After completing 20 pilots in one year, Hazel Technologies has raised a $3.26 million Series A round led by food and agtech VC S2G ventures.
Biolumic has created a seedling treatment using UV light that it says boosts the yield of specialty crops by up to 22% while also making plants heartier and more pest resistant.
Wefarm uses AI technology to connect small-scale farmers to crowdsourced information by enabling them to share techniques and advice on anything from how to battle a disease to how to increase their income, through SMS or online in their own languages.
Though Hummingbird began as a drone-focused precision agriculture company two years ago, it evolved beyond just drones as the team realized that the method of data collection is secondary to the data itself.
Since launching in 2015, Agrofy has signed up 5000 companies, including multinational ag players, that have listed more than 65,000 products.
Micropep Technologies, a French ag biotechnology company has raised a €4 million ($4.94 million) Series A round of funding. Micropep is developing crop enhancement products using micro-RNA or miRNA.
Inscripta is building a business based on selling gene-editing tools, such as instruments, reagents, and software, and in order to create a market for these tools, the company is giving away CRISPR enzymes for free.
Doodhwala is building its own logistics service, overriding India's established and complex network of middlemen and dealing directly with farmers.
Boost Biomes uses DNA-sequencing to study microbiomes and identify interactions that have desired outcomes -- in this case, combatting common crop threats.
After several successful trials in citrus, apple, and almond orchards in Spain and Israel, Saturas cofounder and CEO Anat Halgoa Solomon told AgFunderNews that will the company use the new funds to bring its first products to market along with continuing development of a modified version of the company’s original sensor for use on vineyards.
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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.
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.