The Israeli agritech company FruitSpec — which is carving out a niche using hyperpectral imagery to count fruits —is set to officially close its $4 million Series A fundraise at the Agrivest conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Get the scoop here!
Anaerobic digestion is already used widely in Europe where the population is more attuned to environmental concerns but also as there's limited room for landfills, forcing businesses to find other solutions for food waste.
While cannabis investing might still seem like the Wild Wild West because its psychoactive component remains illegal at the federal level, there's are some serious minds -- and serious funds -- dedicated to this space, including Mary Dimou.
A household name in the UK, the Grosvenor family can trace its ancestry back to William the Conqueror’s cousin and today Hugh Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster, is godfather to Prince George. No big deal then. But what's the link to foodtech?
Regenerative agriculture is having a moment. For long-time regen ag practitioners and proponents, this is probably jarring. But having written about regenerative agriculture for five years now, I've never seen such engagement or our stories about this ultra-sustainable method of farming perform so well.
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.
The new facility will be automated from seeding to growing to harvesting featuring handling robotics, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and around-the-clock monitoring sensors and control systems to optimize every aspect of growing produce indoors.
2017 was a year of extremes in agrifood tech investing. Large deals pushed the total investment volume up to post an encouraging 29% growth, but deal count fell by 17% to 949, with the most dramatic contraction at the crucial seed stage.