Israeli specialty minerals firm ICL (TASE: ICL: NYSE: ICL) has introduced a $10 million funding in Israeli agritech firm Evogene (TASE: EVGN; Nasdaq: EVGN) ag-biological startup Lavie Bio. The funding is a part of a multi-year, strategic, collaboration settlement between ICL and Lavie Bio.
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Lavie Bio seeks to enhance meals high quality, sustainability and agriculture productiveness by way of the introduction of microbiome-based merchandise. The corporate makes use of Evogene’s utilized computational predictive biology tech engine MicroBoost AI, leveraging big-data, superior synthetic intelligence (AI), together with a deep understanding of biology.
ICL’s $10 million SAFE (easy settlement for future fairness) funding in Lavie Bio can be made by way of ICL Planet Startup Hub, which is the platform ICL makes use of to put money into and collaborate with modern corporations in foodtech and agritech.
The collaboration will give attention to creating novel bio-stimulant merchandise to counterpoint fertilizer effectivity.
ICL Modern Ag Options president Elad Aharonson stated, “ICL is dedicated to creating impactful options for humanity’s sustainability challenges within the world meals, agriculture and industrial markets, and this collaboration with Lavie Bio very a lot resonates with our sustainability targets and values. The collaboration demonstrates ICL’s dedication to bringing to market new, sustainable applied sciences for our prospects. It additionally offers us with a robust platform to enter the ag-biologicals market, which we see as extremely complementary to our present agriculture enterprise. Following an in depth analysis of Lavie Bio’s technical capabilities, we enthusiastically sit up for collaborating with them to deliver a lot wanted novel ag-biological merchandise to the worldwide market.”
Evogene president and CEO and Lavie Bio chairman Ofer Haviv added, “Collectively, we’ve important potential to develop novel ag-biologicals, that are anticipated to permit for the development of worldwide meals high quality, agricultural sustainability and productiveness, particularly in a time of meals shortage, excessive costs and macroeconomic uncertainty.”
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