We caught up with Ping Chew, head of Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory for Asia at Rabobank, to get his thoughts on the growing food startup scene in China.
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.
In honor of Thanksgiving, we use the iconic turkey dinner and customary side dishes to see just how technology is disrupting our food supply chain.
To celebrate World Food Day, we’ve put together a collection of stories from the AgFunderNews archives to shed light on some of the technologies that are addressing food security from several perspectives.
FreshDirect was the week's biggest deal, followed by startups from Europe, Israel, and Argentina also raising capital, making this a very diverse week for agtech funding.
FarmShots Raises Seed Round
After just completing the Y Combinator accelerator program, North Carolina-based satellite imagery startup FarmShots has closed a seed round after attracting local angel investors. Founder Josh Miller said that keeping the investor base local avoided any potential investor demands to move the company to the expensive West Coast.
Two startups working on food safety and traceability technologies raised funding this week.
Offering both a hardware and software product, Ancera aims to help food companies test products for contaminants such as salmonella.
Food fraud and safety is a growing global concern that’s capturing the attention of an increasing number of resources worldwide, including the Department of Homeland Security.
Kirchner Food Fellowship, the agricultural impact investment arm of merchant bank Kirchner Group, has invested in Till Mobile, a supply chain communications company for the developed and emerging markets.
BiOWiSH Technologies, a company using microorganisms to increase the efficiency of fertilizers; promote drought resistance in crops; and extend the shelf-life of fresh fruit and vegetables, has raised $5m in Series B funding.
As consumers scramble to find a bird to roast this holiday season, a non-profit organization has launched a new website to help them: BuyingPoultry.com.
The venture capital arm of the UK food company has exited Lumora, a food safety and technology platform, to German healthcare conglomerate EBRA Diagnostics Mannheim (EBRA) as Fund II takes a new direction.
According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), each year roughly 48 million get sick, 128,000 require hospitalization, and 3,000 lose their lives as a result of a foodborne illness.