The agriculture IoT start-up has raised fresh funds from Tencent and Syngenta Ventures, an existing investor.
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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.
The Equilibrium Capital affiliate is currently seeking $400m in support of a strategy focused on blueberries, citrus and hazelnuts.
Houston-based EIV Capital’s $47m investment in AMP Americas will support plans to expand production of biogas using dairy waste as a feedstock.
The $300m acquisition of San-Francisco-based Granular includes both a farm management software platform and AcreValue.com, which aggregates data relating to the US farmland market.
The company is set to list farmland, ranch and timberland opportunities across the Americas worth up to a few million dollars.
The venture-backed New Zealand agtech company will offer up to 40 million shares at A$0.20 each before listing on the Australian stock exchange on August 31st.
Qualcomm Ventures led the Series B funding round for Prospera, which will use the capital to support a shift in focus from indoor to outdoor farms, among other initiatives.
The author of a recent Boston Consulting Group report says ‘there is a large, illiquid market of assets that is increasingly coming up for sale’, which could benefit the private sector.
The Seattle-based global coffee chain is proving $2m to an Inter-American Development Bank program providing loans to female smallholder coffee farmers in the South American nation.