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Agriculture AgTech Incubation

WGCIT, a California-based AgTech incubator secures first international partner

Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT), a California-based AgTech incubator, announced July 30 the government of Canada as its first international partner. The WGCIT, which is located in Salinas, California, is one of the first agricultural technology centers in the United States that is dedicated to bringing innovative entrepreneurs together with farmers to […]

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AgTech FoodTech Sustainability

‘The CovHack Virtual Innovation Challenge’ on circular food economy

iFarm, Palm Co. win “The CovHack Virtual Innovation Challenge” on the theme “Circular Economy for Food”. iFarm, from Finland, topped the Start-ups category, while Palm Co. from the UAE dominated the Teams category. The challenge received 339 entries. A total of 112 applications – 43 in the Teams category and 69 in the Start-ups category […]

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AgTech FoodTech Protein

AgTech startup Grubbly Farms raised $2.9 million seed funding

Grubbly Farms, an Atlanta-based AgTech startup that develops fresh feed and snacks for chickens, has raised about $2.9 million from VC firm Overline Ventures. Other investors in the round include Oval Park Capital, Create-X and Techstars. The funding will primarily be used for growing the Grubbly Farms team, building a more robust supply chain and […]

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FoodTech Plant-based Vegan

Plant-based meat alternative startup SavorEat raises $3 million

SavorEat raised $3,000,000 Series A from Investment houses: Mor and Meitav Dash. The investment is at a company valuation of $25 million and will be conducted in two stages in accordance with the company’s milestones. SavorEat develops a new generation of meat alternative products which recreate the unique experience, taste and texture of meat in […]

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AgTech AI Imagery Investments

Agricultural Intelligence company Taranis-Visual Ltd. raised $30 million

Tel Aviv-based agricultural intelligence company Taranis-Visual Ltd. raised $30 million in a series C round led by Vertex Growth, K3 Ventures, and Japanese multinational Hitachi Group. Taranis is led by a vision to bring precision and control to the agriculture industry across the world, helping growers to maximize and stabilize yield from their crops. Overseeing […]

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AgTech Event FoodTech

Food and Agtech Thailand Soft Launch

Following the success of Plug and Play Food’s Innovation Platforms in Silicon Valley, Brazil, and Fargo/USA, Plug and Play APAC is excited to bring the top startups, corporations, investors, and government officials in the Agrifood space in Thailand to identify the industry’s leading challenges and implement novel startup solutions. Plug and Play is the world’s […]

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Beverages FoodTech Plant-based Sustainability

Eat your straws for a kinder planet

Ooble Innovations has developed 100% plant-based straws that are edible, biodegradable and come in different flavors. With the onset of a single-use plastic ban in 2021, finding functional and sustainable alternatives has become extremely essential. One product that has gained a lot of attention is the plastic straw. Over 1 billion straws are used every […]

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Food Loss/Waste FoodTech Investments

Food tech startup Mori, secures $12M Series A for food coating technology

Mori, which focuses on preventing food waste, has raised a $12 million Series A led by Acre Venture Partners, with participation from investors including Prelude Ventures, The Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Environmental Trust, and ACCELR8 as well as returning investors The Engine, Refactor Capital, Closed Loop Partners, Blindspot Ventures, and The Fink Family Foundation. The […]

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Baby Food FoodTech Minimally Processed Organic

Swiss foodtech startup yamo raises €10.1 million

Foodtech startup, yamo, that produces and sells healthier food for babies and young children has announced it has closed a €10.1 million Series A funding round to expand into France and add further products for children. The latest round from France-based Five Seasons Ventures, Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund, Ringier Digital Ventures, Müller Ventures, btov Partners, Polytech […]

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AgTech Biotech Precision Ag Sustainability

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 […]

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Education Food Processing Food Safety

300+ Free Online Food Industry Training Courses

BiaBiz Ltd, a food industry web directory designed to educate & empower the Food industry. It is a unique dedicated platform that spans the entire supply chain and includes categorised links to 300+ free training courses, best practice, instructional toolkits, national standards, global conferences, open access journals, publications and associations. It’s a ‘go to’ place […]

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Agriculture AgTech Digital Solutions Water

ClimaCell and SupPlant combined weather intelligence and agronomic capabilities

ClimaCell, the world’s weather intelligence platform has signed an MOU with SupPlant, world leading company in the field of “IOT” in agriculture. The combined weather intelligence and agronomic capabilities of both firms will bring digital solutions and accurate farming to hundreds of millions of small farmers across the globe. The companies will focus on India […]

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Food Processing Fruits Sustainability

Frutco has made it a mission to be 100% sustainable by 2030

Switzerland-based Frutco AG, founded in 1992, as a sales partner for banana puree in Europe for Paradise Ingredients and Mexifrutas in Costa Rica, has made it a mission to be 100% sustainable by 2030. We see sustainability as an opportunity to combine economic, ecological and social aims to ensure long-term success. We, therefore wholeheartedly support […]

