News & Events

25 Jun. 2018

Vestaron Appoints Anna Rath as Chief Executive Officer

Anna Brings Extensive Commercial Agricultural Startup Leadership Experience to Vestaron as it Prepares to Launch SPEAR®, Its First Family of Insecticidal Peptide Products June 20, 2018 – (Kalamazoo, Michigan) – [...]

24 Dec. 2017

Nuritas Raises US$20 Million in Series A Funding Using Artificial Intelligence To Unlock Bioactive Peptides To Address Societal Issues

Cultivian Sandbox Ventures Joins Marc Benioff, Ali Partovi, VisVires New Protein, Bono and The Edge as Lead Investors As Nuritas Targets U.S. Market DUBLIN, IRE., December 20th, 2017 – Nuritas, [...]

24 Aug. 2017

Cargill Invests in Predictive Ag ‘Data Refinery’ Descartes Labs’ $30m Series B

Big data analysis platform Descartes Labs has raised an oversubscribed $30 million Series B round led by new investor March Capital, a Californian venture capital firm. Agriculture commodities giant Cargill also invested in [...]

19 Apr. 2017

XPV Water Partners acquires Environmental Operating Solutions, Inc. (EOSi), the leading provider of biological contaminant removal solutions to water and wastewater treatment facilities

BOURNE, Mass., March 9, 2017 – EOSi announced today that an investment group led by XPV Water Partners has partnered with EOSi management to purchase 100% of the outstanding shares [...]

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 [...]