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The start-up has been involved in farmland assets with double-digit values and expects to be ‘active across the spectrum of size,’ says CEO Carter Malloy.
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The agtech start-up received a $10m investment from the Gates Foundation to deliver a biodegradable version of its alternative input to smallholder farmers.
Pulse Agri Investments and Tene Investment Funds plan to bolt on additional agtech services that will benefit from Ahern’s distribution network and established status.
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Agtech investment data from Pitchbook shows agrifinance and e-commerce firms could double the $587m raised in 2019 to eclipse the $1bn mark for the first time.
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Tenacious Ventures co-founder Sarah Nolet takes a look at how agricultural production needs to change in the face of climate change and where new opportunities may be found.
iUNU uses cameras and sensors to monitor plants grown in an indoor setting and is the second greenhouse-related investment by Ceres’ second fund.
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Direction of travel signaled by the bloc over the past few years is creating a fundraising environment beneficial to start-ups and is now backed by a sustainability conscious subsidy package.
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VC investment into agtech has grown 75% since 2014 and looks keen to keep growing as the sector offers opportunities across types of investors.
Among the businesses to receive backing is Nanoracks, a frequent user of the International Space Station that is building a research center in the emirate to explore harsh climate food production.
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Australia’s place among the biggest global food producers could be to blame for its worrying lack of urgency and investment in agtech, says Farmbot managing director Andrew Coppin.
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