Ireland SIF Invests €40m in AgTech
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Ireland SIF Invests €40m in AgTech

Ireland is the latest of many countries that is putting a huge focus into investing in domestic AgTech plays in hope of driving industry at home and abroad. Earlier this month the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) invested €40 million into two agtech funds, including launching a €20 million Ireland-focused agtech fund to be managed by Finistere Ventures. At...

On September 20, 2017September 20, 2017by
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10 US Cities Leading The Urban Ag Charge. #8 Will Surprise You

10 Cities That Are Leading The Way For Urban Ag With Favorable Laws and Ordinances To Encourage And Support Urban Ag While urban gardening has been a practice that goes back to the development of cities, commercial-scale farming has always traditionally been relegated to rural and suburban towns. In fact, many cities have laws, most...

On September 19, 2017September 19, 2017by
Mexico Invests $4.1 Million in Local Agtech Funds
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Mexico Invests $4.1 Million in Local Agtech Funds

Mexico Invests in Local AgTech Funds The Mexican Government invests $4.1 million dollars to support 3 local AgTech funds. The aim of these funds is to help the AgTech funds bring start-up and university research projects actualize commercialization.  The Investment comes from the Capitalization and Investment Fund for the Rural Sector which estimates that this...

On September 13, 2017September 13, 2017by
BrightFarms Series C Raises $30million: Secret is in the business model
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BrightFarms Series C Raises $30million: Secret is in the business model

Almost a year ago today BrightFarms Series C stood as one of the most impressive to date in the industry. When they raised the money last year, it was $9 million more than all other startups had raised combined that year to date. What was the secret behind being able to raise so much? According...

On September 11, 2017September 11, 2017by
Kimbal Musk’s Square Roots Raises $5million In Seed Round
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Kimbal Musk’s Square Roots Raises $5million In Seed Round

Elon is not the only Musk brother making a big name for himself in the Musk household. His brother, Kimball (board member at SpaceX, Tesla, and Chipotle), has been making a big name for himself as well in the food industry with his various restaurant groups and more recently his agricultural business incubator. It’s the...

On September 6, 2017September 6, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 9/1/2017
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Weekly Harvest 9/1/2017

Happy Friday!! We’re already into September and it seems like the summer is slipping away. The daylight is growing shorter, the gardens are starting to slow and the turn of the seasons is upon us before we know it. If you miss the bounty of the summer during the off-seasons maybe this fall is the...

On September 1, 2017September 1, 2017by
Want To Ride A Farm To Work?
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Want To Ride A Farm To Work?

I know that question is a bit of a headscratcher but in Seoul, it is actually one you could pose. Thanks to the Bike Share Farm you can now ride a literal garden to work every day. The Bike Share Farm is a solar-powered and bike-propelled mobile hydroponic garden, inspired by the bike sharing concept. The idea was...

On August 30, 2017August 28, 2017by