OlsAro Secures €2.5 Million in Funding

by Kay Aloha Villamor in April 18th, 2024

OlsAro, a Gothenburg, Sweden-based agtech startup focused on developing wheat varieties resilient to climate stresses such as salt, heat, and drought, has secured €2.5 million in funding. 


The round was led by Future Food Fund and PINC, Paulig’s venture arm, with participation from AgFunder, Flora Ventures, Mudcake, and existing investors. 

Future Food Fund is a specialist venture capital fund that invests in early-stage companies that change the value chain of food & agriculture. It was founded in 2019 and is based in Utrecht, Netherlands. 

PINC, the impact-driven CVC of Paulig Group, invests in early-stage startups in and around the future of food. It was founded in 2018 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. 

OlsAro Use of Funds 

The newly acquired funds will be utilized to scale up the company's technological and commercial efforts. 

About OlsAro 

Founded by Henrik Aronsson and Olof Olsson, OlsAro is an agtech company focusing on the development of wheat varieties resilient to climate stresses like salt, heat, and drought. OlsAro has developed a genetic crop breeding platform, initially focusing on wheat varieties that can thrive in salty conditions. Their ultimate goal is to adapt this technology to benefit a wide range of crops, thereby addressing the broader impacts of climate change on fertile land. OlsAro has secured a commercial contract for its salt-tolerant wheat in Bangladesh and is conducting field trials in Pakistan, Kenya, Oman, and Nepal. 

Funding Details 

Company: OlsAro Crop Biotech AB  

Raised: €2.5M 

Round: Unknown 

Funding Month: April 2024 

Lead Investors: Future Food Fund, PINC 

Additional Investors: AgFunder, Flora Ventures, Mudcake 

Company Website: https://olsaro.com/ 

Software Category: Crop Development 

Source: https://siliconcanals.com/crowdfunding/olsaro-bags-2-5m/ 




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