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A New Era of Smarter Food Safety

The way we get our food from farm to table, the food system, is a shared responsibility and it continues to evolve. Join us on February 11th for an exciting conversation with Frank Yiannas, FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, as he discusses new initiatives and innovations that will result in a more […]

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Agriculture AgTech BioTech Digital Solutions

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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Agriculture AgTech BioTech FoodTech Startups

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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Qualitas Health/iwi raises $10m in first close of new investment round

Plant-based omega-3 pioneers, Qualitas Health, DBA iwi, announces it has secured $10 million in venture funds at a $73million post-money valuation. The investment round is being led by world-class FoodTech investor PeakBridge VC, Malta, together with Arancia Group, a privately owned Mexico-based food ingredient/food service conglomerate, Minrav (the company’s largest investor) and additional private investors. […]

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AgTech startup, Nile has traded a whopping 1m Kg of fruit and vegetables within 5 weeks of launch

Nile Marketplace, a B2B e-commerce platform that enables direct trades between producers and entities that sell to consumers, has taken the agricultural industry by storm as it reportedly traded a whopping one million kilograms of fruit and vegetables via its online platform within a mere five weeks of launching. Founded in February 2020 by a […]

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AgTech Food Processing FoodTech Meat

Aleph Farms and Mitsubishi Bring Cultivated Meat to Japan

Aleph Farms, Ltd., and Mitsubishi Corporation’s Food Industry Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bring cultivated meat to the Japanese table. Aleph Farms will provide its proven, scalable manufacturing platform (BioFarm™) for cultivation of whole-muscle steaks. Mitsubishi Corporation will provide its expertise in biotechnology processes, branded food manufacturing, and local distribution channels in […]

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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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Agriculture AgTech BioTech FoodTech Startups

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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Agriculture AgTech Startups Sustainability

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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Agriculture AgTech Blockchain Traceability

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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Agriculture AgTech AI Precision Agriculture

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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AgTech firm, Terramera, aims to boost regenerative agriculture in Canada

Terramera, a Vancouver based AgTech firm, has announced its plans to build a $555m (C$730m) Global Centre for Regenerative Agriculture in Canada. Terramera hopes to raise the C$730 million from private investors as well as federal and provincial governments. The proposed C$730 million in funding would go towards securing 250,000 to one million square feet […]

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Agriculture AgTech Fund Raise Precision Agriculture

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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AgTech Big Data Digital Solutions Precision Agriculture

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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AgTech Blockchain FoodTech Traceability

Hedera Hashgraph has teamed up with Australian agri supply chain platform Entrust

Australian agricultural supply chain platform, Entrust, has announced that it will operate on Hedera Hashgraph. Entrust was co-founded by Jeffrey Grosset of Grosset Wines in part through AU$150,000 ($108,000) in backing from the Australian government. The beta platform is currently being tested by more than a dozen companies in the Clare Valley wine region of […]

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Agriculture AgTech Crop Insurance Precision Agriculture

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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Agriculture AgTech BioTech Gene & Genomics

Harvest Genomics won top prize at 2020 Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition

Harvest Genomics was chosen by a jury of high-profile industry judges as the $10,000 grand prize winner of the 2020 Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition. The Gryphon’s LAAIR program is funded by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance and supports the commercialization of research findings for the benefit of the Ontario agri-food sector. The Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch […]

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AgTech company TerrAvion files for bankruptcy

Robert Morris, founder and CEO of agricultural-imaging company TerrAvion Inc., sent customers an email saying the company was closed effective September 4, 2020. TerrAvion, started its journey in 2013, and offered farmers a high-tech view of their fields from above, including data about what’s working with a crop and what needs improvement. “If you are […]

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Agriculture AgTech Event FoodTech Startups

Ag-tech Israel Virtual Exhibition

Ag-tech Israel Virtual Exhibition (sponsored by AWS and Naschitz Brandes Amir) will showcase Israel’s leading agriculture technologies and startups via an exclusive, immersive and engaging experience. This unique expo, being presented for the first time on a virtual art gallery platform, will open on September 7th, run for one full week and be accessible 24/7. […]

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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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Aquaculture startup eFishery bags Series B funding

Indonesian aquaculture start-up eFishery, which provides access to feed, financing and markets to fish farmers, has raised Series B funding round co-led by Go-Ventures and the Northstar Group. Existing investors including sustainable aquaculture investment fund Aqua-Spark and deep tech VC Wavemaker Partners also participated in the round. “We are really inspired by the impact that […]