Boost Biomes uses DNA-sequencing to study microbiomes and identify interactions that have desired outcomes -- in this case, combatting common crop threats.
A bumper two weeks of funding saw 14 startups raise $184m across on-farm biotech, biotech, satellite imagery, India, 3D printing, including Instacart's $400m Series D. There was also an ag data acquisition in the UK.
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 bumper edition of fundings-in-brief includes bioinsecticides, precision ag, cannabis, lots of food e-commerce, and biotech.
Koch Industries first turned its attention to ag biologicals in December 2014 when it acquired part of plant science company Mendel Biotechnology.
Ganesh Kishore, managing partner of Spruce Capital Partners, co-manager of MLS Capital Fund II alongside Xeraya Capital, caught up with AgFunderNews to discuss the fund's first investments and how it identifies opportunities.