Continental Grain Company

Continental Grain Company is dedicated to working with its existing agricultural businesses pursuing strategic opportunities in protein-based businesses while taking advantage of new investment opportunities. Established in 1813 as a grain trading firm based in what is now known as Arlon, Belgium, Continental Grain Company grew to become one of the largest privately held companies in the world. Through its diversified operations and investment activities, Continental Grain Company builds long-term value in partnership with exceptional management teams. The Company's goal is to attain financial success in ways that reflect favorably upon its employees and business partners. With a rich entrepreneurial legacy and significant permanent capital, Continental Grain Company continues to seek new global growth opportunities across multiple industries through its investment group, Arlon.
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Steven Colliau

VP

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Paul J. Fribourg

Chairman and CEO

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Zack Fuss

VP

Ari Gendason

CIO

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Fritz von Guionneau

VP

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Devin McLaughlin

Senior Associate

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Ryan Oksenhendler

Principal

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Torren Peebles

Associate

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Ani Sefaj

Senior Associate

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Kevin Thorson

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Peter Webel

Principal

39 past transactions

Bushel Inc.

Series C in 2021
Bushel IS, LLC provides software technology solutions for growers, grain buyers, protein producers and food companies. The company provides application and web platform for grain facilities. Bushel IS, LLC was founded in 2011 and is based in Fargo, North Dakota.

Ceva Santé Animale

Venture Round in 2020
Ceva Sante Animale S.A. engages in the research, development, production, and marketing of pharmaceutical products and vaccines for companion and farm animals. They work with welfare and social programmes around the world to bring this vision to life – anywhere their products and know-how can make a difference and with all kinds of partners. From Uganda, working with small-scale livestock owners and vets to stop sleeping sickness in its tracks, to the UK and USA, where they supply the biggest animal welfare charities with Adaptil® collars to help re-home shelter dogs.

Sentera, Inc.

Series A in 2018
Sentera is provides decision support and insights to growers, advisors, and enterprise customers. Our products use machine learning, modeling, and data sciences tools to gather data, organize it, and quickly turn it into insights that improve outcomes for growers, advisors, and retailers. We deliver the best insights from high-resolution drone imagery, satellites, field equipment, and other sensors, and combine it with advanced modeling and analytics tools at scale.

Agrolend

Seed Round in 2021
Agrolend was born to revolutionize the agribusiness sector for small and medium size farmers in Brazil, giving them access to sustainable credit that is needed to finance the development of their production and incentivize investment in equipment/technology. We help farmers to increase their productivity and profitability. Using cutting edge technology and an innovative credit analysis, Agrolend provides loans without any physical guarantees such as farms or grains. Our target is to avoid the slowness of the traditional banking system as this is a major problem for farmers looking for additional credit.

Brightseed

Venture Round in 2020
Brightseed, Inc. develops Forager, a plant discovery platform that engages in discovery of molecules in plants that are clinically beneficial for chronic disease management. The company's platform then incorporates them back into the food supply chain, by using machine learning algorithms to screen plant genes and finding the best sources for each indication. Brightseed, Inc. was formerly known as Minotaur Bio, Inc. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Sentera, Inc.

Series C in 2023
Sentera is provides decision support and insights to growers, advisors, and enterprise customers. Our products use machine learning, modeling, and data sciences tools to gather data, organize it, and quickly turn it into insights that improve outcomes for growers, advisors, and retailers. We deliver the best insights from high-resolution drone imagery, satellites, field equipment, and other sensors, and combine it with advanced modeling and analytics tools at scale.

Phospholutions LLC

Series A in 2021
Phospholutions has developed a patented technology to alleviate the environmental impact of phosphorus fertilizer. Current commercial products aim to deliver phosphorus more efficiently to the plant within the soil and reduce unwanted losses to the environment, ultimately minimizing the effect on water quality.

Agrolend

Series A in 2022
Agrolend was born to revolutionize the agribusiness sector for small and medium size farmers in Brazil, giving them access to sustainable credit that is needed to finance the development of their production and incentivize investment in equipment/technology. We help farmers to increase their productivity and profitability. Using cutting edge technology and an innovative credit analysis, Agrolend provides loans without any physical guarantees such as farms or grains. Our target is to avoid the slowness of the traditional banking system as this is a major problem for farmers looking for additional credit.

Stable Group Limited

Series A in 2021
Stable Group Limited helps businesses of various sizes and sectors to manage volatile prices and costs through its volatility insurance platform. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in London, United Kingdom. Stable Group Limited operates as a subsidiary of Anthemis Baloise Strategic Ventures.

MycoTechnology

Series E in 2022
MycoTechnology utilizes fungi-based food-processing platforms to transform the flavor and value of agricultural products. The platform can be used to solve a variety of challenges faced by the food, beverage, and flavor industries. MycoTechnology has released ClearTaste, an all-natural, GMO-free, organic bitter blocker that is Kosher and Halal certified. ClearTaste improves the flavor of various agricultural products. MycoTechnology also engages in fermenting agricultural products with strains of gourmet fungi. The company offers myceliated chocolate as well as robusta and arabica coffee beans. It develops and licenses technology to the industry to naturally improve the flavor of robusta and arabica coffee. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Aurora, Colorado.

