The fund will invest in agritech companies connected to Brightlands, an ecosystem backed by Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and Fontys University of Applied Sciences.

Brightlands Agrifood Ventures, a venture fund focused on the Brightlands campuses in the Netherlands, has achieved a second close at €20m ($22.7m) thanks to three additional limited partners. Limburgse Land- en Tuinbouwbond, an agricultural and horticultural association for farmers in Limburg, and Van Herk Ventures, the investment arm of diversified holding group Van Herk Groep,…

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