[9 May/AgFunder News]

Rootility, a plant breeding startup, has raised USD10 million in Series C funding in a round led by ADM Capital. ADM’s Cibus Fund was joined by Greensoil Investments and Middleland Capital. The funding will be used to scale its operations and enter new markets, including Asia. Founder and Chief Executive of Rootility, Rafael Meissner, said the company has been able to revolutionise rootstock breeding and they were excited by the combination of valuable strategic relationships and operational expertise that has been developed. Rootility believed roots were the drivers of plants’ tolerance to environmental changes. They had planted a large number of grafted tomato plants in California to showcase how their technology can improve plant tolerance.