Meet AgFunder’s Mentors

Last month we invested in our 30th startup, and as we continue to grow and scale both AgFunder's venture capital funds and our GROW accelerator in Singapore, we are developing new ways to help the exceptional founders in our portfolio.
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Invest with us in the Protein Revolution!

AgFunder has just opened the New Carnivore Fund to investors. The $20M fund will invest in alternative protein startups including plant-based alternatives, cellular agriculture, and the picks-and-shovels that will enable the industry.
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Checking in with Aerobotics 

Word has been getting around about Aerobotics' incredible decision support technology for tree crops. Rob Leclerc shares some facts and figures about the startup's rapid growth to-date.
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Why technology could make animals obsolete

Wherever we look, humans have consistently built technologies that surpass their animal predecessors. Cars replaced horses, petroleum replaced whales, tractors replaced oxen, telecommunications replaced carrier pigeons. Food may be next.
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AgTech is the New Queen of Green

Editors note: Rob Leclerc is the CEO and Melissa Tilney is the Head of Marketing at AgFunder. This article originally appeared in TechCrunch.

 

Before Monsanto acquired Climate Corporation in late 2013 for nearly $1 billion, few investors gave much thought to technological innovation in our agriculture system.

LemnaTec Secures $5.6M From Anterra Capital

LemnaTec which has developed a high-throughput research platform and agricultural analysis software, has received a $5.6 million equity investment from Anterra Capital. This news arrives after a successful financing round led by DEWB, the German private equity firm.

Farmers Edge Acquires GranDuke Geomatics

Taking a page out of Climate Corporation’s playbook, Farmers Edge acquired GranDuke Geomatics of Lethbridge, Alberta. According to an agreement finalized on January 9, the precision agriculture and data management company out of Winnipeg, Manitoba will now control GranDuke.

Finistere Opens $150M Agtech Fund

California-based Finistere Ventures announced that it opened a new agtech fund targeting $150M, in collaboration with Bayer Cropscience, AVAC and other partners. The Finistere II Fund will focus on identifying early-to-growth stage companies, focused on new technology solutions in sustainability, food productivity, and nutrition.