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.
Hemendra Mathur, agribusiness investment lead and venture partner at Bharat Innovations Fund in India, writes about five trends in agritech innovation
Geosys' Matthieu Hyrien explains four key concepts in remote sensing in agriculture from a recently released a whitepaper on the topic.
Insect farming, Big Data technology, soil health products, and a Crowdfund a cow platform are just a few of this week's agtech fundings.
A bumper week of fundings includes startups offering satellite imagery analysis, drones-as-a-software, milk products, wine e-commerce and more.
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Santiago Tenorio from Cascade Global, a multi-family office based investing in agtech, writes about the financial return potential of the space.
Remi Schmaltz, CEO of Decisive Farming, writes about the role software tools will play in enabling transparency in the food chain.
Awards, partnerships and agtech product trials dominate this week's industry brief.
John Kim, managing partner of Amasia, a multi-family office and cross-border venture capital firm based in Singapore, tells us how he got into agritech investing and his different approach to sourcing investments.
A busy week of fundings saw $89m raised by startups offering technologies from farm-to-fork.