NOSB votes to exclude gene-edited food from organic register while INOVISA extends application period for cropUP accelerator.
Kashi Acquires Vegan Snack Brand Pure Organic
Kashi, a business unit of Kellogg’s, has acquired Pure Organic, a maker of organic nutrition bars and fruit snacks. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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.
A few themes standout among the finalists this year including technologies serving the seafood and aquaculture segment of the food and agtech market.
UC Davis is a partner to a range of initiatives supporting agtech innovation and startups in and around Sacramento, California. Here are six of them.
AgTech Accelerator, which so far has raised $11.5 million of an overall $25 million to $30 million target, is somewhere between an accelerator and an incubator, and then some.
The Applegates have been inventing and building farm technology since they were nine years old and have now launched Praxidyn, an agtech startup.
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.
The Californian startup is aiming to manufacture alternative dairy products with better nutritional and taste values than others on the market, according to co-founder Dr Neil Renninger.
The World Agri-Tech Investment Summit is now accepting submissions for the Technology Showcase at its event in San Francisco on March 16 - 17, 2016.
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.
A new investing and finance rule that will provide more opportunities for startups to attract early-stage capital and more options for investors to get involved in the space took effect last Friday.
“Farmers everywhere will tell you that weather and water are the biggest issues,” Travis Bayer, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Asilomar Bio. The company recently closed a $3 million Series A round co-lead by Cultivian Sandbox Ventures and Fall Line Capital.
Aerobotic Innovations, a drone control and safety application, announced recently that it has partnered with Packet Digital LLC to offer new products that will combine their respective state-of-the-art software and hardware technologies.
VitalFields announced recently that it has secured $1.2 million in Series A funding from an international syndicate of investors, including SmartCap, the investment arm of the taxpayer-funded Estonian Development Fund, and an undisclosed large Silicon Valley based investor.
India is currently witnessing the launch of its first Food and Agri-business Accelerator program. Many entities are involved with the accelerator, with the IIMA Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) and a-IDEA, the business incubator at Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s (ICAR) National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) leading the program.
Western Growers announced the launch of a $4 million dollar AgTech fund on May 1. The mission of the fund will be to invest in agricultural innovation around the world. Investment in the fund comes from Western Growers and its member investors.
Granular announced its acquisition of AcreValue, a farmland valuation platform, for an undisclosed amount. San Francisco-based Granular offers a farm management and analytics platform that aims to help farmers increase efficiency, yield and profit.