Investing Profile

Michael Lavin(221)

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germin8ventures.comChicago, Illinois
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Connected to Aydin Senkut (Felicis Ventures), Brian Frank (FTW Ventures), Dror Berman (Innovation Endeavors), and 2 other investors on Signal.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Network
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Germin8 Ventures Managing Partner
$250K - $2.0M
$1M
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CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Brightseed Bio
Venture RoundSep 2020$27M
Series A RoundApr 2019$12M
Seed RoundApr 2018$6.5M
$45.5M
Enko Chem
Series B RoundJun 2020$45M
$45M
Co-investors: Karl Kerksiek
Bushel
Series B RoundDec 2019$19.5M
$19.5M
FieldIn
Series A RoundSep 2019$12M
Seed RoundApr 2016
$12M
Co-investors: Barrett Parkman (Goodwater Capital)
CropX
Series B RoundAug 2019$12M
Series A RoundJun 2015$9M
$31M
Co-investors: Ron Stern (OurCrowd)
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.
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