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Hot off its micronutrient company exit last month, the venture capital firm is launching its biggest fundraising yet, targeting $125m.
OnFarm, the agriculture data technology company, raised $800,000 in convertible notes through online fundraising platform AgFunder. The offering was twice oversubscribed.
HoneyComb Corp, the drone technology firm, raised $150,000 from Oregon BEST and Portland Development Commission for product development.
Scottish Equity Partners, Albion Ventures and the Scottish Investment Bank have invested in the livestock monitoring technology firm.
The fund has backed Beloorbayir Biotech and is now fundraising for Fund II, targeting $200m.
The California-based agritech firm has closed a $10 million round of Series A-1 funding.
Agriculture and food technology could be a good hedge for farmland investors as VC firms hope to improve productivity, according to Omnivore Partner's Mark Kahn.
The unique investment approach is establishing itself as a key driver of agriculture investment in the Indian economy.
The firm has made its third investment this year by buying the landscaping division of John Deere.
The increasing global population is creating substantial growth opportunities for businesses that address food and water scarcity, says Permira partner John Coyle.

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