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Top 20 Agriculture (agtech) Startup Investors in Ireland

A list of 20 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Agriculture (agtech) startups based in Ireland. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Agriculture (agtech) companies from Ireland. We update this investor list every month.

Top 20 Agriculture (agtech) Startup Investors in Ireland

Investor Agriculture (agtech) Ireland investments
The Yield Lab Europe 7
Enterprise Ireland 5
SVG Ventures 4
SVG Ventures 4
Act Venture Capital 2
Atlantic Bridge 2
Fulcrum Global Capital 1
Radicle Growth 1
Astanor Ventures 1
MML Capital Partners 1
Inspire Investments 1
Blue Wire Capital 1
Finistere Ventures 1
WakeUp Capital 1
Cell Capital 1
Kernel Capital 1
Capsa Vida 1
Alimentos Ventures 1
Bimeda Ireland 1
NDRC 1
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The Yield Lab Europe VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland · 2 investments in the past 12 months
The Yield Lab Europe is a €50m early stage Agrifood and Ag Tech fund which comprises an accelerator and a larger follow-on fund, investing in high tech companies with the potential to significant disrupt and improve our current systems of global food production, and to improve the environmental sustainability of the industry. The main fund invests€1m each into 10-12 companies over several follow on rounds, with the strongest accelerator companies expected to progress to the main fund. The Yield Lab Europe is also part of a global network of Agrifood Tech funds, with global headquarters in St Louis USA, and sister funds in LATAM and Singapore.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Agriculture, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Ireland, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • BiOceanOr — BiOceanOr harnessed the power of Marine Biology and AI to deliver bio-guided services that optimize fish welfare and fish growth, while supporting aquaculture sustainability standards
  • Solasta Bio — Solasta Bio develops environment-friendly products that meet a global need for new and effective crop protection.
  • Micron AgriTech — Micron Agritech, driving the future of sustainable animal health. Run a FEC worm or fluke test with your phone and get results in minutes.
Enterprise Ireland VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Enterprise Ireland is the government agency responsible for the development and funding of the indigenous business sector. Their mission is to accelerate the development of companies to achieve strong positions in global markets resulting in increased national and regional prosperity. It was founded in 1998 and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Ireland, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Lative — Lative automates capacity planning, maximizing profitable sales growth & revenue efficiency for high-performance revenue teams.
  • Cytidel — Cytidel helps security teams reduce breaches, save time, and stay secure. Vulnerability Management and Cyber Risk Management, and Threat Intelligence Specialists
  • Positive Carbon — Positive Carbon provides an innovative solution for businesses to track, manage, and reduce food waste. With real-time analytics, CO2 calculation, and a comprehensive learning platform, we help you save costs and achieve sustainability goals. Request a demo today to start making a positive environmental impact.
SVG Ventures VC Fund · Los Gatos, California, United States
We work with leading corporations, startups, universities, and growers to solve the biggest challenges facing the agtech and foodtech industries.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Agriculture, Farming
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • FarmWise — FarmWise provides technology-based services that allow farmers to streamline farm operations and increase food production efficiency.
  • Napigen — We are the genome editing company specialized for mitochondrial engineering. We address unmet needs of future food supplies by creating hybrid crop plants to boost their yields to an unprecedented level. The company’s technology creates robust male sterile lines that are ideal over conventional lines because of their stability and elitebackgrounds. This allows the production of non-GM hybrid seeds in crop plants that are currently mostly non-hybrid such as wheat. Our technology solution is expected to fulfill the highest level of public acceptance and aspiration.
  • Iamus Technologies — Iamus Technologies Limited is an Artificial Intelligence & Robotics company based in Ireland that has developed poultry specific robotic technology that empowers poultry farmers to make better and safer production decisions. Over the last 2 years we have been working globally with poultry processors in identifying KPIs that our robots cancontinuously gather on the ground in poultry sheds and feedback instantly to both producer and the relevant personnel back at the processing plant. Results to date are impressive with automatic and accurate data recovery from the birds on every part of the floor and analysis with real-time intervention now possible. These factors are key in addressing the growing demands of modern, intensive broiler production with the Iamus robot & platform meeting these requirements.
