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Thrive global agtech $ foodtech accelerator accepting applications for startup

THRIVE is an agtech and foodtech accelerator working with leading corporations, startups, universities, and growers to solve the biggest challenges facing the food and agriculture industry. THRIVE is now accepting applications for its fourth cohort beginning Spring 2018.

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Plastomics Biotechnology startup to develop the next generation crops

Plastomics, a St. Louis based agtech startup, believes they have found one answer to that problem through the engineering of plant chloroplasts.

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AgLaunch365 to Provide Ag Startups Access – Open Applications for Investment

AgLaunch is pleased to announce open applications for AgLaunch365 that will develop promising startups interested in growing their agricultural innovation business in a farm-centric model.

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Agtech startup Prospera Raises $15M to Transform Farms with Data

Digital farming company Prospera announced today a $15M Series B funding round to expand the scope of its technology, which uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to help farmers analyze data gathered from their fields.

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To Incubate Agri-Tech Start-Ups, Jindal Stainless Tie up With Japanese Firm

In collaboration with the Japanese company Future Venture Capital Company Ltd, The country’s largest stainless steel maker Jindal Stainless Ltd will establish an incubation centre for agriculture technology (agri-tech) start-ups

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Karnataka Government Announced $1.5 Mn Fund For Agritech Startups

To increase growth of innovative ideas in the agritech sector, Karnataka’s agriculture department has announced about $1.5 Mn (INR 10 Cr) fund

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Pest and Crop Disease Detection by Imaging Technology.

Agritech start-ups, from Accel-backed Agrostar to IvyCap-funded RML AgTech, among others, are investing approximately Rs 5 crore each in building ground breaking image recognition technology that enables farmers to receive real-time data on the pest or disease that has affected a crop, offering solution in a minute, by just using a picture clicked with a smartphone.

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AgTech startup WeFarm secures £1.3m in seed round led by LocalGlobe.

WeFarm, a peer-to-peer agtech network that enables small-scale farmers to access and share vital agricultural information even without internet, has reached over 100,000 users and secured GBP 1.3 million in seed funding.

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Crofarm, Ag-Tech Firm Ties Up With 2000 Maharashtra and Karnataka Farmers.

To help farmers receive better value for their produce and to improve their quality of work and life, Agriculture technology start-up Crofarm has tied up with over 2,200 farmers across Karnataka and Maharashtra. Company says that, it takes its total tally of partner farmers to 14,000 with the new relationship.

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AgTech Startup Indigo Raises $100 Million in New Funding

In a new round of funding, bringing total financing to more than $150 million, Agriculture technology startup Indigo has raised $100 million, to ease food scarcity, a sign of growing investor interest in new ways.

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Ag-Tech Startups are Blossoming in the triangle

The Triangle in particular and North Carolina, has quietly blossomed into a hotbed of start-ups that are applying cutting-edge technology to agriculture.

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Ag Tech Startups Awarded From UChicago Innovation Fund

To improve healthcare and agriculture through innovation, The University of Chicago’s Innovation Fund plans to invest more than half a million dollars in three ventures. The Innovation Fund will have infused more than $3.6 million in 38 ventures with high potential for societal and commercial impact.

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Ag Tech Startup: In Hyderabad, Agri-Startup Idea Catching Up.

Several enthusiasts in Hyderabad are coming up with agri-startups and creating communication technologies and e-commerce platform for farmers, helping farmers produce new crops like quinoa, producing A2 milk, a nutrient-rich cow milk. Agri-startups are coming up with several new initiatives aimed at bettering the lives of not only farmers but also consumers and other stakeholders in agriculture.

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Ag Tech Startup: Golden Wing Mau and Joyvio Announce Strategic Merger

On December 16, China’s well-known vertically integrated fruit company- Joyvio Group and China’s largest fruit supply chain company-Golden Wing Mau Group officially announced a strategic merger for new development milestones.

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Ag Tech Startup: University Of California Investing in Startups

A pioneer in the realm of big data and real-time technology, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vivek Ranadive, will lead a fund and build a team to invest in innovation opportunities emerging from the University of California, UC officials announced on Dec. 15. UC’s Office of the Chief Investment Officer (UC Investments) will be an anchor investor with a $250 million commitment.

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Ag Tech Startup: Gunn Agri Partners Purchased 36,000 Hectares

Gunn Agri Partners is a FARM management company, which has purchased three cattle stations in southern Queensland for $11 million. The Sydney-based Gunn Agri Partners, headed by Macquarie Group's former chief operating officer in Brazil, Alan Hoppe, acquires 36,000 hectares near Roma in the Maranoa region.

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Ag Tech Startup: Multinational Firms Coming To Meet Israeli Top Startups.

To meet country’s brightest startups, Axis Innovation Corporate Edition brings together world’s leading companies interested in investing in Israel.

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Ag Tech Startup News: Ag Tech Startup Growth.

West Lafayette- To grow workforce and boost research on its agriculture products, Purdue Research Park-based Spensa Technologies Inc. has closed on a $2.5 million round of funding. The startup develops precision pest management technologies for farming operations.

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Yissum Announces Formation of Agritech Investment Fund

Yissum Research and Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the technology-transfer company of the Hebrew University, announced today the inception of Agrinnovation, an investment fund focused on agricultural inventions.

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Ag Tech Startups News: From the Fields To the Shelves

Palat Vijayaraghavan, Chief Executive Officer, Lawrencedale Estates and Farms said “We are striving to take forward the Perimetro Vegetable Cluster Development Programme mooted by the Government of Tamil Nadu.”

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SmartVineyard was voted the third best start up in Europe

The Hungarian grape protection technology company which ambitions to end overuse of pesticides in agriculture finished as second runner up in one of Europe’s most prestigious start-up competitions and is now set to compete in the Intel Global Challenge finals in the United States.

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San Jose and Brooklyn Ag Tech Startups Win Top Awards.

It is the year of the TechCrunch Disrupt agricultural technology business, with companies in that sector taking the Disrupt Cup and Runner-Up Awards. Maybe Snoop Dogg's appearance, touting his new pot lifestyle media business, should have been a clue.
Both companies that took top honors work with marijuana businesses, one exclusively and the other just includes pot growers among its customers.
Brooklyn-based greenhouse Agrilyst — which helps greenhouse owners manage their crops better — is this year's Disrupt Cup winner.

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Google invests in AgTech Startup.

Google has pumped $15 million into a farming-focused technology startup, the latest in a surge of investment applying internet innovations to growing food.
The funding round led by Google's investment arm brings to nearly $28 million the total amount of money pumped into Farmers Business Network (FBN) by backers including powerhouse Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers.

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