Insect farming, Big Data technology, soil health products, and a Crowdfund a cow platform are just a few of this week's agtech fundings.
A bumper week of fundings as we catch up from the holidays offer a diverse look at the types of startups innovating in the food and ag space today.
Fairfax Financial, the investment company of Prem Watsa, has invested in Canadian digital precision agriculture company Farmers Edge, injecting new capital into the company as well as buying stock from existing investors.
Weather data company Pessl Instruments is collaborating with Huawei on releasing new products in 2017. Find out more and how Phytech is being deployed in Australia in this week's Ag Industry Brief.
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Motorleaf has built a smart and automated indoor farming operating system, consisting of hardware devices and software analytics, for cannabis and produce growers.
MastiLine, a Dutch startup, develops and manufactures an automated monitoring system to detect the early signs of mastitis, an infection that impacts milk production for many farmers.
AgFunderNews caught up with Reid Carter, who invested in Semios separately from his day job at Brookfield Asset Management, to find out more about his interest in agtech.
Semios raised the funding to expand its specialty crop-focused sensor and precision ag platform business.
The Kansas ag data startup hopes to address concerns from farmers about sharing their data, and provide another revenue stream for them.
Monsanto Growth Ventures led the $7.5m round for Understory alongside a Madison, Wisconsin VC firm 4490 Ventures.
Israeli startup Saturas has secured $1 million to develop its precision irrigation sensor technology for permanent crops.
The soil sensor company recently launched its precision irrigation product WaterValve and is expanding into Japan with strategic help.
The Canadian ag big data company raised the funding from existing investors to extend the reach of its hardware and software business.
Since Neil Perkins, a sheep farmer from West Wales in the UK, made significant, technological changes to his farming practices, he has become one of the biggest ram breeders in the UK.
Grownetics raised funding from cannabis-focused VC Phyto Partners to expand its early stage sensor and data analytics technology.
The Israeli sensor and data analysis startup is one of few using dendrometers to measure water stress in plants.
Ohio-based farm management service Smart Barn has been named as one of 12 winners in Verizon’s third annual PAA tech competition, winning in the IoT category.
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.