A bumper week of fundings as we catch up from the holidays offer a diverse look at the types of startups innovating in the food and ag space today.
Here the team from Bits x Bites, China's first accelerator VC to invest in early-stage food tech startups, gives us a snapshot of the China food tech startup scene.
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.
French startup Algama raised a $3.76 million venture round led by Hong Kong billionaire Li-Ka Shing’s venture arm Horizons Ventures as algae continues to make new waves with diversified uses.
Sperm sexing technology, hi-tech glasses for drones, and an aerial imagery company working with John Deere make up a very diverse and exciting Ag Industry Brief this week!
Ahead of FoodBytes! in Boulder and Sydney, Rabobank's Manuel Gonzalez and Nick Fereday write about the increasing role of innovation in our food chain today.
Why 2 veggie restaurant tycoons, the founder of ZICO coconut water, and a VC from Disney's Steamboat Ventures are placing their bets on plant-based foods.
H-FARM, an Italy-based innovation hub, and IT giant Cisco are taking advantage of this trend by launching a new food tech accelerator.
Offering both a hardware and software product, Ancera aims to help food companies test products for contaminants such as salmonella.
Rabobank, a global financial services company operating in over 40 countries, has teamed up with San Francisco tech campus RocketSpace to launch a new accelerator called Terra, which will focus exclusively on food and agtech startups.
The startup combines natural ingredients and patented biochemistry with traditional cheese- and dairy-making techniques to create dairy alternatives.
Whole Foods Market is embracing food technology and we caught up with Karen Christensen to find out more about how consumer preferences are informing how the business operates and uses technology.
A few themes standout among the finalists this year including technologies serving the seafood and aquaculture segment of the food and agtech market.
Representatives from the three startups spoke at the Future Food-Tech conference in the same week that Beyond Meat released its new burger into Whole Foods and Hampton Creek revealed it's raising $200m in new funding.
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.
The Finnish software company helping grocery retailers launch online food delivery services has raised funding from EnterWorks and Black Dragon Capital.
Vermont's impending GMO labeling is also covered in this week's industry-in-brief as well as a cartoonist who got fired from Farm News for offending a seed company.
Food + Future coLab is now testing two new technologies aimed at finding out what information consumers want about their food while they shop.
Capital raisings for predictive food industry forecasting company Fiddlehead, drone tech company PrecisionHawk, and food hyperlocal marketplace contribute to this week's funding-in-brief.