In this episode, I speak to Jorge Heraud, the cofounder and CEO of Blue River Technology, a Silicon Valley startup bringing robotics to the farm. Blue River was recently acquired by John Deere, the world's largest tractor company, for $305 million.
Indian horticulture production just hit a new record and there are three broad areas in need of innovation in the sector presenting an opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors, writes Hemendra Mathur.
While energy is a new sector of focus for Larta, which has typically focused on life sciences, health, and agriculture, there is a lot of crossover and potential for synergies with these sectors, according to Rohit Shukla, CEO of Larta.
We caught up with the new head of Finistere’s Dublin office, Kieran Furlong to find out how the new Ireland Agtech Fund will work.
There are a number of key areas of opportunity for agrifood tech startups in Europe as the support and resources available to entrepreneurs increases slowly, write Thomas van den Boezem and Louisa Burwood-Taylor.
We caught up with Lisa Feria, CEO of Stray Dog, ahead of her speaking slot at Future Food-Tech conference in London next month where she's discussing the industry-wide trends set to transform the consumer-goods landscape by 2030.
Global animal nutrition player Alltech is a senior figure in Ireland’s agricultural industry and in its 37 years, has made just five acquisitions, all in the last two years.
Data scientist Alex Woolf and his team used basic science and physics to drastically change the energy cost of one of their California cold storage facilities, and they are on track to generate revenue from their electricity use soon.
We talk to CEO of Hain Celestial's new venture capital arm Cultivate Ventures about how and why one of the largest natural and organic food products companies globally launched the initiative.
The round takes the startup's total funding to over $300 million after it raised $156 million last year in Series C and D funding.
Ireland plans to increase domestic dairy production by 50% by 2020, but this throws us various challenges that only technology can solve.
Spoiler Alert's Ricky Ashenfelter offers AgFunderNews readers an exclusive preview of the Strategic Guide for Using Data to Drive Food Loss and Waste Reductions.
IdentiGEN uses proprietary DNA analysis to determine the origin of meat or fish down to the individual animal.
Fish 2.0, the business competition for sustainable seafood-focused innovations, announced the 40 companies that will pitch to investors November 7–8 during the Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum at Stanford University.
On the final day of AgTech Week in New York City, a panel of local experts got together to think about how the city can embrace, promote and foster urban agriculture.
At this year’s Irish National Ploughing Championships, Enterprise Ireland hosted a showcase of very early stage ag technology startups to show the hundreds of thousands of attendees at the three-day event.
Despite its young age, trucking startup Convoy is well-funded and has raised $80.5 million in three rounds since its founding in 2015.
Early stage investment in agrifood tech startups reached $4.4 billion in the first half of 2017, posting a 6% year-over-year increase reversing the downward trend of 2016 when agrifood tech investing dropped 17% to $6.9 billion from $8.3 billion in 2015.
According to the company, Douxmatok allows food companies to use 40% less sugar in their products while achieving the same level of sweetness, with no aftertaste.
People fundamentally misdiagnose the opportunity in digital agriculture when they sum it up as “grow more with less" write Jess Bollinger and Adam Wolf of Arable.