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.
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”