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Ripple Foods nets $65m from Goldman Sachs, Euclidian, Fall Line

Co-founder Neil Renninger tells Agri Investor of a surge of investor interest in food-tech that has seen lines between private equity and venture capital blur.

Open Prairie reaches $55m first close

Founder Jim Schultz tells Agri Investor that the $100m vehicle’s focus on upstream investments comes after his determination that agtech has become 'a little bit over-invested'.

Agri has become overwhelmingly private

Nearly 90% of assets held by funds are now unlisted, with the notable entry of sovereign wealth funds targeting the entire value chain.

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.'

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