AgShift, an ag data startup helping farms automate their compliance reporting, also closed a pre-seed round. Online office catering service Platterz and pivoted Indian agri-marketing platform Ninjacart also raised funding.
Also in this week's funding sheet, Waycool, a fresh produce distribution service for smallholder farmers in India raised funding from George Soros-backed Aspada Investments.
Indoor farming is a business and business is hard. Here are five online platforms to help indoor farmers.
A biotech company working on improving the consistency and efficiency of cannabis cloning raised seed funding from an impressive array of investors while an Aussie wholesale surplus food marketplace got the attention of impact investors.
Bowery has built a vertical farming facility in New Jersey that uses automation, machine learning, and vision systems to monitor and tend to its crops.
The year's first exit came from Observant, an early agtech pioneer in the precision water management space. Jain Irrigation acquired the Australian company.
It was a busy week for agtech startups with new partnerships and awards, while regulations around gene-editing make slow progress.
Nicola Kerslake from Newbean Capital and Indoor Ag-Con offers some predictions for the indoor agriculture industry in 2017.
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!
It's been a busy year for AgFunder as our member and subscriber base grew to over 25,000 and we posted nearly 500 articles on AgFunderNews. Here's a look at the year's 10 most read stories:
Japan's indoor agriculture industry is more developed than in the US and Europe. Here Pieter De Smedt offers his key takeaways from an event bringing the industry from both sides of the world together.
Comet Labs and Orange Silicon Valley recently partnered on a report entitled: Bringing Digital Intelligence to Indoor Farming -- urban agriculture in the age of AI. Here are their key learnings.
Finding funding for your indoor farm is tough, but there are a range of options available that you may not know about.
A bumper week for agtech fundings includes a diverse mix of cannabis tech, nutrition tech, food e-commerce, weather monitoring, and indoor agriculture.
Last week, Indoor Ag-Con returned to New York, where presentations and panel discussions focused on looking to the future of the growing industry, writes Pieter De Smedt from Urban Crops.
Last week, greenhouse operator BrightFarms announced it raised $30 million in Series C funding, the largest US-based controlled environment agriculture investment round on record. But how did it get there?
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?
Better yields, the opportunity to harvest more times a year and higher retail prices are making indoor farming more productive than conventional outdoor operations, according to a new report from data software company Agrilyst.
Ahead of speaking at NYC AgTech Week, Agrilyst CEO Allison Kopf talks to us about funding options for indoor ag startups and New York's indoor ag scene.
A recent movement by some outdoor organic growers to prevent the inclusion of hydroponic operations from the organic register highlights what organic really means.