AeroFarms: Having raised in total over $100 million in corporate and project financing, AeroFarms will used the latest round of funds for continued investment in leading R&D and technology and additional farm expansion around the world.
Melissa Yeo for Stockhead: Roots sells an underground heating and cooling system for crops that increases yields and allows crops to be grown out of season.
NANALYZE: One of the big reasons were rooting for the future is that the worlds biggest tech fund, the SoftBank Vision Fund, planted $200 million in the biggest agtech funding round ever for San Francisco-based Plenty. That brought total funding for the three-year-old company up to $226 million.
Adele Peters for Fast Company: The acquisition of a computer vision startup speeds the companys goal of helping farmers grow enough food for an exploding global populatio
Raul Hernandez for Business Insider: Because of the many uncertainties involved in farming, outside investors are sometimes unwilling to take a long-term investment approach, making some farmers skeptical of working with outside investors.
Agriculture Biologicals Company NewLeaf Symbiotics Announces Second Close to Complete its $30MM C Round Financing
The companys commitment to tapping the advantages of Methylotrophic bacteria has positioned it as a leader in agricultural biologicals.
DuPont Acquires Ag Software Company Granular to Accelerate Digital Ag Strategy and Help Farmers Operate More Profitable Businesses
Transaction Reflects DuPonts Commitment to Shaping the Agtech Market; Granulars CEO Sid Gorham to Lead Digital Agriculture for DuPont
James Carroll for Vision Systems Design: Prospera explains that its digital farming system aims to collect, digitize, and analyze vast amounts of farm data and optimize all aspects of production, from agronomy to labor management.
Alex Knapp for Forbes: But what attracts investors to this sector? And what should AgTech startups know about talking to potential investors?
Barry Teater, NCBiotech Writer: "There is no place for high-quality ag tech companies to move into plug-and-play, turnkey R&D facilities coupled with greenhouses,"
Roger Trapp for Forbes: Hyper-collaboration will not completely replace more traditional innovation, acknowledge the consultants. Nor should it be a regarded as a "mantra".
Ten startups with technologies focused in soil health, food safety and traceability, decision making support, and robotics and infrastructure comprise this years THRIVE Accelerator program participants.
Robert Morris for Nibletz: Iowas AgriTech Startup Accelerator Attracts California Startups
AgriTech Investors Roundtable: According to the latest report, for 2016, over $3.23 Bn was invested in agriculture sector worldwide. Of this, 53 Indian agritech startups raised $313 Mn.
AgWeb.com: An influx of investors is bringing more money to seed-stage AgTech startups. And while that is an incredible thing for the industry at large, it certainly comes with its own set of challenges.
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