Farm management software startups dominate this week's funding brief, while an alternative dairy and cannabis investment company also raised funding.
FarmDrive is using big data to create credit scores for smallholders farmers, enabling local banks to lend to them.
A meaty industry brief this week includes a lawsuit against larger food companies including Tyson and Perdue, new grant options for food & ag research, India's TIME winner of the year, and a plan to build 100 black soldier fly farms.
Hemendra Mathur, agribusiness investment lead and venture partner at Bharat Innovations Fund in India, writes about five trends in agritech innovation
Santiago Tenorio from Cascade Global, a multi-family office based investing in agtech, writes about the financial return potential of the space.
The South African media group led the round for data analytics and record-keeping tool FarmLogs, joined by existing investors.
The White House, FDA, and NOAA made key moves that could impact the food & ag industry during the first few days of 2017.
Wade Barnes writes about the role precision ag technologies can play in offsetting carbon emissions and participating in the carbon market in Canada.
We are very proud of the coverage we've given the food and agriculture technology market over the year, but there are always, of course, stories in other publications that we wish we'd written!
It's been a busy year for AgFunder as our member and subscriber base grew to over 25,000 and we posted nearly 500 articles on AgFunderNews. Here's a look at the year's 10 most read stories:
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.
The deal is also the first exit for Monsanto Growth Ventures, the agribusiness’s venture arm which has been investing since the beginning of 2013 and led the $1.2 million Series A round for VitalFields in May 2015.
The grant and partnership with NCGA aims to assist smaller corn breeding programs in developing new hybrid seed varieties to broaden the number of corn seed options on the market.
Decisive Farming recently raised $6 million in Series A funding and focuses on one key area to keep the competition at bay.
AgTech Accelerator is still targeting a final close on $25 million to $30 million and is casting a wide net in its search for its first few investments, according to John Dombrosky, CEO of the organization.
We speak to Geoff Kneen, the R&D Licensing and new ventures manager, North America of Bayer's Crop Science division, to hear more about Bayer's strategy of outsourcing agtech investment.
The first in a three-part series from Syngenta's Joseph Byrum is about the importance of open innovation in agriculture.
Agribusinesses are at risk of being left behind if they don’t make technology investment a core part of their strategy, according to a new report from BCG Consulting and AgFunder.
To celebrate World Food Day, we’ve put together a collection of stories from the AgFunderNews archives to shed light on some of the technologies that are addressing food security from several perspectives.
On World Food Day, AgFunderNews caught up with Andre Laperriere, the executive director of the GODAN secretariat, to find out how the initiative hopes to use open data to reduce hunger worldwide.