XpertSea Reports $1.3 Million Seed Round

Quebec City based company, XpertSea, announced $1.3 million in seed funding from Real Ventures, a Canadian seed stage venture fund. The company provides inventory management solutions for aquaculture producers, specifically through its product, XperCount, a mechanism that can count tiny aquatic organisms in a fraction of the time it traditionally takes.

Western Growers raises agtech fund

Western Growers Launches $4M AgTech Fund

Western Growers announced the launch of a $4 million dollar AgTech fund on May 1. The mission of the fund will be to invest in agricultural innovation around the world. Investment in the fund comes from Western Growers and its member investors.

Taxon Biosciences Dupont

DuPont Acquires Taxon Biosciences

April 22nd – DuPont announced it’s acquisition of Taxon Biosciences for an undisclosed amount. Based in Tiburon, California, Taxon utilizes microbiome discovery to develop biological crop products. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter.

Grannus Closes $2 million Series A

Tuscon, Arizona based Grannus closed a $2 million Series A round from an undisclosed investor, the company announced on April 15th. The company produces nitrogen fertilizer.

 

Grannus was formed in 2012 to commercialize their process of developing nitrogen fertilzer.

Drone Safety App Botlink Nabs $500k in Seed Round

 

Fargo, ND based startup, Botlink, just announced a $500,000 seed investment that closed in Q1 of this year. The company creates a cloud-based drone control application which it touts will simplify, and increase the safety of, drone operations.

Weed Service Eaze Raises $10M Series A

Eaze, a pot delivery service for verified medical marijuana patients, recently announced a $10 million Series A financing led by DCM Ventures.

 

Utilizing an Uber-like smart phone interface, Eaze connects verified medical marijuana patients with licensed local dispensaries.

UrbanFarmers Closes $2.1M Series A Round

Big up for city farming! UrbanFarmers, a Zurich based company providing farming solutions for urban areas, announced the successful completion of a 2.1m Series A round on March 31. The company says its as a ‘global pioneer’ in Aquaponic Rooftop farming — yes, that’s what it sounds like, fish, in a vegetable garden… on a roof!

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Gingko Bioworks Secures $9M in Series A financing

Imagine a bunch of skinny jean-wearing hipsters sitting in a well lit studio above a Cambridge coffee shop adorned with minimalist artwork, drafting the next greatest amalgamation of styles of sofa bed, ready to wow the pants off the world of industrial design.