Rajiv Singh, the former CEO of Rabobank North America, writes about FoodShot's search for projects and ideas that utilize the latest in technology, science, and engineering to address the crisis of soil deterioration ahead of the January 8, 2019 deadline.
This Thanksgiving, we at AgFunder are thankful for our portfolio companies. Over the last year, we have invested in transformational food system companies, operating across the supply chain, from farm to fork.
Benson Hill Biosystems, the data-led crop genetics discovery and gene editing platform, has raised $60 million in Series C funding in a round led by GV (formerly Google Ventures).
The current state of the digital ag space lacks sufficient high-quality data, but that's where Ethington sees potential in Arable, he tells AgFunderNews.
Two weeks ago, our CEO Rob Leclerc went to Israel to attend Food and Ag Week and here's what he discovered.
The AgFunder platform has built a powerful, global network and we’ve had the good fortune to get to know some of the industry’s most successful entrepreneurs from the beginning of their journeys. Going forward, we will be leveraging the AgFunder platform to invest in other bold and exceptional founders who are committed to building the next generation of agrifood tech companies that will transform our food and agriculture system.
“I think CRISPR and other gene editing tools mark a real turning point in the conversation,” Sam Kass, partner at Acre Venture Partners and former senior policy advisor for nutrition in the White House, told the audience of the Food Loves Tech.
Agrifood tech is a small but growing segment of the startup and venture capital universe that is increasingly capturing the attention of investors.
With technology set to disrupt the food & beverage industry, it’s becoming clear that, for companies that wish to survive, change is not an option, write sustainability consultant Tod Christenson.
Gene editing was a key topic discussed at this week’s World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco.
An impressive line-up of speakers from Congress, food and agriculture policy and research, and farming spoke on a panel at Food Tank's summit in Washington DC last week about what to expect from the next farm bill.
We are very proud of the coverage we've given the food and agriculture technology market over the year, but there are always, of course, stories in other publications that we wish we'd written!
Analysts and media sources argue that it’s still too early to know what actions President-elect Trump will take in the food and ag sector, but his rhetoric and campaign pointed to 4 potential policies on trade, immigration, USDA, and regulation.
Sixty-seven percent of the large institutional investors invested in agriculture in Prequin's database said they were interested in investing in agtech.
Agriculture technology has emerged as a new destination for investors, but it still lacks definition. Here are five ways to think about it.
Indoor agriculture is one of agtech's smallest subsectors by venture capital funding, but has had some of the market's biggest deals to-date. What does this say about access to funding?
Monsanto has made the first move towards building a centralized and open digital platform for farmers to access agronomic data and analysis from a range of providers through its subsidiary Climate Corporation.
This year will be the worst year of the commodity price downturn for US row crop farmers as many enter their third year of negative net incomes, according to Rabobank Food & Agriculture.
Last week Geosys partnered with Pessl Instruments and SST Software, while Farmers Edge announced a deal with The Weather Company. This follows a series of precision ag partnerships last year.