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!
A varied week of agtech fundings includes a food waste-to-biofertilizer company, a leading global private equity firm, an Irish startup using artificial intelligence to find healthy peptides, a precision ag software startup, and more.
We speak to Geoff Kneen, the R&D Licensing and new ventures manager, North America of Bayer's Crop Science division, to hear more about Bayer's strategy of outsourcing agtech investment.
A bumper week for agtech fundings includes a diverse mix of cannabis tech, nutrition tech, food e-commerce, weather monitoring, and indoor agriculture.
Sixty-seven percent of the large institutional investors invested in agriculture in Prequin's database said they were interested in investing in agtech.
Agribusinesses are at risk of being left behind if they don’t make technology investment a core part of their strategy, according to a new report from BCG Consulting and AgFunder.
Soil and crop technologies led the week with two crop enhancement technologies raising funding in Italy and Africa.
This is Bridges Ventures' second-ever food-related investment and the first targeting an environmental impact outcome.
Cultivation Capital Leads $1.2m Round in Data Analytics Startup S4, New Wave Foods Closes Seed Round for Seafood Alternative, and Innit Raises $18m for Connected Food Platform in this week's Fundings-in-Brief.
The Public Sector Pension Investment Board has invested in Allflex, a global animal intelligence and monitoring systems provider.
An Australian farmland fund joined a drone company, microbe manufacturer, consumer products, and food e-commerce startup to raise funding and highlighting the diversity of the ag investment space.
Satellite and sensing startup Planetary Resources raised the funding from a group of high-profile individuals and venture capital investors.