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Moving to Mainstream: AgTech Gathers $2.06bn in the First Half of 2015

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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.

InfoAg 2015

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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.

6 Takeaways from the Forbes Reinventing America AgTech Summit

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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.

How Precision Agriculture is Revolutionizing Black Gold Farm’s 30,000 Acre Operation

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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.

Shedd Aquarium Receives $2M in Quest to Unravel Microbiomes’ Mysteries

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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.

Zymergen Seals $42M Series A to Continue Mass Production of Microbes Using Robotics

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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.

Pop-Up Food Market Facilitator La Ruche Announces $9M Series B Round

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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.

Crop Protection Product Developer Asilomar Bio Announces $3M Series A Round

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“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 Provider Hortau Secures $5M Investment from ACAP

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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.

Drone Software Developer Botlink and Hardware Developer Packet Digital Announce New Partnership

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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.