myAgro is a mobile savings system enabling smallholder farmers in Africa to pay for crucial inputs like seed and fertilizer in pre-paid installments as they prove their ability to save.
The grant and partnership with NCGA aims to assist smaller corn breeding programs in developing new hybrid seed varieties to broaden the number of corn seed options on the market.
Food delivery, processing and e-commerce fundings dominate this week's Fundings-in-Brief.
Hillel Milo, one of the pioneers of the venture capital industry in Israel, turned his attention to food and agriculture in the early 2000s. He tells AgFunderNews more about AquAgro Fund.
Sorghum just made a sweet deal.
Chromatin, Inc., a Chicago-based agtech company focused on sorghum production, recently closed its Series E round, bringing in $36 million. That brings their aggregate raising of $70 million in both public and private funds.
Silicon Valley-ers are looking beyond the hills.
FarmLogs, a Michigan-based software startup that provides management tools to increase farmer productivity, has raised $4 million in venture capital. The Series A investment led by Drive Capital was announced on Wednesday, and comes just one year after Farmlogs raised $1 million in seed capital.