All posts by Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Louisa is editor of AgFunderNews, with a background in agriculture investment journalism and other financial markets. Please get in touch on [email protected] or follow her on twitter @iamlbt.

Merck Acquires Digital Livestock Tech Antelliq for $2.4bn in Biggest Agtech Acquisition on Record

US pharmaceutical company Merck has acquired digital livestock and animal health tech company Antelliq Group for €2.1 billion ($2.37 billion).

Antelliq manufactures sensors for animals, including ear tags for dairy cows through a product called Allflex that can monitor cows’ activity and provide traceability.

Gastrograph AI Closes $4m Series A to Predict Consumer Flavor Preferences of Food & Beverages

Gastrograph AI, a predictive analytics technology for food and beverage companies, closed a $4 million Series A round of funding last week.

Gastrograph collects data about how people perceive flavors and with machine learning algorithms can offer food companies predictions on how they might react to new products.