The current state of the digital ag space lacks sufficient high-quality data, but that's where Ethington sees potential in Arable, he tells AgFunderNews.
In the wake of a deal with John Deere and the Nigerian government, we asked Van Jones, cofounder of Hello Tractor, to give us an update on the business after a small pivot in its strategy.
iBio uses highly automated indoor farming methods to manufacture pharmaceutical drugs and, according to Barry Holtz, president, it already has much of the technology that today’s food-growing indoor farms are just starting to develop.
The JV with Emirates Flight Catering will involve the construction of a 130,000 square foot facility in Dubai to service all airlines and lounges operational out of Dubai International Airport.
"Indigo could be a future marketplace for sustainable and biological ag inputs, which could impact my portfolio in a positive way," said one agrifood tech VC.
Phytelligence, a micropropagation business, and food assistance app developer Propel are both in disputes with industry players about the rollout of their technologies that could impact their success to the detriment of the industries they serve.
Crop Pro Insurance has canceled nearly 200 crop production hail insurance policies just a few weeks into the company’s first planting season in operation.
Farmers Edge had alleged that Farmobile co-founders Jason Tatge, Heath Gerlock and Randy Nuss, had misappropriated purportedly proprietary information in the development of farm data-collection and standardization technologies.
“When indoor growers go to an insurance broker, they either don’t know what category they should be in or the insurer is unable to meet their needs,” says Nicola Kerslake, founder of Contain Inc.
Monsanto Growth Ventures, the venture arm of Monsanto, has lost all of its dedicated staff after former managing director John Hamer, former investment director Kiersten Stead and former principal Ryan Rakestraw all left within a month of each other.
HarvestPort wants to take over the task of “shopping around" by offering growers unique deals through an agricultural inputs marketplace.
Tyson Ventures has been tight-lipped on what might come next for the corporate VC, but at the Future Food Tech Conference, managing director Reese Schroeder offered some insight into what might be ahead for the protein giant.
Cargill has launched a new digital platform for aquaculture, the second platform in a suite of digital tools announced in October.
The decision to make the platform open, Climate Corp's CTO Mark Young explains, was not only part of an effort to bring more value to customers, but also to move the digital ag space forward.
VanderSat, which joins a growing number of remote sensing startups targeting the agriculture sector, is taking a different approach to others, namely in its use of microwave sensors.
Farm Hack is an online community of farmers dedicated to sharing plans and advice for building and modifying farming tools and machinery. We asked its cofounder about his view of venture-backed agtech.
Blue Apron and Chipotle are getting new CEOs after a tumultuous year for both companies, plus more in our weekly news brief.
Operationally, the agrifood tech venture industry has some catching up to do with other startup industries such as healthcare and software, according to Aaron Rudberg, S2G's new COO.
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans to withdraw Obama-era revisions to biotechnology regulations involving genetic modification and editing plus more in our weekly industry brief.
There are at least 20 agtech startups that use remote sensing technology for different precision farming applications. Here are the most prominent remote sensing companies, sorted by the main source of remote sensing data each uses.