A busy week of fundings includes startups from the biologicals, cannabis, poultry, livestock monitoring, and food delivery sectors.
Sperm sexing technology, hi-tech glasses for drones, and an aerial imagery company working with John Deere make up a very diverse and exciting Ag Industry Brief this week!
A varied week of agtech fundings includes a food waste-to-biofertilizer company, a leading global private equity firm, an Irish startup using artificial intelligence to find healthy peptides, a precision ag software startup, and more.
Soil and crop technologies led the week with two crop enhancement technologies raising funding in Italy and Africa.
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.
Zymergen is engineering microbes for use across a range of industries including agriculture, and has raised one of agtech's largest funding rounds to-date.
Kevin Zussman writes about the similarities of the crop protection and animal health industries, and how new technologies are disrupting these markets.
FreshDirect was the week's biggest deal, followed by startups from Europe, Israel, and Argentina also raising capital, making this a very diverse week for agtech funding.
Monsanto's CRISPR license comes with restrictions.
Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto was the week's biggest piece of news, but we also have items from agtech startups, such as Farmigo, accelerators such as Thrive, and legislators.
While it’s certainly been slow during the summer, there have been some notable fundings and we don't want you to have missed them!
Ag technologies are an essential part of Spearhead's European operations, but it also faces challenges in deploying them, according to Tom Green, CEO.
Investment into agriculture technology startups fell 20% year-over-year in the first half of 2016, as 307 funding deals collected $1.75 billion. At the same time, deal activity increased 7% and the number of unique investors increased 52% year-over-year.
AgFunderNews caught up with the CEO of Indigo Agriculture, to find out more about the company's blockbuster round of funding and future plans.
Indigo has raised $100 million in Series C funding as it launches its first commercial product, a microbial seed coating promoting water efficiency in cotton.
California ag biotech company Ceres is facing a shareholder lawsuit challenging the company’s recent sale to major dairy cooperative Land O’Lakes for $17.6 million.
Monsanto and TargetGene Biotechnologies, a genome-editing company using RNA-guided gene-editing techniques, have entered into a license agreement granting Monsanto an exclusive license to TargetGene’s proprietary "T∙GEE" (Genome Editing Engine) platform.
Vonnie Estes is an agtech consultant with a particular focus on building biotech-focused startups. Here she drills down into the disruption taking place in the industry through innovations in big data.
Over $60m of agtech fundings this week include Engender Technologies, Inocucor, WiseRG, Planetary Resources, MastiLine, Chef'd and Kazzit.
Terramera, a Canadian startup that's on a mission to change the fate of many biological ag products, has raised $10 million in venture capital.