Agtech

  • Finistere Ventures Expanding Presence in Israel with Addition of Two Venture Partners

    California-based agtech venture capital firm Finistere Ventures is expanding its presence into Israel with the addition of two venture partners in-country. In line with the firm’s determined global expansion, Finistere has brought on Gil Meron and Eyal Rosenthal to explore agtech investments and to strengthen its partnerships in what the

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  • Mitigating Risk in Agtech Investment

    Content sponsored by Pontifax AgTech Written by Dr. Phil Erlanger Phil Erlanger is the Managing Partner of Pontifax AgTech, a growth capital investor in the global food and agriculture technology sector.   Despite the huge opportunities for growth and return on investment that it offers, the agriculture technology (agtech) se

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  • Takeaways from GAI NY 2017: Agtech Innovation and the Need to Connect the Dots

    Investment dollars into food and agtech startups reached a record $4.6 billion in 2015 – double that of the previous year, according to AgFunder. In 2016, although investment dollars fell back to $3.2 billion, the number of deals increased by 10 percent, reaching a record 580. Although impressive, and resulting in breakthrough technologi

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  • Radicle Makes First Investment in Ag Waste Mitigation Platform, Full Harvest

    Full Harvest, a San Francisco-based agtech platform designed to mitigate food waste at the farm level, announced it has closed on a $2 million round of funding led by Wireframe Ventures, Radicle, BBG Ventures, Early Impact Ventures, Impact Engine, and a field of angel investors including Astia and Joanne Wilson. Food need and agricultural p

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  • Australian Agtech Startup, The Yield Raises $6.5M Series A

    Australian agtech startup, The Yield, announced it has successfully raised a $6.5 million Series A backed by global manufacturing companies Bosch, KPMG, and by Agfunder. The closing of this round, which also represents the maiden investment for Agfunder’s Opportunity Fund, brings The Yield’s total fundraising to $11.5 million raised ove

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  • Middleland, S2G Ventures Lead $4.25M Series A for Arable

    Data-driven agtech analytics company Arable Labs announced it has raised $4.25 million in a Series A led by Middleland Capital and S2G Ventures. New investors Chase Field, Spark Labs, and Cantos VC also contributed to the round. Arable connects sensors with predictive analytics to provide farmers and agribusinesses with real-time, continuou

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  • Monsanto Growth Ventures Leads Series A for Agtech Startup, FarmLead

    Monsanto Growth Ventures (MGV) had led a $6.5 million Series A for Ottawa, Canada-based agtech startup, FarmLead. Others in the round include Avrio Ventures, the MaRS Innovation Accelerator Fund, and Serra Ventures. Founded in 2013, FarmLead has established an online cash grain marketplace, where through its platform, grain buyers and selle

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  • SproutX Announces Close on Agtech Fund at $10M

    Australian agtech startup accelerator and co-working innovator, SproutX, announced a first close on its SproutX Venture Capital Fund at A$10 million. The backing for the fund, which is managed by Artesian Venture Partners, is being committed by Artesian and from the superannuation fund Hostplus. This funding will back SproutX’s 2017 accel

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  • Carolina AgTech Accelerator Pours $10M Into Crop Fungicide Startup

    The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based AgTech Accelerator has revealed agtech startup Boragen as its maiden investment. Boragen develops a fungicide that targets fungi to bolster crop yields, all while using a sustainable farming approach. The AgTech Accelerator and its investors are backing the startup with a $10 million Series A investment.

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  • Iowa AgriTech Accelerator Ushers in New Investors, Raises $700,000

    The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator, which is a product of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor, has attracted a trio of new investors to commit $100,000 each, bringing the tally of investors to seven, and the total capital raised to $700,000.  All of the investors are from the private sector. The new investors --

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