About

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

The site publishes daily, original news on the agriculture technology (“agtech”) 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 agtech, the site also features guest commentaries and Q&As with industry experts.

AgFunderNews is affiliated with AgFunder, the leading online investment platform for food and agriculture technology companies.

Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Chief editor of AgFunderNews, Louisa is a food and agriculture journalist, focusing 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 four years ago as the founding editor of Agri Investor, the first publication dedicated to investment in the sector. Get in touch with her on louisa@agfunder.com.

Emma Cosgrove

Staff writer at AgFunderNews, Emma has more than eight years experience covering food and finance in the United States and the Middle East. She began her career covering regional banking and finance in Beirut, Lebanon where she became fascinated with the complex and vulnerable food systems of small developing nations. She moved to New York City to study the American food system and spent five years in various roles within the grocery industry while writing freelance about food and technology. Get in touch with her on emma.cosgrove@agfunder.com.

Lauren Manning

Lauren Manning

A freelance reporter for AgFunderNews, Lauren is a lawyer and adjunct professor. She recently completed her Masters of Law in food and agriculture policy at the University of Arkansas School of Law and is a partner at a grass-finished beef and lamb operation.

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Agriculture, technology and investment