Morrison Foerster is proud to sponsor the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, September 20–21, 2022, at the Park Plaza London Riverbank in London. The summit connects leading agribusinesses, co-operatives, CPG brands, entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers to accelerate the transition to sustainable and resilient agri-food systems. Over two days of in-person sessions and networking, the summit will provide you with knowledge, new connections, and strong business relationships.
On September 21, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. GMT+1, MoFo’s Mitchell Presser, Co-chair of the Global Corporate Department, will moderate “The Global Outlook for Investing in Agriculture & Food Innovation,” alongside panelists Eli Ziskind, Partner at Aqua Capital, Adam Bergman, MD at Clean Energy Technology and Global Head of AgTech Investment Banking at CITI, and Christina Ulardic, Partner at Astanor. Discussion topics include the following questions:
• As more capital flows into food and agriculture, what deployment of capital have we seen in this space over the past 12 months and what opportunities are VCs, corporates, private equity, and family offices targeting?
• How is the agri-food tech investment landscape maturing globally? How are VCs and accelerators nurturing startups as they scale? Where are the funding gaps that need to be plugged to ensure a thriving innovation ecosystem?
• How are concerns over climate and food security driving new opportunities for investors to support mission-driven businesses that are targeting the sustainable development goals?
• Where are we seeing the most exit activity? What is the long-term outlook given the current economic climate?