Agrolend

Seed Round in 2021
Agrolend was born to revolutionize the agribusiness sector for small and medium size farmers in Brazil, giving them access to sustainable credit that is needed to finance the development of their production and incentivize investment in equipment/technology. We help farmers to increase their productivity and profitability. Using cutting edge technology and an innovative credit analysis, Agrolend provides loans without any physical guarantees such as farms or grains. Our target is to avoid the slowness of the traditional banking system as this is a major problem for farmers looking for additional credit.

Cérélia Group

Corporate Round in 2021
Cérélia SA, through its subsidiaries, produces and sells ready to bake chilled dough. It offers pie, pizza, pastry, cake mix, brick pastry sheets, filo pastry, exotic, bread pastry, and organic doughs. The company serves customers in France, Italy, Spain, the Nordic countries, and internationally. Cérélia SA was formerly known as Eurodough S.A.S. and changed its name to Cérélia SA in December, 2012. The company was founded in 1974 and is based in Liévin, France with subsidiaries in Rivoli, Italy; Sliedrecht, the Netherlands; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Delta, Canada; Columbus, Ohio; and Madrid, Spain. Cérélia SA is a former subsidiary of The Hillshire Brands Company.

Prenexus Health

Series B in 2021
Prenexus Health is a prebiotic ingredient manufacturer focused on digestive health and wellness through the research, development and production of branded prebiotic ingredients for vitamin, dietary supplement, food and beverage products. As a science-based company, Prenexus Health is an innovative global leader in prebiotics supported by scientific and clinical research with an emphasis in digestive and microbiome health.

Brightseed

Series B in 2022
Brightseed, Inc. develops Forager, a plant discovery platform that engages in discovery of molecules in plants that are clinically beneficial for chronic disease management. The company's platform then incorporates them back into the food supply chain, by using machine learning algorithms to screen plant genes and finding the best sources for each indication. Brightseed, Inc. was formerly known as Minotaur Bio, Inc. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Sentera, Inc.

Series C in 2021
Sentera is provides decision support and insights to growers, advisors, and enterprise customers. Our products use machine learning, modeling, and data sciences tools to gather data, organize it, and quickly turn it into insights that improve outcomes for growers, advisors, and retailers. We deliver the best insights from high-resolution drone imagery, satellites, field equipment, and other sensors, and combine it with advanced modeling and analytics tools at scale.

EAVISION

Series C in 2021
EAVISION is a Smart Hardware company.

Agot.AI

Convertible Note in 2021
AI Restaurant Manager

Checkmate Inc.

Series A in 2018
ItsaCheckmate is a leading service in integrating 3rd party delivery platforms (such as GrubHub, UberEats, Postmates and 30 others) directly into POS systems. It integrates these 3rd party tablets to the existing POS systems of the restaurants, so the orders flow straight through from these 3rd party systems, to the POS of the restaurant operators and prints directly in the kitchen - without any manual involvement at all. This results in orders getting through faster with no error in entry from one system to the other. Founded in 2016, Checkmate is based in New York

Perfect Day Foods

Series A in 2018
Perfect Day, Inc. owns and operates a dairy that produces animal-free milk and related dairy products. It offers luscious milk, cheese, yogurt, milk proteins, and ice creams. Perfect Day, Inc. was formerly known as Muufri, Inc. and changed its name to Perfect Day, Inc. in August 2016. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Emeryville, California.

Stable Group Limited

Series B in 2022
Stable Group Limited helps businesses of various sizes and sectors to manage volatile prices and costs through its volatility insurance platform. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in London, United Kingdom. Stable Group Limited operates as a subsidiary of Anthemis Baloise Strategic Ventures.
RiceBran Technologies focuses on the processing and distribution of stabilized rice bran and other proprietary, rice bran-based ingredients and formulations. Rice bran, including the germ, is the outer layer of the brown rice kernel after the husk has been removed. Until recently, the bran and germ were an underutilized by-product of the commercial, rice-milling industry.

MycoTechnology

Series B in 2017
MycoTechnology utilizes fungi-based food-processing platforms to transform the flavor and value of agricultural products. The platform can be used to solve a variety of challenges faced by the food, beverage, and flavor industries. MycoTechnology has released ClearTaste, an all-natural, GMO-free, organic bitter blocker that is Kosher and Halal certified. ClearTaste improves the flavor of various agricultural products. MycoTechnology also engages in fermenting agricultural products with strains of gourmet fungi. The company offers myceliated chocolate as well as robusta and arabica coffee beans. It develops and licenses technology to the industry to naturally improve the flavor of robusta and arabica coffee. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Aurora, Colorado.

Plasma Nutrition

Series A in 2021
Transforming the performance of protein powders through our patent-pending Ingredient Optimization process to increase sustainability and improve health outcomes.

