Category Archives: Exits and M&A

Ag Industry Brief: ‘Google Glass’ of Drones Launches, IntelinAir Connects to John Deere, AgriMetis Named Startup to Watch, more

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!

Ag Industry Brief: Farmland Prices Fall for First Time in 6 Years – Even in California, CSS Opens Food Waste Facility, more

US farmland values fell 0.2 percent in Q3, representing a shift from 0.7 percent growth during Q2. Whole Foods is in a spot over two cases of Hepatitis in Detroit, while Western Growers plans to award startups at its upcoming AGM.

Agriculture Technology Trends: Agtech Captures More Attention but Investment Falls in H1

Investment into agriculture technology startups fell 20% year-over-year in the first half of 2016, as 307 funding deals collected $1.75 billion. At the same time, deal activity increased 7% and the number of unique investors increased 52% year-over-year.

Fundings-in-Brief: S2G Invests in Back to the Roots Series A, Ag Drone Company Raises $8m, Aussie Farmland Fund Closes on $200m, more

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.