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.
The conversation around foodtech in Israel has now completely changed, according to Amir Zaidman, VP of business development at The Kitchen.
If the United Nations and participating governments are to reach goals one and two of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), more investment and support is needed for small-scale agriculture, according to a new report.
There's still a long way to go before we have a complete understanding of soil health and how it interacts with plant growth, according to Bill Buckner, president and CEO of the Noble Foundation.
AgShift, an ag data startup helping farms automate their compliance reporting, also closed a pre-seed round. Online office catering service Platterz and pivoted Indian agri-marketing platform Ninjacart also raised funding.
It's now been over a year since Western Growers (WGA), the member association for west coast fruit, vegetable, and permanent crop farmers, opened the doors of its Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT) in Salinas.
Also in this week's funding sheet, Waycool, a fresh produce distribution service for smallholder farmers in India raised funding from George Soros-backed Aspada Investments.
We caught up with Chris Davidson, director of planning and business development of John Deere’s Crop Care platform and John Teeple, director of technology in the Precision Ag Technology Group to find out.
Roslin Technologies has spun out of the University of Edinburgh and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, to raise £10 million ($12.4m) in funding to commercialize its first products.
We caught up with Nierenberg to get a high-level view of the challenges facing the industry today, how technology can play a role, and being a female entrepreneur.
Gene editing was a key topic discussed at this week’s World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco.