Indigo's business model, which it is deploying funds to build out across the US, Argentina, and Australia, is as much a part of its offering as its business model, according to agtech insiders.
Asilomar’s chemical input can make yields from an average year of rainfall in major row-crop growing climates as high as if rainfall was ideal, says the founders.
Tortuga AgTech is developing robotic systems for harvesting fresh produce in controlled environments, from indoor hydroponics to greenhouses, starting with strawberries.
IKEA's iconic meatballs and packaged food products are headed for a shake-up, says Michael la Cour, so we caught up with him to find out what's in store and how startups might play a role.
Blue Apron and Chipotle are getting new CEOs after a tumultuous year for both companies, plus more in our weekly news brief.
Uptake was founded on the idea that most commercial equipment, including tractors, comes outfitted with some sensors, but little use has been made of the data they produce.
This round was led by OS Fund, which, according to its website, “finances and supports inventors and scientists who are working on audacious breakthroughs to solve the greatest issues and opportunities facing humanity today.”
The round attracted new, lead investment from two large institutional investors: global asset management firm T. Rowe Price and Singapore state fund Temasek.
Israeli drone software startup Skyx has raised an undisclosed seed funding round to commercialize its software that allows one operator to control a fleet of up to six crop spraying drones.
Founder Sky Kurtz says that the necessity for this kind of growing system stems from the lack of food security in the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries more broadly.
In the last year at least three agrifood tech startups have listed on the ASX, suggesting that this may be the start of a funding trend.
Multinational chemical company Yara International has acquired Agronomic Technology Corp, an agricultural field modeling company for soil, water, crops, and fertilizer, for an undisclosed sum.
The city has companies from all over the globe relocating to take advantage of the wealth of resources at hand, but it also suffers from an exodus of companies that reach a certain point. What makes St. Louis a serious contender for the leading agtech ecosystem?
TIPA, which has won awards for its packaging, compares its product to orange peel: in comparison to regular plastic that will last for hundreds of years, it will decompose within just 180 days in compost conditions.
After starting in the orchards and vineyards more common to its home base, the West Coast, Ceres recently entered the row crop space largely through a partnership with Monsanto's The Climate Corporation.
ImpactVision, a software startup using hyperspectral imaging to help food supply chain companies determine the quality and ripeness of food products, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding in a round led by Acre Venture Partners.
US indoor agriculture group AeroFarms has closed a $40 million Series D round.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency claims that the Soylent meal replacement drink does not fulfill the nutritional requirements of a meal.
Farmobile produces a small in-cab unit called a PUC that wirelessly shares machine and agronomic data gathered in the field in real time.
Aqua-Spark has finalized two investments this week that signal the fund dedicated to the future of aquaculture is moving beyond farms and feed.