Finless is focused on culturing higher-end species of fish like salmon and bluefin tuna and expects to be able to sell their product below market price of $100-$200 per pound for bluefin by the end of 2019.
Creadev, the private equity arm of the Mulliez family -- founders of the Auchan chain of department stores in France -- contributed to the round.
The proclaimed dominance of technology over biology by this category of entrepreneurs has left some food safety experts concerned that consumers could be getting the wrong idea and startups may be drinking their own kool-aid.
"I'm a firm believer that you need to address the entire value chain," says Usman Javaid, CEO of Ricult.
Edete is developing a mechanical solution for pollination as an alternative to using bees.
The Yield Lab LATAM will be based in Buenos Aires and will take on six startups in total for the first cohort. Each startup receives up to $100,000 in capital for varying amounts of equity.
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We caught up with Eri Hayashi, director of International Relations & Consulting of the Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA), a non-profit organization devoted to academic and business advancements in Japan's indoor ag industry.
"Indigo could be a future marketplace for sustainable and biological ag inputs, which could impact my portfolio in a positive way," said one agrifood tech VC.
Move over insects; carbon dioxide can now be used to make proteins and fatty acids, according to Michael Carus, founder of the nova-Institute.
Tropic Biosciences is using gene-editing technology including CRISPR to optimize coffee and banana crops.
The Iron Man model of artificial intelligence -- combining man and machine -- could truly take agriculture into the next era of productivity, writes Joe Byrum.
AVA is one of a small number of consumer tech-enabled grow systems on the market, which collectively raised just over $4 million in funding in 2017, according to AgFunder data.
Phytelligence, a micropropagation business, and food assistance app developer Propel are both in disputes with industry players about the rollout of their technologies that could impact their success to the detriment of the industries they serve.
European AgriFood Startups stop what you're doing and pay attention! FoodBytes! is coming to London and you can apply to pitch in front of an audience of key industry executives now.
A few details about the future of venture capital at the new integrated Bayer have emerged, but according to Bayer Crop Science CEO Liam Condon, firm plans are still months away.
Future of agriculture conference Davos on the Delta covered several topics including agricultural exports, the convergence of food and health, the rise of alternative proteins, and the potential of indoor farming, writes Craig Herron.
AgriProtein is constructing insect factories across the Middle East, Asia and South Africa that use municipal waste as feedstock.
Tom Mastrobuoni, CFO of Tyson Ventures, speaks in-depth about the company's targeted investment areas and the rationale for investing in Beyond Meat, Memphis Meat, Future Meat, Tovala and FoodLoqiQ.