The investment round was led by Viking Global Investors, an American-based hedge fund based in Greenwich, Conn., with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Upfront Ventures and S2G Ventures.
“The deal had several appeals for us. The driving corporate appeal is it puts Clean Seed into the planter market in the US,” Graeme Lempriere, Clean Seed’s president & CEO, told AgFunderNews.
Seventure Partners and Adisseo's fund will focus on two segments—animal health, feed and nutrition and digital technologies serving the livestock industry, investing at every stage, regardless of geography.
The Kirchner Impact Foundation, the non-profit investment arm of Canadian merchant bank Kirchner Group, is taking its Food Fellowship to Mexico this year.
The Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Cultivation Corridor have launched the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator to promote agriculture innovation in the state.
Hazel Technologies is developing technology to increase the shelf life of fruit with packaging inserts.
TL Biolabs, a startup offering $15 genomic tests for beef and dairy cattle, and the software needed to analyze the results, has raised $4 million in seed funding.
The Northern Irish startup raised the funding from former UK Entrepreneur of the Year.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a three-year, $6.1 million grant to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to expand and accelerate the development and deployment of improved varieties of sorghum for smallholder farmers.
H-FARM, an Italy-based innovation hub, and IT giant Cisco are taking advantage of this trend by launching a new food tech accelerator.
In recent months, the focus of conversations in the agriculture technology startup scene has moved on from the initial excitement about the potential for technology to transform and disrupt the industry, to the challenges around adoption.
Agriculture stakeholders, programmers, developers and data scientists are invited to come together in Nairobi, Kenya this July for a two-day hackathon aimed at finding technological solutions for smallholder farmers in East Africa as they adapt to changing conditions.
Amerra Capital Management, a New York-based agribusiness asset manager, has acquired more than 90 percent of the Andromeda Group, a Mediterranean aquaculture company.
Consumer demand for legal cannabis has fueled technological development in the indoor agriculture industry as a whole, according to a new report from Newbean Capital.
The Netherlands-based Youth Food Movement and InnoLeaps have partnered to bring to life The Food Ecosystem Accelerator.
The International Food Policy Research Institute’s 2016 Global Food Policy Report examines major food policy developments and events over the past 12 months and looks at the key challenges and opportunities for the upcoming year.
The UK spin out of pharmaceutical company Redx Pharma, is partnering with agrochemical companies to discover new ag chemical compounds.
Israeli startup Saturas has secured $1 million to develop its precision irrigation sensor technology for permanent crops.
2 Female Agtech Entrepreneurs were selected by their peers to receive investment from VilCap Investments and Radicle Capital.
RFD-TV and The Weather Channel have launched the Farm & Ranch Forecast as a “tool” to help farmers make everyday decisions.