Protix farms insects predominantly for animal and aquaculture feed, and has cracked the scalability challenge, according to new investors.
Solyent, Thymox, Propel, Hectare Agritech, Smart Earth Seeds, Taranis, Abundant, Calysta, Ceres, and Territory have all raised funding in the past two weeks.
The financing will enable the business to achieve commercial scale manufacturing of its FeedKind protein, which is an alternative feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pet nutritional products.
The search is on for a sustainable alternative to the 30 million tons of wild caught fish that are currently used to feed farmed fish.
The Yield is an Australian microclimate sensing, IoT and predictive analytics startup for aquaculture and agriculture.
LoveTheWild, the Boulder-based frozen seafood brand that only sources farmed fish, has closed an undisclosed Series A round of funding with Leonardo DiCaprio and seafood-focused venture capital fund Aqua-Spark.
MicroSynbiotiX, a startup creating a novel oral delivery process for fish, has won the Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge.
Investment in seafood and aquaculture technology increased 271% compared to the $52 million raised across both 2014 and 2015, but there is still a huge need for technology to bring efficiency and sustainability to the industry.
Insect farming, Big Data technology, soil health products, and a Crowdfund a cow platform are just a few of this week's agtech fundings.
Catalina Sea Ranch, the first offshore shellfish ranch in US federal waters, has raised funding for its mussel farm off the coast of Southern California, and for research into growing environmentally-beneficial giant kelp.
The White House, FDA, and NOAA made key moves that could impact the food & ag industry during the first few days of 2017.
A bumper week of fundings as we catch up from the holidays offer a diverse look at the types of startups innovating in the food and ag space today.
A few themes standout among the finalists this year including technologies serving the seafood and aquaculture segment of the food and agtech market.
Trace Register won the contest entitled “Rethink Supply Chains: The Tech Challenge to Fight Labor Trafficking” held by San Francisco-based Humanity United.
Amerra Capital Management, a New York-based agribusiness asset manager, has acquired more than 90 percent of the Andromeda Group, a Mediterranean aquaculture company.
We recently had a chance to chat with Gavin Smith, regional president with responsibility for Oceania at Bosch, to find out more about his investment in The Yield.
Fish traceability, Paine & Partners Verdesian Life Sciences, farmland investment, GMO labeling, and dangerous pesticides make up this week's Industry-in-Brief.
The Yield raised the funding from Bosch's Netherland subsidiary as the tech group looks to the broad agriculture sector for growth.
Phil Cruver is CEO of Catalina Sea Ranch, the first offshore aquaculture facility in US Federal waters. Here he describes the Ocean Internet of Things project that his company is also working on.