By giada | NEW TECHNOLOGIES | 20 Apr 2020

The AgFunder Agri-FoodTech Investing Report - 2019 leaves no room for doubt: in 2019 investments in agrifood-tech startups reached $ 19.8 billion.
Over the past 5 years, investment growth in the sector has been 250%.
2019 was a year of ups and downs for the agri-food sector, largely reflecting the performance of the global venture capital market, where funding levels fell by 16% compared to the record levels of 2018,

Food delivery start-ups raised 56% less year on year; over the years, this segment has collected a large number of loans and is starting to show signs of slowing down, with the main ones. player to dominate the scene and grabbing most of the investments and with ever-increasing funding cycles.
Positive notes from the agrifood-tech value chain, in which the investment has continued to grow, closing 7.6 billion dollars of investments, + 1.3% year on year, and a very positive second half, including the highest performing H2 recorded.
This growth was supported by a doubling of investment in innovative food start-ups to $ 1 billion, and a 38% year-over-year increase for new agricultural systems to $ 745 million. Investments in Europe and Latin America also continued to grow.


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