Category Archives: Farmland

Agtech Funding Sheet: FarmShots Raises Seed Round – exclusive

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FarmShots Raises Seed Round

After just completing the Y Combinator accelerator program, North Carolina-based satellite imagery startup FarmShots has closed a seed round after attracting local angel investors. Founder Josh Miller said that keeping the investor base local avoided any potential investor demands to move the company to the expensive West Coast.

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.

DJI Launches Agriculture Drone, COP21 Encourages Agricultural Commitments, FDA Approves GMO Salmon, Arlon Leads Sugar M&A, more

This week's news-in-brief covers the launch of a new crop-spraying drone, a $20m commitment by New Zealand to combat agricultural emissions, and agribusiness PE fund Arlon leads sugar business M&A.

Trimble to Acquire AGRI-TREND, ArabiaWeather Raises $5m, The Fresh Diet Eyes IPO, more

This week's industry news brief includes M&A news, a food e-commerce IPO, weather technology capital raising, a $46m farmland sale, and regulatory developments for the US food industry.

Pension Fund Interest in Farmland Gathers Pace, Indian Dairy Attracts Growth Capital – Fundings in Brief

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Welcome to AgFunderNews’ weekly roundup of funding and industry news from across the globe. This week, the increasing pension fund interest in farmland as an investment was further confirmed with a new $100 million commitment, while a private equity-backed Indian dairy company added to its recent IPO fundraising effort, and a couple of wine technology fundings were sure to have enthusiasts raising their glasses.

Fundings in Brief: Farmland Partners, Food E-Commerce Fundings, Drone Plays, a Tate & Lyle Exit, and a New Market for U.S. Rice

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This week’s news includes an at-the-market offering from Farmland Partners, two food e-commerce fundings, a drone funding and drone acquisition, Tate & Lyle’s recent exit from food safety tech developer Lumora Ltd., and some exciting new about China’s decision to open it’s borders to U.S.