Category Archives: Ag Corporates

EXCLUSIVE: Founder of Agtech’s First Unicorn David Friedberg Reveals Investment Portfolio of The Production Board

You may have seen The Production Board crop up on a few agrifood tech investments, but there's little publicly-available information about the investment holding company founded by David Friedberg. Until now.

AgriFood News Aggregator: Chowbotics Raises $11m, IoT for Food Safety, Millennial Food, Driverless Tractors, more

The AgriFood News Aggregator features headlines from around the globe collected on AgFunder’s news sharing platform #feedit each week. Have news to share? Post it here and engage, share, and debate with your peers.

Bayer CropScience CEO Discusses Post Monsanto Merger Innovation Strategy

As the eventual conclusion of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto draws closer, all eyes are on the German healthcare and agriculture giant to find out what the new normal will look like. In agriculture, Liam Condon, CEO of Bayer CropScience,  will have the primary role in shaping that new reality.  

The $100m Bayer, Ginkgo Bioworks Joint Venture Has a Name, a CEO, and a Plan

Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks announced the partnership in September 2017. The partners jointly invested $100 million in the venture, making the deal the second largest deal from an Ag Biotechnology startup in 2017, according to the AgFunder data.

Ag Industry Brief: New Venture Fund Eschews NY, CA Startups, Trump to Address Farm Bureau, End of Year M&A, more

J.D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy" and former Peter Thiel employee, will lead the $150 million Rise of the Rest fund aimed at startups in cities outside California, Massachusetts, and New York, plus more in our weekly brief.

Ag Industry Brief: Soylent’s Canada Ban, Organic Valley 100% Renewable by 2019, China Produces Gene-Edited Pigs, more

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency claims that the Soylent meal replacement drink does not fulfill the nutritional requirements of a meal.