McCain Foods is actively engaging with entrepreneurs in developing and commercializing agri-food technologies; the strategic investment in TruLeaf is in direct support of McCain Foods' innovation strategy.
Startups specializing in agriculture automation can now apply for a $250,000 minimum investment.
Arian Aghajanzadeh for GreenBiz: A 2015 report by McKinsey & Company stated that agriculture and hunting remain the least-digitized industries in the United States. However, farmers long have sought cost-effective tools to increase the efficiency of their fields.
Ashley Nickle for The Packer: The center continues to work on strengthening relationships with the venture capital community, and it is seeking feedback from growers on the startups at the center and the technology in development.
Arama Kukutai & Spencer Maughan for Forbes: With indoor farming, disruptive retail, along with genome and microbial tech all vying for the big dollars, there is understandable angst for the "have nots" trying to attract capital to compete with the "have mores."
Frank Vinluan for Xconomy: When applied to plant seeds or on farm fields, or used in indoor growing operations, the company says these products can help improve crop yields, shorten growing periods, and help form healthier and more resilient soil.
Grow Pod Solutions has developed the world's most advanced growing pods. Their container farms are fully automated, and feature innovations such as greenhouse control software, Bipolar Ionization, automatic dosing, fertigation scheduling and full-time surveillance.
Funding Enables Rapidly Growing Farmer Network to Accelerate the Independent Digital Farm Economy
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 we're rooting for the future is that the world's 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 company's 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 company's 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 DuPont's Commitment to Shaping the Agtech Market; Granular's CEO Sid Gorham to Lead Digital Agriculture for DuPont
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