Unlocking Foodtech Potential: Mexico’s Path to Innovation and Investment in Agriculture

Angel Ventures
2 min readOct 19, 2023

Over the past year, funding in all stages of startups saw significant declines due to high interest rates and global economic uncertainty.

Despite this, the foodtech industry has demonstrated resilience and continues to witness substantial global investment. Innovations in sustainable products, plant-based foods, and new nutritional offerings have given consumers a wide array of choices, all driven by the influence of food tech startups. The persistence of optimism and growth in the food tech sector is evident in the funding trends observed in the first half of 2023.

To persistently benefit early-stage and growth-stage companies within the foodtech sector as we approach H2 of 2023 and extend into 2024, the recent trends augur favorably for Mexico. Given that Mexico holds the position of the seventh largest producer of agricultural products globally, its agriculture sector presents substantial prospects for advancing technologically, as indicated by the chart below:

Mexico is a country with an insatiable appetite for agricultural innovation. The landscape is ripe for transformative change, with the impetus largely driven by a distinct group of trailblazers — startups. These agile and forward-thinking enterprises play a pivotal role, constituting the primary source of novel and pioneering practices within the agricultural domain. In fact, startups wield substantial influence, being the key architects behind the vast majority of groundbreaking technologies making their way into the market. This phenomenon is vividly depicted in the accompanying graphic, illustrating the significant impact and innovative prowess of these burgeoning entrepreneurial ventures. Their nimble approach and fresh perspectives infuse vigor into the sector, propelling Mexico towards a more technologically advanced and sustainable agricultural future.

Therefore, the continued adoption and innovation of food tech companies in Mexico represents a unique, timely opportunity for focus and investment over the next few quarters and the long term.

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Angel Ventures

Mexican Venture Capital firm currently investing in the fields of BoP, Healthcare, Fintech, TIC’s, Retail/Mobility and FoodTech. @AVM_Mex