Plastomics is working to shorten the pipeline for developing new seeds with multiple transgenic traits, increasing the speed and lowering the cost of designing new seeds using chloroplast engineering.
American Robotics CEO Mozer said that the decision to raise a second seed round followed an overwhelming response from growers when the company released a video of its autonomous drone, Scout, in 2017.
Indoor farming software startup Agrilyst has raised an undisclosed strategic round, bringing in new investors with the aim of expanding the scope of its product offering and entering the Chinese market.
Beta Hatch cultivates mealworms for animal feed using patent-pending equipment, a trade-secret process and unique genetic stock, developed by entomologist and founder Virginia Emery.
Within seconds Cainthus imaging technology can identify individual cows by their features, memorize their unique identity and record individual patterns and movements.
Cargill and other unspecified “food industry giants” joined the round, bringing the cultured meat company’s all time fundraising total to $22 million.
Drone-enabled aerial data and safety platform provider PrecisionHawk has raised a $75 million Series D round from a laundry list of major tech and agriculture players.
KisanHub targets agriculture enterprises, not farmers like most precision ag services, meaning suppliers, processors, and retailers that own some of their own farmland, but also have a network of contract farmers, are the company's customers.
Food waste-to-fertilizer technology startup WISErg has raised a $19.2 million Series C round, bringing the company’s total fundraising to $56.6 million.
Novolyze develops and manufactures microorganisms to improve food safety validation processes for food processors and manufacturers.
Israeli foodtech incubator The Kitchen has made two new investments in food safety device Inspecto and sugar reduction technology Better Juice, both of which are responding to pressing consumers demands.
President Trump and the Supreme Court weigh in on agriculture issues while startups launch new products in this week's brief.
Using data analytics and artificial intelligence, FieldIn analyzes geospatial, chemical, biological, weather and other data to help growers plan their pesticide applications and then monitor them in real time to spot any errors in the application.
Inocucor manufactures biological stimulants for agriculture using a patented fermentation process to combine multi-strains of bacteria and yeasts into soil and plant optimizers. It has two products on the market today that aim to enhance the growth of crops.
VanderSat, which joins a growing number of remote sensing startups targeting the agriculture sector, is taking a different approach to others, namely in its use of microwave sensors.
Israeli cultured meat startup SuperMeat has raised a $3 million seed round to continue to develop its cultured chicken product in the first of what will likely be several funding rounds in the area of cellular agriculture this year.
It was an exciting year in farm technology, to say the least, with several exits and record deals set and then overtaken by even larger deals just weeks or months later. Check out the standout deals of 2017.
The Irish company will launch the first food ingredient discovered using artificial intelligence next year.
FarmWise has developed a weeding robot that uses computer vision to identify weeds and robotics to remove them from vegetable farms without herbicides.