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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.

Temasek leads $110m funding round for Farmers Business Network

Also backed by T. Rowe Price, GV and others, the agri data social network's latest capital-raising is seen as a step towards an eventual IPO.

High-tech farming, hydroponics take root in the Gulf

Pure Harvest has just received what it bills as the region’s largest seed investment in sustainable agri. We spoke with the UAE start-up’s CEO to assess the market’s prospects.

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.

Why the future of smart farming depends on soil

Tomer Tzach, chief executive of analytics start-up CropX, says a new wave of cost-efficient sensors could help farmers run a much tighter ship by giving them greater understanding of what happens underground.

Insurer, VC invest in platform that helps farmers ‘monetize their data’

Farmobile has now secured $28m, part of which will go towards automating 'the world’s first marketplace for agronomic data.'

PE competes with tech on talent and salary

Top talent being enticed away by tech unicorns is pushing up salaries in private equity, says search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

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.

Flow Equity secures AgDevCo backing to build Rwandan poultry platform

Having received a $3m debt investment from the UK institution, the US firm hopes to attract equity investors to the portfolio.