Category: investments

Swiss Coffee Traceability Startup Farmer Connect Secures $9 Million

Swiss agritech startup Farmer Connect (styled by the company as “farmer connect”) has secured a €7.5 million (US$9 million) Series A funding round. The investment was led by one...

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With AI-Powered Green Coffee Analysis, Demetria Closes $3 Million Round

Israeli and Colombian agriculture tech startup Demetria has closed a $3 million seed funding round to support its artificial-intelligence-powered green coffee quality analysis system. The investment was led by...

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Progressive Swedish Coffee Startup Lykke Kaffegårdar Lands Wave Investment

Progressive and vertically oriented Swedish coffee roasting startup Lykke Kaffegårdar has announced a strategic partnership with private German investment firm Wave Investments. Lykke was launched in Stockholm last year...

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Advanced Single-Serve Brewing System Bruvi Plans 2021 US Launch

Joining the expanding category of home coffee brewers designed to pair quality with convenience, a new single-serve pod brewing system called Bruvi has attracted $2.2 million in seed funding...

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Cold Brew Manufacturer BKON Gets $3 Million from GoodWest Industries

New Jersey-based cold brew manufacturing company BKON has secured a $3 million investment led by Pennsylvania-based beverage packaging and dispensing company GoodWest Industries. In an announcement today, BKON described...

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Seeking US Expansion, Illy Sells Minority Stake to Rhône Capital

Family-owned Italian coffee giant Illycaffé (branded by the company as “illycafé”) has announced a minority sale of the company to global equity firm Rhône Capital as it moves towards...

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KC’s Messenger Coffee and The Roasterie Now Part of FairWave Holdings

Popular Kansas City, Missouri-based specialty coffee roasters/retailers The Roasterie and Messenger Coffee Company have joined as part of a new holding company called FairWave Holdings. The new business also...

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Online Coffee Subscription Company Trade Gets $9 Million Boost

Online third-party coffee seller Trade has announced a $9 million financing round led by Madrona Venture Group, and early investor in companies such as Amazon, Smartsheet, Rover, and Redfin....

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Coffee Trading Platform Algrano Grows with $4 Million Funding Round

Swiss coffee trading tech company Algrano has completed another funding round of 4 million Swiss Francs (approximately $4.04 million USD, as of this writing). The investment comes about 18...

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JAB Merges Peet’s and JDE to Form Mega Coffee Company for IPO

Peet’s Coffee is moving figuratively even further from Alfred Peet’s single storefront in Berkeley, California, with plans to join Dutch coffee giant Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) in a merger...

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Ethiopia and the European Union Launch $16.5 Million Coffee Project

The Ethiopian government and the European Union have officially embarked on a €15 million (approximately $16.5 million USD), five-year program designed to boost the Ethiopian coffee sector. The program,...

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