According to the American Association of Port Authorities, “The United States is served by some 360 commercial ports that provide approximately 3,200 cargo and passenger handling facilities.” Food and farm products, including wheat and wheat flour, corn, soybeans, rice, cotton, and coffee are listed among the leading commodities shipped for domestic and foreign trade through U.S.
We speak to Geoff Kneen, the R&D Licensing and new ventures manager, North America of Bayer's Crop Science division, to hear more about Bayer's strategy of outsourcing agtech investment.
Sixty-seven percent of the large institutional investors invested in agriculture in Prequin's database said they were interested in investing in agtech.
The next agricultural revolution is upon us. Entrepreneurs from a wide range of disciplines are innovating at a pace never seen before in the industry. But who's funding this innovation?
A new venture capital firm has entered the agriculture technology market to invest in startups at Series A and Series B stage.
There’s no doubt that agriculture technology, as a sector of innovation, is having a moment. But how will agritech investment play out over the long term?
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.
FVII is targeting $150m and will manage the fund alongside Canadian venture capital firm AVAC.
This week, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the launch of Open Prairie's $100m Rural Opportunities Fund and here talks to AgFunderNews about the importance of agtech in rural economies.
The $10m Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund is the first step in developing a co-investment platform as the Israeli incubator eyes launching another $30m fund.
A new venture capital firm focused on investing in plant and culture-based meat, egg and dairy alternatives has closed a $25 million fund.
The Dutch investment firm received new investment from Rabobank and Fidelity becoming the world’s largest agtech fund alongside S2G.
This is Avrio Capital's third agtech fund and will revisit some subsectors of agtech which co-founder Aki Georgacacos believes have been overheated in recent months.
Farmers are playing a larger role in funding agtech startups than you might think. Here are 4 ways they are doing so.
The firm's fourth fund is expecting to announce a first close on $75m in early 2016.
The venture capital arm of UK food company Tate & Lyle has launched a £30 million ($37 million) fund. Here Simon Barnes, managing partner, describes the fund's strategy and independence from the sugar manufacturer.
There has been much debate around the suitability of private equity funds for farmland investing pushing some investment managers to present new options to investors. Australian Pastoral Funds Management is one such manager, recently launching a new product range for land and livestock investment.
CapAgro Innovation Fund recently celebrated its one year anniversary after noticing an overwhelming need for capital in Europe's agri-innovation community.