Ag Tech Investment News

RFV invests in Agtech company ProducePay

Semios is pleased to announce $9.9 million in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (STDC) in support of its big data initiative to improve crop yield.

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SDTC Doubles Down on Semios with Additional $9.9 Million Investment

Semios is pleased to announce $9.9 million in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (STDC) in support of its big data initiative to improve crop yield.

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Ireland/UK co-ordinator for €20M EU-wide SmartAgriHubs

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is to play a central role in the digital transformation of the agri-food sector in Europe.

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Investment in egg technology by Canadian govt

Canada's hardworking farmers are the backbone of Canada's economy, ensuring families across Canada and around the world have safe, high-quality food on their tables.

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AgBiome Awarded Multi-Year Grant for Crop Project

AgBiome, LLC has recently been awarded a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the area of nematology.

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GlobalSTL signs Development Agreement with French AgTech Accelerator

A Memorandum of Understanding formalizes a new business relationship focused on AgTech and FoodTech between St. Louis and Dijon, France through GlobalSTL, the international company attraction initiative of BioSTL, and AgrOnov, a leading accelerator of agricultural innovation in France.

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Motorleaf invest $2.85M t0 accelerates AI in Greenhouse

Western Growers and Radicle Growth have partnered to create The Radicle Automation Challenge, a competition where AgTech automation entrepreneurs are eligible to compete for a minimum of $250,000 in investment capital and exclusive access to farm acreage to pilot their technologies.

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Western Growers & Radicle Growth joining investment competition for farming automation

Western Growers and Radicle Growth have partnered to create The Radicle Automation Challenge, a competition where AgTech automation entrepreneurs are eligible to compete for a minimum of $250,000 in investment capital and exclusive access to farm acreage to pilot their technologies.

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Investment in ag showcased at Boston's AgTech Nexus USA

Stealing the spotlight in the agtech field with the most focused and comprehensive examination of the sector is Global AgInvesting's (GAI) AgTech Nexus USA (formerly GAI AgTech Week), which will take place here, June 6-7 at the Harvard Club of Boston in the city's exclusive Back Bay.

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Victoria, $15 million Investment to enhance agricultural technology

Victoria’s farmers have been given a digital boost with the Andrews Labor Government announced $15 million to enhance agricultural technology on farm.

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Ninjacart raises $1 million in venture debt from Trifecta Capital

B2B agri-marketplace, Ninjacart, has secured $1 million in venture debt funding in an investment round led by Trifecta Capital.

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Rise of The Rest® Seed Fund investment in AppHarvest

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, has announced a federal investment of $5.9 million, through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), to advance technologies being developed by Hortau, a firm with innovative clean tech ventures.

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Program to Finance $100 million in Cogeneration and Microgrid Projects.

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, has announced a federal investment of $5.9 million, through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), to advance technologies being developed by Hortau, a firm with innovative clean tech ventures.

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SDTC investment of $5.9 MILLION for development of advance technologies

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, has announced a federal investment of $5.9 million, through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), to advance technologies being developed by Hortau, a firm with innovative clean tech ventures.

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Omnivore Partners invests in ventures developing technologies

A venture capital firm that invests in ventures that come up with breakthrough technologies for food, agriculture and rural economy sectors.

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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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