Broadly they're hoping for more collaboration, better tech solutions built with farmers, increased understanding of food's role in climate change mitigation, more realism in funding, and greater diversity.
Bowery Farming, the New York-based indoor farming group, has closed a $90 million Series B round of funding in a round led by Google’s venture arm GV, an existing investor in the startup.
Solinftec is establishing its US headquarters in Indiana, creating 90 jobs in 2019 and up to 334 high-wage jobs by 2022.
This Thanksgiving, we at AgFunder are thankful for our portfolio companies. Over the last year, we have invested in transformational food system companies, operating across the supply chain, from farm to fork.
The startup measures data from beehives -- including temperature, humidity, CO2, sound, and movement data -- and analyzes that data to provide beekeepers with alerts about potential issues that could lead to bee colony losses.
CageEye’s echo-sounder technology uses software and hardware to track acoustic data in a fish cage, while relying on machine learning to measure and analyze biomass movements.
Centaur is a sensing and IoT platform providing post-harvest monitoring to the agricultural supply chain to reduce waste and improve food safety.
Cargill has invested in Agriness, a Brazilian farm management software program focused on pig farms with more than 2 million sows in Latin America managed using its platform.
Umitron, an Asian startup using satellite imagery, IoT, and automation to increase the efficiency of offshore aquaculture, raised the funding from the Japanese government and a Japanese venture capital firm.
Midwest-focused venture capital firm Serra Ventures led the round with participation from Innova Ventures and iSelect Fund.
The startup manufactures a plug and play device that scans and analyzes crops as a tractor moves across the field capturing 4K video data of every inch of the field.
Agtech companies offering IoT products to farmers have only scratched the surface of a market worth $4 billion in the US, which could be down to a lack of awareness and understanding of what’s available to them, according to a new report.
WaterBit's autonomous irrigation solution takes into account the stage of the plant, soil conditions and weather.
The post-harvest grain market is under tremendous pressure from reduced margins and IoT solutions focused on operational efficiency and grain could make a big difference to operators if they are willing to make the investment, writes Ron Hadar.
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This is the first equity investment by the Gates Foundation in India, highlighting the importance of modernizing India's dairy sector, according to Mark Kahn, partner of Omnivore.
Hemendra Mathur discusses how image processing could be truly disruptive in Indian agriculture for solving the inherent problems of productivity, grading and sorting, yield estimation, pest detection, traceability, and detecting food adulteration.
AgNext has created a suite of tools, including hardware and software, to leverage data to improve the efficiency and profitability of farmers and processors.
We caught up with Carlos Kokron, vice president and managing director at Qualcomm Ventures to find out how the corporate VC manages such an international portfolio of investments and where it's looking next for growth.
The AgFunder platform has built a powerful, global network and we’ve had the good fortune to get to know some of the industry’s most successful entrepreneurs from the beginning of their journeys. Going forward, we will be leveraging the AgFunder platform to invest in other bold and exceptional founders who are committed to building the next generation of agrifood tech companies that will transform our food and agriculture system.