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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.

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.

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.

Chinese capital to help bring Israeli ‘digital farming’ overseas

The agriculture IoT start-up has raised fresh funds from Tencent and Syngenta Ventures, an existing investor.

Agtech start-up raises $100m in Series A from VC-backed Ginkgo, Bayer

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.

Agriculture Capital names asset management chief amid fundraise

The Equilibrium Capital affiliate is currently seeking $400m in support of a strategy focused on blueberries, citrus and hazelnuts.

PE firm bets on converting dairy waste into energy

Houston-based EIV Capital’s $47m investment in AMP Americas will support plans to expand production of biogas using dairy waste as a feedstock.

DuPont buys agri valuation tool amid drive to ‘democratize the data’

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.

US tech firm to launch ‘passive’ agri investment platform

The company is set to list farmland, ranch and timberland opportunities across the Americas worth up to a few million dollars.