Benson Hill receives $60 million to advance improved crops


In Missouri, Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants, announced the first close of its $60 million Series C financing. The funding will be used to further advance CropOS and expand product development capacity to deliver a portfolio of improved crops with and for companies across the food and agriculture value chain.

“Developing foods that are nourishing to our bodies, responsible to our planet and that taste great is not a trade-off, it’s an opportunity,” said Matthew Crisp, CEO and co-founder of Benson Hill Biosystems. “By combining biology with machine intelligence, our platform provides a novel approach to crop improvement. With this round, we have expanded our base of investors who recognize the power of plants and innovation to benefit both farmers and consumers.”

Benson Hill empowers organizations across the agri-food value chain to benefit from the most advanced tools in seed innovation.