SVG Ventures VC Fund · Los Gatos, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
We work with leading corporations, startups, universities, and growers to solve the biggest challenges facing the agtech and foodtech industries.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Agriculture, Farming
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Mi Terro — We are an advanced material company that engineers upcycled agricultural waste into sustainable and affordable plastic-alternative and paperless biomaterials for food, fashion and packaging industries. Our proprietary technology can potentially apply to any agricultural waste, from plants to dairy.
  • Continuum Ag — Boost your farm's profitability and soil health with Continuum Ag's TopSoil. Explore our CI Certification and sustainable ag solutions today.
  • Cynomys — Soluzioni IOT di monitoraggio ambientale per allevamenti e aziende
Act Venture Capital VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Technology-focused, investing capital and expertise to fuel growth in the most promising ideas and companies. Raised c.€600m across multiple funds and invest from seed to growth.We look for companies with potentially cutting-edge, category-defining businesses in markets including application software, IT infrastructure, communications, Internetand mobile. We help founders create and scale businesses globally. We work as a small team with diverse strengths accessing a community of over 200 founders. The teams and companies we back scale their investor base as they scale their business execution and ambition. We work closely with them in this process. Over the past 25 years have built a broad network of US and European investors and founders that share our vision and approach.Act is based in Dublin, Ireland.Our most recent funds are supported by the European Investment Fund.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Ireland, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • CitySwift — CitySwift is a data-driven scheduling and planning technology for urban bus networks. It uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict journey times and passenger demand, making routes more efficient. Schedulers can create optimized timetables that take into account traffic, events, and hundreds of other external factors, ensuringon-time performance and increased passenger satisfaction.CitySwift was established in 2016 and is operating in Galway, Ireland.
  • GREYSCOUT — Safeguard your reputation and increase revenue with GreyScout, the scalable, always-on platform for fighting IP infringement and grey market sellers.
  • Spotted Zebra — Spotted Zebra's skills cloud powers skills-based organisations. Our platform ensures skills are the centre of every decision made about people. Whether talent acquisition, talent development or internal mobility, Spotted Zebra focuses people on skills.
Atlantic Bridge VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Atlantic Bridge is a Growth Equity Firm with a Cross Border Value Add strategy. We invest in deep technology companies in Europe and the US. Our team is made up of successful entrepreneurs and senior technology industry executives and we invest in strong ambitious entrepreneurs and management teams that have the passion and drive to scale up andexploit major growth opportunities. We help our portfolio companies expand and grow internationally through our global platform with our team and offices in London, Dublin, Munich, Paris and Palo Alto.Atlantic Bridge brings together a unique team of technology entrepreneurs, experienced managers, finance professionals, and investment experts. The team contains a wealth of international business experience across Europe, the UK and the US. They have worked together in various capacities for the last 30 years, bringing a true partnership approach to their firm and their investments. Its investors include the founders, leading institutional investors, and private investors with a track record of investment in successful technology companies.Atlantic Bridge has developed a unique and differentiated strategy that focuses on specific technology themes and the implementation of the “Atlantic Bridge Model” for scaling companies internationally. The “Bridge Model” accelerates the scale-up of technology companies in Europe and the US. This approach is highly differentiated and has delivered strong performance results to date.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • United States, Ireland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Neurobell — NeuroBell develop novel EEG medical devices for early detection and monitoring of neonatal seizures.
  • LUMA Vision — OneProjects is an Irish-German cardiac imaging specialist.
  • Cambridge Mechatronics — Cambridge Mechatronics (CML) is a high technology design and engineering company based in Cambridge, UK. We specialise in pioneering and developing cutting-edge mechatronic platform technology from concept to mass production. We achieve this through technology licensing or partnerships with global manufacturing corporations. Our intellectualproperty portfolio consists of over 100 granted patents that we can exploit.
