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Top 25 Agriculture (agtech) Startup Investors in New Zealand

A list of 25 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Agriculture (agtech) startups based in New zealand. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Agriculture (agtech) companies from New zealand. We update this investor list every month.

Top 25 Agriculture (agtech) Startup Investors in New Zealand

Investor Agriculture (agtech) New Zealand investments
Enterprise Angels 7
K1W1 6
Icehouse Ventures 4
Promus Ventures 2
Rabobank Food & Agri Innovation Fund 2
Finistere Ventures 2
Peter Beck 2
Ngāi Tahu 1
RIV Capital 1
ACC 1
Quayside Holdings 1
Bay Trust 1
Founders Fund 1
Steven Adams 1
Callaghan Innovation 1
DCVC 1
GD1 1
Aspire NZ Seed Fund 1
Tuhua Fund 1
Seven Peaks Ventures 1
AngelHQ 1
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund 1
Punakaiki Fund 1
Radicle Growth 1
Khosla Ventures 1
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Enterprise Angels VC Fund · Tauranga, Gisborne, New Zealand
Connecting startup business owners with angel investors to raise capital . Access a network of expertise and investment opportunities.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Funding Round, Seed, Angel
  • New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Cropsy Technologies — Cropsy's mission is to deliver disruptive, scalable technology to every fruit grower to unlock the full potential of their land with insights that were impossible before. Our proprietary AI-enabled hardware allows growers to monitor every plant, understand the whole crop, and track how it changes over time. These insights help growers optimiseall their decision making. The system is a simple tractor add-on, so growers do all their daily operations while Cropsy looks out for problems. Cropsy is poised to set the new gold standard for growing, with recommendations, forecasts, and providing certainty to every grower, every season.
  • Cetogenix — Cetogenix is a clean technology business dedicated to creating long-term solutions to global climate change.
  • Zenno Astronautics — At Zenno Astronautics, our hardware and software products ensure satellite missions are effectively managed, guaranteeing maximum economic returns and responsible use of space.
K1W1 VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand · 4 investments in the past 12 months
K1W1 provides startups and businesses in New Zealand with early and later-stage venture investments.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Biotechnology, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • New Zealand, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Akahu — Akahu provides open banking and open finance infrastructure. We make it simple for people to connect their financial accounts to trusted third parties.
  • Daisy Lab — Daisy Lab pioneers precision fermentation technology in New Zealand
  • Mint Innovation — Founded in 2016, members of the Mint Innovation team have a strong background in chemistry, biotechnology, and leveraging IP in the industrial sector. They are scaling their technology in their Auckland plant and labs to demonstrate the commercial application of their biometallurgy processes for metal recovery.
Icehouse Ventures VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Icehouse Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm. We exist to back the world's bravest Kiwi founders, launching global companies from New Zealand.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • New Zealand, United States, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Caruso — We're helping fund managers break free from expensive, clunky, legacy systems and empowering them with modern tools to help them grow and thrive. With Caruso, you can manage all your fund operations effortlessly in one place - onboard investors, complete AML / KYC, raise capital, issue distributions, complete secondary sales, andeverything in between.
  • Ideally — Remarkably affordable, fast, robust and accessible research to inform and develop your ideas, concepts and products. Join us on our mission to make consumer testing a place ideas go to grow.
  • Scentian Bio — Scentian Bio operates as a platform that provides ultimate sensing solution.
Promus Ventures VC Fund · Chicago, Illinois, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Investing in early-stage deep-tech software/hardware companies run by visionary and tenacious founding teams.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Wakeo — Wakeo provides real time tracking on door-to-door multimodal transport flows including sea, air, rail and road freight. Discover the real-time visibility platform to manage disruptions, drive performance and collaboration and transform your business.
  • FERNRIDE — Fernride enables automated, sustainable logistics by combining the skills of remote drivers with autonomous technologies.
  • SatSure — SatSure is an innovative decision analytics company that leverages advances in satellites, machine learning, and big data analytics to help solve problems at the nexus of sustainability of food, water, and energy security.
Rabobank Food & Agri Innovation Fund VC Fund · Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Rabobank emerged from several small agricultural cooperative banks, founded by Dutch farmers in the late nineteenth century. Food & Agriculture (F&A) is in our DNA, from which we built a unique position in the F&A sector as a key financier and international player, attributes which we leverage for the benefit of our stakeholders andportfolio companies. We recognise and understand the food security challenges lying ahead of us and how Innovation in F&A supply chains is key to the solution, which is why we are dedicated to committing capital to the space.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, AgTech, Farming
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, The Netherlands, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • 30MHz — The data platform for horticulture | Sense. Act. Impact.
