Designed with farmers for farmers, Fieldin is helping farmers make more precise use of pesticide management inputs while improving yields and cutting costs. FieldIn was the winner of the Most Innovative US Startup Pre-Series A award at the 2019 Agri-FoodTech Innovation Awards in March.
Armed with $57 million, Future Positive Capital intends to place more bets on wonky tech ideas that have the potential to drive systems change while reaping profits in long-established markets, like food and agriculture.
A new report predicts that technology will be a big player in the rapidly-transforming supermarket segment, including everything from streamlining back-end logistics to rendering checkout lines obsolete.
Germany, which ranked fourth for agri-foodtech investment in 2018, is better known for its food tech successes than agtech, but a $100m deal last week for vertical farming group infarm brought the country's agtech industry into focus.
After being one of five grain trading houses slapped with a $29 million fine last year for engaging in activities related to illegal deforestation, Cargill is calling on competitors and colleagues alike to protect the region’s forests.
Berlin-based portable vertical farm startup InFarm on Tuesday disclosed a vast Series B raise of $100 million, bringing its total funding to over $134 million. The raise dramatically eclipsed the big vertical farming news from Britain’s Ocado, which had forked out $22m just a day before as part of a majority stake buyout of JFC, as well as for its new joint venture Infinite Acres.
Hank’s appearance on the British crop scene appears to be perfectly timed, with many UK farmers currently preparing for life without a steady flow of European Union (EU) fruit pickers and other seasonal workers.
Paris-based insect farming venture Ÿnsect has been awarded a €20 million grant from the European Commission and a €3.7 billion European public-private partnership to build an industrial-size facility in northern France.