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Agrivida Launches $20 Million Financing Round with Lead Investment from the Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund

EFFINGHAM, IL, July 24, 2019 – The Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund, a growth-stage private equity fund dedicated to providing capital to agribusiness companies throughout rural America, announces a lead investment in Agrivida’s current round of financing.  The $8 million first close includes $3 million from Open Prairie and participation from existing investors including ARCH Venture Partners, Batios Holdings Limited, Cultivian Sandbox, Syngenta Ventures, Maschhoff’s Agricultural Holdings and Middleland Capital.  The new funding will facilitate expansion of the Agrivida research and development platform and advancement of the company’s commercialization strategy for its GRAINZYME® Phytase technology into the global poultry and swine markets.    

 
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Green Dot Bioplastics Secures $6.5 Million to Expand Material Portfolio and Increase Production Capacity

Green Dot Bioplastics has closed a $6.5 million Series A Preferred Round led by Fulcrum Global Capital. Funds will be used to implement management’s strategic plan to capitalize on rapidly rising demand for more sustainable plastics.

 
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Open Prairie Completes Final Closing of Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund, LP

EFFINGHAM, IL, February 13, 2019 – Open Prairie announced that it has completed a final closing of its third fund, the Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund, LP, a balanced private equity fund licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC).

 
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MyAgData Secures $2 Million from the Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund for Expansion of Electronic Acreage Reporting Platform

Financing Helps MyAgData Bridge the Gap between Farmer-Created Precision Ag Data, the USDA and Crop Insurance Companies

EFFINGHAM, IL, August 22, 2018 – Open Prairie has made its second investment through the Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund, a growth-stage private equity fund dedicated to providing capital to agribusiness companies throughout rural America. The $2 million of convertible debt financing will allow MyAgData to scale its technology infrastructure and expand its sales and marketing teams to accelerate adoption of the MyAgData platform.

 
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Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund Invests in rural Michigan-based Tillerman Seeds to Advance $40+ million, non-GMO Agribusiness Platform

EFFINGHAM, IL, August 14, 2018 – Open Prairie is pleased to announce its first investment through the Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund, a growth-stage private equity fund dedicated to providing capital to agribusiness companies throughout rural America.