The Foodbytes hub is designed to support you at any stage of your development. From communicating your value proposition in a way that corporates understand, to making the right connections.
Foodbytes is the entry point for food and agriculture startups into Rabobank’s vast global network. As you grow, you can partner with other product groups, from strategic advisory, to direct investment, to equipment financing (learn more in the interactive graphic to the right or in the profiles below).
Startups, scaleups and innovators from around the world can set up a profile for free to increase their exposure to 700+ potential partners and funders, all focused on food and ag, all in one place.
Equity Private Placement
Advises emerging growth companies with capital raises of $25M+, leverages Rabobank’s vast network of optimal investors, assists with diligence prep and maximizes valuation. The team leverages the Foodbytes discovery and insights hub and founder relationships for pipeline origination.
Round Size: $25M+
Geographic Focus: North America, Israel, Europe
Part of Rabo Investments group, which is a life cycle investor from Seed to IPO. Rabo Ventures is the division that collaborates most closely with Foodbytes, investing across the F&A supply chain with a focus on Series Seed to Series B startups. Rabo Ventures leverages the Foodbytes startup network for pipeline origination and deal flow and to date has has invested in 6 Foodbytes companies.
Fund size: EUR125M
Check size: EUR1-10M (average EUR2-4M)
Geographic focus: Europe, Israel and North America.
Rabo Corporate Venturing
Formally knows as Frontier Ventures and also part of Rabo Corporate Investments, this group’s founding principal is to build a diversified portfolio of high-potential businesses in fin-tech with a crossover in agri-tech and/or climate-tech.
Fund size: EUR275m
Check Size: EUR 0.5 – 5m per investment
Geographic Focus: Global
Contact: Faye Wasser
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Rabobank, DLL specializes in equipment and vendor financing. The Foodbytes team works directly with interested companies to explore if DLL could be a financing partner fit.
Criteria: Emerging growth companies that anticipate equipment needs of at least $100k annually are ideal for a DLL intro.
Geographic focus: Global
Contacts: James Robertson
The Rabo Foundation
The social fund of Rabobank since 1974, the Rabo Foundation finances organizations that work on economic, social and ecological progress. The team works directly with smallholder farmers to make impact investments. The Rabo Foundation is active in 23 countries across 4 continents.
Geographic Focus: Africa, Latin America, South East Asia
Contacts: Lygia de Salles Freire