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Agritech company Cropin launches its cloud platform to digitize the agricultural industry

Backed by investors including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and CDC Group, Cropin is set on digitizing the agricultural industry. Today, the...

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Puna Bio’s extremophile microbe menagerie survives and revives depleted soil

The farming industry spends tons of money on artificial means of reinvigorating soil, but an all-natural solution may already exist: beneficial...

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Ex-Novastar partner Niraj Varia takes on new challenge as CEO of Kenyan agtech iProcure

Varia will steer iProcure's growth in Africa.

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Crop One, Emirate open ‘world’s largest vertical farm’ in Dubai

Passengers on Emirates and other airlines will be able to eat the leafy greens, which include lettuces, arugula, mixed salad greens, and spinach, on...

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Vertical farming founder is reimagining agriculture from the ground up

Welcome back to Found, the TechCrunch podcast that brings you the stories behind the startups. This week’s guest, Bowery Farming founder and...

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Fyto combines automation, robotics so aquatic ‘superplants’ can grow almost anywhere

A pilot program showed that farms are able to generate 10 to 20 times more protein per acre and five to 10 times less water than other crops, like...

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Agrotools farming for M&A with new $21M funding round

Agrotools analyzes over 1,300 layers of data to provide information on what is happening with agriculture suppliers and customers across Brazil.

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Ghanaian agtech Farmerline to use new funding to strengthen its infrastructure, help farmers create wealth

Ghanaian-based Agtech Farmerline has raised $12.9 million in equity-debt pre-Series A round to help farmers access quality supplies.

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MeliBio’s honey production, minus the bee, will have you buzzing

The company is making real honey with precision fermentation and plant science.

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The VC-backed chicken that’s changing the way farmers breed and feed their livestock

Most people don’t spend much time thinking about where their poultry comes from, much less what it was eating when it was alive but the feeding...

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Source makes greenhouses smarter to secure the future of food supply

Agtech startup Source.ag today announced it harvested a $10 million investment to make greenhouses smarter. The founders have set their eyes on a...

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Indonesian agritech AgriAku reaps $6M in pre-Series A funding

AgriAku, a Jakarta-based B2B marketplace for farmers, announced today it has raised a pre-Series A of $6 million. The round was led by Go-Ventures,...

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South Korea’s agtech startup Green Labs raises $140M Series C to accelerate global expansion

Green Labs, a South Korean agtech startup, announced this week it has closed a $140 million Series C led by BRV Capital Management, with...

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Aigen’s swarm of agtech robots want to make agriculture carbon negative

Even though the only thing the robot can do right now is pull weeds, Aigen is adamant it isn’t building a weed-whacking robot. It claims to be...

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Indonesia’s eFishery raises $90M from Temasek, SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Sequoia Capital India

Indonesia-based eFishery announced today that it has raised what it claims is the largest round of funding by an aquaculture tech startup in the...

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Phytoform plants $5.7M into climate-resistant crop technology

The success of CRISPR technology in agriculture has been well documented as a way to manipulate plant genomes to make them more pest and climate...

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Is that weed you’re smoking green enough?

For most industries, sustainability is an exercise in correcting the mistakes of the past — from changing mindsets to the machinery used. But for...

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Vertically farmed wasabi arugula isn’t a hypothetical

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is our...

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Latin America’s food paradox

If we want to successfully address malnutrition in Latin America, agritech and food tech solutions need to come from within.

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Malaysia-based Poladrone raises $4.29M seed round to protect crops

Rhinoceros beetles are one of the greatest threats to oil palm crops, attacking plants while they are young and potentially lowering a farm’s yield...

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The voracious fight for your salad bowl

The size, the scope, the potential impact — the mind reels. Vertical farming may be a nascent space, but it is growing rapidly, and the greenfield...

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Can LEDs ultimately replace the sun?

For Bowery Farming, no technology is too small to optimize, and no data is too insignificant to track. Combined together, the startup hopes to...

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Hacking lettuce for taste and profit

"The first thing you notice is just the smell," chief science officer of Bowery Farming Henry Sztul says excitedly. "It's got...

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Bowery Farming is forcing us all to look up at the future of vertical agriculture

Food is the very nourishment of life, but it’s becoming increasingly challenging to grow at scale. A combination of explosive population growth,...

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Agreena, a regenerative farming carbon market, raises $4.7M seed from Giant Ventures

Farming accounts for 24% of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions, and this is largely due to the intensive, “industrial” farming methods...

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GreenForges digs deep to farm underground

Vertical farms usually look up. Aerofarms, Plenty, Gotham Greens — these companies are trying to revolutionize agriculture by looking toward the...

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Pluton Biosciences looks to nature for cutting-edge biotech solutions, raising $6.6M seed

Many of the problems we face today in biology and agriculture have been faced before — but not by humans. Somewhere in nature there is a...

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Tazah gets pre-seed funding to make Pakistan’s agriculture sector more bountiful

The founders of Tazah Technologies, a B2B agriculture marketplace in Pakistan, met while serving leadership roles at Uber subsidiary Careem. Abrar...

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