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.
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.
Freight Farms, the startup growing lettuce inside shipping containers, has completed its Series B funding round on $7.3 million.
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.
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.
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).
Farmnote will use the funding to expand overseas and to further develop its technology within Japan alongside its new partners and investors.
Ceres Imaging captures aerial imagery for agriculture using proprietary sensors that are attached to fixed wing aircraft and then analyzed for farmers.
Today, Agrihive, a collaborative organization that launched during the worst drought in Australian history, has launched Farmecco, a fintech platform for farmers aimed at improving their financial literacy.
The highs and lows of the food e-commerce space continued this week with Territory raising $6.7m in Series A funding in the same week that Maple closed and sold some of its assets to the UK's Deliveroo.
The financing will enable the business to achieve commercial scale manufacturing of its FeedKind protein, which is an alternative feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pet nutritional products.
The Israeli startup raised funding in a round led by Finistere Ventures and Vertex Ventures.
Abundant will use the proceeds to commercialize its first product, aimed at reducing the $200 billion orchard farming industry’s reliance on seasonal labor.
Plant-based foodtech startup Nutriati has raised $8 million in Series A funding to commercialize ingredients targeting food manufacturers and processors.