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SwineTech raises $5m Series A1 to take sow midwifery into the...

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Humans are not alone in experiencing complications related to pregnancy and birth. Any livestock farmer who has spent some time in the trenches...

How Iowa’s startup ecosystem is supporting agtech startups

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As the nation’s leading state for corn, pork, eggs, and renewable fuels, it is no secret that Iowa is a world leader in...

BRIEF: SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son predicts bankruptcy for 15 Vision Fund portfolio...

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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son now believes that 15 of the startups in his company’s Vision Fund portfolio will go bankrupt – though he...

UPDATE: Sequoia joins AgFunder portfolio co DeHaat’s $12m Series A to...

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UPDATED April 26, 22:50 EST, with comments from investors and DeHaat’s CEO on the funding and Covid-19’s impact.Indian ag marketplace DeHaat has raised...

Chinese tech’s ‘Big Three’ BAT rowed back on agrifood funding last...

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Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent – known collectively by the acronym BAT – pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into the agrifood vertical last...

Chilibeli raises $10m at Series A to turn Indonesia’s housewives into...

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Jakarta-based social commerce startup Chilibeli has raised $10 million in a funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Alto Partners, Golden Gate Ventures,...

EXCLUSIVE: Calculating soil moisture from space earns VanderSat fresh funding from...

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Though the storms of hundreds of billions of locusts ravaging crops across East Africa have been the worst in seventy years, most crop...

Agri-foodtech VCs assess Covid-19’s impact on the sector and portfolios

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As we all “shelter in place” and “socially distance” ourselves, we are learning a lot about what we can live without. And what...

China’s biggest agrifood startup deals of 2019

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AgFunder’s China AgriFood Startup Investing Report 2019 with Bits x Bites reveals that Chinese food and agriculture startups raised $3.6 billion last year,...

Indonesian ag marketplace TaniHub banks $17m in fresh funding

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Jakarta-based TaniHub Group has raised $17 million in ‘Series A-plus’ funding, following up on its $10 million Series A round in May last...

Swedish startup woos investors with “algae tech” for the aquaculture sector

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The proliferation of algae isn’t typically a good sign, environmentally speaking. Algae blooms, which are worsening with climate change, strangle other freshwater organisms...

DiMuto scores funding to take its traceability tech global

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DiMuto, a supply chain visibility platform for the agrifood sector, has received funding from Colombia’s Latin Leap VC Studio.The Singaporean startup will use...

Satellite data uncovers 10.6 million acres of illegal farms in ‘Europe’s...

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A drive down some of Ukraine’s yawning roads is a lesson in scale. Fields of swaying crops span for miles beneath a blue...

Chinese agrifood startups raised $3.6bn in 2019 as economic headwinds intensified

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Editor’s Note: Winnie Leung is vice president at Bits x Bites, an agtech and foodtech-focused venture capital firm based in Shanghai, China. AgFunder...

Unfazed by Covid-19, Infarm arrives InJapan and InCanada

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Strictly speaking, vertical farming has been with us since the dawn of agriculture; it would be interesting to see wheat growing any way other...
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