News & Events

21 Dec. 2016

Trippy Satellite Imagery Could Forecast Food Crises Before They Happen

In the late 18th century, an economist named Thomas Malthus argued that the increasing standards of living seen around the globe were unsustainable because they would drive a population boom [...]

16 Dec. 2016

What Happened in Ag and Foodtech in 2016? Experts Reflect

Listen to the podcast for the full, unabridged version of this interview at AgFunderNews. Feeling reflective as we approach the holiday season and the end of 2016? In this week’s [...]

5 Oct. 2016

Connecting the Dots: Trends in Crop Protection and Animal Health

Protecting the crops and animals we cultivate to feed the world is no small feat. In fact, globally we spend $51 billion and $24 billion on crop protection and animal [...]

8 Sep. 2016

Agrivida Completes Initial Close Of Over $20 Million In Series E Funding

Agrivida Inc., an agritech company focused on animal nutrition, announces it has completed an initial close of $20.4 million Series E financing. The funds will be used to advance the [...]

22 Aug. 2016

Sample6 Closes $12.5 Million Series C to Scale-Up Commercialization of World’s Fastest Food Pathogen Detection System for Food Safety

Company Appoints Michael Koeris CEO as Top VCs Rally Behind Pathogen Detection Innovator to Accelerate Expansion Sample6, the synthetic biology diagnostic company, today announced it closed a $12.7 million Series [...]

17 Aug. 2016

‘First of its Kind’: AbCelex Developing Additive to Replace Antibiotics for Poultry

A Canadian biotech company is working to develop an oral single-domain antibody supplement to reduce salmonella and campylobacter in poultry, says company CEO. The feed additive is designed to target and [...]

3 Aug. 2016

Vestaron Announces $18 Million Financing Round

Vestaron Corporation today announced completion of an oversubscribed Series D round of financing totaling $18 million dollars. The Round was completely funded by existing investors in the Company. The biological [...]

14 Apr. 2016

Pivoting into Food & Agriculture

How Technologies Developed for Other Sectors are Revolutionizing Food Production When our team meets entrepreneurs we almost always ask, “What’s your story?” to better understand both the history of the [...]

19 Nov. 2015

Where Will Agtech Investors Find the Best Exits?

The agriculture technology investor’s journey to exit is still unclear. As with all new asset classes and sectors, most investment firms tracking the growing agtech industry have yet to build [...]

17 Nov. 2015

Descartes Labs Emerges With $5M to Improve Data for Farmers

Images of the earth are being gathered by a growing flock of planes, satellites and drones, and they are full of useful information for those who are able to see [...]