Category Archives: Agribusiness

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.  

BREAKING: 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.

AgriFood Tech Startups Raise $4.4bn in H1-2017 as Global VC Market Signals End of Downturn

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.