Ag Industry Brief: Food Waste Org ReFED Hires Walmart Exec, Tom Brady Partners with Purple Carrot, more

ReFED Names Chris Cochran As First Executive Director

ReFED, a collaborative, cross-sector effort of 40 businesses, non-profits, foundations, investors and policymakers committed to reducing food waste in the United States, has named Chris Cochran, Walmart’s senior manager of Corporate Sustainability, as its first executive director, effective in April.

Agtech Funding (& Exit) Sheet: $84m Raised in 2 Weeks (+$400m Instacart Series D), Origin Acquires AgSpace

A bumper two weeks of funding saw 14 startups raise $184m across on-farm biotech, biotech, satellite imagery, India, 3D printing, including Instacart's $400m Series D. There was also an ag data acquisition in the UK.

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