Fulcrum Global Capital VC Fund · Mound City, Kansas, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Feeding the world one investment at a time
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Agriculture, Farming
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Rantizo — Fly more acres, deliver better service. The equipment, tools, and expertise you need to be the grower's first call for drone spray services.
  • Sabanto — Meet Steward, your autonomous operator. Install Steward on your existing tractor to operate 24/7 without sitting in the driver's seat. Book a demo today.
  • Vytelle — Vytelle is a company with a deeper purpose and revolutionary technology that helps to advance bovine, deer and buffalo genetics faster by redefining reproduction.
Radicle Growth VC Fund · San Diego, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Radicle Growth is a San Diego, California based venture capital firm focused sustainable, early-stage ag and food tech startups.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, AgTech, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Series A, Grant
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • PheroSyn — PheroSyn develops and produces novel pest pheromones. PheroSyn is a spin-out from Rothamsted Research, the world-leading, non-profit research centre that focuses on strategic agricultural science to the benefit of farmers and society worldwide.
  • FarmSense — FarmSense provides commercial farmers and agricultural operators the ability to monitor, count, and identify insect pests in real time.
  • Pluton Biosciences — The miniscule organisms Pluton Biosciences discover possess the power to create global change. Pluton quickly and inexpensively taps into the diverse world of bacteria, fungi and viruses to discover next-generation products for carbon sequestration, agriculture, pharmaceutical, biomaterials and bioremediation.Pluton Bioscience's discoveryprocess generates diverse commercialization options, including: Organisms (biological products), Small Molecule Chemistries (fermentable and non-fermentable) and New Traits (scale dependent).
Astanor Ventures VC Fund · Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium · 7 investments in the past 12 months
We help the ambitious build a food system that is nourishing, regenerative, scalable, trusted and produces delicious food for all.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, Food and Beverage, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, France, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Robovision — Take control of your AI vision with Robovision's award-winning platform to manage vision intelligence in smart marchines
  • ProducePay — ProducePay provides a wide array of payment solutions to the fresh produce industry and its agents. Produce Pay was first conceived at Cornell University. With strong support from experienced faculty and the student body, it was able to rapidly gain momentum. Produce Pay obtained recognition from Cornell’s entrepreneurial community and was soondubbed "The Next Johnson Start-Up," in reference to Cornell’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management.
  • Reshape Biotech — Fully digital microbiology developed by Reshape Biotech
MML Capital Partners VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom
MML Capital Partners is an independent investment firm, with over twenty years of history, focused on providing capital to businesses for expansion/acquisitions, management-led equity deals, recapitalisations and buy-outs.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Packaging Services, Food and Beverage
  • Private Equity, Funding Round, Series A
  • United Kingdom, France, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Global Packaging Services — Reusable metal crate multi-way packaging solutions, reusable metal crate multi-way packaging solutions.
  • Ross-shire Engineering — Engineered Solutions for the Treatment & Purification of Water from RSE (Ross-shire Engineering).
  • Virginia International Logistics — Virginia International Logistics provides temperature controlled, dry freight, and containerized logistics across Ireland, UK and Europe.
Inspire Investments VC Fund
Inspire Investments is a venture capital investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, AgTech, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • ID-Pal — ID-Pal is the easiest way to verify identities in real-time simply, securely and conveniently. Simple to use, easy to integrate, instantly customisable to the specific needs of any business, eliminating the complexity, cost, timelines and risk associated with regulatory compliance.
  • Proveye — We are pioneering the potential of digital imagery for more predictable and profitable decision-making for agriculture and the environment.
Blue Wire Capital VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Blue Wire Capital (BWC) supports innovation by backing visionaries who want to change how the world works, primarily at pre-seed and seed. BWC provides exceptional founders and outstanding managers with fast & flexible access to capital, assistance, and a comprehensive network.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Advanced Materials, Art
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • beehiiv — Access the best tools available in email, helping your newsletter scale and monetize like never before.
  • Patch — Patch is your new neighbourhood space for work, community, and events.
