Editor’s Note: Maciej Bulanda is the partnerships & communications manager at SmartHectar Innovations, a German innovation hub focused on agrifood and water. Together with entrepreneurship mentoring organization enpact, SmartHectar launched a joint venture enable West Africa to accelerate agrifood and water tech innovations in this emerging market.
CropIn Technology Solutions, an Indian agriculture technology startup, has raised Rs58 crores ($8 million) in Series B financing from Chiratae Ventures (formerly IDG Ventures India) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Strategic Investment Fund.
Christine Gould has been running the Thought for Food (TFF) Challenge and Summit for six years now. But this year a contest usually saturated with biotech and digital startups had an entirely different theme among its applicants.