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AgTech Incubation

FCMB Agritech EPIC PITCH 2020 edition with ₦1.5M Grant

Nigeria’s First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has partnered with Passion Incubator, a Lagos-based early-stage incubator and accelerator to launch the FCMB Agritech EPIC Pitch 2020 themed “Redefining and repositioning agricultural value chains during and post the COVID-19 era”. Entries are invited up to JULY 24 from agri-tech start-ups with innovative breakthrough technologies. The program is […]

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AgTech Biotech

Innatrix has been awarded a NSF grant of $225k to address critical crop losses

AgTech startup Innatrix has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research grant of $224,594 to conduct research and development on creating high-affinity protein ligands to address critical crop losses caused by damaging pathogens and pests. Innatrix is developing technology for the production of high-affinity, high specificity protein ligands to protein targets […]

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FoodTech Webinar

Expert Talk: How Foodtech is Disrupting Through Sustainable Meat Alternatives

By 2040, more than 60% of the global meat consumption will be lead by alternative meats. That’s a market value of 1,000 billion USD. Are you ready to lead the change within the industry? Come join a special panel on Wed, 08.07.2020, 6PM CEST sponsored by Stryber, an independent corporate venture builder based in Munich, […]

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AgTech FoodTech Protein

AgTech start-up Nasekomo has raised EUR 4 million for its insect rearing technology

Bulgarian agtech start-up Nasekomo, producing an alternative protein from insect for animal feed, has raised EUR 4 million to deploy its proprietary robotized insect rearing technology. By feeding insects with local agricultural by-products, it contributes to creating an environmentally positive local loop. The VC funds Morningside Hill and New Vision 3 backed by the Fund […]

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Food Security Research

Entries for the 2021 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security are now open

Olam International, in partnership with Agropolis Fondation, is targeting ground-breaking scientific research that can deliver transformational impacts within global agriculture. Entries for the 2021 Prize are now open and the winner will receive an unrestricted US$75,000 grant for the scaling up of proven research. Applications are welcomed from academic or research institutions, civil societies and […]

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AgTech Biotech

TerMir selected as the winner of AgTech Innovation Competition

TerMir Inc., a North Carolina–based agtech company, focusing on solutions for citrus greening and natural weed control, has been selected as recipient of funding and membership of AgTech Innovation Competition hosted by Alexandria LaunchLabs. Alexandria’s national competition, was successful in attracting approximately 70 emerging agtech applicant companies in areas like crop protection, digital platforms, robotics, […]

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AgTech Biotech

AgTech startup Enko Chem raises $45 million to bring sustainable biopesticides to market.

Enko Chem Inc. (Enko) publicly launched after securing $45 million in a Series B round of financing, bringing its total funding raised to date to $66 million. Specialised in small-molecule pest control products, the startup’s tech platform is used to discover new ways to protect crops from pests and diseases. The Bill & Melinda Gates […]

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AgTech Biotech

Pluton Biosciences selected for Global Illumina Accelerator

Pluton Biosciences is a microbial testing and discovery research company dedicated to finding unique microbes to replace synthetic chemical applications in agriculture and pest control with eco-friendly natural products. Pluton’s industry disrupting process patches critical “cracks” in the Research and Development pipeline by speeding the introduction of novel and beneficial bioproducts to market. Pluton Biosciences, […]

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AgTech Climate Change

Combating climate change with AgTech and FoodTech

SHAKE Climate Change is a consortium-based programme led by Rothamsted Research. SHAKE helps entrepreneurs and start-ups who are combating climate change with science or tech-based ideas in the areas of agriculture and food production The £3.5m SHAKE Climate Change Programme has announced its first three ventures to invest in. Energy from manure, a yield boosting […]

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AgTech Greenhouse

AgTech startup AppHarvest partners with Dutch government to create America’s AgTech capital

AppHarvest, a startup building North America’s largest greenhouse, announced it’s partnership with the the governments of the Netherlands, the state of Kentucky and several universities and private companies to create an AgTech capital in Appalachia. The venture will partner with local and international experts to help boost the state’s economy, while increasing the country’s food […]

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FoodTech Plant-based

FoodTech startup, Heartbest, raised US$2 million in Series A funding

Heartbest Foods, the foodtech startup from Mexico has secured an investment of US$2 million from venture capital fund Blue Horizon Ventures. The company has been working with ingredients like amaranth, quinoa, and peas to develop vegan dairy products like milk and cheese. Heartbest Foods, founded in 2017, can currently be found in retailers like Soriana, […]

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AgTech Machine Learning

AI-driven agritech startup, Connecterra, raised €7.8 million to make the dairy industry more productive

Dutch startup Connecterra has secured €7.8 million ($8.75 million) in a Series B funding round from a group of investors including ADM Capital, Kersia, Pymwymic, Breed Reply and Sistema_VC. Connecterra, founded in 2014, aims to empower animal farmers of all sizes to increase productivity, while reducing the substantial impact that animal agriculture has on our […]