Full Harvest says it is the only business-to-business marketplace for the end-to-end purchase, sale, and logistics of surplus and imperfect produce.
The company’s development, called Actiphage, is aimed at a group of diseases caused by mycobacteria, including bovine TB which has already resulted in the slaughter of over 30,000 cattle in the UK and cost the British taxpayer more than £100m
Chinova Bioworks has discovered a natural preservative for food and beverages using chitosan from mushrooms that can be customized for individual food and beverage companies.
The startup told AgFunderNews it will be using gene editing technology, including CRISPR Cas-9; it has CRISPR Cas-9's inventor Jennifer Doudna on its board of directors.
RootWave, a UK agtech startup, has created technology that enables the use of electricity to kill weeds by boiling them inside out from the root up.
The investment round was led by Viking Global Investors, an American-based hedge fund based in Greenwich, Conn., with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Upfront Ventures and S2G Ventures.
Aerobotics, a South African agtech company with a smart scouting platform to identify pests and diseases in tree crops, has closed a $2 million Series A.
The new fund attracted investment from major players in the agricultural sector.
Agroptima says it is the largest farm management software platform in Europe with 1.3 million acres under management across 1,700 clients.
Online venture capital platform AgFunder has raised a $2.25 million fund to invest in transformational food and agriculture startups alongside its internal fund.
Tulaa, a Kenyan fintech startup for smallholder farmers, has raised $627k in seed funding in a round led by AHL Venture Partners, one of the largest impact-focused venture capital firms in Africa.
The plant microbiome research and products company counts the Gates Foundation as an investor.
The term clean meat "unnecessarily criminalizes the meat industry and there’s no need for that," said Mark Post, cofounder of Mosa Meat and father of the cultured meat movement, after raising a $7.5m Series A round of funding.
Midwest-focused venture capital firm Serra Ventures led the round with participation from Innova Ventures and iSelect Fund.
“The deal had several appeals for us. The driving corporate appeal is it puts Clean Seed into the planter market in the US,” Graeme Lempriere, Clean Seed’s president & CEO, told AgFunderNews.
The startup manufactures a plug and play device that scans and analyzes crops as a tractor moves across the field capturing 4K video data of every inch of the field.
Nutrien intends to integrate Agrible's suite of farm management services with its newly branded digital platform as well as continue to grow Agrible's sustainability tracking service for food companies.
Over the past few decades, Brazil has gone from a net importer of food to an agriculture powerhouse, providing a great backdrop for the development of an agtech startup ecosystem, writes Francisco Jardim from SP Ventures.