Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, the most established agrifood tech venture capital firm, has raised $135 million in its third fund. Founded in 2008, the firm was the first to focus entirely on technology startups operating across the food and agriculture value chain.
As still-skeptical farmers demand more value and less labor input from drones, many companies are answering the call through strategic partnerships and acquisitions
Telesense, which counts major international shipping outfit Maersk Growth among its investors, says its acquisition of Webstech gives it the largest remote-sensed dataset for grain storage in the world.
Beyond Meat lists on the Nasdaq today after raising $240m in IPO funding at a valuation of $1.46bn, pricing the deal at the top of an increased price range, highlighting strong investor demand for the stock.
Watch your six, Amazon. Google’s Wing Aviation, the first company to receive FAA clearance for drone delivery, is starting trials in Virginia on tech that’s “safer than cars.”
Full Harvest is on a mission to repurpose the 20 billion pounds of produce that are wasted at the farm level each year.