Monsanto Growth Ventures, the venture arm of Monsanto, has lost all of its dedicated staff after former managing director John Hamer, former investment director Kiersten Stead and former principal Ryan Rakestraw all left within a month of each other.
The city has companies from all over the globe relocating to take advantage of the wealth of resources at hand, but it also suffers from an exodus of companies that reach a certain point. What makes St. Louis a serious contender for the leading agtech ecosystem?
Farm technology startups raised $1.13 billion in early stage funding in the first half of 2017, representing a 56% increase year-over-year, according to the upcoming AgFunder AgriFood Tech report.
Novel farming systems are new methods of farming living ingredients for food and other applications, many of which are traditionally grown outdoors.