The deal was led by Singapore-based BlueRed Partners, Südzucker AG, Royal DSM, and Singha Ventures.
As still-skeptical farmers demand more value and less labor input from drones, many companies are answering the call through strategic partnerships and acquisitions
Dr. Ilan Samish is the CEO and founder of Amai Proteins — an Israeli startup lab-designing hyper-sweet, thermo-stable, zero-calorie proteins out of exotic fruits.
Considering Israel’s population of less than nine million, and its geographic size that is not much bigger than New Jersey, the report shows this small Mediterranean nation to be punching well above its weight in agrifood tech.
Many of us take for granted that we can enjoy fresh fruit year-round and probably have no clue just how much of a logistical feat this is for orchardists and fruit packing houses.
Until now, the Tel Aviv-based startup has been operating in stealth mode, honing its technology and accelerating adoption of its service with a clandestine list of growers including large-scale citrus growers.
Even before the state of Israel’s founding, pioneers emphasized cultivating the land through innovative and efficient agricultural work, writes Ofir Schlam.
Israeli sugar reduction technology DouxMatok has landed a partnership with Europe’s largest sugar producer Südzucker, and a similar US announcement is on the way
Two weeks ago, our CEO Rob Leclerc went to Israel to attend Food and Ag Week and here's what he discovered.
We caught up with Michael Lavin, founder and managing partner of Germin8 Ventures ahead of Agrivest Israel, to discuss his goals and investments so far.
A major insect farm purchases a CPG startup, Kraft Heinz gets in the startup incubation game and more in this week's brief.
After several successful trials in citrus, apple, and almond orchards in Spain and Israel, Saturas cofounder and CEO Anat Halgoa Solomon told AgFunderNews that will the company use the new funds to bring its first products to market along with continuing development of a modified version of the company’s original sensor for use on vineyards.
Israeli foodtech incubator The Kitchen has made two new investments in food safety device Inspecto and sugar reduction technology Better Juice, both of which are responding to pressing consumers demands.
President Trump and the Supreme Court weigh in on agriculture issues while startups launch new products in this week's brief.
Using data analytics and artificial intelligence, FieldIn analyzes geospatial, chemical, biological, weather and other data to help growers plan their pesticide applications and then monitor them in real time to spot any errors in the application.
Israeli cultured meat startup SuperMeat has raised a $3 million seed round to continue to develop its cultured chicken product in the first of what will likely be several funding rounds in the area of cellular agriculture this year.
Twenty Seventeen has been quite the year for the agrifood technology startup scene, with some of the largest-ever funding announcements on record. And we've been pretty busy at AgFunderNews too, nearly doubling our member and subscriber base to 55,000 and posting over 450 original articles.
Israeli drone software startup Skyx has raised an undisclosed seed funding round to commercialize its software that allows one operator to control a fleet of up to six crop spraying drones.
Though historical Israeli agritech strengths are in irrigation and water management, and livestock and poultry, smart farming has developed three times faster than other sectors, with 29 new companies forming in the last five years.
High-profile startup hires, a startup IPO, and new startup resources also make up part of this week's brief.