Startups of various kinds are branching out from the world of agrifood tech into the world of fintech, both to make their products more accessible to their target customers and to generate more value from their core offerings.
Farm Hack is an online community of farmers dedicated to sharing plans and advice for building and modifying farming tools and machinery. We asked its cofounder about his view of venture-backed agtech.
Modern slavery is back at the top of concerned consumers minds and new agrifood tech startups and some established players are working to shine at a light at the very bottom of the supply chain.
Some farms reported being short 100 workers and media from many agricultural states reported farms leaving crops in the fields to rot due to lack of labor.
A few possible solutions to this "nasty" disease have emerged, but no cure even after $400 million in investment form the USDA.
Asilomar’s chemical input can make yields from an average year of rainfall in major row-crop growing climates as high as if rainfall was ideal, says the founders.
Tortuga AgTech is developing robotic systems for harvesting fresh produce in controlled environments, from indoor hydroponics to greenhouses, starting with strawberries.
IKEA's iconic meatballs and packaged food products are headed for a shake-up, says Michael la Cour, so we caught up with him to find out what's in store and how startups might play a role.
Uptake was founded on the idea that most commercial equipment, including tractors, comes outfitted with some sensors, but little use has been made of the data they produce.
This round was led by OS Fund, which, according to its website, “finances and supports inventors and scientists who are working on audacious breakthroughs to solve the greatest issues and opportunities facing humanity today.”
We talked to Amanda Weeks of Industrial/Organic about raising her recent round and her future funding plans, how she changes her behavior in front of investors, and her experience as a female founder in the waste industry.
A lack of technology is acting as a barrier for young people who wish to get into farming and the biggest problem is not in the field, says a new report.
The decision comes after weeks of votes and protests about the future of the controversial chemical in the EU, which has been far more skeptical than other parts of the world regarding glyphosate and the genetically-modified seeds created to resist it by Monsanto.
Israeli drone software startup Skyx has raised an undisclosed seed funding round to commercialize its software that allows one operator to control a fleet of up to six crop spraying drones.
A small group of farm robotics startups is taking on various farming tasks in the hopes of saving labor, adding efficiency, and improving precision agriculture.
Founder Janette Barnard tells us the story of The Poultry Exchange, a chicken meat marketplace startup. After struggling to get an intractable industry to change its ways, The Poultry Exchange ceased operations in July.
With holiday food traditions largely unchanged in US culture since the 1950s, the late November surge in demand for turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin, among other vegetables is the driving force for many farmers' toil all year.
Emergency food providers are attempting to leverage technology to make the massive logistical undertaking of distributing food assistance more efficient for food pantries, despite some of the smallest budgets even within the nonprofit world.
Advanced Animal Diagnostics CEO Joy Parr Drach tells us how her thinking about the role of gender in business has changed over the years in the latest installment of our Women in Agtech Series.
Global revenue risk from lack of water availability for irrigation or animal consumption has reached $459 billion. With figures like this, it’s no wonder that funds and corporations are hearing more concern about water from investors.