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.
Monsanto Growth Ventures, the venture arm of Monsanto, has lost all of its dedicated staff after former managing director John Hamer, former investment director Kiersten Stead and former principal Ryan Rakestraw all left within a month of each other.
Farmers Business Network makes an acquisition in Canada while Bayer sells assets to get ready for the big takeover, plus more in this week's brief.
After one year of testing, Monsanto is collaborating with hyper-local weather data provider Understory to optimize the company’s seed production operation in Argentina.
Granular and Monsanto have new partners, Y Combinator requests cultured meat proposals and more in this week's brief.
Pairwise is a CRISPR startup founded by Monsanto Growth Ventures and some of the foremost scientists behind the fundamentals of gene-editing.
Plastomics is working to shorten the pipeline for developing new seeds with multiple transgenic traits, increasing the speed and lowering the cost of designing new seeds using chloroplast engineering.
The decision to make the platform open, Climate Corp's CTO Mark Young explains, was not only part of an effort to bring more value to customers, but also to move the digital ag space forward.
The decision comes after weeks of votes and protests about the future of the controversial chemical in the EU, which has been far more skeptical than other parts of the world regarding glyphosate and the genetically-modified seeds created to resist it by Monsanto.
The city has companies from all over the globe relocating to take advantage of the wealth of resources at hand, but it also suffers from an exodus of companies that reach a certain point. What makes St. Louis a serious contender for the leading agtech ecosystem?
After starting in the orchards and vineyards more common to its home base, the West Coast, Ceres recently entered the row crop space largely through a partnership with Monsanto's The Climate Corporation.
On Tuesday, October 24, the European Parliament will vote on whether to ban Monsanto’s controversial pesticide glyphosate in the next three years, plus more industry news in our weekly brief.
Monsanto Growth Ventures portfolio company Agsolver has sold to a Texas-based agricultural software provider, new hires, and more Aussie IPOs in this week's brief.
This deal marks the first direct investment into an individual company by the Brazilian fund, which was structured in 2014.
Controversial Monsanto email communications have been revealed by the New York Times.
The deal is also the first exit for Monsanto Growth Ventures, the agribusiness’s venture arm which has been investing since the beginning of 2013 and led the $1.2 million Series A round for VitalFields in May 2015.
The next agricultural revolution is upon us. Entrepreneurs from a wide range of disciplines are innovating at a pace never seen before in the industry. But who's funding this innovation?
Monsanto's CRISPR license comes with restrictions.
Monsanto has made the first move towards building a centralized and open digital platform for farmers to access agronomic data and analysis from a range of providers through its subsidiary Climate Corporation.
Monsanto Growth Ventures has invested in Microsoft Ventures Brazil’s startup accelerator fund, which invests across digital technologies and will now target agriculture technology startups.