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Agtech Sector Blooms As More Dollars and Startups Rush In

On Aug 20, 2020
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🌱 The #agtech sector is blooming. Based on the $2.6B we tracked given out into the sector this year, 2020 is poised to repeat or even exceed previous years. Read more on the rising innovation & most promising areas in the agtech industry: https://t.co/w0j26OXJ4T https://t.co/miEUel7Mxo
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Investments and startup activity in agricultural technology has exploded over the past five years.

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On Aug 20, 2020
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🌱 The #agtech sector is blooming. Based on the $2.6B we tracked given out into the sector this year, 2020 is poised to repeat or even exceed previous years. Read more on the rising innovation & most promising areas in the agtech industry: https://t.co/w0j26OXJ4T https://t.co/miEUel7Mxo
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Agtech Sector Blooms As More Dollars and Startups Rush In

Agtech Sector Blooms As More Dollars and Startups Rush In

Investments and startup activity in agricultural technology has exploded over the past five years.

Bayer and Temasek team up to develop vegetable varieties for vertical farming

Bayer and Temasek team up to develop vegetable varieties for vertical farming

Leaps by Bayer, the impact investment arm of Bayer AG and Temasek, the global investment company headquartered in Singapore, announced the joint investment and formation of a new company,…

The agtech investment imperative

The agtech investment imperative

We can’t feed 10 billion people without destroying the planet if our ag industry does not dramatically change. Luckily, we're seeing big innovation begin.

Bayer and Temasek Unveil Innovative New Company Focused on Developing Breakthroughs in Vertical Farming

Bayer and Temasek Unveil Innovative New Company Focused on Developing Breakthroughs in Vertical Farming

Leaps by Bayer, the impact investment arm of Bayer AG and Temasek, the global investment company headquartered in Singapore, today announced the joint

EXCLUSIVE: KisanHub Nets £3.4m Series A For UK, India Expansion

EXCLUSIVE: KisanHub Nets £3.4m Series A For UK, India Expansion

KisanHub specializes in squeezing out actionable insights from raw, complex and unwieldy food supply chain data sets

8 types of ag-tech startups with the right ingredients for sustainability

8 types of ag-tech startups with the right ingredients for sustainability

Here are some of the promising ventures being backed by the likes of Tyson, Campbell Soups and Danone.

Can Technology Save Urban Farming?

Can Technology Save Urban Farming?

The global food system is currently facing many challenges. With a growing world population and sustainability at the forefront, innovations in agriculture have never been more necessary. ...

Building New Ecosystems: The Food Tech Revolution Is Here

Building New Ecosystems: The Food Tech Revolution Is Here

In a few years, a traditionally low-tech, complex industry like farming can open a variety of applications to the global chain.

Yamaha Motor Ventures Invests in Transforming Ag Processes via The Yield Technology Solutions

Yamaha Motor Ventures Invests in Transforming Ag Processes via The Yield Technology Solutions

With its focus on innovation in industries ranging from personal transportation to industrial automation, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, Inc. (Yamaha Motor Ventures) ...

Africa: To Keep African Youth Agri-Businesses Relevant - Align Investments with Future Agricultural Trends

Africa: To Keep African Youth Agri-Businesses Relevant - Align Investments with Future Agricultural Trends

Column - The Government of Kenya, in partnership with MasterCard Foundation, recently unveiled the Young Africa Works initiative. With a budget of over 30 Billion Kenyan Shillings, and ...

Helsinki-based iFarm raises €3.3 million for its automated indoor farming solutions

Helsinki-based iFarm raises €3.3 million for its automated indoor farming solutions

iFarm, a Finnish startup that provides innovative solutions for growing fresh greens, berries and vegetables, has raised around €3.3 million in funding. The round was led by Gagarin ...

VCs have growing appetite for ‘AgriFood’

VCs have growing appetite for ‘AgriFood’

Venture investors are pouring billions of dollars into feeding their hunger for food and agriculture startups. Whether that trend line is due to enthusiasm for the sector or just broader ...

Thanksgiving Food for Thought: The Tech Helping Make Food Abundant

Thanksgiving Food for Thought: The Tech Helping Make Food Abundant

Thanksgiving celebrates community and sharing of food during a time of scarcity. Technology will help create an abundance of food.

Where the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Food and Farming

Where the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Food and Farming

We’ll be tracking the presidential candidates' policy positions and public statements so you don’t have to.

Covid lays bare the brittleness of a concentrated and consolidated food system

Covid lays bare the brittleness of a concentrated and consolidated food system

Low paid grocery store clerks and meat packing workers deemed essential but provided little protective gear or means of social distancing.3 Farmers facing euthanizing animals for lack of ...