Whole Foods' acquisition by Amazon is a chance for them to restore the best part of the business, with technology and innovation as the driving force, writes Emma Cosgrove.
It's been a busy year for AgFunder as our member and subscriber base grew to over 25,000 and we posted nearly 500 articles on AgFunderNews. Here's a look at the year's 10 most read stories:
Is more venture capital investment on your wish list? Or are you hoping to see more robotics startups or employable talent in the space? We spoke to a range of industry insiders to find out what they're dreaming of for 2017.
Venture capitalists are predicting that alternative proteins will replace virtual reality as 2017's new hype. But how will this space play out? We speak to GFI's Bruce Friedrich to try and find out.
According to a range of universities, agriculture -- ag technology in particular -- is becoming one of the biggest components of STEM-focused departments and disciplines.
While the value of accelerators for startups is quite clear, how venture capital firms view these resources is less so. Here, Matt Plummer from The Yield Lab explores the value accelerators offer to venture capital firms.
Analysts and media sources argue that it’s still too early to know what actions President-elect Trump will take in the food and ag sector, but his rhetoric and campaign pointed to 4 potential policies on trade, immigration, USDA, and regulation.
The idea for this week's podcast came from Sanjeev Krishnan, founding partner at S2G Ventures, the Chicago-based food and agtech venture capital firm.
Agriculture technology has emerged as a new destination for investors, but it still lacks definition. Here are five ways to think about it.
There’s no doubt that agriculture technology, as a sector of innovation, is having a moment. But how will agritech investment play out over the long term?
The conference, organized by the Australian Farm Institute, explored whether digital technologies will enable the third agricultural revolution and bring about the next big productivity gain, and how to catalyze this revolution in Australia.
This year will be the worst year of the commodity price downturn for US row crop farmers as many enter their third year of negative net incomes, according to Rabobank Food & Agriculture.
The agricultural drones market is flying. A new report from RnR Market Research states that it’ll be worth nearly $3.7 billion by 2022. DroneDeploy also reported that it's its largest commercial sector for DroneDeploy.
Last week Geosys partnered with Pessl Instruments and SST Software, while Farmers Edge announced a deal with The Weather Company. This follows a series of precision ag partnerships last year.
Last year, we saw a surge in the number of policy shifts and regulatory moves affecting food and agriculture in the US. Here's five from 2015 that will likely have a ripple effect into the new year.
Drones across industries raised this funding, according to CB Insights, while growers debate the efficiency of the technology for agriculture.
Farmland fund manager SLM Partners argues that ecological farming provides an alternative way to produce more with less, through deeply science-based and knowledge-intensive farming systems.
The agtech investor’s journey to exit is still unclear. Here are four routes to exit and their challenges as discussed at the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit.
Speakers at the Indoor Ag-Con in New York on Thursday discussed some of the industry's biggest challenges as it starts to scale.
Dazo, a fresh meal delivery company backed by local high profile investors, has shut up shop in the same week that SpoonJoy reduced its service. What does that say about the sector?