Acquisitions in restaurant tech keep coming, HelloFresh is undeterred by Blue Apron's disastrous IPO, new hires, new grants for Danforth, and more in this week's brief.
The pitch competition will feature solutions to food challenges including livestock management, food bi-product up-cycling, and novel plant-based proteins.
Green Bits, a point of sale software provider for the cannabis industry has raised $2.2 million from Casa Verde Capital, land grant deans defend NAFTA, and no consensus on organic hydroponics.
InPlant Technologies CEO and CTO discuss growing a company in a male-dominated field.
Agrilyst and Motorleaf have partnered up to facilitate increased automation for indoor, hydroponic growers plus new acquisitions and hiring.
In just the past few years, several food and agriculture companies have found themselves contending with activist investors.
The Greater Sacramento Economic Council is attempting to carve out a piece of the tech scene just 90 miles to the south, and thanks to UC Davis and nearly 250,000 acres of farmland, that means agtech too.
Controversial Monsanto email communications have been revealed by the New York Times.
Trump's nomination of Sam Clovis, a new hire at Finistere Ventures, Hampton Creek's board fallout, and Arlon's Brazilian dairy investment are also covered this week.
Last week, the US House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a hearing on agriculture technology and data utilization in preparation for the next Farm Bill.
Though robotics are more and more visible in the fields and in the media, the labor shortage will need to be addressed by both industry and government if food production is to stay on course.
It was notable at this year’s conference that farmers, startups, and other stakeholders all seemed to be on the same page about sensors.
Here are a few highlights from The Mixing Bowl Hub’s Food IT: Farm to Fork Conference.
While agtech startup activity tends to concentrate on the two coasts of the US, there are a growing number of rural agtech startups. We speak to three to find out what it's like building a startup outside of San Francisco and New York.
Two weeks ago I headed to Stockholm, Sweden to speak at and attend the Sweden Food Tech “Big Meet” conference and I was impressed by the small but growing level of activity in the country.
The first artificial intelligence (AI) enabled augmented reality crop management system may be coming to an indoor farm near you very soon, according to Ryan Hooks of Huxley.
Trimble to Acquire Müller-Elektronik to Extend its Precision Agriculture Capabilities
There's a real risk that the biggest agricultural companies in the world right now might not be the same in 10 years’ time. That doesn't have to be the case, but if you look at the data, it's not hard to imagine it happening, writes Paul Cuatrecasas.
Asia’s first agritech and foodtech startup up competition will take place in Singapore later this month.