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Western Sydney International Airport could house agtech cluster: report

Report from the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre proposes a cluster that would enable Australia to increase its exports of fresh fruit and vegetables, and other commodities.

Indigo Marketplace attracts $12bn in specialty grain supply

Indigo Ag has raised a total of $650m in private equity financing, with its most recent round valuing the company at $3.5bn.

Abu Dhabi provides $272m agtech incentives to create ‘vibrant ecosystem’

Abu Dhabi Investment Office will provide the funding via a mix of cash and non-cash incentives over the next three years.

Finistere hires ex-Bayer crop science R&D chief as CTO

Adrian Percy, who already advises two of the firm’s portfolio companies, expects regulatory pressure to provide opportunities for agtech investors.

Farmland rental platform nets $8.25m in Series A

Tillable co-founder Corbett Kull says the platform is already connecting growers and institutional landowners.

Bezos family office among group injecting $30m into mayo alternative

Elio Leoni Sceti, co-founder of lead investor The Craftory, says the investment into NotCo reflects a strategy designed to harness a 'seismic shift' in the relationship between brands and consumers over the past five years.

Grains VC fund aims to foster Australian agtech ecosystem

Sydney-based Artesian Venture Partners has launched its A$50m GrainInnovate VC fund with backing from the Grains Research and Development Corporation

Rabo Ventures Fund eyes expansion after €80m infusion

Managing partner Harrie Vollaard says rather than establish offices in innovation hubs, Rabobank will partner with funds already active in seed and Series A stage companies in key fintech and agtech markets.

Australian start-up reveals AI-powered farm valuation platform

Agtech start-up Digital Agriculture Services recently secured funding from CSIRO and has seen strong interest from investors in using its web-based platform.

LGIAsuper commits A$112m to Equilibrium’s glasshouse-focused US fund

The Brisbane-based superfund says its capital will back expansion at Houweling’s Group, which Equilibrium’s fund acquired a stake in earlier this month.
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