6. Apeel Sciences $250.0M
Round: Series D
Description: Goleta-based Apeel Sciences develops plant-derived shelf life extension technology for fresh produce that improves quality and reduces food waste. Founded by James Rogers in 2012, Apeel Sciences has now raised a total of $360.0M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Tech Coast Angels, Andreessen Horowitz, GIC, and Invoca.
Investors in the round: GIC, Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Rock Creek Capital, Tao Capital Partners, Upfront Ventures, Viking Global Investors
Industry: Advanced Materials, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Food Processing, Waste Management
Founders: James Rogers
Founding year: 2012
Total equity funding raised: $360.0M
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