Retail and restaurant tech is a category of agrifood tech startups encompassing technologies and services aimed at making retail food businesses more profitable as well as improving shopper experience at the supermarket, in restaurants and other brick & mortar stores.
A lot of the questions surrounding the technology are not really scientific but about what this technology is feeding into: power politics, the changing structure of agriculture and smallholder farmers, and long-term effects.
Conducting due diligence in ag biotech startups has many similarities to other categories, such as questions around the team and market size, but biotech is inherently different than developing a piece of equipment or a digital application.
Startups in the category we call Midstream Technologies raised $1.35 billion in 2018, climbing from the third-best funded category to the second-best funded sector behind Ag Biotechnology.
PIP, a $15 million public-private partnership of leading agtech startups, agribusinesses, and biotech companies will research the potential for indoor farms to grow crops with improved nutrition, taste and other characteristics hard to achieve outdoors.
The issue of livestock farming’s impact on the environment is not as clear cut as many would have you believe. In fact, many much of the data dairy and meat alternative businesses are using to market their animal-free wares are inaccurate and misleading.
Considering Israel’s population of less than nine million, and its geographic size that is not much bigger than New Jersey, the report shows this small Mediterranean nation to be punching well above its weight in agrifood tech.
There's a compelling case for grain farmers to convert to organic, and agtech can help, but few digital startups are serving the organic farming community.
The US restaurant industry alone is responsible for more than 11 million tons of food waste each year, or $25 billion worth of food, and Valentine's Day is one of the industry's biggest nights of the year.
Based on the report’s findings, Global Canopy has added new tools and guidance to its SCRIPT platform that will help banks take a more active approach to engaging companies about the sustainability and impact of their seafood-related practices.
European food tech startups are on course to have raised between €750 million to €1 billion in 2018, according to different estimates. That will be around a 40% decline on 2017 funding levels.
You will find a lot of views online on why not to take corporate venture money in your startup. However, the reality today is that corporate venture capital (CVC) is becoming an important part of the startup ecosystem, writes Amit Sridharan.
A growing number of stakeholders in the agricultural world have started asking more questions about whether conventional farming practices are causing irreparable harm to our soil ecosystem and whether there are any practices or technologies we can implement to reverse the damage.
There is a growing number of dairy tech startups on the market but there are challenges impacting dairy farmers’ ability and desire to adopt these innovative tools.
As Canada ushered in legal cannabis consumption last week, many consumer products companies and retailers are wondering whether delving into the space will be worthwhile. The answer is probably yes, according to a new report.
With highly skilled talent in many disciplines from animal and plant sciences to land management, the UK has a proven ability to develop and market new technologies.
Various organizations in the country are collaborating to make a concerted effort to promote Argentina's strengths in agtech and convened at last month's AgTech Week.
The clash over consumers’ demand for fast food chains to improve the animal welfare requirements that they use when sourcing meat hit new heights last week when the third largest public retirement fund in America, New York Pension Fund, penned a letter to McDonald’s warning it about “potential financial and reputational risks associated with McDonald’s chicken welfare practices.”
The fledgling startup industry looks different to other global markets with the vast majority of innovation and investment ($1.7 billion) taking place downstream; but China’s agrifood startup scene has something the US market does not.
The New Food Economy recently investigated those ethical eaters (dubbed conscious carnivores) who choose to consume meat only under certain standards such as locally sourced and humanely raised without antibiotics.