Michael Lavin(133)

Germin8 Ventures Managing Partner

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Chicago, Illinois
$250k - $1.5m
$750k
Germin8 is one of the most active investors in FoodTech and AgTech, globally. With strong strategic backing and unique approaches, we're investing in exceptional founding teams who are solving the most demanding problems throughout the global food & agriculture system with transformative technology platforms across AI/ML, IOT, SaaS, biology, life sciences, computer vision, robotics, marketplaces and beyond.
Our mandate is strictly food and agriculture technology throughout the value chain. Germin8 does not invest in CPG food brands, unless there is a significant enabling technology breakthrough and/or impact thesis to dramatically improve human health, nourishment and/or environmental sustainability. Novelties are out of our scope.
CompanyDeal TypeAmountDate
BushelSeries B Round$19.5MDec 2019
FieldInSeries A Round$12MSep 2019
CropXSeries B Round$12MAug 2019
Brightseed BioSeries A Round$12MApr 2019
Brightseed BioSeed Round$6.5MApr 2018
FieldInSeed Round (Lead)Apr 2016
CropXSeries A Round$9MJun 2015
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Business MS Finance Finance
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Business BS Finance Finance
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Extra Concentration / Coursework Agribusiness
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