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5 Questions about 3D Printing in Agriculture with Tech Education Specialist Jack Hemenway

AgFunderNews recently had the opportunity to ask Jack Hemenway of Moss Enterprises, a leading technology education provider to a host of industries including farming, five questions about the future of 3D printing in agriculture and what every investor should know about this exciting new technology.

Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter Sees $20 Billion Future for Salinas Driven by AgTech

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Editor’s Note: AgFunderNews recently had the opportunity to speak with The Honorable Joe Gunter, Mayor of Salinas, on the relationship between agriculture and technology both in his home town and around the world.

Maritime Data Powerhouse Spire Announces Close of $40M Series B Round

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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.

Futuristic Jellyfish Barge Offers Floating Food Scarcity Solution to Farming-Challenged Regions

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As the world population continues to climb, so does the demand for food. With a finite amount of arable land, keeping up on the supply side is a major challenge for farmers located in certain regions of the world.

Zymergen Seals $42M Series A to Continue Mass Production of Microbes Using Robotics

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Microbial DNA maker Zymergen recently announced a $42M Series A led by Data Collective, with a group of investors participating, including AME Cloud Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurveston, HVF, Innovation Endeavors, Obvious Ventures, True Ventures, and Two Sigma Ventures.

Pop-Up Food Market Facilitator La Ruche Announces $9M Series B Round

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Food retailers have been hot on the trail of new ways to help consumers stock their pantries and refrigerators. Using platforms similar to Amazon, many have turned to the internet to provide shoppers with a digital supermarket and fast delivery.

Meal Kit Maker Blue Apron Announces $135M Dollar Deal

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Following the heals of Delivery Hero’s recent $110M funding announcement, two additional online food delivery companies have announced the close of respective funding deals. Blue Apron, a New York-based meal delivery service, recently sealed a $135M Series D funding deal led by Fidelity Management and Research Company.

Delivery Hero Seals $110M Deal and Hints at Potential Post-2015 IPO

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Berlin-based Delivery Hero announced recently that it has secured an additional $110 million in funding from two unidentified U.S.-based “leading public market investors.” This recent funding round brings Delivery Hero’s total investment deals to over $1 billion, with almost $600 million of those funds secured in 2015 alone.

Precision Irrigation Provider Hortau Secures $5M Investment from ACAP

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Precision irrigation management provider Hortau announced earlier this week that it has secured $5 million in funding from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners (ACAP). ACAP, which holds a Rural Business Investment Company license from the U.S.

Idaho Announces First Statewide AgTech Summit as Global Interest in AgTech Events Continues to Grow

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Idaho is the latest state to announce a new agtech event, among a slew of local, national and international events cropping up across the globe.

 

On June 16, 2015, Idaho will host its first-ever AgriTech summit featuring local agricultural and technology sector leaders.

Aspada Invests $3.3M in Indian Farming-as-a-Service (FAAS) Provider EM3 AgriServices

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Indian investment and holding company Aspada recently announced a $3.3M Series A investment in Delhi-based EM3 AgriServices. EM3 represents one of the first private sector ventures to tackle the field of farm mechanization and technology services.

Farm Management Company VitalFields Closes $1.2M Series A Funding Round

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VitalFields announced recently that it has secured $1.2 million in Series A funding from an international syndicate of investors, including SmartCap, the investment arm of the taxpayer-funded Estonian Development Fund, and an undisclosed large Silicon Valley based investor.

IIM Ahmedebad’s CIIE & ICAR-NAARM Launch India’s First Food & Agriculture Accelerator

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India is currently witnessing the launch of its first Food and Agri-business Accelerator program. Many entities are involved with the accelerator, with the IIMA Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) and a-IDEA, the business incubator at Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s (ICAR) National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) leading the program.