Category: AgTech

2020 predictions from agri-foodtech’s leading VCs

What a decade it’s been for the advancement of the food and agriculture industries! It was a decade spent catching up with other industries in the technological revolution. What’s in store for 2020? Five of the industry’s leading investors tell AFN.

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Meet AgFunder’s venture partner Tom Shields

Tom Shields is a venture partner at AgFunder and works with the deal team on sourcing and leading investments. A serial entrepreneur, he has co-founded two highly successful companies, NetGravity (IPO 1998) and Yieldex (acquired by AppNexus/AT&T in 2015).

Best of 2019: AFN’s top 5 guest articles

To make the most of the expertise in our network and provide as much value as possible to our readers, we are super proud to share the insights of our expert network.

Agtech will take off in 2020: 5 trends to watch

From major equipment manufacturers’ forays into robotics to the emergence of new startups looking to improve farmer awareness of field activity, here’s what to watch for in the year ahead in the US, according to experienced agtech entrepreneur Corbett Kull.

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Space hemp! It’s happening.

Hot on the heels of Aleph Farms sending some of its cultivated meat cells up into space to be 3D printed into a tiny, tiny piece of steak, another bold agri-food tech mission is setting its sights on the International Space Station.

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How IGS reduces vertical farming costs

It can be hard to explain exactly how Intelligent Growth Solution’s tech works, so we caught up with Niall Skinner, lead mechanical engineer at IGS to get an in-depth explanation.