The sweet potato weevil is a very difficult pest to control and it is a serious pest in Africa. So the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation asked AgBiome if they’d be willing to work on it. They're now entering phase 2.
There’s no better place to cultivate an agbioscience ecosystem than America’s heartland in Indiana, especially as the region already presents the perfect convergence of agriculture, biology, and science/tech.
Totaling $15 million, the round includes the $10 million strategic investment from Canopy Rivers announced earlier this year. Existing investors Finistere Ventures and Middleland Capital participated in the round, which was oversubscribed.
You’d be forgiven for finding the growing farm management software space overwhelming; there are now hundreds of different software tools for farmers across crop types globally. At AgFunder, we’ve reviewed many of them so it takes something special to capture our attention.
Anaerobic digestion is already used widely in Europe where the population is more attuned to environmental concerns but also as there's limited room for landfills, forcing businesses to find other solutions for food waste.