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.
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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.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has invested in UK startup Hectare Agritech, which is the manager of two agriculture trading platforms: SellMyLivestock, and Graindex.
Ahead of New Harvest's conference on the emerging science next week, Erin Kim sheds light on some of the key production methods behind cellular agriculture.
The Public Sector Pension Investment Board has invested in Allflex, a global animal intelligence and monitoring systems provider.
Rob Trice, founder of The Mixing Bowl, shares his thoughts on how agtech entrepreneurs are building their businesses and how it compares to other sectors.
Engender Technologies, a company that has developed a laser-based method for sexing livestock sperm, last week raised a $4.5 million.
Over $60m of agtech fundings this week include Engender Technologies, Inocucor, WiseRG, Planetary Resources, MastiLine, Chef'd and Kazzit.
MastiLine, a Dutch startup, develops and manufactures an automated monitoring system to detect the early signs of mastitis, an infection that impacts milk production for many farmers.
Avrio Capital has invested in Intelia, an environment controller manufacturer and data collection company for the indoor animal agriculture industry, as well as two food companies.
A group of institutional investors worth $1 billion and led by Coller Capital, has joined forces to lobby 10 publicly-traded food companies over the use of antibiotics in their supply chains.
AgGenetics is raising up to $5 million to fund the commercialization of its technologies through a private offering listed on AgFunder.