Equinom, an Israeli startup using computational biology to breed crops with improved characteristics without any genetic manipulation, has raised $4 million in a bridge funding round.
Land Life Company is an Amsterdam, Holland-based startup using big data and technology to reverse land degradation.
A new deep-water approach to hydroponics has earned Welsh agtech startup, Phytoponics, $650,000 of seed funding support over the last two years.
Founded in June 2016, Wasteless has developed a proprietary dynamic pricing algorithm for products with a limited expiration date, allowing retailers to create and display discount prices across the demand curve.
Front Range Biosciences specializes in tissue culture propagation at industrial scale to ensure that it offers growers pest and disease-free stock.
Centaur is a sensing and IoT platform providing post-harvest monitoring to the agricultural supply chain to reduce waste and improve food safety.
“Pivot Bio is addressing one of the largest sources of GHGs on the planet – the potent nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide emissions associated with the use of synthetic fertilizers,” said Carmichael Roberts of Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
“Our networks are so tied in that in that it’s easy for us to go to our corporates and partners and ask them what they are looking for,” says Sprout Accelerator business strategy advisor Stu Bradbury.
“Delivering a predictable and repeatable safe experience is one of the biggest challenges for cannabis edibles often resulting in consumers having a bad experience from consuming too much THC, according to Trait CEO.
The fledgling startup industry looks different to other global markets with the vast majority of innovation and investment ($1.7 billion) taking place downstream; but China’s agrifood startup scene has something the US market does not.
“The fundraising process was extremely arduous considering we started our raise over two years ago,” CEO John Yang wrote to AgFunderNews.
Milk & Eggs is different to other online grocers because what’s purchased is made-to-order; it’s like it’s providing people with their own personal farmer, according to the CEO.
Indigo Ag has taken the next step in its journey to becoming a consolidated farm services platform by launching a grain marketplace.
The company's products include the Improved Meat portfolio, that "mimics meat in all cooking methods and forms of distribution," according to the website.
Cargill has invested in Agriness, a Brazilian farm management software program focused on pig farms with more than 2 million sows in Latin America managed using its platform.
Growers Holdings, a digital agriculture software and services startup, has raised $5 million in Series A funding in a round led by US heartland-focused investor Lewis & Clark Ventures.
Ripe.io creates what it calls a "digital bridge" between farmers, distributors, processors, traders, restaurants, grocers, and consumers to record and share data on aspects of food's journey from farm to fork.
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.
Benson Hill Biosystems, the data-led crop genetics discovery and gene editing platform, has raised $60 million in Series C funding in a round led by GV (formerly Google Ventures).
The Madison-based company’s software combines satellite imagery and field data with machine learning algorithms to predict crop yields at the field level.