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.
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.
Yield Lab, a new St.Louis-based ag tech accelerator program launched in September, announced its first class of five startups. More than 100 companies applied to the program from around the world, and the first batch includes one company from St.
You have a book to sell, and a book you’d like to buy. What do you do? Chances are, hop online.
In Brennan Turner’s eyes, trading grain is no different.
Think of an agriculture system that leads to better nutrition, higher wages, fair global trade, and more security for each person along the supply chain. Now, think if just one plant could make that a reality for many.
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.
Forbes says we’re putting our money where our mouth is, and they’re right! We’re excited to share our story, and we owe a big thanks to Forbes’ food and tech writer, Danielle Gould.
By Rob Leclerc
With two-thirds of its land desert, and one of its two bodies of water called the Dead Sea, Israel has to be creative when it comes to agriculture.