Rabobank recently announced the expansion of its food and agriculture innovation team in North America with the appointment of Anne Greven as the global co-head of F&A Innovation. We caught up with her and head of Terra Eline Boot to find out more about the platform.
Welcome to MALI, January 4, 5 & 6, 2019
– Success stories celebration
– Incubation academy for 3,000 young and female Startups
– Bitikini Climate & Impact Venture Capital launch
– Conference: What investment for African Startups?
Innova Memphis, a Tennessee-based venture firm, has announced the winner of its first $100,000 Row Crop Challenge powered by AgLaunch as part of the Farm Journal Expo last week. After pitching in the final four, selected from a group of national applicants, Kopper Kutter was voted by a panel of farmers as the lucky inaugural winner.
Alltech does not take any equity from the startups and instead focuses on helping them with their business development and route to market, a big challenge for agtech startups. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2018.
Food System 6 is a non-profit food-ag accelerator working to stimulate food system change by surfacing, supporting and scaling innovators and entrepreneurs who are transforming the way food is grown, produced, and distributed.
The 2018 competition (The TFF Challenge) will close applications on May 4 after which 10 finalist teams will be selected from thousands of entries from around the world to compete for the chance to win up to $25,000 in cash grants and a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the TFF Summit.
Amos Peterson is founder and CEO of FarrPro. After realizing that keeping piglets warm is an essential and challenging issue in hog rearing, Peterson, who grew up inventing ways to get out of chores on his family farm in Iowa, invented technology to better manage the heating of farrowing crates for the hog industry.
2017 was a year of extremes in agrifood tech investing. Large deals pushed the total investment volume up to post an encouraging 29% growth, but deal count fell by 17% to 949, with the most dramatic contraction at the crucial seed stage.