Real Estate, Venture capital, Farmland, Equity Types of Private Equity, Natural Resources and Land, Commodities, Other Issues in Private Investments, Private Investments, Real Estate Equity Investments, Real Assets

An agtech-focused venture firm has issued a report about global VC activity across agtech and its subsectors. The firm, Finistere Ventures, which describes itself as in the business of helping “ambitious founders transform food and agriculture,” collaborated with Pitchbook in preparing the review. Finistere looks specifically at: (a) macro trends,Read More


Agtech Investment and the Future of Food

Aug 14th, 2018 | Filed under: Newly Added, Private Equity, Agriculture, The A.I. Industry, Venture capital, Farmland, Equity Types of Private Equity, Natural Resources and Land, Angel investing, Private Investments, Real Assets

Finistere Ventures, a venture capital firm that describes itself as in the business of helping “ambitious founders transform food and agriculture,” has teamed up with Pitchbook to produce a dataset that would enable “clear insights into financing activity and metrics in the agtech sector.” The result was the Agtech InvestmentRead More


Highlights in the Growth of Farmland Funds

May 9th, 2017 | Filed under: Newly Added, Agriculture, Farmland, Natural Resources and Land, Real Assets

Highquest Partners and a product strategist for timber and agriculture at GMO LLC (Julie Koeninger) have collaborated on a white paper on the history of farmland investment, at its heart the story, first, of how farmland has grown (since the late 1980s and the rebound from the farm crisis earlierRead More


TIAA Report On Responsibility and Farmland

Dec 11th, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, Farmland, Natural Resources and Land, Real Assets

Biff Ourso, TIAA’s portfolio manager for agriculture investments, says in a prefatory message to their new report that “concerns have been raised about whether investment in regions such as Brazil contribute to land conflicts, lead to the displacement of local people … or foster excessive pesticide usage.” TIAA, which hasRead More


Preqin on Ag Funds and Their Managers

Dec 1st, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, Farmland, Natural Resources and Land, Real Assets

Fundraising for agriculture/farmland-focused funds has been remarkably strong recently, according to research by Preqin, the multi-national data and consulting firm. Farmland has been aptly described as the “oldest alternative investment” and dates as far back as 9,000 years ago. The focus on Preqin’s special report on agriculture is somewhat more recentRead More


Private Capital Fundraising Slows: Green and Brown Valleys

Jul 14th, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Farmland, Natural Resources and Land, Operationally Intensive Real Assets, Real Estate Equity Investments, Real Assets, Other Topics in A.I.

Preqin, the multinational data and consulting firm, has looked at the second quarter and found it was, for private capital fundraising  … slow. So was the quarter before it. Together they made up the first half of 2016, in which the funds closed in the world of private capital globallyRead More


A Perennial Gale Hits the Coffee Industry

Jan 11th, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, Commodities, Agriculture, Investing in Commodities, Farmland, Natural Resources and Land, Commodities

The popularity of the drip coffee maker is in decline, or at least it has passed its peak.  In 2013. 58% of coffee drinkers had used such a coffee maker on the day before the day they were asked, that is, “yesterday.” That number was down to 54% in 2014,Read More


Farm Land: The Risks & Rewards of Buying Direct

Jun 7th, 2015 | Filed under: Real Estate, Infrastructure, Institutional Investing, Farmland

Guest columnist Andrew Smith, CAIA, examines the risks and rewards of investing directly in farmland.Read More