Trace Genomics has built the first scalable soil microbiome test to help farmers predict soil disease, soil health, and crop quality, using high-throughput DNA sequencing and machine learning.
Gastrograph AI, a predictive analytics technology for food and beverage companies, closed a $4 million Series A round of funding last week.
Gastrograph collects data about how people perceive flavors and with machine learning algorithms can offer food companies predictions on how they might react to new products.
“I never consumed cannabis for the first 29 years of my life, Socrates Rosenfeld founder and CEO of Jane Technologies tells AgFunderNews after raising a $6m Series A round of funding.
Dutch startup In Ovo has completed a Series A raise with Singapore-based disruptive food system venture fund VisVires New Protein and global specialty chemicals company Evonik.
Regardless of where a farmer is located, knowing what Mother Nature may have in store is a key aspect of planning day-to-day management as well as long-term decisionmaking.
The startup, which has focused on the cosmetics industry for its first product line is set to develop products for the nutraceutical, food and beverage industries too, such as gelatin, a form of collagen often found in sweets.
CageEye’s echo-sounder technology uses software and hardware to track acoustic data in a fish cage, while relying on machine learning to measure and analyze biomass movements.
Since raising the first round of Series A funding, SafeTraces gained particular traction in tracing tropical oils to determine the sustainability of the sourcing practices, and also tracing ammonium nitrate fertilizers that can be used in explosives.
Land Life Company is an Amsterdam, Holland-based startup using big data and technology to reverse land degradation.
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.
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.
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.
“Obviously everybody likes their funders, but we are particularly happy to have this group behind us,” Sentera CEO Eric Taipale told AgFunderNews.
TeleSense's proprietary sensor collects data about the condition of grains in storage to detect nonoptimal storage conditions and reduce spoilage.
The deal includes the acquisition of FarmWizard, an established UK livestock management software company from Wheatsheaf the previous owner; the investment was part cash and part equity transfer.
Full Harvest says it is the only business-to-business marketplace for the end-to-end purchase, sale, and logistics of surplus and imperfect produce.
Aerobotics, a South African agtech company with a smart scouting platform to identify pests and diseases in tree crops, has closed a $2 million Series A.