The startup has now raised $273.5 million in debt and equity in total, making it the best funded alternative protein startup to date.
Syngenta Ventures has acquired a minority stake in Premier Crop Systems (PCS), a Des Moines, Iowa based agronomic software tool in a growth equity investment round.
Global private equity group TPG has invested in Brazilian digital ag company Solinftec through its Alternative and Renewable Technologies growth equity platform TPG ART.
Protix farms insects predominantly for animal and aquaculture feed, and has cracked the scalability challenge, according to new investors.
US indoor agriculture group AeroFarms has raised over $34 million of a $40 million Series D round, according to an SEC filing.
Solyent, Thymox, Propel, Hectare Agritech, Smart Earth Seeds, Taranis, Abundant, Calysta, Ceres, and Territory have all raised funding in the past two weeks.
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).
The financing will enable the business to achieve commercial scale manufacturing of its FeedKind protein, which is an alternative feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pet nutritional products.
Cool Planet, the biofuel-turned-biological ag products company, has raised $19.3 million in venture funding from existing investors to drive the commercialization of its first products.
A bumper two weeks of funding saw 14 startups raise $184m across on-farm biotech, biotech, satellite imagery, India, 3D printing, including Instacart's $400m Series D. There was also an ag data acquisition in the UK.
Investment in seafood and aquaculture technology increased 271% compared to the $52 million raised across both 2014 and 2015, but there is still a huge need for technology to bring efficiency and sustainability to the industry.
The year's first exit came from Observant, an early agtech pioneer in the precision water management space. Jain Irrigation acquired the Australian company.
Equity investing in just one way TechAccel, a venture development organization, works to accelerate innovation in agriculture.
Agtech funding in 2016 was a tale of two halves as the number of deals closed increased 10% to 580 due to an uptick in seed stage activity, while investment dollars fell 30% to $3.2bn.
Insect farming, Big Data technology, soil health products, and a Crowdfund a cow platform are just a few of this week's agtech fundings.
A bumper week of fundings includes startups offering satellite imagery analysis, drones-as-a-software, milk products, wine e-commerce and more.
Emerging market farm-to-consumer platforms joined a biotech company producing hypoallergenic peanuts, a precision ag startup, a an online seed retailer, and a large European meal kit delivery service.
Fairfax Financial, the investment company of Prem Watsa, has invested in Canadian digital precision agriculture company Farmers Edge, injecting new capital into the company as well as buying stock from existing investors.
Catch up on a diversified week of fundings in the food and agtech market as things start to heat up as we approach the end of the year.
A busy week of fundings includes startups from the biologicals, cannabis, poultry, livestock monitoring, and food delivery sectors.