  • Space DOTS — The first modular pico-labs for active in-space testing of advanced materials, from LEO to Cis-lunar and Interplanetary orbits.
Finistere Ventures VC Fund · San Diego, California, United States
Finistere Ventures is an agricultural technology and life sciences venture capital investor. Founded in 2005, the company partners with other entrepreneurs and creative thinkers to build innovative companies that have the potential to transform modern agriculture, increase food security, improve nutrition, and enhance sustainability. Their appliedexperience as operators, and pioneering role in Ag Tech, is actively utilized to benefit its portfolio companies and Partners. Finistere has global access to the best new technologies from centers of Ag Tech excellence in the U.S., Australia, Israel, New Zealand, and Canada through its venture partner networks. Finistere’s locations in San Diego and Palo Alto, California keeps them connected to the centers of mainstream venture investment and the world’s leading innovation ecosystem.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Agriculture, Farming
  • Series B, Series C, Series A
  • United States, New Zealand, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Scentian Bio — Scentian Bio operates as a platform that provides ultimate sensing solution.
  • Animol Discovery — Animol is building its own pipeline of break-through proprietary veterinary small molecules led by a team of animal health industry experts with vast experience in bringing drugs to market. With our unique and powerful technology platform we deliver innovative medicines that are specifically designed for the needs of veterinary patients.
  • Growers Edge — Growers Edge leverages data science to build grower-relevant risk management solutions to meet ever-changing agricultural demands.
WakeUp Capital VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Impact fund based in Ireland investing in Europe
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Software, Consulting
  • Seed, Series A
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Inclusio — The inclusio diversity and inclusion platform is designed to measure and positively shift the culture of your organisation. Contact us for more information.
  • MagGrow — Agricultural Magnetics Limited is an Irish company that produces innovative patented technology called MagGrow into the agricultural industry.The MagGrow system is a patented, proprietary technology for droplet formation that yields superior spray drift-reduction and spray coverage performance.MagGrow customers are seeing two core benefits ofup to 70% drift reduction and typical coverage of at least 20-40%. The MagGrow technology delivers significant savings in pesticide usage, scarce resources such as water and labor, extends spray windows and meets environmental and legislative requirements. . The agricultural spray technology​ operates across three global footprints, the USA, Canada, and Europe.
Cell Capital VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom
Cell Capital focuses on seed to series A investments, with a special concentration in the agrifood sector. Cell Capital is located in London, United Kingdom.
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Investment focus
  • Internet of Things, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed
  • United Kingdom, Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • QuestDB — QuestDB is a fast columnar database that solves ingestion speed bottlenecks. Superior developer experience with SQL and native time series extensions. Open source, self-hosted enterprise or fully managed.
  • CarbonChain — We automate your supply chain carbon accounting, so you can tackle climate risks, reduce emissions, and accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy.
  • Micron AgriTech — Micron Agritech is home to the Micron Kit, and allows farmers and vets to test animals on site for parasites and get results within 30 minutes
Kernel Capital VC Fund · Cork, Cork, Ireland
Kernel Capital is the independent manager of The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Venture Funds, one of the largest and most active sources of equity finance on the island of Ireland. Kernel leverage their extensive network to enable their portfolio companies recruit the highest caliber people, to break into new international markets and to generaterevenues of scale. It is the only investment firm with venture capital Funds dedicated to both jurisdictions on the Island. Kernel have raised over €210M from investors which including their strategic partner Bank of Ireland, Invest NI, Enterprise Ireland, Galway University Foundation, The University of Limerick Foundation, The New York State Common Retirement Fund and undisclosed Family Offices. Consistently delivering strong financial returns for their investors Kernel have led more than 20 substantial trade sales to NASDAQ, NYSE, and LSE listed corporations.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Ireland, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Pretto — Pretto is the only truly transparent online real estate price comparator.Pretto accompanies you until the signing of your loan, free of charge and without commitment.
  • Pilot Photonics — Welcome to Pilot Photonics, a laser product development company in Dublin, Ireland. We provide optical frequency combs and tunable lasers.
