Umitron, an Asian startup using satellite imagery, IoT, and automation to increase the efficiency of offshore aquaculture, raised the funding from the Japanese government and a Japanese venture capital firm.
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The Hatch accelerator will start its first cohort this spring and CEO Carsten Krome says the effort is a response to the holes he has seen in the current ecosystem for aquaculture technology startups.
Cargill has launched a new digital platform for aquaculture, the second platform in a suite of digital tools announced in October.
J.D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy" and former Peter Thiel employee, will lead the $150 million Rise of the Rest fund aimed at startups in cities outside California, Massachusetts, and New York, plus more in our weekly brief.
Algae in various forms can be integrated into a wide array of foods and beverages, ranging from veggie shakes and smoothies to meal replacements and the growth potential is limited only by the capacity to establish a robust, ever-expanding supply chain.
Aqua-Spark has finalized two investments this week that signal the fund dedicated to the future of aquaculture is moving beyond farms and feed.
Since 2014, insect startups raised $124 million. Of this, $4.2 million went to companies creating consumer products for human consumption - the rest went to insect farming operations.
Fish 2.0, the business competition for sustainable seafood-focused innovations, announced the 40 companies that will pitch to investors November 7–8 during the Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum at Stanford University.
The company will soon break ground on a 117-acre property in Boynton Beach, Florida, which contains a 55-acre man-made lake where the firm will operate a “de-coupled” aquaponics system.
After gaining “superfood" status, the market for algae could reach up to $44.7bn by 2023, according to a new report.
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.