  • BeeHero — BeeHero - Your precision pollination provider for almonds, berries, apples and more We raise and keep exceptional bees by combining generations of commercial beekeeping experience with cutting-edge technology. Get premium bees & pollinate your crops with precision.
  • EarthOptics — EarthOptics is building the cloud-based machine learning platform for soil and ground management.
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.
Peter Beck Angel · Huntington Beach, California, United States
Peter Beck is the founder and chief executive of Rocket Lab, a space systems company and the world’s leading dedicated small satellite launch provider. Rocket Lab provides end-to-end mission services, including complete satellite build and launch solutions, that provide rapid, frequent and reliable access to space. Rocket Lab has been launchingsince May 2017, delivering satellites to orbit for commercial and government customers, including DARPA, NASA, the NRO, the United States Air Force and more. Since founding the business in 2006, Peter has grown Rocket Lab to become a globally recognized industry leader in space and a billion-dollar company employing hundreds of world-class engineers. In addition to creating Electron, the world’s first fully carbon-fibre orbital launch vehicle, Peter also oversaw the development of the world’s first and only private orbital launch range, located on New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula. He played a crucial role in establishing international treaties and legislation to enable orbital launch capability from New Zealand.
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Investment focus
  • Software, AgTech, Hardware
  • Series A, Series B
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Halter — Halter creates GPS enabled, solar powered collars for cows. The collar hardware allows farmers to use simple tablet app software to remotely set geographic boundaries for cattle, virtual fences. Farmers use Halter's system to avoid physically herding cows, maximizing farmer time and productivity.
  • Partly — Auto parts distributors, manufacturers, dismantlers, marketplaces and software providers use Partly's software and API to add fitment and manage parts online.
Ngāi Tahu VC Fund
Ngāi Tahu
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Investment focus
  • Organic, Agriculture, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Orbica — Orbica develops innovative, cross-industry location data solutions, services and products.
  • Leaft Foods — Leaft Protein exists to reduce the environmental impact of food production & is made from the most plentiful protein on the planet, Rubisco.
RIV Capital VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
RIV Capital is a cannabis acquisition and investment firm building a leading multistate platform of brands in key strategic U.S. markets.
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, AgTech, Health Care
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Canada, United States, Italy
Portfolio highlights
  • Dynaleo — At Dynaleo, we produce the highest quality cannabis-infused Edible Gummies. Learn more about our innovative CBD and THC gummies on our website.
  • Headset — Retail & market insights for cannabis retailers, product manufacturers, CPGs, processors, growers & all ancillary services.
  • TerrAscend — A Leading Vertically-Integrated North American OperatorTerrAscend is a leading North American cannabis operator with vertically integrated operations in
ACC VC Fund
ACC is an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Organic, Agriculture
  • Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Leaft Foods — Leaft Protein exists to reduce the environmental impact of food production & is made from the most plentiful protein on the planet, Rubisco.
Quayside Holdings VC Fund
Quayside Holdings is the investment arm of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council which responsibly manages the commercial, property and horticulture investments.
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Investment focus
  • Sensor, FinTech, Hardware
  • Seed, Series B
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • TradeWindow — TradeWindow provides the tools and support for exporters, importers, freight forwarders, and customs brokers to begin the journey to digital transformation.
  • WNT Ventures — New Zealand's Venture Capital Deep Tech Investor. Investing in Deeptech founders from Aotearoa to build local companies and help them go global
Bay Trust VC Fund
Community Trust
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Investment focus
  • Sensor, Hardware, Robotics
  • Seed
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • WNT Ventures — New Zealand's Venture Capital Deep Tech Investor. Investing in Deeptech founders from Aotearoa to build local companies and help them go global
Founders Fund VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 39 investments in the past 12 months
Founders Fund is a San Francisco based venture capital firm investing in companies building revolutionary technologies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, FinTech
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Lyso — Lyso is a software that fully automates the checkout process within milliseconds on retail websites. It currently supports over 1,000 retail sites, including popular ones such as Best Buy, Newegg, Amazon, eBay, Walmart, and Target.
  • Cyabra — We break down social media so you can understand narratives, detect authenticity and reach true audiences.
  • Dynamic Labs — Dynamic is your multi-chain wallet-based authentication and authorization platform.
