US pharmaceutical company Merck has acquired digital livestock and animal health tech company Antelliq Group for €2.1 billion ($2.37 billion).
Antelliq manufactures sensors for animals, including ear tags for dairy cows through a product called Allflex that can monitor cows’ activity and provide traceability.
I caught up with Aric Olsen, president of Jain USA, are his most recent acquisition of ETWater, a weather data analytics and sprinkler control company using machine learning to measure the evapotranspiration rate of grass.
Understory analyzes and processes data to create real-time datasets, views, and actionable information from historical, current and forecasted weather events to provide better insights and early detection of risks.
This Thanksgiving, we at AgFunder are thankful for our portfolio companies. Over the last year, we have invested in transformational food system companies, operating across the supply chain, from farm to fork.
Centaur is a sensing and IoT platform providing post-harvest monitoring to the agricultural supply chain to reduce waste and improve food safety.
Midwest-focused venture capital firm Serra Ventures led the round with participation from Innova Ventures and iSelect Fund.
With its sensor technology, Phenospex aims to get around the constraints of existing sensing options such as RGB and multispectral cameras, to address the over-use of chemicals and fertilizers in industrial farming.
The round was led by Russian venture capital firm Sistema VC with new investment from online venture capital platform AgFunder, UK VC 7percent Ventures, early-stage tech VC Acequia Capital, and industry veteran Henk Bles.
People fundamentally misdiagnose the opportunity in digital agriculture when they sum it up as “grow more with less" write Jess Bollinger and Adam Wolf of Arable.
The Yield is an Australian microclimate sensing, IoT and predictive analytics startup for aquaculture and agriculture.
We caught up with SupraSensor founder Calden Carroll to find out a bit more about the acquisition and how the startup merged with Climate Corp.
Arable's sensor, named the Mark, which is deployed in the field above the leaf canopy of the relevant crop, captures 40 different data streams.
It's been a rough ride for Oso Tech and its investors from its founding in 2011 in Urbana, Illinois until now. But the journey culminated in an exit and sale to Scotts Miracle-Gro.
Swiss drone imagery company Gamaya has raised SFr 3.2 million ($3.2 million) in Series A funding to develop its hyperspectral imaging sensor and analytics software platform.
We recently had a chance to chat with Gavin Smith, regional president with responsibility for Oceania at Bosch, to find out more about his investment in The Yield.
The Yield raised the funding from Bosch's Netherland subsidiary as the tech group looks to the broad agriculture sector for growth.
A UK satellite imagery company, Google Ventures' investment in a sensor technology, and a flower delivery company attracting capital from an agtech VC contribute to this week's Fundings-in-Brief.
Slantrange has raised the funding from a wide range of investors including venture capital firms, angel syndicates, and a farming organization.
A busy week of fundings brings newly-named Indigo, Understory, American Botanicals and Gaia Herbs to this week's Fundings-in-Brief
According to the American Association of Port Authorities, “The United States is served by some 360 commercial ports that provide approximately 3,200 cargo and passenger handling facilities.” Food and farm products, including wheat and wheat flour, corn, soybeans, rice, cotton, and coffee are listed among the leading commodities shipped for domestic and foreign trade through U.S.