While agtech startup activity tends to concentrate on the two coasts of the US, there are a growing number of rural agtech startups. We speak to three to find out what it's like building a startup outside of San Francisco and New York.
Founder Irving Fain told AgFunderNews that the first priority for the new funds will be staffing up.
Indoor farming is a business and business is hard. Here are five online platforms to help indoor farmers.
The move to acquire Bright Agrotech will give Plenty the breadth of expertise and IP to scale with rapid speed, and is a natural move after a four-year relationship, according to Matt Barnard, cofounder and CEO.
Blue Apron filed for an IPO, and an internal dispute at Hampton Creek are just two stories in this week's industry brief.
Freight Farms, the startup growing lettuce inside shipping containers, has completed its Series B funding round on $7.3 million.
The first artificial intelligence (AI) enabled augmented reality crop management system may be coming to an indoor farm near you very soon, according to Ryan Hooks of Huxley.
US indoor agriculture group AeroFarms has raised over $34 million of a $40 million Series D round, according to an SEC filing.
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.
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.