Ag Tech Investment News

Investments by CONTEC GLOBAL AGRO (CGAL) into agriculture bio-technology

Investments by an Agro-based company, CONTEC GLOBAL AGRO (CGAL) into agriculture bio-technology is capable of boosting Nigeria’s bio-economy and positioning to take her share in the global bio-technology market estimated to worth $78.4 billion.

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Cornell investment to cultivate digital agriculture landscape

Expanding on Cornell’s digital agriculture initiative, a slate of six projects totaling more than $1 million will generate innovative research in the intersecting fields of agriculture, computation and engineering.

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NIFA Invests $35 Million in New Technology for Specialty Crop Research

For science-based solutions and new technology for the specialty crop industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced 12 new grants totaling $35 million.

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AgTech Accelerator Makes Animal Health Industry Investment

AgTech Accelerator™, the RTP based venture development organization focused on emerging agricultural technology and animal health companies, announced a $5 million Series A investment into Skyline Vet Pharma, Inc.

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The largest agtech investment: Vertical farm start-up Plenty raises $200m

The firm, founded in 2013, has an indoor growing system that uses less space and water than traditional farms.

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Plenty Attracts Largest-Ever Agriculture Technology Investment Led by the SoftBank

Plenty, the leading field-scale indoor farming company remaking the global food system, announced today a $200 million Series B funding round led by the SoftBank Vision Fund, making it the largest agriculture technology investment in history.

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JDCPhosphate Secures Funding for Full Commercialization

JDCPhosphate, Inc., developers of a breakthrough technology for transforming phosphate manufacturing, today announced that it has closed an equity financing deal with Stonecutter Phosphate Investors LLC, an affiliate of Stonecutter Capital Management LLC.

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Ag Tech is Emerging as Hot Sector for Investors

This year, for investor agriculture-technology is emerging as one of the hottest sectors, primarily for the mountains of data these start-ups are able to harvest.

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DOE Partners with USDA-NIFA for Integrated Biorefinery Optimization.

To support the optimization of integrated biorefineries (IBR), The Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) and the Energy Department (DOE) jointly announced $22.7 million.

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Interest in AgTech Investment is Heating Up.

Mimosa Technology won the Vietnam round of Seedstars World, a competition for emerging-market startups, in May. There were over 70 fledgling Vietnamese companies taking part in the contest, some focused on areas like health care, on the other hand MimosaTek specializes in information technology for agriculture.

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Elanco Leads Investment in RTP’s AgTech Accelerator.

AgTech Accelerator™, a unique startup accelerator vehicle focused on discovering and developing emerging agricultural technology companies, today announced the closing of an additional $8.5 million in financing, nearly doubling its capital since the initial launch in May 2016.

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Ag Tech Investments: Hortau Secures $10 Million Investment.

Hortau, a provider of precision irrigation management systems and services, has secured $10 million in financing to fuel company growth and broaden its service offering to growers in North America.

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Ag Tech Investments in Farm Mechanisation Business

For small farmers in India, startups focusing on innovations in farm mechanisation are seeking traction and funding. A sustainable agricultural inputs company VillFarm, is the latest to secure funding, in a round led by Unitus Seed Fund, Zurich-based Rianta Capital and other investors.

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John Deere to acquire Precision planting

Impact First Investments (IFI) announced an investment in Catalyst AgTech, an Israeli company developing technology that minimizes the environmental impact of agrochemical products. Company's solution solves the conflict between the impact those chemicals have on the environment and the growing demand for pesticide use.

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Impact First Investments Invests in Catalyst AgTech

Impact First Investments (IFI) announced an investment in Catalyst AgTech, an Israeli company developing technology that minimizes the environmental impact of agrochemical products. Company's solution solves the conflict between the impact those chemicals have on the environment and the growing demand for pesticide use.

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Yuanda to invest in Israeli AgTech startup

Chinese corporation Yuanda purchased 54% of the Israeli agricultural technology startup AutoAgronom, it was about a year ago, which has developed an innovative autonomous irrigation technology.

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