Israeli imagery analytics for ag platform Taranis has closed a $20 million Series B round of funding led by Viola Ventures, an Israeli venture firm making its first investment into agtech.
Israel-based drone software company Skyx and US-based drone hardware designer Advanced Tactics (AT) have partnered to take crop spraying drones to the next level.
Growers Holdings, a digital agriculture software and services startup, has raised $5 million in Series A funding in a round led by US heartland-focused investor Lewis & Clark Ventures.
“Obviously everybody likes their funders, but we are particularly happy to have this group behind us,” Sentera CEO Eric Taipale told AgFunderNews.
Deveron, which sends pilots to fly drones over farmland on request, will gain precision agriculture capabilities by bringing Veritas’s team of agronomists, plant scientists, and data scientists onto its staff.
It’s been a long, dark period in the agriculture industry since corn prices tumbled almost five years ago, but something magical has occurred: agtech has emerged as the dominant theme in a rapidly reshaping agricultural economy, writes Barclay Rogers.
Shuchi Nijhawan, VP of agriculture at Eka, writes about the adoption of digital agriculture in the coffee industry, particularly in India.
The pioneering work of Irish brewers a century ago made today’s big data and artificial intelligence gold rush possible, write Joe Byrum.
“The deal had several appeals for us. The driving corporate appeal is it puts Clean Seed into the planter market in the US,” Graeme Lempriere, Clean Seed’s president & CEO, told AgFunderNews.
Nutrien intends to integrate Agrible's suite of farm management services with its newly branded digital platform as well as continue to grow Agrible's sustainability tracking service for food companies.
John Deere is the first major ag player to achieve the certification and though several companies are maintaining their certifications over the years, the program hasn't grown out of the single digits in terms of membership, meaning this move by Deere could have a big impact.
Farm management and agronomy software platform Farmers Edge announced today a four-year deal with major global reinsurer PartnerRe, to bring customized insurance products to its users.
We caught up with Gabriel Wilmoth to find out more about his new role and to get some of his key takeaways from his time as an agtech investor.
Fishkill Farms is a 270-acre farm in Duchess County, New York, producing a variety of fruits and vegetables and pastured eggs.
Dr. Naira Hovakimyan describes some of the inherent challenges in applying data analysis to agriculture and offers some thoughts on the solution for the digital agriculture industry going forward.
Sarah Nolet shares a few lessons for new agtech entrants from the Society of Precision Agriculture Australia's recent symposium.
In the next in our women in agtech series of interviews with female CEOs and founders working in agtech, AgFunderNews caught up with Solomon to find out more about Saturas and being a female entrepreneur in agtech.
Syngenta Ventures has acquired a minority stake in Premier Crop Systems (PCS), a Des Moines, Iowa based agronomic software tool in a growth equity investment round.
Stellapps offers data collection and analytics to every piece of the dairy supply chain with the aim of improving the productivity, and quality of milk, and producing transparent data both for and about the dairy industry.
It was notable at this year’s conference that farmers, startups, and other stakeholders all seemed to be on the same page about sensors.