Watch your six, Amazon. Google’s Wing Aviation, the first company to receive FAA clearance for drone delivery, is starting trials in Virginia on tech that’s “safer than cars.”
Until now, the Tel Aviv-based startup has been operating in stealth mode, honing its technology and accelerating adoption of its service with a clandestine list of growers including large-scale citrus growers.
On our mission to democratize venture capital and increase investment in the food and agriculture industry, our fund is open to accredited investors as well as institutional investors, and we already have commitments from both.
Israel-based drone software company Skyx and US-based drone hardware designer Advanced Tactics (AT) have partnered to take crop spraying drones to the next level.
Deveron, which sends pilots to fly drones over farmland on request, will gain precision agriculture capabilities by bringing Veritas’s team of agronomists, plant scientists, and data scientists onto its staff.
The Yield Lab Galway has announced its new, Irish cohort, while Maryland bans routine use of antibiotics in animal agriculture.
The round was led by angel investors and included Brain Robotics Capital, a fund focused on AI, robotics, and IoT.
Land O'Lakes, the major US dairy cooperative, is calling on innovators from the tech industry to enter the Land O'Lakes Prize.
A busy week of fundings as the year draws to a close includes food safety technology, insect farming, food waste technology, Indian supply chain technology and more.
This funding marks Commercial Drone Fund’s fourth investment, but its first foray into ag-focused drone technologies.
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!
Software for drones provider DroneDeploy has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by tech investment firm Scale Venture Partners and ExactTarget co-founder Scott Dorsey’s fund.
This week, PURE Bioscience raises $1.27 million, while Farmers Edge gets another $3.2m, hyperspectral drone imagery company Gamaya raises $3m, and five food e-commerce startups from the Europe, Asia and the US raise $131m collectively. Impossible Foods is also on the road for $200m.
Swiss drone imagery company Gamaya has raised SFr 3.2 million ($3.2 million) in Series A funding to develop its hyperspectral imaging sensor and analytics software platform.
Slantrange has raised the funding from a wide range of investors including venture capital firms, angel syndicates, and a farming organization.
Microbiome Innovation Startup Pivot Bio Raises $16m Series A
The microbiome is a hot topic among agtech entrepreneurs and investors at the moment as research points to the potential to improve productivity at the soil and plant level.
Airware recently announced the first two investments for its newly established Commercial Drone Fund: Redbird, a cloud data analysis company operating out of Paris, France, and Sky-Futures, a London-based leader in oil and gas data capture and commercial drone analysis.