Steven Adams Angel
Steven Adams
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Investment focus
  • Organic, Agriculture
  • Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Leaft Foods — Leaft Protein exists to reduce the environmental impact of food production & is made from the most plentiful protein on the planet, Rubisco.
Callaghan Innovation VC Fund
Callaghan Innovation is a stand-alone Crown Entity established on 1 February, 2013. Their role hasn’t previously existed in New Zealand.When they succeed, all New Zealanders will benefit from a stronger economy, higher value exports, more productive and sustainable resource use, more jobs and higher incomes.International evidence showsadvanced technology institutes like Callaghan Innovation have been successful at helping businesses build innovation capability that contributes to their growth and the broader economy.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Construction, Horticulture
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Cropsy Technologies — Cropsy's mission is to deliver disruptive, scalable technology to every fruit grower to unlock the full potential of their land with insights that were impossible before. Our proprietary AI-enabled hardware allows growers to monitor every plant, understand the whole crop, and track how it changes over time. These insights help growers optimiseall their decision making. The system is a simple tractor add-on, so growers do all their daily operations while Cropsy looks out for problems. Cropsy is poised to set the new gold standard for growing, with recommendations, forecasts, and providing certainty to every grower, every season.
  • V-Quest — Carbon Optimising Applications for the Built Environment Design Optimisation tools that will empower you to change the world. Click here Carbon analysis made easy Our aim at V-Quest is to provide tools that will help you achieve a lower embodied carbon future. Through smart interactive data analysis you will find opportunities that balance cost and
  • ProTag — Heat and lameness detection with pinpoint accuracy. Continuous tracking technology that improves heat detection accuracy, lameness detection and grazing. ProTag can track the location and grazing behaviour of each cow. Giving you the tools to manage the quality of your pasture more effectively
DCVC VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 20 investments in the past 12 months
We are deep tech venture capital.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Relay — Relay helps leaders run their teams more effectively by establishing the right workflows, running them on time, and automating tedious coordination.
  • Fourth Power — Fourth Power makes renewable energy an on-demand energy source through utility-scale, thermal battery technology. With the ability to provide flexible-duration energy storage, we can start small and grow with the grid to save consumers money and ensure a clean energy future.
  • Reality Defender — Reality Defender is deepfake detection done right. With billions of visual and audio assets indexed, we offer the most robust deepfake detection available.
GD1 VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
GD1 is a Venture Capital firm that invests with high conviction in exciting technology companies originating from New Zealand. Our team is passionate about creating and growing global businesses, and our goal is to transform NZ made into the next generation of globally disruptive tech solutions.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • New Zealand, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Caruso — We're helping fund managers break free from expensive, clunky, legacy systems and empowering them with modern tools to help them grow and thrive. With Caruso, you can manage all your fund operations effortlessly in one place - onboard investors, complete AML / KYC, raise capital, issue distributions, complete secondary sales, andeverything in between.
  • StretchSense — The StretchSense hand motion capture solution brings together accurate and comfortable gloves, and machine learning to detect and render perfect hand poses. - StretchSense
  • Dawn Aerospace — Delivering hardware to space. Positioning satellites on orbit. Returning products to Earth.
Aspire NZ Seed Fund VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Aspire NZ Seed Fund partners with private investors to co-invest in start-ups with potential for high growth. Aspire is structured as an evergreen fund that can continue to invest indefinitely as long as it generates returns.Aspire NZ Seed Fund invests directly into early-stage Kiwi tech start-ups at Seed and Angel investment stages. Aspire NZSeed Fund is managed by NZ Growth Capital Partners.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Training, Education
  • Seed
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Cropsy Technologies — Cropsy's mission is to deliver disruptive, scalable technology to every fruit grower to unlock the full potential of their land with insights that were impossible before. Our proprietary AI-enabled hardware allows growers to monitor every plant, understand the whole crop, and track how it changes over time. These insights help growers optimiseall their decision making. The system is a simple tractor add-on, so growers do all their daily operations while Cropsy looks out for problems. Cropsy is poised to set the new gold standard for growing, with recommendations, forecasts, and providing certainty to every grower, every season.
  • SafeStack — Secure the software you design and build and meet compliance requirements with ease supported by the leading secure development training platform.
