While agtech startup activity tends to concentrate on the two coasts of the US, there are a growing number of rural agtech startups. We speak to three to find out what it's like building a startup outside of San Francisco and New York.
Protix farms insects predominantly for animal and aquaculture feed, and has cracked the scalability challenge, according to new investors.
Two weeks ago I headed to Stockholm, Sweden to speak at and attend the Sweden Food Tech “Big Meet” conference and I was impressed by the small but growing level of activity in the country.
Freight Farms, the startup growing lettuce inside shipping containers, has completed its Series B funding round on $7.3 million.
A Californian product design and engineering group called Motivo Engineering has acquired Robodondo, a robotics startup focused on the food industry.
Ever get to the end of the week faced with a fridge full of rotting produce and gone off meat because plans to cook up a storm got sidetracked? You're not alone.
We speak to Sam Kass about his transition from a chef to a policy advisor to a venture capital investor, Obama's interest in the sector, and which technologies he thinks will be transformative to the food system, nutritionally and environmentally.
US indoor agriculture group AeroFarms has raised over $34 million of a $40 million Series D round, according to an SEC filing.
Trimble to Acquire Müller-Elektronik to Extend its Precision Agriculture Capabilities
80 million piglets were crushed to death by their mothers in the US last year. SwineTech is hoping to significantly reduce that number with its new technology.
Solyent, Thymox, Propel, Hectare Agritech, Smart Earth Seeds, Taranis, Abundant, Calysta, Ceres, and Territory have all raised funding in the past two weeks.
The founder of Rockit Global, the New Zealand company that holds the global rights to the mini Rockit apple variety, has sold over 50% of the company to two private equity firms Pioneer Capital and Oriens Capital for around N$25 million ($17 million).
Farmnote will use the funding to expand overseas and to further develop its technology within Japan alongside its new partners and investors.
Today, Agrihive, a collaborative organization that launched during the worst drought in Australian history, has launched Farmecco, a fintech platform for farmers aimed at improving their financial literacy.
The highs and lows of the food e-commerce space continued this week with Territory raising $6.7m in Series A funding in the same week that Maple closed and sold some of its assets to the UK's Deliveroo.
Retail sales of labeled fresh grassfed beef reached $272 million in 2016, up from $17 million in 2012 and doubling every year, according to a new report entitled Back to Grass: the Market Potential for U.S. Grassfed Beef.
Abundant will use the proceeds to commercialize its first product, aimed at reducing the $200 billion orchard farming industry’s reliance on seasonal labor.
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Agri-food technology companies raised $42.5m in two weeks from farm-to-fork.
China’s food industry is modernizing at its fastest pace ever, using more technology to scale up and meet higher standards, according to Alex Zhang, cofounder of Hosen Capital.