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AgFunderNews is an industry news site at the intersection of food, agriculture, technology and investment.

The site publishes daily, original news on the food and agriculture technology (“agrifood tech”) industry, including the latest funding news and analysis of trends in the sector. A hub of information for the growing startup and investment community in agrifood tech, the site also features guest commentaries and Q&As with industry experts.

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AgFunderNews is affiliated with AgFunder, an online Venture Capital Platform investing in transformational agrifood technology companies.

Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Chief editor of AgFunderNews, Louisa is a food and agriculture journalist focused on new technology and startup investment. Her career spans 10 years and involves a variety of different beats, mostly financial, including time at the Financial Times Group and Euromoney in Asia.  She turned her attention to agriculture nearly five years ago as the founding editor of Agri Investor, the first publication dedicated to investment in the sector. Get in touch with her on [email protected].

Lauren Manning

A reporter for AgFunderNews, Lauren is also an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas where she teaches a range of food and agricultural law courses. Before becoming a professor, she earned a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in food and agriculture law and policy from the University of Arkansas School of Law and practiced civil trial law in California. She lives on a farm in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she raises beef cattle, sheep, and meat goats. Get in touch with her on [email protected]


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