A few details about the future of venture capital at the new integrated Bayer have emerged, but according to Bayer Crop Science CEO Liam Condon, firm plans are still months away.
Bayer, through Condon, has indicated that it is aware the merger presents an opportunity to reset public opinion about controversial technologies like GMOs and Dicamba, but the executive announcement last week suggests a complete overhaul is not in the cards.
As the eventual conclusion of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto draws closer, all eyes are on the German healthcare and agriculture giant to find out what the new normal will look like. In agriculture, Liam Condon, CEO of Bayer CropScience, will have the primary role in shaping that new reality.
As Bayer waits for the final go-ahead from regulators to merge with Monsanto, the company is coming to terms with what its role could be as the largest corporation in agriculture.
Biologicals startup Inocucor has acquired ATP Nutrition in the opening salvo of a plan to become a “selective consolidator” in the premium crop inputs space.
Though the price of the acquisition was not disclosed, DTN SVP Ed Mattix offered that DTN is a conservative buyer looking to directly profit off of its acquisitions and that there would likely be more to come.
At the closing investor discussion at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco on March 21, three agrifood investors concluded that though the exits of 2017 were good to see, they weren’t necessarily as replicable as many may hope.
One agrifood tech VC vet heads from Monsanto Growth Ventures to Temasek while indoor growers get together to develop industry safety standards, plus agtech M&A in this week's brief.
Strider was in discussions with Syngenta Ventures about their next funding round, which would have been a Series B, when CEO Luis Tangari Pereira said that it became clear that an acquisition would be the best outcome for both parties.
We caught up with Dan Burdett, global head of digital agriculture at Syngenta, to find out why the company decided to acquire FarmShots rather than partnering with the four-year-old startup and what other technologies Syngenta is eyeing in 2018.
A major insect farm purchases a CPG startup, Kraft Heinz gets in the startup incubation game and more in this week's brief.
2017 was a year of extremes in agrifood tech investing. Large deals pushed the total investment volume up to post an encouraging 29% growth, but deal count fell by 17% to 949, with the most dramatic contraction at the crucial seed stage.
North Carolina-based satellite data analytics startup FarmShots has been acquired by Syngenta for an undisclosed amount plus more in our weekly brief.
We caught up with Neal Gutterson ahead of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, where he is a keynote speaker, to discuss the strategy behind Dow DuPont's first GE product and the company's digital strategy going forward.
Indoor farm Plenty makes plans in China while startups merge and launch new products in this week's brief.
President Trump and the Supreme Court weigh in on agriculture issues while startups launch new products in this week's brief.
Plant-based protein startups using technology to create and mass produce their products have traditionally received support from a small but dedicated group of investors, which is increasingly being joined by major food and agriculture players as this trend solidifies.
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.
J.D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy" and former Peter Thiel employee, will lead the $150 million Rise of the Rest fund aimed at startups in cities outside California, Massachusetts, and New York, plus more in our weekly brief.
Multinational chemical company Yara International has acquired Agronomic Technology Corp, an agricultural field modeling company for soil, water, crops, and fertilizer, for an undisclosed sum.