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THRIVE Africa Challenge Wrap Up and Winners!

THRIVE Africa Challenge was a phenomenal success! Nine African innovators took to the stage and presented their impressive technology solutions to the global audience and a team of stellar judges.  Jessica Lapenn, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, officially opened the event, and we had special appearances by Beth Bechdol, Deputy Director-General of the Food and […]

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Saffron Tech Challenges Iranian 1,000-Year Monopoly on the Lucrative $1B Saffron Market

Saffron Tech, an Israeli wholly owned subsidiary of Seedo Corp., announced its technology for automated, year-round saffron growing, is challenging the global Iranian monopoly on saffron supply of 90-95% of world demand, which has been in place for the past 1,000 years! The reason Iran was the dominant player in supplying 90-95% of world demand […]

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Increasing Livestock Health and Production with Nanobubble Systems from Fairway Green Cannabis

Fairway Green Cannabis, a privately held Biotech Company developing solutions for medical grade cannabis and cannabinoids has announced they have released a line of nanobubble technology systems for the Livestock Ag-Tech industry. “Building on our recent success of technology systems for plant-based farming, we are pleased to launch our nanobubble technology products for livestock farming,” […]

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Innovative AgTech Bridge between Israel and China

Israel-China AgTech Webinar is a brand new “Innovative AgTech Bridge” of Israeli and Chinese AgriTech entrepreneurs, scientists, institutions, investors, and universities in one united place. During this webinar, opportunities and needs in precision ag, digital farming, drones, crop protection, bio solution, and additional agri-tech disciplines will be discussed. It’s a unique opportunity for Israeli agri-tech startups to […]

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THRIVE Africa Challenge Finalists

On February 4th, ten (10) leading entrepreneurs creating new technologies and game changing innovations for global good, will take to the stage to present their innovative technology solutions. One winning startup will receive the THRIVE AFRICA Challenge Award, brand exposure, opportunity to participate in THRIVE’s Silicon Valley Startup Bootcamp, access to the THRIVE ecosystem, and […]

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AgTech platform Gramophone raises $3.4m in new funding

Gramophone, an AgTech platform that helps farmers achieve better yields by providing information and input planning, has raised US$3.4 million (INR 25 crore) in a funding round led by Siana Capital. Company’s existing investors Info Edge, Asha Impact and Better Capital also participated in this round. Founded in 2016 by IIT and IIM Ahmedabad graduates […]

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THRIVE CANADA Challenge

In just a few short weeks, nine Canadian Challenge Finalists will take to the stage to present their innovative technology solutions & battle it out for the prestigious THRIVE Canada Challenge Award. It will also include the announcement of winners of Female Founders Award as well as People’s Choice Award. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister […]

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iFarmer raised investments to fund farming and agriculture activities

iFarmer, an agriculture finance and supply chain platform in Bangladesh, closes six-figure investment from Falcon Network and Accelerating Asia Ventures to transform farmer livelihoods, as reported by Salaam Gateway. The company bundles finance with agriculture inputs, advisory services, insurance and market access for the farmers. Established in 2018, iFarmer is driven by the passion to […]

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The ‘Cisco Agri Challenge’ to attract AgTech startups

Cisco Agri Challenge calls for solutions that ‘Enhance profitability of small scale farmers’. The challenge is open to individuals, groups of individuals (upto 10) that have a solution that increases profitability for the small farmers of India. Solutions with 10m potential, that deliver positive economic, social and environmental value will compete for an INR 2 […]

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Indian agritech startup Arya bags $ 21 Mn In Series B Round

Indian agritech startup Arya has raised USD 21 million in a mix of equity and debt in a Series B funding round from a clutch of investors, including Quona Capital, alongside existing investors LGT Lightstone Aspada and Omnivore. Arya provides post-harvest services across the agricultural value chain, including warehousing, warehouse receipt financing, rural storage discovery, […]

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Aeroponics Agriculture AgTech Precision Agriculture

Green Amazon fight hunger with innovation

Green Amazon, a sustainable smart agriculture company based in Buffalo, New York, is at the forefront of development of aeroponics technology in their farms. The company uses different patented pending technologies in their projects. Normally when we think about farms on the side of a road, we might imagine acres of land, crops and livestock roaming on expanses […]

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THRIVE Australia Challenge start-up finalists

Eleven Australian startups will present their ideas before an audience of top agricultural leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs on December 17th, 3:00pm PST & one winner will be selected to advance to the final of the THRIVE Global Accelerator. The THRIVE Australia Challenge solves problems of the Australian agrifood industry, accelerates the development of the ecosystem, […]

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CO2 GRO Inc. Continues to expand its International Marketing Partners

