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THRIVE Europe Challenge

We are delighted to announce the launch of THRIVE Europe Challenge which will take place on October 7th, 2021.  The Europe Challenge is part of THRIVES’s Global initiative which was launched with the USDA in 2020 and which recognizes and promotes key early and late stage startup innovators that positively impact different regions of the world.  […]

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Food Processing FoodTech Meat Startups

Aleph Farms and The Technion Reveal World’s First Cultivated Ribeye Steak

The proof-of-concept incorporates real muscle, fat, and vascular-like system similar to a ribeye from a slaughtered cow, in strategy to build a diverse portfolio of cultivated meat cuts of any dimension. Aleph Farms Ltd.(the Company)and its research partner at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, have successfully cultivated […]

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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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Food Loss/Waste FoodTech Fruits Sustainability

An innovative, sustainable banana sweetener with health potential is set to transform the food industry

Fooditive® BV and Frutco® AG, are pleased to announce a partnership to bring the Fooditive® banana sweetener line to Europe. Fooditive B.V. confirms its commitment to the fight against “food waste” and for more sustainability, and its promise to supply consumers with products of the highest quality. Frutco® is one of the largest processed tropical […]

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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 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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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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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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Israel’s Prime Minister Tastes a Cultivated Steak

As part of a national policy plan to establish Israel as an alternative protein leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the first head of state to taste meat cultivated outside of a cow. Positioning the nation at the forefront of a global alternative protein ecosystem, Israel’s Prime Minister visited Aleph Farms, a cultivated meat company […]

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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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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 BioTech Precision Agriculture 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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Food Processing Fruits Press Release Sustainability

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 Blockchain Commodities

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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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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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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Solve’s 2020 Sustainable Food Systems Challenge

Agriculture occupies more than 40 percent of the Earth’s land and is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Farming, fishing, transporting, processing, and distributing food supports 28 percent of human livelihood, including 470 million smallholder farmers who often depend on less than 2 hectares for both income and sustenance. By 2050, that system will […]

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Aeroponics startup Aerospring Gardens has raised S$1 million in a pre-Series A round

Aerospring Gardens Pte Ltd, an aeroponics startup based out of Singapore raised S$1 million in a pre-Series A round from Sirius Venture Capital, a boutique venture capital and entrepreneurial finance firm. The Aerospring is a compact, modular, self-watering vertical gardening system that looks good in any urban dwelling. It grows 27-36 edible plants on one […]

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Agriculture AgTech Digital Solutions Fund Raise

Agtech startup Aibono raised $2 million to fund expansion plan

Aibono, an AgTech startup founded by Vivek Rajkumar, an engineer from IIT Madras, has raised USD 2 million (about Rs 15 crore) from investors to fund expansion plan and growth of the business. AIBONO is a next dimension food & farming platform that unites two ends of the food chain from growing to consuming and […]

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AgTech AI Digital Solutions Fund Raise

Thailand based AgTech startup Ricult raised $2 m

AgTech startup company in Thailand, Ricult raised $2 million in new investment, bringing its total funding to $5 million, according to Nikkei. The company uses proprietary machine learning algorithms, leveraging satellite imagery, agronomic models and weather data to provide precision agritech services to farmers. The round was led by Bualuang Ventures and Krungsri Finnovate. Among […]

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Blockchain FoodTech Traceability

Blockchain-based wine traceability platform

Tech giant Tencent has revealed its plan for creating a blockchain-based wine traceability platform in collaboration with Changyu, China’s biggest and oldest wine producer. It is said to be a nationwide first for the country’s domestic wine industry. Changyu Pioneer Wine Co. Inc., located in Yantai, Shandong, is China’s oldest and largest winery. It was […]

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AgTech startup AppHarvest raised $28 million in a Series C funding round

AppHarvest, a startup building North America’s largest greenhouse, raised $28 million in a Series C funding round. It brings the total fund raised for the greenhouse startup to $150 million during the past two years. AppHarvest is building some of America’s largest greenhouses, combining conventional agriculture techniques with today’s technology to grow non-GMO, chemical-free produce. […]

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Agtech startup Fork Farms raised funds from TitletownTech

Appleton-based Fork Farms, an agriculture technology startup that makes hydroponic systems, raised funds from TitletownTech venture capital fund, a $25 million fund and venture studio led by the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft. The VC fund, which is managed from the Packers’ Titletown District in Green Bay, writes checks between $100,000 and $1 million. Fork […]