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The technology venture capital fund has raised $125m for Fund III as it narrows its focus on technology applications, away from infrastructure and analytics.
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The New Zealand university has launched a fund to invest into agriculture technology in the country, funding projects such as forestry automation and biomaterials.
Upfront Ventures led the seed round of funding for plant-growing technology start-up Grove Labs, alongside three other VC firms and an individual angel investor.
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Investment opportunities abound in the Indian agriculture sector, not least in its inefficient supply chain, writes strategy consultant Deepak Nighoskar.
The time is right to be investing into China’s agriculture industry as the Chinese government pushes for better food quality and higher yielding food production.
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An initiative has been launched by the US government to invest into regional conservation projects alongside private investors.
Ron Meeusen
Investment interest in agriculture technology is growing but whether it translates into actual commitments is still an open question, says Ron Meeusen, managing partner at Cultivian Sandbox Ventures.
Agriculture fund managers in Australia had a generally positive view of the recent Australian budget, despite the general dissatisfaction among other sectors in the country.
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.

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