Agtech

  • Blackstone Backs Recapitalization for Cloverleaf Cold Storage

    Blackstone has acquired an undisclosed majority equity stake in Cloverleaf Cold Storage, a leading food logistics and cold storage warehousing company, through a definitive recapitalization agreement. Founded in 1952, and owned by the Feiges and Kaplan families, Cloverleaf has a network of 19 warehouses across eight states stretching acros

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  • UAE-Based Greenhouse Farming Startup Closes $4.5M Seed Round

    UAE-based, agtech-enabled arid climate agribusiness Pure Harvest Smart Farms (Pure Harvest) announced it has closed on $4.5 million in seed funding through a round led by Shorooq Investments, and that included a leading federal government-backed fund, technology partners of the company, and a consortium of globally diverse angel investors.

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  • Conservis Examines Potential Growth Through Enterprise Farm Management

    Agricultural producers know that business practices are key in the pursuit of higher margins and future growth, however, inconsistent communication and outdated processes can pose serious challenges to raising the efficiency of a farm’s daily operations. Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Conservis examines the bottom-line benefits of integrat

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  • Matrix Partners Makes First Ag-Focused Investment in Agtech Startup Gobasco

    Matrix Partners, an Indian investment firm with Rs 4,500 cr (US$676.5 million) under management, has made its first foray into ag funding, investing an undisclosed amount in agtech startup Gobasco. Launched only this year, Gobasco is a young startup co-founded by  Vedant Katiyar and Abhishek Sharma, a former AI researcher with Apple, that

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  • Yara International Acquires Input Modeling Platform Agronomic Technology Corp.

    Global fertilizer, crop nutrition, and production tech group Yara International has acquired Agronomic Technology Corp. (ATC), a leading fertilizer recommendation platform and modeling company, for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2013 and with locations in both New York and Silicon Valley, ATC is the company behind Adapt-N, a professiona

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  • Pioneer Ventures, Syngenta Invest $3M in Agtech Startup FarmLink

    FarmLink announced it has secured $3 million in funding from investment firm and incubator Pioneering Ventures and Swiss global agribusiness giant, Syngenta. Launched three years ago in Mumbai, India, FarmLink focuses on the farm to fork supply chain of fresh produce in India, functioning as a facilitator of value-added fruits and vegetable

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  • Supply Chain Tech Company FoodLogiQ Raises $4.25M Series B

    FoodLogiQ, a leading provider of food chain traceability and transparency solutions, has secured $4.25 million in Series B funding from Vancouver-based social impact VC firm, Renewal Funds. “Renewal's focus on food and tech companies at the forefront of social and environmental change aligns perfectly with FoodLogiQ's mission,” said Fo

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  • Ceres Imaging Raises Additional $2.5M in Series A Funding

    Oakland, California-based Ceres Imaging, an ag-focused aerial spectral imaging and analytics startup, has secured an additional $2.5 million in Series A funding from Romulus Capital, bringing the total round to $7.5 million. Ceres Imaging announced in May of this year that it had successfully raised $5 million in a Series A led by Romulus,

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  • AeroFarms Adds High-Profile Investors to Round Out $40M Series D

    Indoor vertical farming startup AeroFarms announced the final closing of its Series D at $40 million with the addition of IKEA; chef David Chang, who is also the founder of Momofuku Group; and retired U.S. Army General David Petraeus, to the company’s impressive list of existing investors. Founded in 2004 in Newark, New Jersey, AeroFarms

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  • Farmobile Eyes Greater Reach After Raising $18M Series B

    Farm data company Farmobile announced an $18.1 million Series B round including Anterra Capital, AmTrust Agricultural Insurance Company, and additional existing investors. This round follows a $5.5 million Series A raised by the company in December 2015, led by Anterra, and brings total funding for the startup to more than $28 million.

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