AgFunderNews caught up with Philipp Saumweber, founder and CEO of Sundrop Farms, and Ken Mehlman, global head of public affairs for KKR, to discuss the 2014 investment.
Mike Betts, director of investments for AgFunder, shares his thoughts on the development of the indoor ag industry.
Vilsack's visit to Cuba with Obama, lighting indoor lunar greenhouses, winners of a water innovation accelerator, and Mars joining the GMO labeling party are all featured in this week's Industry-in-Brief.
Through its subsidiary GoodLeaf Farms, the Canadian vertical farming company has started selling produce in Canada under agreements with major retailers and distributors.
Ahead of speaking at the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in San Francisco next week, Vishal Vasishth, co-founder of Obvious Ventures, talks about the firm's approach to agtech investing.
Ahead of speaking at the Indoor Ag-Con in Las Vegas in April, Randy Mortensen tells AgFunderNews about the benefits and challenges of LED lighting for indoor agriculture.
A meaty industry-in-brief this week includes news on the GMO labeling debate, Europe's largest urban farm, the world's first expired food supermarket, people moves at DuPont, and a data collective for farmers.
Asian demand for 'clean food' amid rising pollution, food scandals and increasing discomfort around the use of pesticides, is driving the region's indoor agriculture sector, according to a new whitepaper from Newbean Capital.
We have collated 10 of the year's most-read stories for you to enjoy over the festive period while we take a short break from publishing news.
AeroFarms has plans to build 25 farms over the next five years and expand its reach across four continents, David Rosenberg, CEO, tells AgFunderNews.
BrightFarms raised the capital from a combination of venture capital firms, family offices and individual investors.
Speakers at the Indoor Ag-Con in New York on Thursday discussed some of the industry's biggest challenges as it starts to scale.
The Ritz-Carlton has built an on-site indoor farm at one of its hotels in Florida. But what does this say about the development of the sector?
Growing food was not the initial motivation for vertical farming company TruLeaf. It was a desire to find solutions to chronic disease through clean, nutritious food, Gregg Curwin, chief executive tells AgFunderNews.
Zulal Oasis, the joint venture subsidiary of Hassad Food, recently held an open day for local farmers, investors and agriculture specialists.
Illumitex has launched a program to help growers take advantage of the USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which provides grants to agricultural entities using energy-efficient improvements or a renewable energy system.
Colorado-based Surna, Inc, a manufacturer serving the growing indoor cannabis cultivation sector, recently announced the major expansion of its existing facility in the city of Boulder to respond to increasing demand.
Greg Hough is on his way to the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Montreal, Canada, delivering another order of Urban Barns’ lettuce produced in its Cubic Farming system. The lettuce was harvested only three hours ago.