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The51 Food and AgTech Fund announces Farm Credit Canada as their lead investor and initial retail close

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has signed on to be the lead investor in The51’s Food and AgTech Fund, focused on investing in underrepresented founders transforming the business of food and agriculture.

CALGARY, AB, Aug. 9, 2022 /CNW/ – The51 is pleased to announce FCC as the lead investor of The51 Food and AgTech Fund¬†(The Fund), a women-led fund investing in science-based technology entrepreneurs innovating from lab to plate. The $50 million Fund is led by a General Partnership between The51’s Co-founders Judy Fairburn and Shelley Kuipers, alongside AgTech pioneer Alison Sunstrum and fund Principal Yuan Shi.

The initial close of The Fund is a unique convergence of The51’s community capital (retail investors) and institutional investors working together with founders who are addressing and solving serious global issues. While setting a high bar in developing the investment thesis and…

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