Working from data collected from a survey of 1490 farmers in January 2018, a new report estimates the US market for farm management software could grow to $1.62 billion.
2017 was a year of extremes in agrifood tech investing. Large deals pushed the total investment volume up to post an encouraging 29% growth, but deal count fell by 17% to 949, with the most dramatic contraction at the crucial seed stage.
A representative and non-exhaustive selection of these companies have been visualized in this African Agtech Market Map, into nine categories by AgFunder and The Seed Project.
With its irresistible market size and a growing appetite for healthier food options, a fertile ground for global startups is forming for meat alternatives in China.
Britain’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is committing £5m ($6.9m) to fund the country’s farm sector PhD students in an effort to overhaul the UK industry’s “fragmented” innovation and skills pipeline.
Agriculture Coops can be a place to adapt and disperse technology innovation. Unfortunately, in most cases, adoption has been slow due to a lack of a technology embedded in coop culture.
According to the US Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity agtech innovations are a key means to better business and improved life for rural Americans.
Only 3% of growers are currently using robotic harvesting, but there is indeed a constituency for early-stage robotics technology, a recent report reveals.
Indoor growers say that access to capital is their biggest hurdle, according to a new report from indoor farming software company Agrilyst.
Twenty Seventeen has been quite the year for the agrifood technology startup scene, with some of the largest-ever funding announcements on record. And we've been pretty busy at AgFunderNews too, nearly doubling our member and subscriber base to 55,000 and posting over 450 original articles.
Tech-enabled farming is taking hold in rural Australia, creating an opening for more sustainable farming, according to a recent study by the National Australia Bank
As the hype fades and more growers test out drones on their own operations, what they really want from drone-focused technology is becoming clearer and raising the bar for startups in the field.
With holiday food traditions largely unchanged in US culture since the 1950s, the late November surge in demand for turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin, among other vegetables is the driving force for many farmers' toil all year.
Ag biotech is a central focus of agrifood tech investing; here Brett Morris from TechAccel says out the firm's market map of the category.
Global revenue risk from lack of water availability for irrigation or animal consumption has reached $459 billion. With figures like this, it’s no wonder that funds and corporations are hearing more concern about water from investors.
The data used to answer increasing inquiries about the sustainability of large agrifood company supply chains is not keeping up with the pace of demand, leading to figures that are largely theoretical.
Barilla, the family-owned company best known for its signature blue pasta box, announced a new food-focused venture fund and accelerator called Blu1877, plus more in our weekly brief.
“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.
A recent report evaluating new innovations in the food system based on potential impact on post-harvest food waste and commercial feasibility reveals what the authors call “high-priority investible innovations.”
The number of high-raising food delivery startups that have shuttered in the last two years suggests that even with millions of potential customers within a few miles, online restaurants are a hard nut to crack.