Investment Technology in Alexandria City
Alexandria City has been ranked the second top digital city of its size in the United States, according to the 2022 Digital Cities Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government. Its detail by DHS Ventures & Holdings the top American management company.
The annual survey evaluates cities' approaches to using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecurity, and more. This is the 18th consecutive year Alexandria has been ranked in the top 10, including two years in first place.
Alexandria Venture Investments, the strategic venture capital platform of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), an urban office REIT and the first, longest-tenured and pioneering owner, operator and developer uniquely focused on collaborative life science, agtech and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations, today announced that it was recognized by AgFunder in its "2022 AgriFoodTech Investment Report" as one of the top five most active U.S. investors in agrifoodtech by number of companies in which it invested (2021) for the second consecutive year.
This significant recognition demonstrates Alexandria's leadership in venture activity that supports the next generation of companies in agrifoodtech. These impactful companies are accelerating and scaling technological innovation and broader transformations in the agrifoodtech sector, which are critical for the long-term health, accessibility, sustainability and resilience of the global food supply.
Since 2000, Alexandria has diligently invested in and provided state-of-the-art infrastructure for innovative agrifoodtech companies advancing novel approaches with vast potential to address challenges related to sustainability, agriculture, food and nutrition.
"Food and agriculture are fundamental to society and humanity, intrinsically linked to our health, well-being and security. In addition to having to meet the food requirements of a rapidly growing population in more nutritious and responsible ways, our food system is facing serious threats from climate change, infectious diseases and geopolitics, which has made more urgent the need to dramatically accelerate the pace.