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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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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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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. […]

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Leaf, an AgTech startup, raised a $2 million seed round

Leaf, a food and agriculture data infrastructure company, has raised a $2 million seed round led by Cultivan Sandbox Ventures and SP Ventures. Existing investor Radicle Growth also joined the investment round. It was founded in 2018 with a mission to lower the barriers to entry in food and agriculture technology by providing developer-friendly API […]

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Understory has been awarded as ‘AgTech Insurance Solution of the Year’

Understory, a company solving the coverage crisis with parametric insurance for severe weather, has been awarded ‘AgTech Insurance Solution of the Year’ by AgTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence company. Climate-vulnerable businesses around the world rely on Understory’s parametric insurance for financial protection from hail and frost damage. Prior to Understory, the vast majority of […]

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AgTech Horticulture Precision Ag

Nordetect, a biochemical analytics startup won Priva’s “Horti Heroes” challenge

Denmark-based AgTech startup Nordetect won €10,000 Priva’s Horti Heroes challenge, which showcased companies innovating in the horticulture space. This competition was designed to discover pioneering technologies in the horticulture space and providing the winner with the potential opportunity to form a strategic partnership with Priva. Nordetect have developed a novel sensing method based on chemical-based […]

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Indoor Farming Startup iFarm raised $4M

iFarm, a startup offering innovative solutions for growing fresh greens, berries and vegetables, raised $4M in funding round led by Gagarin Capital. Other investors include Matrix Capital, Impulse VC, IMI.VC and several business angels. iFarm has 11 industrial farms operating and under construction in Finland, Switzerland, UK, Netherlands, Andorra, Russia and Kazakhstan with a total […]

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Agritech company MagGrow raises €6m for crop-spraying technology

Irish agritech company MagGrow raises €6m for crop-spraying tech in Series A round of funding led by Astanor Ventures. It brings the total fund raised for the Agritech startup to €18 million. MagGrow uses magnetic technology to spray crops more precisely, producing higher crop yields, and reducing water and pesticide use. Farmers using the system […]

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Novel pheromones to combat climate change

PheroSyn, a company spun-out from Rothamsted Research, the world-leading agricultural research centre, has announced its plans to develop and supply new types of insect pheromones.  PheroSyn’s mission is to develop and supply novel insect pheromones that will be deployed to protect crops and reduce the use of pesticides. The first products are designed to target […]