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.
Obama's 2017 budget includes a range of agriculture funding initiatives as NOAA approves aquaculture in federal waters in this week's Industry-in-Brief.
Cultured meat manufacturer Memphis Meat, UK farm-2-consumer company FarmDrop and Syngenta's acquisition by ChemChina are some of this week's Fundings-in-Brief.
Cargill, the Municipal Employee Retirement System of Michigan and multi-family office Bessemer Trust joined existing investors to fund commercialization of Calysta's FeedKind range.
Catalina Sea Ranch wants to help bridge a $10 billion seafood deficit in the US with the first offshore shellfish ranch in Federal US waters.
Mike Betts, director of investments at AgFunder, shares his key takeaways from the event and his thoughts on the growing aquaculture sector.
KKR has invested into Yuehai Feed Group through its China Growth Fund in the firm's fifth agriculture-related investment in China.
Private equity and M&A activity in the ag industry continues as a Chinese conglomerate invests into an Israeli agtech company, and Syngenta acquires a farm management software tool.