Tuhua Fund
Micro-Venture Fund investing in 25 Kiwi Startups
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Hardware
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
Seven Peaks Ventures VC Fund · Bend, Oregon, United States
Seven Peaks Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund focused on data-driven enterprise software, digital health technologies, ML/AI, IoT, and cloud-based solutions. Seven Peaks Ventures is located in Oregon and was founded by Dino Vendetti in 2013.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Xembly — Make every day meaningful with Xembly, an automated chief of staff to handle the tasks that slow you down.
  • CrowdStreet — Diversify your portfolio with commercial real estate investments on the CrowdStreet platform. Start building wealth today.
  • Prime Trust — Prime Trust powers innovation in the digital economy by providing fintech and digital asset innovators with financial infrastructure. Our API is customizable whether you're building a crypto exchange or expanding your business with digital assets.
AngelHQ VC Fund · Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Angel HQ is Wellington region's angel investment network - follow us for angel investing info, and a way to connect to local, national and international angels.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • New Zealand, United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Hnry — Hnry automatically pays and files all taxes for contractors, freelancers, and sole traders, so they never have to think about tax again.
  • Cropsy Technologies — Cropsy's mission is to deliver disruptive, scalable technology to every fruit grower to unlock the full potential of their land with insights that were impossible before. Our proprietary AI-enabled hardware allows growers to monitor every plant, understand the whole crop, and track how it changes over time. These insights help growers optimiseall their decision making. The system is a simple tractor add-on, so growers do all their daily operations while Cropsy looks out for problems. Cropsy is poised to set the new gold standard for growing, with recommendations, forecasts, and providing certainty to every grower, every season.
  • Cetogenix — Cetogenix is a clean technology business dedicated to creating long-term solutions to global climate change.
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Investment focus
  • Software, Biotechnology, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • New Zealand, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Insite AI — We create predictability for consumer brands in the unpredictable world of retail. Game-changing technology that attacks consumer brands' hardest problems.
  • Invert Robotics — Invert Robotics develops robotic NDT inspection technologies for the maintenance of industrial equipment in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas industries. Invert Robotics highly skilled team of engineers have developed a world leading modular inspection platform suitable for use across a range of industries and applications.
  • Surgical Design Studios — The Insides Company is the leading provider of chyme reinfusion solutions for intestinal failure
Punakaiki Fund VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Punakaiki Fund Limited makes long-term investments into high-growth, revenue-generating New Zealand companies. The company holds 20 investments, $32.3 million in assets, and is raising money in December 2017 for further investment.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Mobile Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • New Zealand, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Formus Labs — Formus Labs develops software technologies for orthopedic planning and analysis. Our mission is to improve outcomes and efficiencies through seamless and highly scalable integration of AI and computational modelling in the orthopedic clinical workflow. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Formus Labs draws on over 10 years of research andcommercialisation experience, with operations in New Zealand, Australia, and soon in the USA.
  • Whip Around — Whip Around develops and builds solutions that tackle the paper-based compliance burden for a wide variety of transport companies in the United States and around the world. Effortlessly manage your fleet inspections, compliance, preventative maintenance, work orders, reporting & more! Create powerful checklists for your assets. Have yourdrivers conduct inspections anywhere, anytime via the Whip Around mobile app. Get alerts sent to you immediately, view the reports from the management dashboard and manage faults with ease. Come see why more than 85,000 users globally love Whip Around. Trial Whip Around free for 7 days!
  • projectworks — Project Works is a cloud based workforce management platform designed to help professional & creative services businesses better manage their organisations in the areas of project management, project financials, and people management. Our mission is to provide a platform that enables world class services businesses to get the most out of theirexisting workforce, and enable them to grow.
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).
Khosla Ventures VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States · 64 investments in the past 12 months
Khosla Ventures invests in companies that are bold, early and impactful. The firm was started in 2004 by Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, to provide venture assistance to entrepreneurs. Headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., Khosla Ventures invests in a range of areas including AI, climate, sustainability, enterprise, consumer, fintech,digital health, medtech and diagnostics, therapeutics and frontier technology.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Recraft — The first generative AI design tool that lets users create and edit digital illustrations, vector art, icons, and 3D graphics in a uniform brand style.
  • Overmoon — Overmoon offers a growing collection of family-oriented rentals.
  • Moonwalk Biosciences — Pioneering precision epigenetic medicines We are hiring passionate, talented moonwalkers. See our open roles. Walk with Us Our science By deeply profiling and targeting the epigenetic code, Moonwalk aims to reprogram cells to their healthy state, fundamentally enabling a new approach to how therapies are discovered and developed. First in the field Moonwalk is the
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