Umitron, an Asian startup using satellite imagery, IoT, and automation to increase the efficiency of offshore aquaculture, raised the funding from the Japanese government and a Japanese venture capital firm.
Finless is focused on culturing higher-end species of fish like salmon and bluefin tuna and expects to be able to sell their product below market price of $100-$200 per pound for bluefin by the end of 2019.
Creadev, the private equity arm of the Mulliez family -- founders of the Auchan chain of department stores in France -- contributed to the round.
"I'm a firm believer that you need to address the entire value chain," says Usman Javaid, CEO of Ricult.
Edete is developing a mechanical solution for pollination as an alternative to using bees.
The Yield Lab LATAM will be based in Buenos Aires and will take on six startups in total for the first cohort. Each startup receives up to $100,000 in capital for varying amounts of equity.
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Tropic Biosciences is using gene-editing technology including CRISPR to optimize coffee and banana crops.
AgriProtein is constructing insect factories across the Middle East, Asia and South Africa that use municipal waste as feedstock.
This is the first equity investment by the Gates Foundation in India, highlighting the importance of modernizing India's dairy sector, according to Mark Kahn, partner of Omnivore.
ecoRobotix's first product is a solar-powered autonomous robot weeder that targets the application of herbicide based on GPS and sensors that enable it to detect weeds between crop rows.
The round was led by Russian venture capital firm Sistema VC with new investment from online venture capital platform AgFunder, UK VC 7percent Ventures, early-stage tech VC Acequia Capital, and industry veteran Henk Bles.
This is the latest deal among a growing number of agribusiness marketplace startups globally as the trend to take input purchasing and crop marketing online takes hold.
Algaia is a French company manufacturing algae-based products for the agriculture feed, personal care & nutraceutical industries.
BIGH (Building Integrated Greenhouses), a startup based in Brussels, Belgium, has opened its first aquaponic farm on a site spanning 4,000 meters squared above a food hall in the center of the city.
The California-based startup that was forced to withdraw from various cities across the US in 2015 after expanding too quickly, recapitalized in 2016.
The Bushel mobile app platform integrates into grain elevators’ accounting systems to provide growers access to their contracts, scale tickets, prepays, cash bids, and markets.
ADM’s Cibus Fund was joined by existing investors GreenSoil Investments, the Israeli agrifood tech fund, and Middleland Capital, the family office-backed agrifood tech VC.
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Future Meat Technologies, an Israeli startup manufacturing meat from animal cells in a laboratory, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding, in a round led by Tyson Ventures, the venture arm of the meat giant.