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
AgTech Shark Tank AgSharks Launches In Las Vegas
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AgTech Shark Tank AgSharks Launches In Las Vegas

AgTech Shark Tank AgSharks Launches In Las Vegas Western Growers recently partnered with S2G ventures to launch a new pitch event modeled after the popular ABC show Shark Tank. In the show, hopeful startups and growth stage companies pitch “sharks” a term used for savvy and opportunist investors. Typically the shark will exchange money for...

On September 18, 2017September 18, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 9/15/17
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Weekly Harvest 9/15/17

Happy Friday We’re blazing through September and while fall is still a week away the pumpkin spice is floating through the air and the first of the leaves are starting to change. Our days are getting shorter and for those of us growing outside or in greenhouses we are starting to see the plants slow...

On September 15, 2017September 15, 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