Alexandria Venture Investments, the strategic venture capital platform of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, has been named a top five agrifood tech investor in the US for the third year running by AgFunder. Alexandria invests in emerging technologies, including AI, gene editing, and sustainable protein production, to support a more nutritious, accessible, resilient, and economically viable global food supply while mitigating the impacts of climate change. The company’s agrifood tech investments provide valuable sector-wide insights and enhance its client base of high-quality and diverse tenants in life science, agtech, and technology campuses, creating dynamic and collaborative environments for innovation.
Alexandria Venture Investments, the strategic venture capital platform of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., has been named one of the top five most active U.S.-based investors in agrifood tech for the third consecutive year by AgFunder. This recognition highlights Alexandria’s leadership in the agrifood tech industry and its commitment to supporting companies that are accelerating and scaling transformative technological innovations to ensure a more nutritious, accessible, resilient, and economically viable global food supply while mitigating the impacts of climate change.
The company’s agrifood tech investing provides keen insights into sector-wide trends, deepens relationships with influential ecosystem stakeholders, and enhances its REIT industry-leading client base of high-quality and diverse tenants. Alexandria has developed and operated state-of-the-art R&D and greenhouse infrastructure and invested in impactful agrifood tech companies for over two decades.
Venture capital investment in the agrifood tech sector has skyrocketed, with more than $130 billion invested over the five years from 2017 to 2021, compared with only $30 billion over the previous five years. In the face of meeting the nutritional needs of the world’s growing population and addressing pressing sustainability and climate issues, developing and adopting new strategies and technologies is imperative to help solve these complex and far-reaching challenges.
Alexandria Venture Investments’ agrifood tech investments are focused on driving innovation across a range of emerging technologies, including data-driven artificial intelligence and machine learning, synthetic biology, gene editing, robotics, and sustainable protein production, which are poised to dramatically redefine traditional agricultural practices while creating a more secure, healthier and productive global food system to benefit society for the long term. The company has a longstanding and proven track record of developing Class A properties clustered in life science, agtech, and technology campuses that provide its innovative tenants with highly dynamic and collaborative environments that enhance their ability to successfully recruit and retain world-class talent and inspire productivity, efficiency, creativity, and success.