Agri-food technology companies raised $42.5m in two weeks from farm-to-fork.
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.
Also, John Deere has opened a strategic technology office in the Iowa State University Research Park and Aggrigator launches a Farm to Shelf Marketplace for small farmers to sell direct to restaurants, schools, and grocery stores.
A biotech company working on improving the consistency and efficiency of cannabis cloning raised seed funding from an impressive array of investors while an Aussie wholesale surplus food marketplace got the attention of impact investors.
There was a more diverse set of technology startups serving the cannabis market in 2016, although investment levels were similar to 2015.
Farm management software startups dominate this week's funding brief, while an alternative dairy and cannabis investment company also raised funding.
It was a busy week for the agriculture sector including anti-Trump CEOs, cannabis legalization, organic farmland increases and GMO bans.
A busy week of fundings includes startups from the biologicals, cannabis, poultry, livestock monitoring, and food delivery sectors.
EAZE is set to account for a large portion of 2016’s funding total for cannabis tech startups after raising $13 million at Series B last month.
A bumper week for agtech fundings includes a diverse mix of cannabis tech, nutrition tech, food e-commerce, weather monitoring, and indoor agriculture.
Investors are not worried by the DEA's decision not to loosen federal cannabis regulations and say it's business as usual for cannabis innovation.
A disturbing video of Tyson employees kicking, punching, throwing, and killing chickens at a "cage-free" facility has been released by an animal rights group. Also this week, the road to federal cannabis legalization was blocked by the DEA.
The cannabis fund, which first launched last year to limited investor reception, is targeting $20 million to $25 million to invest in cannabis technology companies and brands.
Motorleaf has built a smart and automated indoor farming operating system, consisting of hardware devices and software analytics, for cannabis and produce growers.
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.
Supreme Pharmaceuticals, a listed Canadian company producing medical cannabis in a hybrid greenhouse, has raised $3.6 million in a private placement.
This week's fundings-in-brief features over $40m of equity funding into food and ag-related startups.
AgFunderNews caught up with Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Privateer, to talk about international ambitions, raising capital, and focusing on cannabis brands.