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.
Hiroki Koga recently visited Ichigo Company, a vertical farm growing strawberries, based in Tainai, Niigata, Japan. And it looks like the company is well on the path to profit.
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.