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Leading British politicians and AgriTech industry representatives met in the House of Commons in London this week to focus attention on the development of a £500 million ($650 million) AgriTech Cluster, to be located on the edge of the university town of Cambridge, in the UK.
4Front Holdings, a cannabis investor-turned-multi-state operator engaging in the cultivation, distribution, and retail of cannabis, has closed a $31m venture round. This brings its total funding to over $50 million.
The startup launched the startup competition to showcase the latest in agriculture innovation to its farmer members, and to give startups the opportunity to get exposure and real-time feedback from their target customers.
The first wave of European food tech companies has mostly focused on building technology and logistics platforms to deliver food to consumers. And while the plethora of new food e-commerce options across the globe has caused investor fatigue and failures, the five leading food delivery companies in Europe are now worth seven times more than their combined investment, an awesome feat, according to Niccolo Manzoni, partner of agrifood tech investment firm Five Seasons Ventures.
Whether you’re carving some up for your front porch or using them in a decorative display, Halloween doesn’t seem to be complete without pumpkins. This year, we’re taking a break from the candy stash to figure out where all those pumpkins come from.
Clear Labs, a Californian startup using next-generation sequencing (NGS) to test food for dangerous pathogens like Salmonella, has raised $21 million in an extension to its Series B round.
The advent of NGS, most notably developed by Illumina for cancer genomics and newborn screening, brought down the cost of genetic screening in the healthcare industry, as well as the time tests took, and now the same is happening for food.
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.
For Provenir CEO and farmer Chris Balazs, bringing an Uber-like service for meat processing to the Australian beef industry would solve many different pain points across the supply chain. It’s also something that’s near and dear to his own struggles.
The startup, which has focused on the cosmetics industry for its first product line is set to develop products for the nutraceutical, food and beverage industries too, such as gelatin, a form of collagen often found in sweets.
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.
Solveiga Pakštaitė is founder and director of Mimica, a food labeling technology startup that recently won the People’s Choice Award at Rabobank’s startup pitch event FoodBytes! in London. We caught up with her to find out more about how she created the technology and how it will be deployed.
As Canada ushered in legal cannabis consumption last week, many consumer products companies and retailers are wondering whether delving into the space will be worthwhile. The answer is probably yes, according to a new report.
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.
Maersk has received 850 pitch decks so far this year, according to Peter Jorgensen who says the company’s investment initiative gives it the chance to make a positive difference as a large corporate, not just a provider of funds.
SomaDetect, an agriculture technology startup that measures milk quality from every cow at milking, won the FoodBytes! New York Judges’ Choice Award. SomaDetect uses sensors that fit into existing milking equipment to measure the fat and protein content of dairy as well as somatic cells — an indication when a cow is suffering from mastitis — progesterone, and antibiotics.