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?
Impact investment firm Creation Investments Capital Management led the private equity round to support the global expansion plans of Sohan Lal Commodity Management and its agri-financing arm.
Californian startup TerViva has built a business based on growing Pongamia, a tree crop that can be used as an alternative to soybean in animal feed and vegetable oil, on abandoned farmland in Florida and Hawaii.
A group of researchers conducting project Fish SCALE at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are using DNA sequencing to combat seafood fraud.
Tampa Bay based AquaVenture Holdings announced $30 million in venture funding. The company was formed with a mission to become the world’s largest provider of clean water by utilizing “state of the art” water purification techniques and desalination technologies.
Big up for city farming! UrbanFarmers, a Zurich based company providing farming solutions for urban areas, announced the successful completion of a 2.1m Series A round on March 31. The company says its as a ‘global pioneer’ in Aquaponic Rooftop farming — yes, that’s what it sounds like, fish, in a vegetable garden… on a roof!
Carana Agribusiness, an aquaculture and agriculture development company, finally puts strategies into practice in the fertile, yet vastly untapped, country.
Native Traits, a Michigan based bio tech company, has received a $250,000 commitment from Northern Michigan Angels investment group. Founded in 2013, Native Traits set up shop in Kalamazoo and specializes in the utilization of proprietary NT Recovery technology to isolate the traits that make heirloom corn more capable of enduring drought and more tolerant of hot and cold temperatures.
India-based Villgro Innovation which has developed a rural distribution model for agriculture and dairy produces has raised $3.4 million from Startup Education and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. According to the company website, Villgro has reached to 6,000 farming households in India and has improved farm Income by 20-30%.