AgBiome, a US-based developer of agricultural products to improve crop productivity, has raised $14.5m in its series A round from a consortium including undisclosed corporate venturing units and the scion of a UK-based food retailer.

Venture capital firm Polaris Partners led the A round and was joined by peers Arch Venture Partners and Harris & Harris Group, David Sainsbury, scion of the eponymous UK-based food retailer’s Innotech Advisers investment vehicle, and “additional strategic investors”.

Mike Koziel, AgBiome co-founder and chief…

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