Innova Memphis, a Tennessee-based venture firm, has announced the winner of its first $100,000 Row Crop Challenge powered by AgLaunch as part of the Farm Journal Expo last week. After pitching in the final four, selected from a group of national applicants, Kopper Kutter was voted by a panel of farmers as the lucky inaugural winner.
Sugar has been a controversial subject in recent years, with many researchers and health experts suggesting that the sweet ingredient poses a bigger dietary threat than certain fats or cholesterol.
Rabobank recently announced the expansion of its food and agriculture innovation team in North America with the appointment of Anne Greven as the global co-head of F&A Innovation. We caught up with her and head of Terra Eline Boot to find out more about the platform.
Broadly they're hoping for more collaboration, better tech solutions built with farmers, increased understanding of food's role in climate change mitigation, more realism in funding, and greater diversity.
The question of how farmers and the agtech community of entrepreneurs, investors, and accelerators can work together to build great products is much harder to answer, write Connie Bowen and Sarah Nolet.
We want to make the most of the expertise in our network and are grateful that some of these members contribute guest articles to share their insights with our readers. Here's the top 3 from 2018.
We asked some agrifood tech investors and startup executives to tap into their inner Grinch to share their 2018 pet peeves, overplayed tech trends, and the bad habits they hope to banish in 2019.
Even before the state of Israel’s founding, pioneers emphasized cultivating the land through innovative and efficient agricultural work, writes Ofir Schlam.
For the past few days, Sweden Foodtech has been at the Tasting India Symposium in New Delhi. It is a magic experience. And we haven’t even mentioned the food, writes Johan Jorgensen.
You will find a lot of views online on why not to take corporate venture money in your startup. However, the reality today is that corporate venture capital (CVC) is becoming an important part of the startup ecosystem, writes Amit Sridharan.
This week we spoke with Belgian animal health startup ViroVet to learn more about its mission to tackle health and wellness in the livestock industry with novel vaccine and antibiotic reduction technology.
We’re talking early stage, but there was real quality in the room, writes Johan Jorgensen from Sweden FoodTech.
I caught up with Aric Olsen, president of Jain USA, are his most recent acquisition of ETWater, a weather data analytics and sprinkler control company using machine learning to measure the evapotranspiration rate of grass.
Verde AgriTech, a fertilizer business operating in Brazil, recently launched a new business unit called Verde Marketplace, which it hopes will become the first B2B platform for farmers to offer sustainably-produced food on a large scale to interested corporate buyers.
Here are three ways private sector agricultural businesses can engage to strengthen policies, regulations, and laws with benefits to both their business and the agricultural sector more broadly.
Patrick Flynn, founder of Urbanvine.co, asks Jeff Mastin, director of R&D at Total Grow LED Lighting, to discuss what the future of LED grow light technology for agriculture looks like.
There is a weak link in the current ecosystem for Indian agritech entrepreneurs and businesses, and it's the link with corporates, writes Hemendra Mathur.
"We have realized that some companies have gone down the wrong path by adopting the approach of inventing the problem. They find a technology that's exciting and try to force-fit that technology for a problem that they don't have, Suresh Sundararajan tells AgFunderNews.
There’s a digital revolution happening across food & agriculture and it's driven by human talent, writes Janette Barnard.
Few of us get excited by the operational minutia and complexities involved in the food supply chain, yet those operational details are where the magic, or lack thereof, happens, writes Noemie Delfassy.