AVF has initiated a project to create a sustainability certification scheme for vertical farming.
Calyxt, the gene editing ag biotech company has hired Federico Tripodi as its new CEO replacing Luc Mathis who co-founded the company.
Trace Register won the contest entitled “Rethink Supply Chains: The Tech Challenge to Fight Labor Trafficking” held by San Francisco-based Humanity United.
Last week, Benson Hill Biosystems announced the launch of CropOS, its data analytics platform, which uses machine learning and cloud biology to tackle agriculture’s biggest challenges.
Representatives from the three startups spoke at the Future Food-Tech conference in the same week that Beyond Meat released its new burger into Whole Foods and Hampton Creek revealed it's raising $200m in new funding.
This week, PURE Bioscience raises $1.27 million, while Farmers Edge gets another $3.2m, hyperspectral drone imagery company Gamaya raises $3m, and five food e-commerce startups from the Europe, Asia and the US raise $131m collectively. Impossible Foods is also on the road for $200m.
Amerra Capital Management, a New York-based agribusiness asset manager, has acquired more than 90 percent of the Andromeda Group, a Mediterranean aquaculture company.
Swiss drone imagery company Gamaya has raised SFr 3.2 million ($3.2 million) in Series A funding to develop its hyperspectral imaging sensor and analytics software platform.
The Finnish software company helping grocery retailers launch online food delivery services has raised funding from EnterWorks and Black Dragon Capital.
Farmigo is an online farm-to-consumer service based in Brooklyn, New York that started life as a community supported agriculture software company.
Freight Farms will use the NASA funding to build a new type of indoor ag facility based on its shipping container model, while a new report concluded that food products derived from GM crops are not only safe, but beneficial for the environment.
Terramera, a Canadian startup that's on a mission to change the fate of many biological ag products, has raised $10 million in venture capital.
Avrio Capital has invested in Intelia, an environment controller manufacturer and data collection company for the indoor animal agriculture industry, as well as two food companies.
Agroptima and Agrosmart are the two non-US startups that raised funding, joining startups in the animal health, gene-editing, and food delivery subsectors.
The Dutch connected wearables company serves the dairy industry and attracted a globally diverse set of investors to its seed round.
Marcus Glassman from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs shares his key takeaways from the recent event and the report released by the council.
There’s a new agtech accelerator in town: the Memphis, Tennessee-based AgLaunch Accelerator is now accepting applications for its Fall 2016 cohort.
UC Davis is a partner to a range of initiatives supporting agtech innovation and startups in and around Sacramento, California. Here are six of them.
AgFunderNews caught up with Cierra Martin and Hannes Dempewolf of The Crop Trust, an international organization working to safeguard crop diversity forever, to find out more about its work, and its fundraising initiative.
In agriculture, Caribou Biosciences is researching the use of CRISPR to promote drought tolerance, disease resistance, increase crop yields, and develop healthier crops.