  • Causeway Sensors — The Affinity, is a compact, bench-top Biosensor providing accurate real-time analysis at an accessible price. The Affinity biosensor and accompanying Access Chip incorporate the latest advancements in Nanotechnology, providing the biochemistry researcher the perfect platform to explore the complex world of biomolecular interactions.
Capsa Vida VC Fund · Granda, Asturias, Spain
Capsa Vida is a corporate venture capital firm of Alimentaria Peñasanta SA. It focuses on investments in innovative foodtech projects.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, Organic Food, Food and Beverage
  • Pre-Seed
  • Spain, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Nucaps — Nucaps® is a European company located in Navarra (Spain). They offer a new encapsulation technology for the industrial development of Nanocapsules and Biocapsules for bioactives and probiotics. Their international patents of bioavailable capsules with natural proteins, personalized and free of conservatives, achieve the protection and improvementof the resulting active compounds, with greater efficiency and stability. They specialize in the safety encapsulation procedures for nutritional and health industries. Their technical capacities allow them to personalize the products and adapt their technology for a variety of substances and uses.
  • Baïa Food — Baïa Food offers a selection of organic superfoods for a nutritional experience.
  • PENTABIOL SL — PENTABIOL has developed and tested PROBISAN, a fermented fodder improver for nutrition of animals that overtakes the performance of any other fodder improver on the market. The most strict and unbiased product test has been undertaken on a single commercial swine farm in Spain comparing PROBISAN and the leading product on the market. Each productwas used to feed during the same period of a population of 1.575 piglets (252 each fodder). PROBISAN piglets ate 10% less and grew 4% more than competition piglets. Considering both effects PROBISAN offers 14% more yield than the best product on the market. Furthermore the average deviation of results with the group of 7 independent tests showed that PROBISAN is much more stable than the other fodders.
Alimentos Ventures VC Fund
Accelerate innovation in aquaculture feed and technology.
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Investment focus
  • Farming, Aquaculture, Therapeutics
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • MicroSynbiotiX — Microsynbiotix, an Irish-based Biotechnology company making microalgal oral vaccines for aquaculture
Bimeda Ireland VC Fund · Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland
Bimeda is a global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of animal health products and veterinary pharmaceuticals. Through ongoing expansion and strategic acquisition, Bimeda® has established markets in more than seventy countries worldwide and has R&D, manufacturing and distribution capabilities across Europe, North America, South America,Africa, Asia and Australasia. Bimeda® employs almost 800 employees worldwide and has its global headquarters in Carrickmines, Dublin, Ireland. Bimeda is focused on providing a comprehensive, customer-driven service, selling consistently high-quality products, at a market-conscious price level.Within Ireland, Bimeda focuses primarily on the categories of parasite control, nutrition, mastitis and dairy production; providing high quality, cost-effective products to vets, animal health professionals and farmers around the country.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Veterinary, Health Care
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Micron AgriTech — Micron Agritech is home to the Micron Kit, and allows farmers and vets to test animals on site for parasites and get results within 30 minutes
NDRC VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
NDRC builds high-impact new ventures. By providing the people, time, space and investment needed at the earliest stages of dedicated commercialisation work, NDRC is creating companies worthy of commercial investment and with the ability to scale. The NDRC team has the breadth of knowledge and expertise in technology and markets. NDRC worksside-by-side with researchers, entrepreneurs and venture teams to turn great ideas into successful new ventures.By the end of 2014, NDRC’s portfolio of startup ventures had secured a cumulative €88m in follow-on investment from commercial investors, with a combined market capitalisation of approx. €220m.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Convertible Note
  • Ireland, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Hiiker — Find 1000s of the best backpacking and hiking adventures, with reviews, photos, and great places to stay.
  • Dataships — Dataships uses top level data privacy software to help your brand, no matter your location.
  • Ceartas DMCA — Ceartas is the leader in piracy protection for creators, brands & enterprise. Powered by AI, we have the highest removal rate in the industry
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