Brian Halweil was recently named portfolio manager at Almanac Investments, a relatively new $30 million agrifood tech venture capital fund. Almanac was founded by David Barber, the co-founder of the renowned Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and Blue Hill Farm in upstate New York in January of this year.
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.
Venture capital at Bayer Crop Science, which has until now focused mainly on investing in external funds, is just beginning to firm up with the creation of Bayer Growth Ventures (BGV). But there are still a lot of unknowns.
During this year’s World Agritech Innovation Summit in London, five out of the 13 startups showcased were Norwegian. Why does this small mountain nation have so many technology ideas?
Falling behind the times can be detrimental to a business. This is especially true for farming, where changing consumer preferences can affect what growers produce and how they operate their farms, writes Remi Schmaltz.
Clearly, our food system needs to change, radically and quickly, and we have to start at its foundation: the soil, writes Victor Friedberg.
Grassroots Cannabis operates in seven states and plans to add two more states to its roster by the end of the year, as a vertically integrated grower, processor and retailer of branded cannabis products.