The conversation around foodtech in Israel has now completely changed, according to Amir Zaidman, VP of business development at The Kitchen.
Wasteless is an Israeli startup creating a real-time tracking solution to help fight food waste at the grocery store.
AgShift, an ag data startup helping farms automate their compliance reporting, also closed a pre-seed round. Online office catering service Platterz and pivoted Indian agri-marketing platform Ninjacart also raised funding.
Full Harvest is on a mission to repurpose the 20 billion pounds of produce that are wasted at the farm level each year.
The Quebec-based company that's developing and selling Carinata seed, raised the funding to support the company’s global expansion.
Also in this week's funding sheet, Waycool, a fresh produce distribution service for smallholder farmers in India raised funding from George Soros-backed Aspada Investments.
The Yield is an Australian microclimate sensing, IoT and predictive analytics startup for aquaculture and agriculture.
Described as a ‘game changer’ InspiraFarms' technology consists of modular cold storage and food processing units, which run on off-grid renewable energy and aim to increase farm incomes by 40%.
Roslin Technologies has spun out of the University of Edinburgh and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, to raise £10 million ($12.4m) in funding to commercialize its first products.
A big two-week funding sheet includes a diverse set of food and agtech startups raising funding.
TPG Alternative and Renewable Technologies, an arm of the $70 billion global private investment house TPG, has invested in Inocucor Technologies, the Canadian agricultural products company.
Benson Hill Biosystems has identified a more precise and efficient gene-editing tool than CRISPR Cas-9 that uses a suite of new nucleases instead of the Cas-9 enzyme, according to Matt Crisp, CEO.
Arable's sensor, named the Mark, which is deployed in the field above the leaf canopy of the relevant crop, captures 40 different data streams.
Cool Planet, the biofuel-turned-biological ag products company, has raised $19.3 million in venture funding from existing investors to drive the commercialization of its first products.
FarmLead helps growers, who typically sell to a handful of local buyers, to negotiate better prices for their grain by opening them up to a new set of potential buyers online.
LoveTheWild, the Boulder-based frozen seafood brand that only sources farmed fish, has closed an undisclosed Series A round of funding with Leonardo DiCaprio and seafood-focused venture capital fund Aqua-Spark.
Air seeding technology brought new scale and efficiencies to farming when it was first introduced, but there are several drawbacks, according to Graeme Lempriere, CEO of Clean Seed.
The round was led by Chicago-headquartered agtech venture capital firm Cultivian Sandbox. Existing investor Taylor Farms, through its venture arm, also joined the round.
A bumper two weeks of funding saw 14 startups raise $184m across on-farm biotech, biotech, satellite imagery, India, 3D printing, including Instacart's $400m Series D. There was also an ag data acquisition in the UK.
The extension in funding has given AgroSavfe a prime slot within Sofinnova’s newly-launched, €106 million Industrial Biotech Fund that closed last week.