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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Tropic Biosciences is using gene-editing technology including CRISPR to optimize coffee and banana crops.
The round was led by Russian venture capital firm Sistema VC with new investment from online venture capital platform AgFunder, UK VC 7percent Ventures, early-stage tech VC Acequia Capital, and industry veteran Henk Bles.
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.
Described as a ‘game changer’ InspiraFarms' technology consists of modular cold storage and food processing units, which run on off-grid renewable energy and aim to increase farm incomes by 40%.
We caught up with Emma Weston, cofounder and CEO of AgriDigital, on the sidelines of the recent World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit to discuss how she sells blockchain technology to different rungs in the supply chain with various levels of fluency, and where new traceability technologies should ultimately be headed.
FoodLogiQ is a single software platform that allows multiple links in the food supply chain to manage the quality and traceability of the food they source and sell, aided by a barcode-based tracking system.
Pairwise is a CRISPR startup founded by Monsanto Growth Ventures and some of the foremost scientists behind the fundamentals of gene-editing.
After completing 20 pilots in one year, Hazel Technologies has raised a $3.26 million Series A round led by food and agtech VC S2G ventures.
Biolumic has created a seedling treatment using UV light that it says boosts the yield of specialty crops by up to 22% while also making plants heartier and more pest resistant.
Though Hummingbird began as a drone-focused precision agriculture company two years ago, it evolved beyond just drones as the team realized that the method of data collection is secondary to the data itself.