Toronto based CO2 GRO Inc.(“GROW”) (TSXV: GROW, OTCQB: BLONF, Frankfurt: 4021) is pleased to announce that it has signed an Exclusive Marketing Agreement with South Africa’s Pharmacrop (Pty) Ltd. (“Pharm”) to introduce and install CO2 Delivery SolutionsTM systems into covered horticulture markets in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region. The South African (“RSA”) Covered Grow […]

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Sente Foundry and GrowRay announce participants in AgTech investment program

Sente Foundry LLC (“Sente”), in partnership with GrowRay Lighting Technologies, announces the startups selected to participate in their Indoor AgTech program taking place virtually through December 2020. The eight selected startups are: AgEye Technologies – with offices in the US and India, AgEye Technologies develops technology that helps indoor farms become sustainable and scalable through significant […]

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RootCamp officially starts with international startups 

The AgriFood incubator from Hannover/Germany will support 5 startups for up to 12 months  The RootCamp is a new startup incubator located in Hannover/Germany with a focus on agriculture and nutrition. The 5 startups in the first batch were chosen out of more than 100 applications (with 20% in Germany, 60% in Europe and 20% […]

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BlockApps launched a blockchain-based agri crop tracking network

BlockApps launched, TraceHarvest, an Ethereum-based Agritech network in collaboration with Bayer Crop Science, the leading technology innovator in the agriculture industry. TraceHarvest is the first blockchain solution of its kind to track and trace the full lifecycle of agricultural products starting from seeds, all the way to defining the responsibilities of each party involved in […]

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Breakthrough biological innovation – the key to profitable and sustainable vertical farming

Algae-based biostimulants improve growth velocity, yield and quality in hydroponic and aeroponic indoor farming. The rapid growth of urban agglomerations across the planet presents serious food security challenges. The US Census Bureau estimated that 80% of Americans lived in cities in 2015. Vertical farming is generally regarded as the most promising approach to supplying cities […]

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Fairway Green Cannabis begins selling Nanobubble Systems for the Ag-Tech industry

Fairway Green Cannabis, a privately held Biotech Company developing solutions for medical grade cannabis and cannabinoids has announced they have released a line of nanobubble technology systems for the Ag-Tech industry. “Our nanobubble systems were developed for inclusion in our vertical farms for cannabis cultivation but we found that they also increase yields in the […]

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PheroSyn gets boost to develop novel pheromones

PheroSyn, the company spun-out from Rothamsted Research to develop and produce novel pheromones, has been awarded part of Innovate UK’s £134 million Sustainable Innovation Fund (SIF) to help development of its new pest insect pheromones. The funds will be used in a project to optimise sustainable green chemistry routes for the production of two high […]

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Arable raised $20M Series B for Data-Driven Agriculture

Arable Labs, a pioneer in data-driven agriculture, closed a $20 million funding round. The company builds affordable tools that help people collect and synthesize site-specific agricultural data. The round was led by Prelude Ventures, and includes new participation by M2O, AVG’s Nassau Street Ventures, and Tridon, as well as investment from Arable’s existing investors including […]

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Chickpea protein startup InnovoPro raised funds from Rabobank

InnovoPro, a developer of plant-based protein ingredients, has raised second, $3 million funding round, which will bring the company’s total capital raised to $18 million. The round, which was originally announced in April, was led by Jerusalem Venture Partners, with participation from European foodtech fund CPT Capital, iAngels, and Swiss retail giant Migros. The startup […]

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Mastercard announced a collaboration with GrainChain

Mastercard announced a collaboration with GrainChain, an AgTech company solving the complex challenges facing the global agricultural industry at every stage of the supply chain. The partnership is expected to bring integrity to supply chains, tracing more than 24 commodities, such as coffee, sorghum and grain, in the United States, Mexico and Central America. “The […]

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TeleSense raised $10.2M Series B for its grain monitoring products

TeleSense, a California-based company that is revolutionizing grain storage and supply chain, raised close of a $10.2 million Series B round of financing led by existing investor Finistere Ventures, an agri and food investment pioneer. A powerful mix of new investors and industry leaders with global reach, including Fulcrum Global Capital (FGC), UPL Ltd., Artesian […]

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Plenty Unlimited raised $140 million in fresh financing

Vertical-farm company Plenty Unlimited Inc.‌ has raised $140 million in new funding to build more vertical farms around the U.S. The Series D funding round was led by Softbank Vision Fund 1 along with Driscoll’s, the world’s leader in fresh berries. To date, Plenty has raised over $500 million, making it the leader in sustainable, […]

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UV light may replace chemicals in fungus fight

Everywhere grapes are grown, growers have to worry about powdery mildew. A typical grape grower spray chemical fungicides for powdery mildew management between 10 and 15 times each year. The fungicides used are costly and environmentally unfriendly, plus the fungus typically adapts to the fungicides within a few generations, requiring heavier applications or changing formulas. […]