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.
I caught up with Aric Olsen, president of Jain USA, are his most recent acquisition of ETWater, a weather data analytics and sprinkler control company using machine learning to measure the evapotranspiration rate of grass.
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.
Gastrograph AI, a predictive analytics technology for food and beverage companies, closed a $4 million Series A round of funding last week.
Gastrograph collects data about how people perceive flavors and with machine learning algorithms can offer food companies predictions on how they might react to new products.
Equinom, an Israeli startup using computational biology to breed crops with improved characteristics without any genetic manipulation, has raised $4 million in a bridge funding round.
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.
The Iron Man model of artificial intelligence -- combining man and machine -- could truly take agriculture into the next era of productivity, writes Joe Byrum.
AgNext has created a suite of tools, including hardware and software, to leverage data to improve the efficiency and profitability of farmers and processors.
After photographing strawberries, the AgShift app tells the user what the percentage of red is in the photo, which speaks to how much shelf life is left.
Ramanan interviewed the e-commerce giant in her capacity as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper — a network of teams of young people committed to solving global problems.
Uptake was founded on the idea that most commercial equipment, including tractors, comes outfitted with some sensors, but little use has been made of the data they produce.
ImpactVision, a software startup using hyperspectral imaging to help food supply chain companies determine the quality and ripeness of food products, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding in a round led by Acre Venture Partners.
Gro Intelligence is a data product that provides global agricultural data analysis on what CEO Sara Menker says is an unprecedented scale.
The first artificial intelligence (AI) enabled augmented reality crop management system may be coming to an indoor farm near you very soon, according to Ryan Hooks of Huxley.
Wasteless is an Israeli startup creating a real-time tracking solution to help fight food waste at the grocery store.
Benson Hill Biosystems has identified a more precise and efficient gene-editing tool than CRISPR Cas-9 that uses a suite of new nucleases instead of the Cas-9 enzyme, according to Matt Crisp, CEO.
Bowery has built a vertical farming facility in New Jersey that uses automation, machine learning, and vision systems to monitor and tend to its crops.
While artificial intelligence in agriculture presents many opportunities, there are some inherent challenges when compared to its application in other industries, writes Syngenta's Joseph Byrum.
Fairfax Financial, the investment company of Prem Watsa, has invested in Canadian digital precision agriculture company Farmers Edge, injecting new capital into the company as well as buying stock from existing investors.