Joško Bobanović, partner at VC Sofinnova Partners, discusses the nuances of investing in industrial biotech, the impact of Brexit, and the challenges some biotech companies face in finding financing.
TPG Alternative and Renewable Technologies, an arm of the $70 billion global private investment house TPG, has invested in Inocucor Technologies, the Canadian agricultural products company.
Cool Planet, the biofuel-turned-biological ag products company, has raised $19.3 million in venture funding from existing investors to drive the commercialization of its first products.
LoveTheWild, the Boulder-based frozen seafood brand that only sources farmed fish, has closed an undisclosed Series A round of funding with Leonardo DiCaprio and seafood-focused venture capital fund Aqua-Spark.
The extension in funding has given AgroSavfe a prime slot within Sofinnova’s newly-launched, €106 million Industrial Biotech Fund that closed last week.
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.