This week's fundings range from a robot weeder manufacturer to an indoor ag company using shipping containers to a company producing smart plant pots.
According to a range of universities, agriculture -- ag technology in particular -- is becoming one of the biggest components of STEM-focused departments and disciplines.
This values the company at $117 million making AgriProtein not only one of the best-funded insect farming businesses globally with around $30 million raised to-date but the most valuable, according to its founders.
Janette Baynard, founder of the Poultry Exchange, asks why the animal protein sector has not attracted the attention of more entrepreneurs and startups.
A year in the life of a startup is a long time, so we caught up with Kevin France to find out about the company’s new revenue models, acreage expansion, and hiring since this time last year.
Working with universities and research organizations can be tough, but Copia believes it's found an effective and scalable solution for agriculture technology investment.
NOSB votes to exclude gene-edited food from organic register while INOVISA extends application period for cropUP accelerator.
While the value of accelerators for startups is quite clear, how venture capital firms view these resources is less so. Here, Matt Plummer from The Yield Lab explores the value accelerators offer to venture capital firms.
In honor of Thanksgiving, we use the iconic turkey dinner and customary side dishes to see just how technology is disrupting our food supply chain.
Foundations are not a regular sighting on the investor line-up of individual deals, so AgFunderNews caught up with Drew Fink to find out more.
Daryl Thomas writes about his experiences working on the mergers which became Syngenta, and how smaller ag players will play a role in the industry after the next round of consolidation.
The deal is also the first exit for Monsanto Growth Ventures, the agribusiness’s venture arm which has been investing since the beginning of 2013 and led the $1.2 million Series A round for VitalFields in May 2015.
myAgro is a mobile savings system enabling smallholder farmers in Africa to pay for crucial inputs like seed and fertilizer in pre-paid installments as they prove their ability to save.
A Canadian company is finding a new use for the perfectly edible and equally nutritious produce seconds that often get thrown away: feeding fido.
Weather data company Pessl Instruments is collaborating with Huawei on releasing new products in 2017. Find out more and how Phytech is being deployed in Australia in this week's Ag Industry Brief.
Catch up on a diversified week of fundings in the food and agtech market as things start to heat up as we approach the end of the year.
A collaboration between AgFunder and ReFed, this article aims to highlight some of the technologies working towards reducing food waste globally that are not always associated with the problem.
The grant and partnership with NCGA aims to assist smaller corn breeding programs in developing new hybrid seed varieties to broaden the number of corn seed options on the market.
Analysts and media sources argue that it’s still too early to know what actions President-elect Trump will take in the food and ag sector, but his rhetoric and campaign pointed to 4 potential policies on trade, immigration, USDA, and regulation.
French startup Algama raised a $3.76 million venture round led by Hong Kong billionaire Li-Ka Shing’s venture arm Horizons Ventures as algae continues to make new waves with diversified uses.