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.
Finless is focused on culturing higher-end species of fish like salmon and bluefin tuna and expects to be able to sell their product below market price of $100-$200 per pound for bluefin by the end of 2019.
"I'm a firm believer that you need to address the entire value chain," says Usman Javaid, CEO of Ricult.
Edete is developing a mechanical solution for pollination as an alternative to using bees.
The Yield Lab LATAM will be based in Buenos Aires and will take on six startups in total for the first cohort. Each startup receives up to $100,000 in capital for varying amounts of equity.
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This is the latest deal among a growing number of agribusiness marketplace startups globally as the trend to take input purchasing and crop marketing online takes hold.
BIGH (Building Integrated Greenhouses), a startup based in Brussels, Belgium, has opened its first aquaponic farm on a site spanning 4,000 meters squared above a food hall in the center of the city.
Future Meat Technologies, an Israeli startup manufacturing meat from animal cells in a laboratory, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding, in a round led by Tyson Ventures, the venture arm of the meat giant.
AgNext has created a suite of tools, including hardware and software, to leverage data to improve the efficiency and profitability of farmers and processors.
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.
AgVend is the latest entrant into a small set of players vying for the so far small community of farmers looking to purchase online - all banking on the expectation that that community will grow.
After photographing strawberries, the AgShift app tells the user what the percentage of red is in the photo, which speaks to how much shelf life is left.
The bulk of Impact Terra's new funding will support Smart Agriculture Myanmar (SAM), a project that uses remote sensing to provide advice to farmers about crop timing, pest management, and irrigation.
Skycision technology focuses on identifying changes in fields over time, analyzing three to five years of satellite data to find trends in specialty crops
The San Mateo, CA-based operation says it has delivered 15,000 orders in the Bay Area in their first year of operation.
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.
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.
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