I caught up with Aric Olsen, president of Jain USA, are his most recent acquisition of ETWater, a weather data analytics and sprinkler control company using machine learning to measure the evapotranspiration rate of grass.
We can spend a lot of money on feed rations, but if the animal’s gut integrity is wrong because of bacteria in the water line, that nutrition is wasted and is also a welfare issue, says Barney Kay, head of agriculture at Tesco.
Lance Donny, CEO and founder of OnFarm, will become SWIIM’s chief operating officer, helping to integrate SWIIM's water balance monitoring and reporting data into the OnFarm dashboard.
WaterBit's autonomous irrigation solution takes into account the stage of the plant, soil conditions and weather.
If your resolutions skew toward agriculture and food rather than the treadmill, there is a whole host of startups with technology that can help.
Global revenue risk from lack of water availability for irrigation or animal consumption has reached $459 billion. With figures like this, it’s no wonder that funds and corporations are hearing more concern about water from investors.
Further M&A activity from large agribusinesses like Jain is essential so we caught up with Observant to find out what pieces of advice the cofounder would give to farm-based agritech startups hoping to turn their businesses into acquirable companies.
The year's first exit came from Observant, an early agtech pioneer in the precision water management space. Jain Irrigation acquired the Australian company.
A bumper week of fundings includes startups offering satellite imagery analysis, drones-as-a-software, milk products, wine e-commerce and more.
It's been a rough ride for Oso Tech and its investors from its founding in 2011 in Urbana, Illinois until now. But the journey culminated in an exit and sale to Scotts Miracle-Gro.
A year in the life of a startup is a long time, so we caught up with Kevin France to find out about the company’s new revenue models, acreage expansion, and hiring since this time last year.
Two startup resources have launched new programs promising investment and mentorship for entrepreneurs, while Monsanto withdraws GM cotton seed application in India, and two drones companies partner.
Despite recent average rainfall, California continues to cope with water scarcity. The state may be eyeing water tech to help get its farmers back afloat.
AgFunderNews caught up with Philipp Saumweber, founder and CEO of Sundrop Farms, and Ken Mehlman, global head of public affairs for KKR, to discuss the 2014 investment.
CropX, the Israeli irrigation and sensor technology company, has raised a further $1 million towards its Series A round from strategic investors Robert Bosch Venture Capital and the Flextronics technology accelerator Lab IX.
Hillel Milo, one of the pioneers of the venture capital industry in Israel, turned his attention to food and agriculture in the early 2000s. He tells AgFunderNews more about AquAgro Fund.
A busy week of fundings includes wastewater treatment tech, drones, satellite imagery, food e-commerce, precision agriculture, and biopesticide startups.
Vilsack's visit to Cuba with Obama, lighting indoor lunar greenhouses, winners of a water innovation accelerator, and Mars joining the GMO labeling party are all featured in this week's Industry-in-Brief.
Precision irrigation company HydroBio won a patent for its technology while a startup company using fresh vegetables to naturally sweeten food in this week's Industry-in-Brief.
Hortau raised the capital from a mix of US and Canadian investors to fund expansion and development.