WI Harper Group-backed RWDC partners with The Footprint Coalition to Eliminate Single-use Plastics

WI Harper Group | December 8, 2020 | Source: Footprint Coalition RWDC and The Footprint Coalition have partnered together to replace one-time use plastics with fully biodegradable materials.RWDC is the leading manufacturer of the world’s first high yield and high purity PHA emulsion coating – a bio-based alternative to plastic, created by feeding used cooking…

WI Harper-backed YesHealth Group and Nordic Harvest Bring Europe’s Largest Vertical Farm to Denmark.

WI Harper Group | December 9, 2020 | Source: FastCompany YesHealth Group is partnering with Danish company, Nordic Harvest, to bring Europe’s largest and most efficient indoor vertical farm to Denmark. Thisvertical farm will cover more than 7,500 sq., featuring YesHealth Group’s proprietary technologies, including: robotics, hydroponics, arrays of more than 20,000 LEDs, and smart software for…

WI Harper Group-backed GrubMarket Acquires Best Fresh Produce, Its Fifth Acquisition in Los Angeles

WI Harper Group | October 22, 2020 | Source: PR Newswire GrubMarket announces its acquisition of Best Fresh Produce, Inc., a highly regarded and well-scaled provider of a wide array of fresh fruits and vegetables, with an established customer base in California, Midwest, East Coast, and other major metropolitan areas around the U.S. Best Fresh Produce is also a major…

WI Harper Group-backed EdiGene Raises ~USD 67 Million in Series B Financing to Advance Gene Editing Based Programs into Clinical Stage

WI Harper Group | October 14, 2020 |  Source: Businesswire WI Harper Group backed EdiGene, Inc., which develops genome editing technologies to accelerate drug discovery and develop novel therapeutics for a broad range of diseases, announced the successful completion of a RMB 450 million (approximately USD 67 million) Series B financing. 3H Health Investment led…

Jennifer Doudna – Scientific Board Advisor to WI Harper Group-backed CRISPR Company Synthego – Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

WI Harper Group | October 7, 2020 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 was awarded jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing. Dr. Doudna co-discovered the programmable gene editing capabilities of CRISPR eight years ago, paving the way for modern genome engineering. WI Harper Group…

WI Harper Group-backed GrubMarket raises $60M in series D financing as food delivery stays center stage

WI Harper Group | October 6, 2020 | Source: Techcrunch WI Harper backed GrubMarket completed $60M series D financing and share the plan to submit application for listing. The funding is coming from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock,Reimagined Ventures, Trinity Capital Investment, Celtic House Venture Partners, Marubeni Ventures, Sixty Degree Capital and Mojo Partners,…

WI Harper Group-backed self-driving truck technology company, Embark Announces Latest Updates

WI Harper Group | October 5, 2020 Embark is an autonomous vehicle technology company focused on developing self-driving commercial trucks. Embark’s goal is to reach Level 4 automated driving capability on the highway, the point at which human intervention is not required under standard conditions. WI Harper has supported the company since in 2016. Embark…