"We have realized that some companies have gone down the wrong path by adopting the approach of inventing the problem. They find a technology that's exciting and try to force-fit that technology for a problem that they don't have, Suresh Sundararajan tells AgFunderNews.
On our mission to democratize venture capital and increase investment in the food and agriculture industry, our fund is open to accredited investors as well as institutional investors, and we already have commitments from both.
Since raising the first round of Series A funding, SafeTraces gained particular traction in tracing tropical oils to determine the sustainability of the sourcing practices, and also tracing ammonium nitrate fertilizers that can be used in explosives.
If global agricultural production needs to grow by 60% by 2050 to meet global demand, Latin America’s production needs to grow by 80%, according to its market participation and growth potential, write Ciro Echesortu.
Ripe.io creates what it calls a "digital bridge" between farmers, distributors, processors, traders, restaurants, grocers, and consumers to record and share data on aspects of food's journey from farm to fork.
Building on the positive learnings of the 1st edition, the 2nd edition of FoodTrack by Maersk will commence in November 2018 and Maersk is currently accepting applications from agrifood tech startups to take part.
AgriSecure provides whole farm and field level budget planning & execution, organic farming expertise including training and coaching, certification and recordkeeping, and help with crop marketing.
Tom Mastrobuoni, CFO of Tyson Ventures, speaks in-depth about the company's targeted investment areas and the rationale for investing in Beyond Meat, Memphis Meat, Future Meat, Tovala and FoodLoqiQ.
We caught up with Emma Weston, cofounder and CEO of AgriDigital, on the sidelines of the recent World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit to discuss how she sells blockchain technology to different rungs in the supply chain with various levels of fluency, and where new traceability technologies should ultimately be headed.
FoodLogiQ is a single software platform that allows multiple links in the food supply chain to manage the quality and traceability of the food they source and sell, aided by a barcode-based tracking system.
Produce farmers from the Salinas Valley to the Hudson Valley are beginning to make sense of a new set of rules that regulate how they do business.
Indoor farming software startup Agrilyst has raised an undisclosed strategic round, bringing in new investors with the aim of expanding the scope of its product offering and entering the Chinese market.
The USDA is shuffling its digital tools to catch up with times while Argentina's government sends millions toward agrifood startups and more in our weekly brief.
Every year, grocery retailers and food media put out trend lists for the coming year, predicting what’s going to be big in food. A careful look at these lists can help us predict, not what technologies are going to get a vote of confidence from VCs and investors - but rather, which technologies are going to have the attention of consumers in the year ahead.
SafeTraces technology allows users to place an invisible, seaweed-based DNA tag on individual food items so that their provenance and qualities can be traced and verified throughout the supply chain.
For 2017 UN World Food Day the organization is focusing on the challenges that forced migration brings to the world's 500 million smallholder farms.
IdentiGEN uses proprietary DNA analysis to determine the origin of meat or fish down to the individual animal.
For a large, global agribusiness operating across continents and agricultural commodities like Olam International, accessing detailed information about the people and operations supplying the business, is a struggle.
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.
Advisory investment group The Mixing Bowl teamed up with Forbes for its New York-based event this year to discuss technology’s role in changing food and farming at scale and consumer food preferences.