Urban Agriculture Startup Gotham Greens Closes $29 Million Round of Funding

Urban Agriculture Startup Gotham Greens Closes $29 Million Round of Funding

Gotham Greens, a technologically advanced urban agriculture startup, has closed a $29 million Series C financing round, bringing its total equity funding to $45 million, according to Fortune.

The Brooklyn-based company says the same investors that have backed them from the beginning continue to invest. “They’re sticking with the company. They like the profitability and the returns,” says co-founder and CEO Viraj Puri.

But a new investor, global investment company Creadev, joined the club with a “significant” investment. Creadev is funded by the Mulliez family– one of the wealthiest families in France.

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Jaime Guerrero Pushes for the World's First Fully Sustainable Restaurant, Provides Strategic Partnerships Between Students & Chefs

Jaime Guerrero Pushes for the World's First Fully Sustainable Restaurant, Provides Strategic Partnerships Between Students & Chefs

By Suzanne Deveney, Foodable Contributor

Ask Chicagoan Jaime Guerrero about his latest venture and the passion in his voice is unmistakable. 

A businessman by day working at one of the world’s largest marketing communications firms, Jaime is passionate about food: where it comes from, how it’s grown, and of course, cooking. As a trained personal chef, he regularly holds underground dinner events using only the highest quality ingredients he can find. 

“Over the years, I’ve developed relationships with several farmers in Illinois and Indiana, where I purchase beef, pork, and other meats and produce,” says Guerrero. He also grows his own herbs, but struggles with Chicago’s short growing season. 

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