Brightlands Agrifood Ventures was established in 2017 to expand our focus and include technology startups in agrifood. This was triggered by the fast growth of the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. Limited partners of the fund are Rabobank, Province of Limburg, NV LIOF, LLTB (Limburgse Land- en Tuinbouwbond), Van Herk Ventures and an undisclosed private individual active in modern greenhouse farming. The Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) has committed € 6 mln out of the so-called Seedcapitalregeling. The total fund size is € 20 mln.
Brightlands Agrifood Ventures focuses on agriculture (seed & grow) and food (harvest & formulate), and will invest in companies with product as well as in process-oriented innovations: