Kate Burke, founder of Think Agri, a consultancy firm based in Melbourne, Australia, is on a mission to fill the education gap between investors and agribusinesses.
Sam Trethewey is general manager of SproutX, Australia’s first agtech accelerator program which recently completed its first pre-accelerator cohort.
As with all startups competitions, the pitches at FoodBytes varied in quality, so here three of the judges -- Saran Nolet, Sam Trethewey, and Michael Dean, offer 5 pieces of advice to startups to help them perfect their pitch.
Australia’s national body for science and innovation CSIRO is trying to change the country's poor record for collaboration between research and industry with its innovation accelerator ON.
Agworld, a farm management software company out of Western Australia, has been on the agtech scene since 2012 and has 65 million paid acres under management.
Emma Weston, CEO of Full Profile, and Sarah Nolet, founder of AgThentic, explain how blockchain is being used in agriculture, and the challenges ahead for this segment of the industry.
Dianna Somerville is on a mission to promote regional and rural agriculture innovation in Australia, and agtech is at the core.
Agri-food technology innovation has begun to emerge as a hot topic in Australia, but if it wants to truly break through, the conversation needs to shift.
The Australian agricultural industry is enthusiastic about the potential of technologies to improve operations, but its agtech innovation ecosystem is immature.
The conference, organized by the Australian Farm Institute, explored whether digital technologies will enable the third agricultural revolution and bring about the next big productivity gain, and how to catalyze this revolution in Australia.
Local pension funds are starting to show interest in the country's agriculture sector again, according to QIC.
The Yield raised the funding from Bosch's Netherland subsidiary as the tech group looks to the broad agriculture sector for growth.
We caught up with Anthony Hawes, CEO of AgBiTech, an Australian biopesticide company that's been operating in the ag biological space for 16 years.
The Canadian ag big data company raised the funding from existing investors to extend the reach of its hardware and software business.
The National Farmers' Federation is spearheading the initiatives alongside commercial partners such as Accenture and Vodafone, after Prime Minister Turnbull announced them late last year.
goFARM Australia, the agriculture investment firm backed by the Costa Group, drew parallels between SWIIM's technology and process, and Australia's well-managed water entitlements system.
AgFunderNews caught up with Johnny Kahlbetzer, the Twynam Agriculture Group director, to discuss the crop and livestock producer's recent foray into agriculture technology investment.
Blue Sky Funds has raised a $10m fund from a range of investors to invest into a citrus fruit farmland asset in New South Wales.
Australia's pension industry has been highly criticized for not supporting the country's agriculture sector making last week's A$150 million almond farmland acquisition by First State Super a coup for the industry.
There has been much debate around the suitability of private equity funds for farmland investing pushing some investment managers to present new options to investors. Australian Pastoral Funds Management is one such manager, recently launching a new product range for land and livestock investment.