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Crop protection attracts big dollar amid PE push earlier in the start-up lifecycle

Private equity firms could soon emerge as competitors to IPOs and established players in their search for agtech targets, according to Cultivian Sandbox managing director Ron Meeuson.

Paine Schwartz-backed Global ID acquires Italian organic certifier

The company’s purchase of Bioagricert follows its addition of a Brazilian food safety lab in August.

Temasek leads $110m funding round for Farmers Business Network

Also backed by T. Rowe Price, GV and others, the agri data social network's latest capital-raising is seen as a step towards an eventual IPO.

UK plans £500m agtech park as Brexit puts inward investment into focus

Start-ups from the US and Asia have already expressed interest in the project, which is set to welcome its first occupant by 2022, SmithsonHill managing director Emma Fletcher told Agri Investor.

Matrix Partners targets India’s ag supply chain

The Indian private equity firm has made its first investment in ag tech by backing newly-established Gobasco, a company focused on optimizing India’s agri supply chain.

Should farmers be paid for the data they generate?

Two board members of the Agricultural Data Coalition speak of ways farmers can monetize what they've so far been giving out for free - and what that means for the rest of the industry.

Six investors add $6m to AeroFarms funding round amid institutional interest

Chef David Chang, General David Petraeus and Ikea join a roster of high-profile shareholders backing the US indoor farming upstart.

Insurer, VC invest in platform that helps farmers ‘monetize their data’

Farmobile has now secured $28m, part of which will go towards automating 'the world’s first marketplace for agronomic data.'

PE competes with tech on talent and salary

Top talent being enticed away by tech unicorns is pushing up salaries in private equity, says search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

VC-backed Freight Farms grows into new markets, moves HQ

The Spark portfolio company is venturing into new business channels as demand grows for indoor farming produce.