A further 36 funds, across farmland, agribusiness and agriculture technology, are still in the market targeting $7.5 billion collectively, according to Prequin.
This week's industry news brief includes M&A news, a food e-commerce IPO, weather technology capital raising, a $46m farmland sale, and regulatory developments for the US food industry.
On a mission to help paint a clearer picture of the emerging ag big data technologies out there, AgFunderNews recently spoke with eight companies to learn more about the space.
Investment in food and agriculture will reach more than $4 billion by the end of the year, according to a recent report from Dutch banking group Rabobank.
Drones are a hot commodity for many farmers and agribusinesses, but the regulations surrounding their use commercially are still murky and cause for confusion.
Smart Agriculture Analytics, an English language data provider for China’s agriculture technology market, will now connect non-Chinese agtech and input providers with Chinese distributors.
Opponents of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (SAFLA) have nicknamed it the 'Deny Americans the Right to Know', or DARK, Act, while GMO proponents say it will help to reduce the regulatory costs associated with developments in food production.
For many agtech entrepreneurs and innovators, finding the cash flow to get their idea off the ground is the most important step. Here are some of the grants and programs available in the US.