A new investing and finance rule that will provide more opportunities for startups to attract early-stage capital and more options for investors to get involved in the space took effect last Friday.
Move over drones and Oculus Rift. There’s a new technology disrupting … the beekeeping industry. Flow Hive, with its patented beehive design, has raised $2M on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo since its campaign launched less than 24 hours ago.
Who would have thought that anyone except for squirrels ate acorns, but Mighty Wild a food startup that’s making a new acorn-based cracker, found that there was a ton of pent-up demand after they launched a Kickstarter campaign two weeks ago, and blew through their original goal in less than 24 hours.
To meet the demand for food, fuel, and other agricultural products, scientists estimate that we’ll need to double—perhaps even triple—production by the year 2050 . Not only will this require trillions of dollars of investment capital throughout the existing the value chain, but also we’ll need to make significant investment into technologies that make more efficient use of our existing resources and limit agricultural waste.