“Kapsera’s ambition is to allow farmers to bridge the gap between sustainability and productivity by providing them with affordable and efficient biostimulants and biopesticides, mainly used so far for greenhouse production. Kapsera’s technology is addressing a major bottleneck: lack of stability and performance of bioinputs when in field, which is mainly due to poorly adapted formulation.” explained Antoine Drevelle, CEO of Kapsera.
Kapsera is a French Agtech startup developing an exclusive microencapsulation technology. This innovation meets all requirements of next generation agriculture practices, taking into account: environmental, economic and human health issues for consumers and farmers.
“We’ve reached a first key milestone for Kapsera development, just after one year of operations. This investment from Agrinnovation fund is a major recognition of the potential of Kapsera’s technology for sustainable agriculture.”, said Antoine Drevelle.
“Now we’re teaming up with Agrinnovation fund and focus together to bring sustainable inputs based on Kapsera’s technology to every farmer and grower. This is the only way to have a massive and positive impact on agriculture and environment.” declared Antoine Drevelle.
With an extensive experience in the Agri-food sector through an existing portfolio of 15 companies in that area and a team of seasoned investment professionals, Demeter is leading the first early-stage European fund dedicated to Agtech.
“We are very proud to announce the closing of this investment. Kapsera is the first portfolio company of our AgTech fund, which will be investing in 20 companies across Europe. Targeted companies are those developping innovative technologies and services towards a more sustainable, efficient and safer agriculture and food: bio-inputs, precision agriculture, ingredients, bio-based chemistry, safety & traceability.”, said Majdi Najah, Investment Director at Demeter.
“Our first investment has to be emblematic of our fund ambition. From this perspective Kapsera is the perfect fit: an ambitious project, an experienced team and a technological breakthrough.” according to Majdi Najah.