Backed by Rabobank and Eight Roads, the fund now totals $200m.
Led by Adam Anders, Managing Partner, and Philip Austin, partner and co-founder, Anterra invests in companies bringing proven science and technology breakthroughs into the global food system.
The firm has begun investing the new monies with previously unannounced investments including:
– Agriconomie, a marketplace for farmers and their suppliers, and
– Voltea, a water technology company capable of desalinating water in applications from the farm to consumers’ homes.
Anterra also founded Enko Chem, a company discovering novel crop protection chemicals which is led by Anterra venture partner Jacqueline Heard with Tom Meade, formerly Dow AgroSciences global seeds discovery research leader, recently joining as CSO.
With this announcement, Axel Wehr and Dan Harburg have joined the firm as investment professionals focusing on software, digital commerce, robotics and automation.
Before joining Anterra, Wehr spent 5 years at Bain Capital Private Equity and then was a partner at Firestartr, a London based seed-stage investment firm. Harburg previously ran business development at a venture-backed agtech robotics company and holds a PhD in this field.
Michelle Haven and Juergen Horn have joined the team as special advisors, with a focus on animal health. Haven has been a leader in the animal health industry for over 20 years, most recently as the senior vice president of corporate development, strategic alliances and solutions at Zoetis. Horn has over 15 years of sector experience having held senior executive positions at Nexvet Biopharma, Novartis Animal Health and Elanco.