Agriculture data has been a big disappointment for the majority of farmers, particularly in the US. But there is still much potential if approached the right way, according to Igor Ivanov and Ellen Czaika.
The Yield Lab Galway has announced its new, Irish cohort, while Maryland bans routine use of antibiotics in animal agriculture.
We speak to Sam Kass about his transition from a chef to a policy advisor to a venture capital investor, Obama's interest in the sector, and which technologies he thinks will be transformative to the food system, nutritionally and environmentally.
Trimble to Acquire Müller-Elektronik to Extend its Precision Agriculture Capabilities
The round was led by angel investors and included Brain Robotics Capital, a fund focused on AI, robotics, and IoT.
There are five key barriers to digital agtech adoption, according to a new report from Rabobank.
This is the second article in a three-part series from Joe Byrum about agricultural data as a commodity and currency, this time focusing on farmers.
Solyent, Thymox, Propel, Hectare Agritech, Smart Earth Seeds, Taranis, Abundant, Calysta, Ceres, and Territory have all raised funding in the past two weeks.
Ceres Imaging captures aerial imagery for agriculture using proprietary sensors that are attached to fixed wing aircraft and then analyzed for farmers.
The Israeli startup raised funding in a round led by Finistere Ventures and Vertex Ventures.
The potential for drones to revolutionize agriculture reached fever pitch in 2015, but there were soon signs that the technology may have been overhyped. Step-in the next generation of drone tech startups hoping to resolve the main painpoints.
Air seeding technology brought new scale and efficiencies to farming when it was first introduced, but there are several drawbacks, according to Graeme Lempriere, CEO of Clean Seed.
The round was co-led by Google’s venture arm GV and San Francisco-based impact investor DBL Partners as FBN builds out its procurement, financing and data-driven analytics tools for farmers.
Applications are open on an ongoing basis for Glocal, a new accelerator based in Argentina for agtech startups as well as more mature mid-size businesses.
The startup will use the funding to accelerate the launch of Astro Digital’s Landmapper constellation - it is planning eight launches for 2017 - and its analytics platform.
Further M&A activity from large agribusinesses like Jain is essential so we caught up with Observant to find out what pieces of advice the cofounder would give to farm-based agritech startups hoping to turn their businesses into acquirable companies.
The decision on how to fund your early stage agritech startup has significant consequences for founders who are navigating the avalanche of information surrounding startup financing.
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.
Farm management software startups dominate this week's funding brief, while an alternative dairy and cannabis investment company also raised funding.
TerrAvion takes hundreds of low-altitude flights to capture bird’s-eye views of farms and raised funding from Silicon Valley venture capital firms.