Feeling reflective as we approach the holiday season and the end of 2016? In this week’s podcast, we talk to two food and agtech experts about the trends they’ve noticed in ag and foodtech in 2016.
This values the company at $117 million making AgriProtein not only one of the best-funded insect farming businesses globally with around $30 million raised to-date but the most valuable, according to its founders.
Janette Baynard, founder of the Poultry Exchange, asks why the animal protein sector has not attracted the attention of more entrepreneurs and startups.
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.
This is Bridges Ventures' second-ever food-related investment and the first targeting an environmental impact outcome.
Kevin Zussman writes about the similarities of the crop protection and animal health industries, and how new technologies are disrupting these markets.
A 40-strong investor coalition including Swedish state pension funds is putting pressure on the world's largest food companies to diversify their protein offerings into more plant-based alternatives.
The only deal in a quiet week for agtech fundings is Agrivida, a biotech startup in the animal nutrition industry. The startup has raised $20.4 million in Series E funding, in a first close for the round.
The Public Sector Pension Investment Board has invested in Allflex, a global animal intelligence and monitoring systems provider.
Engender Technologies, a company that has developed a laser-based method for sexing livestock sperm, last week raised a $4.5 million.
Over $60m of agtech fundings this week include Engender Technologies, Inocucor, WiseRG, Planetary Resources, MastiLine, Chef'd and Kazzit.
MastiLine, a Dutch startup, develops and manufactures an automated monitoring system to detect the early signs of mastitis, an infection that impacts milk production for many farmers.
Representatives from the three startups spoke at the Future Food-Tech conference in the same week that Beyond Meat released its new burger into Whole Foods and Hampton Creek revealed it's raising $200m in new funding.
Agroptima and Agrosmart are the two non-US startups that raised funding, joining startups in the animal health, gene-editing, and food delivery subsectors.
The Dutch connected wearables company serves the dairy industry and attracted a globally diverse set of investors to its seed round.
A group of institutional investors worth $1 billion and led by Coller Capital, has joined forces to lobby 10 publicly-traded food companies over the use of antibiotics in their supply chains.
Kevin Zussman is an agtech investor with Cultivian Sandbox, a venture capital firm that invests in food & agriculture technology startups. Here writes about pivoting into food and agriculture from other industries.
Dan Meagher, CEO of the company, gives AgFunderNews an update on the company’s progress 7 months after its Series D and a year after pivoting the business to focus on animal nutrition.
Precision irrigation company HydroBio won a patent for its technology while a startup company using fresh vegetables to naturally sweeten food in this week's Industry-in-Brief.