Modern slavery is back at the top of concerned consumers minds and new agrifood tech startups and some established players are working to shine at a light at the very bottom of the supply chain.
Data scientist Alex Woolf and his team used basic science and physics to drastically change the energy cost of one of their California cold storage facilities, and they are on track to generate revenue from their electricity use soon.
Despite its young age, trucking startup Convoy is well-funded and has raised $80.5 million in three rounds since its founding in 2015.
Arturo Tanus started his job in April 2016 when Chipotle was desperately trying to bring customers back after more than 450 people got sick with food-borne illnesses between August 2015 and February 2016.
Since logistics -- how food gets from the farm to our plate -- is just as crucial a part of the food system as the food itself, spoke with an accelerator focusing on it.
There are few places in the world that have a better environment for building agtech devices and large scale smart farming projects than Taiwan, writes Matthew Ryan.
Also in this week's funding sheet, Waycool, a fresh produce distribution service for smallholder farmers in India raised funding from George Soros-backed Aspada Investments.
Described as a ‘game changer’ InspiraFarms' technology consists of modular cold storage and food processing units, which run on off-grid renewable energy and aim to increase farm incomes by 40%.
The year's first exit came from Observant, an early agtech pioneer in the precision water management space. Jain Irrigation acquired the Australian company.
The Northern Irish startup raised the funding from former UK Entrepreneur of the Year.
Hemendra Mathur, agribusiness investment lead and venture partner at Bharat Innovations Fund in India, writes about five trends in agritech innovation
A busy week of fundings as the year draws to a close includes food safety technology, insect farming, food waste technology, Indian supply chain technology and more.
Marcus Glassman from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs shares his key takeaways from the recent event and the report released by the council.
The indoor agriculture software service Agrilyst raised the round ahead of a cannabis platform rollout, while 4 M&A deals this week span ingredients, biofuel, meat products, and food e-commerce.
Kirchner Food Fellowship, the agricultural impact investment arm of merchant bank Kirchner Group, has invested in Till Mobile, a supply chain communications company for the developed and emerging markets.
Japan's Planet Table closes $850k Series A, India's FreshMenu raises $16.5 million, while Lok Capital and Aspada Investment Company invest in supply chain tech.
Maryland private equity firm Greenfield Capital Partners has invested in a tracking software company for regulators, cultivators and dispensaries across the US.
This is the 9th year of the Netherlands-based awards. Shortlisted innovations range from alternative protein products and food preservation tech, to animal feed and precision agriculture.
Impact investment firm Creation Investments Capital Management led the private equity round to support the global expansion plans of Sohan Lal Commodity Management and its agri-financing arm.
AgFunderNews recently had the opportunity to talk to Indian VCs at Aavishkar and Intellecap Impact Investment Network about portfolio company Agro Star and other technologies getting them excited in the sector.