George Freeman, an advisor to Prime Minister of the UK, said that Britain’s imminent exit from the European Union presents an opportunity for Britain to become a powerhouse of global technical innovation, particularly in agriculture.
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John Kim, managing partner of Amasia, a multi-family office and cross-border venture capital firm based in Singapore, tells us how he got into agritech investing and his different approach to sourcing investments.
Kuli Kuli is the leading manufacturer and distributor of moringa-based products in the US.
The South African media group led the round for data analytics and record-keeping tool FarmLogs, joined by existing investors.
Consumers, educated about food waste but told their waste was going to be composed wasted just as much food as those who were uneducated about the perils of waste.
Smallholder farmers have limited cash flow to be able to purchase new agtech, so SunCulture, and other agtech startups operating in the African region, have had to get creative in how they sell their wares.
We caught up with Christian Witt from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ahead of his speaking slot at the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum in the UK.
AgriMetis, the crop protection spin-off from healthcare innovation firm Acidophil, has raised $23.5 million in Series B funding in an oversubscribed round led by Anterra Capital.
Organic chicken production company Shenandoah Valley Organic has raised $3.7 million in growth funding in a round led by food and ag investor S2G Ventures with other investors.
A bumper week of fundings as we catch up from the holidays offer a diverse look at the types of startups innovating in the food and ag space today.
We caught up with Ping Chew, head of Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory for Asia at Rabobank, to get his thoughts on the growing food startup scene in China.
We are very proud of the coverage we've given the food and agriculture technology market over the year, but there are always, of course, stories in other publications that we wish we'd written!
It's been a busy year for AgFunder as our member and subscriber base grew to over 25,000 and we posted nearly 500 articles on AgFunderNews. Here's a look at the year's 10 most read stories:
Is more venture capital investment on your wish list? Or are you hoping to see more robotics startups or employable talent in the space? We spoke to a range of industry insiders to find out what they're dreaming of for 2017.
Venture capitalists are predicting that alternative proteins will replace virtual reality as 2017's new hype. But how will this space play out? We speak to GFI's Bruce Friedrich to try and find out.
Fairfax Financial, the investment company of Prem Watsa, has invested in Canadian digital precision agriculture company Farmers Edge, injecting new capital into the company as well as buying stock from existing investors.
The UK-based startup raised the funding from local angel investors but is planning to expand overseas after conquering the UK.
Feeling reflective as we approach the holiday season and the end of 2016? In this week’s podcast, we talk to two food and agtech experts about the trends they’ve noticed in ag and foodtech in 2016.
The funding comes hot on the heels of AgriProtein, the South African black soldier fly farming company, which raised $17.5 million last month.