Intello Labs is an Indian agtech startup using computer vision and deep learning to measure the quality of crops.
Flitt is an online matchmaking platform for food producers, traders and transport providers.
**UPDATED: MARCH 27, 13:55 ET. Added additional Aqua-Spark investment announced today, and corrected Aqua-Spark’s assets under management to €72.5m**
The pongamia tree is a protein powerhouse that far outclasses the globally dominant soybean: its yields can offer as much as 10 times the beans per acre as soy, according to TerViva, which closed funding today.
Kaspera is focused on the microbe-based biofertilizer and biopesticide markets with patented technology enabling the encapsulation of the microbes.
Today, LocalGlobe announced its lead role in the £2 million seed round for Breedr, a UK digital ag startup for the animal agriculture sector. Breedr joins Wefarm and Infarm in LocalGlobe's agtech portfolio. Here Brett tells us more and why they invested.
Excessive sugar consumption is a pervasive health problem throughout the world. It leads to many life-threatening conditions including diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, which has now reached epidemic levels in some parts of the world.
Price volatility is a major risk for producers, buyers, and insurers of agricultural products. Prices can swing by as much as 20% or 30% per year, making it difficult for farmers to manage and plan their businesses and for commodities investors to gauge investment decisions.
Kuli Kuli is a manufacturer and distributor of moringa, a superfood that’s become the fastest growing green supplement in the category, surpassing matcha and catching up to spirulina and wheatgrass.
iUNU hopes to take some of the old school manual data entry aspects of greenhouse operation into the 21st century by automating as much of the greenhouse maintenance process as possible.
Motif will focus on providing food companies with ingredients for their growing alternative protein product lines in the plant-based and meat alternative space. It will also use Ginkgo's science and technology to design and engineer new cells to develop other new food formats.
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.
Former Climate Corp CEO David Friedberg has invested in Tillable through his investment holding company The Production Board.
This is the largest early-stage agtech funding deal on record in Europe.
ADM Ventures is purposeful about the types of companies it considers investing in.
Animal health technologies are coming into focus this year after largely lagging crop technologies in startup investment.
The investor syndicate includes S2G Ventures, Middleland Capital, ADM Capital's Cibus Fund, Tysons Ventures, Bunge Ventures, Continental Grain Company, and Kellogg’s Eighteen94 Capital.
Kansas City-based angel investment firm iiM (Innovation in Motion) has invested in a variety of early-stage agrifood tech startup companies covering everything from a bio-based plastic alternative to oral vaccines for livestock and companion animals.
The Colorado-based startup is targeting big players in the food system to recapture lost food at scale while offering end-to-end logistics. It closed this top-up ahead of a larger Series B in the near future.