After just completing the Y Combinator accelerator program, North Carolina-based satellite imagery startup FarmShots has closed a seed round after attracting local angel investors. Founder Josh Miller said that keeping the investor base local avoided any potential investor demands to move the company to the expensive West Coast.
General Mills has decided to label GMO foods in the wake of the GMO bill's demise, while satellite imagery company Geosys partners with a precision ag platform and a weather station company, and Farmers Edge teams up with The Weather Company.
2015 was a big year for Planet Labs, the satellite company. We caught up with Ryan Schacht, account executive for agriculture ahead of the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in San Francisco to get an update.
Barfoots of Botley grows, processes, and packs a range of semi-exotic produce grown in the UK, Spain, Senegal, and Peru, and is currently undertaking 30 innovation projects. MD Julian Marks presented three at the Oxford Farming Conference.