Farm management and agronomy software platform Farmers Edge announced today a four-year deal with major global reinsurer PartnerRe, to bring customized insurance products to its users.
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.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency claims that the Soylent meal replacement drink does not fulfill the nutritional requirements of a meal.
Cargill has released the first of a suite of digital tools across its animal nutrition business -- Dairy Enteligen -- and is set to announce at least four more before the second half of next year.
Early stage investment in agrifood tech startups reached $4.4 billion in the first half of 2017, posting a 6% year-over-year increase reversing the downward trend of 2016 when agrifood tech investing dropped 17% to $6.9 billion from $8.3 billion in 2015.
Cro Pro, which claims to be the first VC-backed insurer to be approved to offer federally-backed policies, aims to promote agtech adoption through unique private, agtech insurance products.
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.
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.
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.
Pasturebird is using rotational grazing to raise organic and wholesale pastured chicken on 100 acres.
The year's first exit came from Observant, an early agtech pioneer in the precision water management space. Jain Irrigation acquired the Australian company.
Insect farming, Big Data technology, soil health products, and a Crowdfund a cow platform are just a few of this week's agtech fundings.
Catalina Sea Ranch, the first offshore shellfish ranch in US federal waters, has raised funding for its mussel farm off the coast of Southern California, and for research into growing environmentally-beneficial giant kelp.
A busy week of fundings saw $89m raised by startups offering technologies from farm-to-fork.
Organic chicken production company Shenandoah Valley Organic has raised $3.7 million in growth funding in a round led by food and ag investor S2G Ventures with other investors.
A busy week of fundings as the year draws to a close includes food safety technology, insect farming, food waste technology, Indian supply chain technology and more.
This values the company at $117 million making AgriProtein not only one of the best-funded insect farming businesses globally with around $30 million raised to-date but the most valuable, according to its founders.
Daryl Thomas writes about his experiences working on the mergers which became Syngenta, and how smaller ag players will play a role in the industry after the next round of consolidation.
Sperm sexing technology, hi-tech glasses for drones, and an aerial imagery company working with John Deere make up a very diverse and exciting Ag Industry Brief this week!