There was a more diverse set of technology startups serving the cannabis market in 2016, although investment levels were similar to 2015.
Alltech and its accelerator partner Dogpatch Labs discovered that many startups were not looking for equity investment, according to Alltech CIO Aidan Connolly.
Land O'Lakes, the major US dairy cooperative, is calling on innovators from the tech industry to enter the Land O'Lakes Prize.
The university is about to launch its second accelerator program.
Equity investing in just one way TechAccel, a venture development organization, works to accelerate innovation in agriculture.
Early stage resources for agtech startups continue to grow as Nuritas founder named Women of the Year and Syngenta launches a new challenge for artificial intelligence.
Ciro Echesortu, director of Latin America's first agtech accelerator NXTP Labs, reflects on the development of the region's agtech market and what to expect in 2017.
The accelerator, which is based in New York, selected eight startups from over 500 applications to take part in its 14-week program.
The multi-sector accelerator program is launching its first agtech program alongside one for robotics and employs a different model to most.
The White House, FDA, and NOAA made key moves that could impact the food & ag industry during the first few days of 2017.
It's been a busy year for AgFunder as our member and subscriber base grew to over 25,000 and we posted nearly 500 articles on AgFunderNews. Here's a look at the year's 10 most read stories:
Is more venture capital investment on your wish list? Or are you hoping to see more robotics startups or employable talent in the space? We spoke to a range of industry insiders to find out what they're dreaming of for 2017.
FoodFutureCo is about to graduate its first cohort so we caught up with Shen Tong, founder, to find out more about the program and how it compares to his other program Food-X.
AgBiome has received another grant from the Gates Foundation while a European accelerator plans to spend $1.26m on agri-food startups and Alphabet is planning to use drones to deliver food.
Sam Trethewey is general manager of SproutX, Australia’s first agtech accelerator program which recently completed its first pre-accelerator cohort.
NOSB votes to exclude gene-edited food from organic register while INOVISA extends application period for cropUP accelerator.
While the value of accelerators for startups is quite clear, how venture capital firms view these resources is less so. Here, Matt Plummer from The Yield Lab explores the value accelerators offer to venture capital firms.
Australia’s national body for science and innovation CSIRO is trying to change the country's poor record for collaboration between research and industry with its innovation accelerator ON.
AgTech Accelerator is still targeting a final close on $25 million to $30 million and is casting a wide net in its search for its first few investments, according to John Dombrosky, CEO of the organization.
FreshDirect's new app will also sell the wares of other food e-commerce startups such as Splendid Spoon and Hungry Root. Mad Agriculture won the Judges' Choice Award at FoodBytes! this year alongside another two winners.