Conservis Corp, Farm Management Software, Closes a $10M Series A

Conservis Corp, Farm Management Software, Closes a $10M Series A

Companies focused on big data and farm management tools are just sweeping up funds from VCs these days, as more farmers bring their ipads, laptops and phones to the fields.

 

Conservis Corporation, a company providing cloud-based management tools to farmers, announced a $10 million close on their Series A.

Local Food Delivery Startup, Good Eggs, Closes $21M Series B

Local Food Delivery Startup, Good Eggs, Closes $21M Series B

Food delivery startups are raking in funds these days, and there’s yet another story to break headlines–this time, it’s 100 percent organic, local and sustainable food delivered to your door.

 

Today, San Francisco-based startup, Good Eggs, announced the close of its $21 million Series B.

Who owns groundwater?

Who owns groundwater?

contributor_gies_ericaBy: Erica Gies, independent journalist. This post originally appeared on Ensia.

Grapevines march across wires strung along rolling hills, their little trunks improbably supporting heavy black fruit. Cindy Steinbeck’s family has been farming this land since 1920.

July Roundup of Ag & AgTech Deals

July Roundup of Ag & AgTech Deals

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Food+Tech Connect to launch a monthly AgTech Funding Roundup! We’ll be covering companies that are using technology to disrupt our agriculture and food system.

Bio-PV Cell Breakthrough May Mean Cheaper, Flexible Solar Energy Panels

Bio-PV Cell Breakthrough May Mean Cheaper, Flexible Solar Energy Panels

Solar panel lovers and skeptics, there’s a new ray of hope for developing more efficient, cheaper cells to capture the sun’s energy. And, it’s using plant’s photosyntesis.

 

Scientists from the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany have discovered how to make a biophotovoltaic cell–or a solar cell that uses plant science to convert sunlight into energy–run more efficiently than any biocell seen before.

Tobacco Hybrid May Be a Source for Aviation Biofuel

Tobacco Hybrid May Be a Source for Aviation Biofuel

When you hear the word “tobacco” you may not think “clean.” But, after just one flight, you may soon.

 

SkyNRG, an aviation fuel company, has partnered with Boeing and South African Airways to make clean fuel from Solaris, a hybrid tobacco plant.