About us

Astanor brings together capital, deep sector knowledge and a strong network of entrepreneurs, impact investors, technologists, scientists, farmers, chefs, policy makers and food lovers to give rise to a future of food that is nourishing, regenerative, scalable, trusted and delicious.

Mission-driven investors, from soil to gut

Astanor is an impact investor, delivering financial, social and environmental returns in equal measure. We believe it’s both possible and necessary to scale a regenerative, connected agriculture and food system which protects the planet and supports a healthy, sustainable global population. We believe that financial returns that outperform the market correlate with proactive management of environmental, social and governance risks – and technology-led solutions purpose built to address them.

Astanor is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Sustainability and impact were part of the firm’s founding principles and remain an area we are committed to excel in. We aim to meet the highest standards and continuously improve. Astanor ascribes to a code of conduct, which you can read here.

Astanor's investments process is guided by 6 principles

Regenerative

Soil is the new black.
Health starts, and is sustained for the long-term for people and the planet, from fertile soil and healthy oceans.

Food integrity

Insight breeds intelligence.
Traceability, transparency, fair labor and supply chain practices will restore trust, decrease risk and strengthen communities.

Sustainable diet

Resilience rooted in diversity.
New sources of food are required to end overreliance on a few species, monoculture systems and climate-destructive diets.

Fresh & delicious

Quality led innovation.
New approaches are needed in distribution, packaging that preserves without polluting and urban agriculture to put great tasting food on the table.

Nourish

Food as medicine.
Sustainably grown and minimally processed foods protect and promote health.

Conserve

Waste not, want not.
Greater care and efficient use of natural capital, alongside new methods to repurpose waste, are needed to repair the planet.

Our priorities

Only highly disruptive, scalable new technology guided by a deep understanding of, and respect for, nature will revolutionize and make resilient the agrifood sector. It has been Astanor’s founding thesis that a healthy food system starts from the soil, is connected, transparent and local, nurtures diversity and grows food that is our and the environment’s best medicine.

For this reason, we invest to accelerate a transition toward regenerative agriculture — at scale, globally. We look for new technology that is connecting nature, producers and consumers; ensuring transparency, fair value and quality. We look for ambitious entrepreneurs innovating food processing to maintain and enrich quality, not just scale quantity. We believe an apple is not an apple, and looks can be deceiving. Nutrition is king, and data is starting to make this story clear.

We look for like minded entrepreneurs that share these ambitions.