Vestaron Corporation

Series B in 2019
Vestaron Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells peptide-based biologic crop protection products. It offers Spear-T, a bioinsecticide for treatment of thrips in vegetables and ornamentals in greenhouses; Spear-Lep, a bioinsecticide for fruits, vegetables, and field crops; and Leprotec, a bioinsecticide for field use. Vestaron Corporation was formerly known as Venomix, Inc. and changed its name to Vestaron Corporation in August 2009. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina with a research and development center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Pivot Bio, Inc.

Series D in 2021
Pivot Bio, Inc. operates as a biotechnology company that provides genome-scale programming of microbes. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Emeryville, California.

Impossible Foods

Convertible Note in 2017
Impossible Foods Inc. develops and produces meats and cheeses. It recreates meats and dairy products, such as pork and meat burger from greens, seeds, and grains. The company sells its products through restaurants and online in the United States. The company was formerly known as Maraxi, Inc. and changed its name to Impossible Foods Inc. in May 2014. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Redwood City, California.

Vestaron Corporation

Series B in 2021
Vestaron Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells peptide-based biologic crop protection products. It offers Spear-T, a bioinsecticide for treatment of thrips in vegetables and ornamentals in greenhouses; Spear-Lep, a bioinsecticide for fruits, vegetables, and field crops; and Leprotec, a bioinsecticide for field use. Vestaron Corporation was formerly known as Venomix, Inc. and changed its name to Vestaron Corporation in August 2009. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina with a research and development center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Pivot Bio, Inc.

Series B in 2018
Pivot Bio, Inc. operates as a biotechnology company that provides genome-scale programming of microbes. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Emeryville, California.

Pivot Bio, Inc.

Series C in 2020
Pivot Bio, Inc. operates as a biotechnology company that provides genome-scale programming of microbes. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Emeryville, California.

Greenlight Biosciences

Venture Round in 2019
GreenLight Biosciences, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops RNA-based solutions for agriculture and pharmaceutical applications. The company provides technology for the biological conversion of renewable substrates to valuable products. It offers Unconstrained Metabolism, a technology platform that delivers solutions for the production of chemicals and fuels from renewable resources. It also engages in developing mRNA-based vaccine candidates to potentially prevent individuals from contracting SARS-CoV-2. The company also provides research and analysis services. GreenLight Biosciences, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Medford, Massachusetts. It has an additional location in North Carolina.

SmartAHC

Series A in 2018
SmartAHC was incubated by Nanyang Technological University. It has attracted a batch of leading investors, including Smart World Group Incubator, National Research Foundation of Singapore, Greenmeadows accelerator, Singapore Spring, private investor Mr. Koh Boon Hwee, Hong Tai(Chengdu) Foundation, Hong Pu Foundation, Wise info and Continental Grain Company Venture.

Greenlight Biosciences

Series D in 2020
GreenLight Biosciences, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops RNA-based solutions for agriculture and pharmaceutical applications. The company provides technology for the biological conversion of renewable substrates to valuable products. It offers Unconstrained Metabolism, a technology platform that delivers solutions for the production of chemicals and fuels from renewable resources. It also engages in developing mRNA-based vaccine candidates to potentially prevent individuals from contracting SARS-CoV-2. The company also provides research and analysis services. GreenLight Biosciences, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Medford, Massachusetts. It has an additional location in North Carolina.

MycoTechnology

Series C in 2019
MycoTechnology utilizes fungi-based food-processing platforms to transform the flavor and value of agricultural products. The platform can be used to solve a variety of challenges faced by the food, beverage, and flavor industries. MycoTechnology has released ClearTaste, an all-natural, GMO-free, organic bitter blocker that is Kosher and Halal certified. ClearTaste improves the flavor of various agricultural products. MycoTechnology also engages in fermenting agricultural products with strains of gourmet fungi. The company offers myceliated chocolate as well as robusta and arabica coffee beans. It develops and licenses technology to the industry to naturally improve the flavor of robusta and arabica coffee. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Aurora, Colorado.

MycoTechnology

Series D in 2020
MycoTechnology utilizes fungi-based food-processing platforms to transform the flavor and value of agricultural products. The platform can be used to solve a variety of challenges faced by the food, beverage, and flavor industries. MycoTechnology has released ClearTaste, an all-natural, GMO-free, organic bitter blocker that is Kosher and Halal certified. ClearTaste improves the flavor of various agricultural products. MycoTechnology also engages in fermenting agricultural products with strains of gourmet fungi. The company offers myceliated chocolate as well as robusta and arabica coffee beans. It develops and licenses technology to the industry to naturally improve the flavor of robusta and arabica coffee. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Aurora, Colorado.

Modern Meadow, LLC

Series B in 2016
Modern Meadow is developing fundamentally new approaches to growing animal products. This includes cultured leather and meat products which require no animal slaughter and much lower inputs of land, water, energy and chemicals.

Bushel Inc.

Series B in 2019
Bushel IS, LLC provides software technology solutions for growers, grain buyers, protein producers and food companies. The company provides application and web platform for grain facilities. Bushel IS, LLC was founded in 2011 and is based in Fargo, North Dakota.