Infarm Is In-Fashion

Infarm raises $25m to bring fresh produce to cities across Europe

“Urban-farming” company Infarm has raised a $25m Series A led by the London-based VC firm Balderton Capital to let grocery stores grow their own produce.

The round of funding brings the Berlin-based startup’s funding to a total $35m, including a $2.5m grant from the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 program — the EU’s largest research and innovation initiative.

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Why Vertical Farms Fail

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Check out this summary of a conversation from 3 failed vertical farmers talking about what they would do differently.

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Growing Microgreens-6 Figures From A Shipping Container [Interview]

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Chris Thoreau of blew the lid off the microgreens business…literally. He cut the top off of a shipping container to make an insulated greenhouse and started making 6 figures in yearly sales. In this interview, he talks about:

  • Why the shipping container makes sense for him… but probably not you
  • Why microgreens (they’re so damn simple!) and how to choose microgreen seed suppliers
  • Annoying first steps: “You need to plan for success”

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