It’s that time of year again to recognize the innovators and entrepreneurs driving the agrifood tech sector forward with the AgFunder Innovation Awards. These are peer-selected awards based on votes placed by you, our 45,000-strong network.
Founder Janette Barnard tells us the story of The Poultry Exchange, a chicken meat marketplace startup. After struggling to get an intractable industry to change its ways, The Poultry Exchange ceased operations in July.
The number of high-raising food delivery startups that have shuttered in the last two years suggests that even with millions of potential customers within a few miles, online restaurants are a hard nut to crack.
While energy is a new sector of focus for Larta, which has typically focused on life sciences, health, and agriculture, there is a lot of crossover and potential for synergies with these sectors, according to Rohit Shukla, CEO of Larta.
As England’s only officially designated ‘Less Developed Region’, the area has received grant support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and a range of local and national development partners.
Investment in seafood and aquaculture technology increased 271% compared to the $52 million raised across both 2014 and 2015, but there is still a huge need for technology to bring efficiency and sustainability to the industry.