The agricultural and foodtech sectors have their own laws, their own business models and their own traditions, and as technology evolves and the world changes, new exciting opportunities and fresh challenges form ahead. From drip irrigation firms to start-ups focused on yield and harvest management, the technology, smart machinery and robotics increasingly used are having a huge impact on communities, businesses and countries around the world.
Pearl Cohen’s Agriculture and Foodtech group provides start-ups, entrepreneurs, venture capital funds and established players in the industry with experienced counsel, which is vital to helping attract both strategic and equity investors. Between 2014-19, Israeli firms operating in the food and agricultural industries raised USD 489 million across more than 217 deals, with 2019 being a record year, according to the data compiled by Start-Up Nation Central. Moreover, according to a report published by Finistere Ventures, a US based venture capital fund, the first half of the 2020 year showed growth in the investment made in the agricultural and foodtech field, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, amounting to a total investment amount of $7 billion (when, according to the Nocamels Israeli Innovation news, the top 50 Global AgTech, Food Tech Firms in 2020 includes 10 Israeli Companies).
From seed and growth stage to established agriculture and foodtech companies, we advise on a myriad of issues, including venture capital, strategic investments, joint ventures, commercial and license agreements, regulatory compliance and intellectual property protection.
Our preeminence in the intellectual property (IP) and commercial fields combined with seamless collaborations across our international offices, reassures our agriculture and foodtech clients of our longstanding expertise as we help them to protect their intellectual property, successfully resolve any IP disputes, choose their investors and partners wisely and unequivocally supports their long-term objectives while they look to thrive in the years ahead.