Farmers Business Network makes an acquisition in Canada while Bayer sells assets to get ready for the big takeover, plus more in this week's brief.
A publicly available and editable list of women leaders in agriculture, started by Agrilyst CEO Allison Kopf, challenges event and conference organizers to increase gender representation in public discussions of the industry.
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.
Chipotle loses a controversial executive, cultured leather comes to New York, TechAccel commits to innovation at UC Davis, and more in this week's brief.
The AgFunder Team receives many meeting requests from large and medium Corporates and so we're taking this opportunity to host office hours at our office here in downtown San Francisco
Female CEOs receive 2.7% of all venture funding and women of color receive just 0.2%. The women quoted below are helping to move those statistics and today, on International Women's Day, we are sharing some of their advice and experience
North Carolina-based satellite data analytics startup FarmShots has been acquired by Syngenta for an undisclosed amount plus more in our weekly brief.
Indoor farm Plenty makes plans in China while startups merge and launch new products in this week's brief.
The prevalence of small farms on the African continent has meant growth in crop yields far lags other parts of the developed and developing worlds and means many of these new high tech tools are irrelevant to the African agricultural market.
A new fund will address the credit gap in the agriculture industry by raising capital from institutional investors and lending to agricultural aggregators like cooperatives, traders, and processors in developing countries and more in our weekly brief.
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.
An agrifood tech investor takes leave after accusations of sexual misconduct, plus more personnel changes and agtech team-ups in this week's brief.
We talked to Amanda Weeks of Industrial/Organic about raising her recent round and her future funding plans, how she changes her behavior in front of investors, and her experience as a female founder in the waste industry.
Founder Janette Barnard tells us the story of The Poultry Exchange, a chicken meat marketplace startup. After struggling to get an intractable industry to change its ways, The Poultry Exchange ceased operations in July.
Emergency food providers are attempting to leverage technology to make the massive logistical undertaking of distributing food assistance more efficient for food pantries, despite some of the smallest budgets even within the nonprofit world.
Advanced Animal Diagnostics CEO Joy Parr Drach tells us how her thinking about the role of gender in business has changed over the years in the latest installment of our Women in Agtech Series.
“I think CRISPR and other gene editing tools mark a real turning point in the conversation,” Sam Kass, partner at Acre Venture Partners and former senior policy advisor for nutrition in the White House, told the audience of the Food Loves Tech.
Lisa Curtis shares stories of gender discrimination and great mentors in the latest installment of our Women in Agtech Series.
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.