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Agriculture AgTech Precision Ag Startups

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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Agriculture AgTech Nutrition Startups

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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Fish feed start-up, eniferBio, raised €1 million in funds

eniferBio, a biotech startup created under VTT LaunchPad deep tech startup incubator in 2019, recently raised more than €1 million in funding from Nordic FoodTech VC, which invests in the food technology, and Voima Ventures, which invests in science-based deep tech startups. The startup has developed a a new and sustainable production process for a […]

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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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AgTech Protein FoodTech Feed

Better Origin looks at the benefits of feeding insects to poultry

Better Origin, a Cambridge-based insect farming start-up, has recently shared a result of their trial documenting the impact of insect supplementation on laying hens. The company’s product – the X1 – is an autonomous, AI-powered insect farm that turns food waste into high-quality insect protein that can be fed to animals. The black soldier fly […]

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AgTech Biotech FoodTech Incubation Startups

THRIVE, the #1 global AgriFood tech accelerator is closing applications on November 20th

THRIVE, the #1 global AgriFood tech accelerator & most active Agtech investor in the world is closing applications on November 20th for their THRIVE VII Accelerator Program. The Accelerator supports seed stage startups from all areas of the value chain whose technologies drive us towards a more efficient, sustainable, and secure agriculture future. THRIVE Accelerator […]

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Biotech FoodTech Meat Sustainability

Aleph Farms unveils prototype of first commercial cultivated steak product

Aleph Farms lays the foundation towards soft launch of its cultivated beef steak and has entered first phase in construction of its BioFarm™. Aleph Farms Ltd. is heading towards the transfer of its commercial product – thin-cut beef steaks – into proprietary platform suitable for mass cultivation. The quality steaks, grown directly from non-GMO cells […]

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Agriculture AgTech Biotech Precision Ag

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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Mondelēz made seed investment in developer of multi-ingredients snacks

SnackFutures, Mondelēz International’s innovation and venture programme has recently made a seed investment in Torr, an early-stage Israeli FoodTech Company, alongside The Kitchen Hub, a FoodTech incubator powered by Strauss-Group. Torr dreams, develops and produces snacks that serve a unique, tasty and much healthier bite. “Our investment in Torr validates Mondelēz International’s venture approach that […]

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Agriculture AgTech Biotech Precision Ag Sustainability

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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New partnership between Barry Callebaut Group and Frutco AG

Frutco is proud to present the new partnership between Barry Callebaut Group and Frutco AG! Cabosse Naturals, a brand by Barry Callebaut and now distributed by Frutco AG, was founded by a team of passionate entrepreneurs. With their startup mentality, they are committed to break new ground. About Cabosse Naturals With Cabosse Naturals, we craft […]

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Agriculture AgTech AI Precision Ag

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 Regenerative Agriculture Sustainability

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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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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AgTech AI FoodTech Nutrition

Verdify raised seed funding to create AI-powered platform for personalized nutrition

Verdify, a Dutch foodtech company, has raised €750.000 seed funding to create first AI-powered platform for personalized nutrition. AI-investment company Genzai and two private investors participated in the funding round. “Food is the biggest market in the world and personalized nutrition is one of the key themes in this market. We are excited to build […]

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Aleph Farms Launches ‘Aleph Zero’ Program to Grow Steaks in Space

Aleph Farms, Ltd., the leader in growing quality steaks directly from non-GMO cells, isolated from a living animal – is taking a bold new step toward accelerating extraterrestrial food production, which has been a main barrier for long-term space missions. The company announces the launch of its ‘Aleph Zero’ program. This project will forward its […]

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New collaboration between Fruit Group and Koa Switzerland

Fruit Group and Koa Switzerland proudly announce their partnership. It is a perfect match! Koa is the very first company to extract the cocoa pulp and its fruit juice in close cooperation with small-scale farmers in West Africa. Koa, a Swiss-Ghanaian start-up, is building a business that empowers rural communities in West Africa to create […]

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Agriculture AgTech Precision Ag Research

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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Plant-based food maker Laird Superfood has closed its IPO

Laird Superfood (NYSE: LSF), a maker of plant-based superfood products, has closed its initial public offering of 3,047,500 shares of its common stock. The shares were sold at the public offering price of $22 per share, resulting in the gross proceeds for Laird Superfood of approximately $67 million. Laird Superfood® began with a cup of […]

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Agriculture AgTech Event Food Processing

Maggi – Desh Ke Liye 2 Minute – The Agri Challenge 2020

Nestlé India in collaboration with Network 18 has unveiled the Desh ke Liye 2 Minute – The Agri Challenge 2020. This is a part of the ‘Maggi Desh ke liye 2 minute’ campaign to design innovative solutions to help the weaker sections of our society overcome the impact of the pandemic. The Agri-Business challenge is crafted to […]

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Food Loss/Waste FoodTech Sustainability

W-Cycle, a FoodTech startup company, on a mission to end plastic

W-Cycle, a FoodTech startup company, has developed SupraPulp™, a plastic-free packaging made of sugarcane waste that is fully compostable, safe and durable. SupraPulp™ isn’t like other compostable food packaging solutions. It’s non-coated, omniphobic and remains completely unaffected by liquids and oils. It’s a great replacement for rigid plastic. You can heat food in SupraPulp™ up […]

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AgTech Regenerative Agriculture Sustainability Water

Japanese Water Enhancement Technology (WET) Launches in Australia

Liquid Technologies International (LTI), Japan has appointed activ8water as its sole representative in Australia and New Zealand to promote its ceramic bead water activation technology. The agreement is the first venture in the Asia Pacific region and accesses a lucrative market in agriculture and livestock. Liquid Technology International is focusing its attention on international expansion […]

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AgTech Big Data Digital Solutions Precision Ag

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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Can AgTech startups tackle global climate challenges?

AgTech startups have been changing the agricultural and farming landscape by digitalizing an industry that has changed little in over a century. We are also at an unprecedented time in history where climate change poses the largest threat to our security and safety as a planet. How can AgTech work within the environment to alleviate, […]