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.
Agroptima says it is the largest farm management software platform in Europe with 1.3 million acres under management across 1,700 clients.
The term clean meat "unnecessarily criminalizes the meat industry and there’s no need for that," said Mark Post, cofounder of Mosa Meat and father of the cultured meat movement, after raising a $7.5m Series A round of funding.
With its sensor technology, Phenospex aims to get around the constraints of existing sensing options such as RGB and multispectral cameras, to address the over-use of chemicals and fertilizers in industrial farming.
WaterBit's autonomous irrigation solution takes into account the stage of the plant, soil conditions and weather.
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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