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.
Protix farms insects predominantly for animal and aquaculture feed, and has cracked the scalability challenge, according to new investors.
Green Century Funds is the only mutual fund in the US that is wholly owned by a consortium of nonprofits and it's investing in food and agriculture.
Consumers are getting impatient with restaurants and retailers for dragging their feet on using antibiotics in livestock that are medically important to humans.
80 million piglets were crushed to death by their mothers in the US last year. SwineTech is hoping to significantly reduce that number with its new technology.
DAF is backed by the Danish government and the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), in collaboration with two of Denmark’s largest pension funds, PensionDanmark and PKA.
New Zealand’s agtech sector is in robust health with great deal flow opportunities for international, as well as domestic, investors. But the country lacks a coherent story that articulates our strengths in this space, writes Peter Wren-Hilton.
Farmnote will use the funding to expand overseas and to further develop its technology within Japan alongside its new partners and investors.
Today, Agrihive, a collaborative organization that launched during the worst drought in Australian history, has launched Farmecco, a fintech platform for farmers aimed at improving their financial literacy.
Retail sales of labeled fresh grassfed beef reached $272 million in 2016, up from $17 million in 2012 and doubling every year, according to a new report entitled Back to Grass: the Market Potential for U.S. Grassfed Beef.
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.
Advisory investment group The Mixing Bowl teamed up with Forbes for its New York-based event this year to discuss technology’s role in changing food and farming at scale and consumer food preferences.
MicroSynbiotiX, a startup creating a novel oral delivery process for fish, has won the Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge.
Also, John Deere has opened a strategic technology office in the Iowa State University Research Park and Aggrigator launches a Farm to Shelf Marketplace for small farmers to sell direct to restaurants, schools, and grocery stores.
Pasturebird is using rotational grazing to raise organic and wholesale pastured chicken on 100 acres.
Organic chicken production company Shenandoah Valley Organic has raised $3.7 million in growth funding in a round led by food and ag investor S2G Ventures with other investors.
Is more venture capital investment on your wish list? Or are you hoping to see more robotics startups or employable talent in the space? We spoke to a range of industry insiders to find out what they're dreaming of for 2017.
Janette Baynard, founder of the Poultry Exchange, asks why the animal protein sector has not attracted the attention of more entrepreneurs and startups.
A busy week of fundings includes startups from the biologicals, cannabis, poultry, livestock monitoring, and food delivery sectors.
AgriWebb is one of very few big data startups focusing on the livestock sector.