The startup spun out of Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB), the life sciences research institute founded by the Flemish Government in 1995, and raised all the funding from local Belgian investors.
Whole Foods' acquisition by Amazon is a chance for them to restore the best part of the business, with technology and innovation as the driving force, writes Emma Cosgrove.
The high-cost of customer acquisition and a recent uptick in losses for the five-year-old food tech company could make the decision to list look precarious and spell bad news for competitors also considering listing.
Protix farms insects predominantly for animal and aquaculture feed, and has cracked the scalability challenge, according to new investors.
Founder Irving Fain told AgFunderNews that the first priority for the new funds will be staffing up.
The move to acquire Bright Agrotech will give Plenty the breadth of expertise and IP to scale with rapid speed, and is a natural move after a four-year relationship, according to Matt Barnard, cofounder and CEO.
Freight Farms, the startup growing lettuce inside shipping containers, has completed its Series B funding round on $7.3 million.
A Californian product design and engineering group called Motivo Engineering has acquired Robodondo, a robotics startup focused on the food industry.
Intrapreneurial projects are a way for large companies gain in agility, to the benefit of the whole food and agriculture innovation ecosystem, writes Christophe Breuillet.
US indoor agriculture group AeroFarms has raised over $34 million of a $40 million Series D round, according to an SEC filing.
The round was led by angel investors and included Brain Robotics Capital, a fund focused on AI, robotics, and IoT.
The Good Kitchen, launched last year as Europe's first accelerator program for social startup businesses tackling food issues, will award low-interest loans to the startups to get their businesses off the ground.
80 million piglets were crushed to death by their mothers in the US last year. SwineTech is hoping to significantly reduce that number with its new technology.
DAF is backed by the Danish government and the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), in collaboration with two of Denmark’s largest pension funds, PensionDanmark and PKA.
There's a real risk that the biggest agricultural companies in the world right now might not be the same in 10 years’ time. That doesn't have to be the case, but if you look at the data, it's not hard to imagine it happening, writes Paul Cuatrecasas.
New Zealand’s agtech sector is in robust health with great deal flow opportunities for international, as well as domestic, investors. But the country lacks a coherent story that articulates our strengths in this space, writes Peter Wren-Hilton.
The fund will work with various national farm organizations and other partners to identify, enable and accelerate companies with high growth potential in the agtech sector.
The new fund, which will focus on mid-market investment opportunities in sustainable food processing and production companies, is targeting a $500m final close in 2018.
Solyent, Thymox, Propel, Hectare Agritech, Smart Earth Seeds, Taranis, Abundant, Calysta, Ceres, and Territory have all raised funding in the past two weeks.
The founder of Rockit Global, the New Zealand company that holds the global rights to the mini Rockit apple variety, has sold over 50% of the company to two private equity firms Pioneer Capital and Oriens Capital for around N$25 million ($17 million).