AgShift, an ag data startup helping farms automate their compliance reporting, also closed a pre-seed round. Online office catering service Platterz and pivoted Indian agri-marketing platform Ninjacart also raised funding.
We caught up with SupraSensor founder Calden Carroll to find out a bit more about the acquisition and how the startup merged with Climate Corp.
The round was co-led by Google’s venture arm GV and San Francisco-based impact investor DBL Partners as FBN builds out its procurement, financing and data-driven analytics tools for farmers.
Applications are open on an ongoing basis for Glocal, a new accelerator based in Argentina for agtech startups as well as more mature mid-size businesses.
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.