There are now over 100 resources globally, from accelerators to incubators, to pitch competitions, all aimed at helping food & ag startups build their businesses, but it can be overwhelming to navigate them all. Here are some tips.
Richard Vierling recently joined Texas A&M AgriLife Research where he is responsible for the Vernon Research & Extension Center, Texas Foundation Seed Service, and business development for the AgriLife Centers.
Rabobank, a global financial services company operating in over 40 countries, has teamed up with San Francisco tech campus RocketSpace to launch a new accelerator called Terra, which will focus exclusively on food and agtech startups.
The Center for Innovation and Technology is being sponsored by Bayer CropSciences, Farm Credit, Monsanto, Prophet North America, Toro Micro-Irrigation, Taylor Farms and JV Smith Companies, and is still open for applications.
Deals from the week include a private equity-backed Australian producer's A$550m IPO, an agriculture fund commitment by Merced County and the Accel Partners-led Series A round of grocery delivery company Opinio in Bangalore.
As we look ahead to the Forbes AgTech Summit later this week, we took a moment to reflect on GAI’s AgTech Week, which took place two weeks ago in San Francisco, to make a few observations on what’s happening in agtech.
As the world population continues to climb, so does the demand for food. With a finite amount of arable land, keeping up on the supply side is a major challenge for farmers located in certain regions of the world.