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The subsidiary of Calavo Growers, the fresh produce and farm products company, has raised $10m to fund its fresh food distribution platform ahead of an August launch.
The New York-based global private equity firm has bought a stake in QC Corporation, the North American supplier of ferrous sulphate products.
Arcadia Biosciences, a California-based biotechnology company, will use the proceeds to accelerate product developments. Existing investors committed extra capital during the Series D round.
Omnivore Partners, the Indian venture capital firm focusing on agtech, has invested into Mitra, a machinery company. The firm's Fund I is now 50 percent deployed.
Agricultural productivity in countries such as Russia is suffering from poor soil fertility. There are new technologies on the horizon but investment is needed, writes Roman Mitrofanov.
Khosla Ventures' Andrew Chung
Khosla partner Andrew Chung explains the firm's approach to investing in agriculture and food technology companies and how it fits with the firm's overall objectives.
The venture capital and private equity firms invested $7.5m each into BioConsortia, a technology company that has developed a system to improve crop productivity.
Rogue Rovers, an electric farm vehicle manufacturer, has received a $25,000 grant from Oregon BEST, the technology development company.
Precision agriculture technology companies are growing in number. Focus Banking believes that at least one-third will be acquired in the next 12 months as the market consolidates.
India's CropIn Technology Solutions has attracted investment from the $20m BSP Fund as well as Ankur Capital.

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