The FAA has released its regulations allowing commercial drone use. Slantrange & AgEagle weigh in on what this might actually mean for the growing sector.
Vonnie Estes is an agtech consultant with a particular focus on building biotech-focused startups. Here she drills down into the disruption taking place in the industry through innovations in big data.
Read about Japanese farm management tool Farmnote, two M&A deals with Indian animal health companies and a $6m Series A for IoT company LinkLabs.
Tel Aviv-based Farm Dog is creating precision agriculture hardware and software tools suitable for small and medium-sized farms in Europe and the U.S.
AgSmarts is raising $750k - $1m in a follow-on seed round led by a new strategic investor. Brett Norman, CEO, tells AgFunderNews about the company's progress since its first seed round last year.
These are good days to be a precision agriculture company, but with so many new technologies coming to market, it's getting tough to discern which are poised to become “must haves” for growers, writes Gabriel Wilmoth of Syngenta Ventures who attended InfoAg last week.
What a start to the year! Today AgFunder releases its Midyear AgTech Investing Report (Free Download) and 2015 has already lived up to expectations. Nearly surpassing investment volumes captured during the whole of 2014, the first half of 2015 brought in $2.06 billion of capital across 228 deals.
Colorado has a range of resources available to innovators, researchers, and entrepreneurs building food & agriculture-related companies. Here are eight we have found.
The annual InfoAg conference is back in 2015. InfoAg 2015 is a precision agriculture event for producers, consultants, and the crop production industry. This year the conference features five tracks of concurrent sessions with two tracks repeating to allow attendees to hear more of the presentations while offering a wide variety of topics.
AgFunderNews recently had the chance to attend the Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit in Salinas, CA from July 8-9. The summit brought together two of the most influential valleys in the world: Salinas and Silicon.
Editor’s Note: AgFunderNews recently had the chance to speak with Gregg Halverson, President of Black Gold Farms. Halverson will be speaking at the Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit, taking place in Salinas, CA, July 8-9.
Microbiomes are all around us—and even inside us. According to The Human Microbiome Project, tens of trillions of the little cells live on and inside humans. Representing thousands of species, microbiomes outnumber our own cells by roughly 10 to 1.
Microbial DNA maker Zymergen recently announced a $42M Series A led by Data Collective, with a group of investors participating, including AME Cloud Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurveston, HVF, Innovation Endeavors, Obvious Ventures, True Ventures, and Two Sigma Ventures.
Food retailers have been hot on the trail of new ways to help consumers stock their pantries and refrigerators. Using platforms similar to Amazon, many have turned to the internet to provide shoppers with a digital supermarket and fast delivery.
“Farmers everywhere will tell you that weather and water are the biggest issues,” Travis Bayer, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Asilomar Bio. The company recently closed a $3 million Series A round co-lead by Cultivian Sandbox Ventures and Fall Line Capital.
Precision irrigation management provider Hortau announced earlier this week that it has secured $5 million in funding from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners (ACAP). ACAP, which holds a Rural Business Investment Company license from the U.S.
Aerobotic Innovations, a drone control and safety application, announced recently that it has partnered with Packet Digital LLC to offer new products that will combine their respective state-of-the-art software and hardware technologies.
Canadian-based precision agriculture provider Farmers Edge recently announced a new partnership with Japanese general trading company Mitsui & Co, Ltd. to help develop its product line and expand its current market reach.
Airware recently announced the first two investments for its newly established Commercial Drone Fund: Redbird, a cloud data analysis company operating out of Paris, France, and Sky-Futures, a London-based leader in oil and gas data capture and commercial drone analysis.
VitalFields announced recently that it has secured $1.2 million in Series A funding from an international syndicate of investors, including SmartCap, the investment arm of the taxpayer-funded Estonian Development Fund, and an undisclosed large Silicon Valley based investor.