At the Agri Investor Forum this week, experts examined the factors that keep farmers from adopting new technologies and the emergence of early ‘winners’ in agtech.
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An examination of global agriculture reveals both encouraging signs of near-term opportunity and large uncertainties about the future, according to panelists at the Agri Investor Forum in Chicago on Wednesday.
Super-plants enhanced by microbial treatment are attracting the attention of farmers and sponsors alike. Institutional investors have been more cautious, but the opportunity is not lost on everyone.
The agriculture IoT start-up has raised fresh funds from Tencent and Syngenta Ventures, an existing investor.
The healthy food-focused firm collected 50% more than for its debut vehicle, which is now 70% committed.
As MIT’s accelerator closes a $200m fund targeting ‘tough tech,’ insiders try to lure start-ups and capital away from California.
Sovereign funds and asset managers represented a growing share of the 702 investors that committed to early-stage start-ups in the sector in H1 2017, according to AgFunder.
The two firms have teamed up with Viking Global to create a company that will focus on nitrogen fixation, a process that enables plants to fulfill their nutrient needs without fertilizer.
By making agriculture ventures more productive, the rise of autonomous mobility promises to open up the market in counter-intuitive ways.
The deal, completed just three months since the company raised €45m, will enable the Dutch firm to expand by adding mealworms, crickets and locusts to its portfolio.