Biologicals startup Inocucor has acquired ATP Nutrition in the opening salvo of a plan to become a “selective consolidator” in the premium crop inputs space.
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, is launching a partnership with Florida startup Anuvia Plant Nutrients to convert the hog manure created by the company’s farming operations into fertilizer.
We caught up with Adrian Percy, global head of R&D for Crop Science at Bayer on the sidelines of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, to discuss the company's open innovation strategies in the area of biologicals and novel crop inputs.
Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks announced the partnership in September 2017. The partners jointly invested $100 million in the venture, making the deal the second largest deal from an Ag Biotechnology startup in 2017, according to the AgFunder data.
After completing 20 pilots in one year, Hazel Technologies has raised a $3.26 million Series A round led by food and agtech VC S2G ventures.
Biolumic has created a seedling treatment using UV light that it says boosts the yield of specialty crops by up to 22% while also making plants heartier and more pest resistant.
Some of the best-funded cannabis startups are in ecommerce, supply chain management, and retail operations, but if keeping a steady supply is indeed a primary concern for this young industry, investors will need to turn their attention toward the more agriculture-focused end of the cannabis startup spectrum.
Micropep Technologies, a French ag biotechnology company has raised a €4 million ($4.94 million) Series A round of funding. Micropep is developing crop enhancement products using micro-RNA or miRNA.
Inscripta is building a business based on selling gene-editing tools, such as instruments, reagents, and software, and in order to create a market for these tools, the company is giving away CRISPR enzymes for free.
From sensors and software to biotechnology, these nine dairy farm tech startups are working to improve safety and efficiency on the world’s dairy farms.
A representative and non-exhaustive selection of these companies have been visualized in this African Agtech Market Map, into nine categories by AgFunder and The Seed Project.
Plastomics is working to shorten the pipeline for developing new seeds with multiple transgenic traits, increasing the speed and lowering the cost of designing new seeds using chloroplast engineering.
Food waste-to-fertilizer technology startup WISErg has raised a $19.2 million Series C round, bringing the company’s total fundraising to $56.6 million.
According to the US Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity agtech innovations are a key means to better business and improved life for rural Americans.
Biotech and predictive analytics startups dominate the Salinas, CA-based THRIVE AgTech's Top 50 list of agtech companies shaping the future of agriculture for 2018.
Inocucor manufactures biological stimulants for agriculture using a patented fermentation process to combine multi-strains of bacteria and yeasts into soil and plant optimizers. It has two products on the market today that aim to enhance the growth of crops.
Twenty Seventeen has been quite the year for the agrifood technology startup scene, with some of the largest-ever funding announcements on record. And we've been pretty busy at AgFunderNews too, nearly doubling our member and subscriber base to 55,000 and posting over 450 original articles.
It was an exciting year in farm technology, to say the least, with several exits and record deals set and then overtaken by even larger deals just weeks or months later. Check out the standout deals of 2017.
The Irish company will launch the first food ingredient discovered using artificial intelligence next year.