Category Archives: Series D+

The Top 10 Farm Tech Deals of 2017 (How Many Can You Name Without Clicking?)

It was an exciting year in farm technology, to say the least, with several exits and record deals set and then overtaken by even larger deals just weeks or months later. Check out the standout deals of 2017.

The State of AgriFood Tech Startups in Europe

There are a number of key areas of opportunity for agrifood tech startups in Europe as the support and resources available to entrepreneurs increases slowly, write Thomas van den Boezem and Louisa Burwood-Taylor.

AgriFood Tech Startups Raise $4.4bn in H1-2017 as Global VC Market Signals End of Downturn

Early stage investment in agrifood tech startups reached $4.4 billion in the first half of 2017, posting a 6% year-over-year increase reversing the downward trend of 2016 when agrifood tech investing dropped 17% to $6.9 billion from $8.3 billion in 2015.

Mini Apple Variety Rockit Launches Ahead as Private Equity Investors Pay 10x Valuation from 2011

The founder of Rockit Global, the New Zealand company that holds the global rights to the mini Rockit apple variety, has sold over 50% of the company to two private equity firms Pioneer Capital and Oriens Capital for around N$25 million ($17 million).