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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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FarmWise has developed a weeding robot that uses computer vision to identify weeds and robotics to remove them from vegetable farms without herbicides.
FluroSat uses various remote sensing methods, including satellites, drones, and some aerial imagery, to capture and analyze hyperspectral images of cotton and grain fields to predict disease and help growers make decisions related to crop health.
Tortuga AgTech is developing robotic systems for harvesting fresh produce in controlled environments, from indoor hydroponics to greenhouses, starting with strawberries.
Israeli drone software startup Skyx has raised an undisclosed seed funding round to commercialize its software that allows one operator to control a fleet of up to six crop spraying drones.
Founder Sky Kurtz says that the necessity for this kind of growing system stems from the lack of food security in the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries more broadly.
ImpactVision, a software startup using hyperspectral imaging to help food supply chain companies determine the quality and ripeness of food products, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding in a round led by Acre Venture Partners.
Solugen uses plant starch combined with specialized enzymes to manufacture hydrogen peroxide, a common household and industrial chemical used as an oxidizer, bleaching agent, and disinfectant.
The San Mateo, CA-based operation says it has delivered 15,000 orders in the Bay Area in their first year of operation.