Berlin-based portable vertical farm startup InFarm on Tuesday disclosed a vast Series B raise of $100 million, bringing its total funding to over $134 million. The raise dramatically eclipsed the big vertical farming news from Britain’s Ocado, which had forked out $22m just a day before as part of a majority stake buyout of JFC, as well as for its new joint venture Infinite Acres.
Gousto is a bet on people still finding enough joy and value in cooking their own meals at home — even those in big cities starved for time or charged a king’s ransom for every inch of rental space, writes Richard Martyn-Hemphill.
Data management company Farmobile plans to use the new funding to help it expand its aggregation and data-for-profit services worldwide. For Ag Growth International, it could mean integrates more data-focused tech into its equipment offerings.
Instead of scouring newspaper ads, fliers, and facebook, farmers can take control of the equipment buying process on Tractor Zoom using keyword searches and auction alerts.
Remember doing the “smell test” before you poured the contents of your questionable, perhaps expired milk bottle on your morning cereal? French startup Aryballe has a solution to that deep, apprehensive whiff.
Japan’s Connected Robotics first made waves in Tokyo’s food tech space with its ballsy launch of OctoChef, a robot that serves hot octopus balls, and now it's adding to its portfolio with an ice cream-making bear, and breakfast in bed robot.
New York is a leading agricultural state in the US and NYFVI is hoping to spur agrifood tech innovation in the state by letting a group of farmers pick which grant projects get funded each year.
AeroFarms has now raised over $230 million in total but has been slow to expand, particularly overseas despite plans to do so.
Catch up on the latest funding activity for European foodtech and agtech startups.
Finding alternative uses for methane could be an important tool in the fight against climate change as the gas is responsible for at least a quarter of global warming and is over 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.
Cannabis crop science and growing practices are decades behind almost every other cultivated crop.
The deal was led by Singapore-based BlueRed Partners, Südzucker AG, Royal DSM, and Singha Ventures.
That is rather a lot of dough for a pizzeria.
Vestaron wants farmers to know that its peptide-based products are different from existing microbial products, offering more consistent efficacy with the same environmental benefits.
A $100m Series B round for Germany's Infarm soon eclipsed Ocado's deal with JCB and 80 Acres. But has the UK eGrocer got a good deal?
Paris-based insect farming venture Ÿnsect has been awarded a €20 million grant from the European Commission and a €3.7 billion European public-private partnership to build an industrial-size facility in northern France.
The multistakeholder investment platform catalyzed $3m in equity investment soil microbiome testing startup Trace Genomics and $535k in grant funding for three research projects.
Søren and Anders Knudsen have developed FarmBackup, an online marketplace where farmers and contractors can advertise and arrange for equipment-based services.
Farming is expensive and the payout isn’t always guaranteed, but DeHaat hopes to soften the financial stress for its members with new offerings like credit and insurance.