Solana was founded in 2017 by a team of former employees of Illumina, the leading genetic tools provider, which guided the launch and production of hundreds of products – including market-leading DNA sequencing solutions.
The round takes Bear Flag’s total funding efforts to $4.5 million after it took part in the Y Combinator accelerator and raised a pre-seed round in the fall of 2017.
In the second in a two-part series, Barclay Rogers illustrates the core themes in farm tech adoption to-date and predicts the next phase in farm tech development.
Building on the positive learnings of the 1st edition, the 2nd edition of FoodTrack by Maersk will commence in November 2018 and Maersk is currently accepting applications from agrifood tech startups to take part.
The Next Generation Scholarship Fund will provide interns with housing, food, education, and a weekly stipend.
Deveron, which sends pilots to fly drones over farmland on request, will gain precision agriculture capabilities by bringing Veritas’s team of agronomists, plant scientists, and data scientists onto its staff.
The culture of collaboration that has propelled the Netherlands to become the global champion of food exports should serve as inspiration for Australia’s agrifood sector, according to a new report from KPMG and AgFunder.
Agricultural futurist Robert Saik is a professional agrologist and certified agricultural consultant who founded Agri-Trend which was acquired by Trimble in 2015.
Last week, Enterra Feed Corporation, an insect farming business from Canada, announced its latest round of funding and plans to construct three new insect factories in Canada and the US.
TeleSense's proprietary sensor collects data about the condition of grains in storage to detect nonoptimal storage conditions and reduce spoilage.
It’s been a long, dark period in the agriculture industry since corn prices tumbled almost five years ago, but something magical has occurred: agtech has emerged as the dominant theme in a rapidly reshaping agricultural economy, writes Barclay Rogers.
The legal battle over which company owns the right to a technology that gathers data from farm machinery took an unexpected turn this week when a federal court in Nebraska ruled in favor of Canadian precision agtech company Farmers Edge.
Shuchi Nijhawan, VP of agriculture at Eka, writes about the adoption of digital agriculture in the coffee industry, particularly in India.
"Trying to be the "new Monsanto" or the "Amazon of Ag" does not work; copying what others have already done is not generally a recipe for disruption," argues Federico Trucco, CEO of Argentine agtech business Bioceres.
The government of Canada has a strategic approach to the agriculture and agrifood industries. Currently, Ottawa is investing C$3 billion over a five-year period, writes Aateka Rajab.
Farmers Business Network (FBN) is hosting an agtech startup pitch competition at the Farmer2Farmer conference this year, and you can apply to take part!
The deal includes the acquisition of FarmWizard, an established UK livestock management software company from Wheatsheaf the previous owner; the investment was part cash and part equity transfer.
“This is the largest seed rounds to date in this category, and one of the largest that has occurred globally in the entire ‘clean meat’ space,” according to Chris Kerr, chief investment officer at New Crop Capital.
"Always prioritize building a great team and bringing on great partners," say Maximiliano Landrein and Alejandro Larosa, founders of the online agribusiness marketplace. "This is a long race and to have the right people on board is vital."
The current state of the digital ag space lacks sufficient high-quality data, but that's where Ethington sees potential in Arable, he tells AgFunderNews.