December 11, 2019

Pontifax AgTech and portfolio companies were featured as brightspots in the LA agtech innovation hub. Agfunder notes, "The digital agricultural revolution can be directly traced to Los Angeles. This historical but also growing bond with agriculture, technology, an...

October 17, 2019

Pontifax AgTech has held a first close of its second fund on $140 million. The fund is targeting $250 million overall and the team already has commitments of $170 million.

March 28, 2019

The 2019 World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, San Francisco included:

  • 1350 delegates 

  • 120 Speakers

  • 54 countries represented

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March 28, 2019 

October 11, 2017

Pontifax AgTech Management said Oct. 11 that its first fund closed on $105 million in commitment. Investors of Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology include financial institutions, university endowments, investment firms, large-scale growers and family office...

October 10, 2017

Pontifax Food and Agriculture Technology Fund (Pontifax AgTech) has closed its first fund on $105 million, raising capital predominantly from institutional investors including university endowments, funds of funds, insurance companies, and asset managers.

The growth equ...

A few managers are beginning to focus on earlier stage agriculture companies, with some taking minority stakes rather than buyouts.

Santa Monica, Calif.-based agriculture money management firm Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund LP is making growth capi...

May 19, 2017

From farm to fork, private equity players are increasingly aiming to make their mark on a food production and agriculture sector under rising pressure. Amedeo Goria reports. 

The food production and agriculture segment has not been a particularly active playground for p...

March 29, 2017

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit took place in San Francisco this past March. Managing Partner Phil Erlanger spoke at the session entitled "Investment Models & Partnerships for Accelerating On-Farm Commercialization" with fellow agtech investors and digital farmin...

December 1, 2016

IS NOW THE TIME TO INVEST IN AGTECH?

THIS NICHE SECTOR OF AGRICULTURE INVESTING IS A MARKET THAT SOME GPS CLAIM IS OVERLOOKED BY PRIVATE EQUITY, WHICH MEANS GREATER OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE ALREADY INVESTING

Despite the growing global population and demand for food, agricul...

October 18, 2016

Despite the growing global population and demand for food, agriculture is still an under-represented sector in private equity, but several specialist firms are pursuing agricultural technology as a source of outsized returns.

The thesis: ag tech will be the primary mean...

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