Tag Archives: sustainability

Futuristic Jellyfish Barge Offers Floating Food Scarcity Solution to Farming-Challenged Regions

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.

Back to the Roots Nabs $2M in Quest to Become The “New Kraft Foods”

Oakland-based food company Back to the Roots announced this morning that it has closed its first funding round to the tune of $2 million. Fund Good Jobs, an Oakland-based organization designed to increase employment opportunities in the region, led the round.

Delivery Hero Seals $110M Deal and Hints at Potential Post-2015 IPO

Berlin-based Delivery Hero announced recently that it has secured an additional $110 million in funding from two unidentified U.S.-based “leading public market investors.” This recent funding round brings Delivery Hero’s total investment deals to over $1 billion, with almost $600 million of those funds secured in 2015 alone.

Precision Irrigation Provider Hortau Secures $5M Investment from ACAP

Precision irrigation management provider Hortau announced earlier this week that it has secured $5 million in funding from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners (ACAP). ACAP, which holds a Rural Business Investment Company license from the U.S.

Idaho Announces First Statewide AgTech Summit as Global Interest in AgTech Events Continues to Grow

Idaho is the latest state to announce a new agtech event, among a slew of local, national and international events cropping up across the globe.

 

On June 16, 2015, Idaho will host its first-ever AgriTech summit featuring local agricultural and technology sector leaders.

Aspada Invests $3.3M in Indian Farming-as-a-Service (FAAS) Provider EM3 AgriServices

Indian investment and holding company Aspada recently announced a $3.3M Series A investment in Delhi-based EM3 AgriServices. EM3 represents one of the first private sector ventures to tackle the field of farm mechanization and technology services.