Agtech entrepreneurs may not have the sharpest, most polished pitches, but you can be sure that they're not over-hyping their businesses, according to Frank Meehan, cofounder and partner of SparkLabs Global Ventures and Asia's leading startup accelerator program.
Nileworks claims its multi-copter drones are able to see the shape of a field and spray pesticides just 30cm above, reducing drift.
SoftBank has invested in Plenty, a vertical farming startup in California, to help the company expand into new markets and crops.
Future Food Asia Award marks a milestone in the the fledgling Asian agrifood tech industry as it was the first competition of its kind showcasing the region’s top startups in the sector.
Asia’s first agritech and foodtech startup up competition will take place in Singapore later this month.
Farmnote will use the funding to expand overseas and to further develop its technology within Japan alongside its new partners and investors.
There are few places in the world that have a better environment for building agtech devices and large scale smart farming projects than Taiwan, writes Matthew Ryan.
Cavallo Ventures is not just focused on investing in startups; it also wants to partner with them and distribute new products to its customers.
We caught up with Isabelle Decitre, founder of the awards, to find out more about her motivation for launch FFAA and why it's needed in Asia.
John Kim, managing partner of Amasia, a multi-family office and cross-border venture capital firm based in Singapore, tells us how he got into agritech investing and his different approach to sourcing investments.
Here the team from Bits x Bites, China's first accelerator VC to invest in early-stage food tech startups, gives us a snapshot of the China food tech startup scene.
Japan's indoor agriculture industry is more developed than in the US and Europe. Here Pieter De Smedt offers his key takeaways from an event bringing the industry from both sides of the world together.
MimosaTEK, a Vietnamese agtech startup providing data, decision support, and remote control capabilities through sensors and a cloud platform, recently won the Vietnamese round of Seedstars World competition.
Singapore and China ventures Honestbee and Womai have joined the food e-commerce boom with $215m in combined funding this month.
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.
Tomer Poran and Deepak Jagannathan talk us through why Draper Nexus has decided to invest in agtech, despite the challenges it presents as a sector.
An Indonesian grocery delivery business in $12m Series A, an Indian meal delivery service raises $600k and a farmland fund closure are among this week's fundings in brief.
Deals from the week include a private equity-backed Australian producer's A$550m IPO, an agriculture fund commitment by Merced County and the Accel Partners-led Series A round of grocery delivery company Opinio in Bangalore.