We’re Celebrating 5 Years As A Start-up – Post 4 Finding A New Home
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We’re Celebrating 5 Years As A Start-up – Post 4 Finding A New Home

This is part four in our ongoing series chronicling our first five years as a business. You can check out the first parts of the series by clicking part 1, part 2, or part 3 respectively.  Celebrating 5 Years As A Start-up Part 4 – Finding A New Home The last post we left off...

On December 7, 2017December 7, 2017by
New Startups Aim To Make Singapore Food Sustainable City
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New Startups Aim To Make Singapore Food Sustainable City

The Startup Community In Singapore Wants to Make It The First Food Sustainable City Food waste is a huge concern in Singapore. In fact,  9 out of 10 Singaporeans are reported to be concerned about food waste. Until very recently though few in Singapore were tackling this issue. A National Environment Agency survey indicates that...

On December 4, 2017December 4, 2017by
Plenty’s First Farm Will Be In Bezos’ Backyard
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Plenty’s First Farm Will Be In Bezos’ Backyard

Plenty To Build 100,000sqft Urban-Vertical Farm In Seattle Plenty made waves earlier this year when it closed a $200 million dollar funding round led by international giant SoftBank. The company also counts Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos among its investors through their firm’s Innovation Endeavors and Bezos Expeditions respectively. Through Softbank, and 6 other follow...

On November 6, 2017November 6, 2017by
AeroFarms Series D Round Closes At $40 Million
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AeroFarms Series D Round Closes At $40 Million

AeroFarms Series D closes for a grand total of $40 million, up from previously reported 34.3 million AeroFarms seems to be in constant fundraising mode. With AeroFarms Series D round of investment, they add IKEA Group and David Chang, chef and founder of the Momofuku Group, and retired US Army General David Petraeus to a...

On November 1, 2017November 1, 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
Agri-Food Industry is Promising for Youth Job Sector
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Agri-Food Industry is Promising for Youth Job Sector

The Agri-Food industry is one of the brightest industries for prospective youths looking for fulfilling employment and careers. Despite discouraging youth employment prospects globally, the Agri-Food industry is one of the few seeing significant industry and job-growth, especially in the Agtech sector. A bird’s eye view of the of the global environment for the youth...

On July 29, 2017July 29, 2017by
Plenty Raises $200m
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Plenty Raises $200m

Vertical Farm Start-Up Plenty Raises $200m It seems like yesterday we were celebrating Plenty for raising $26 million and their acquisition of Bright Agrotech, in fact, it was only 5 weeks ago. They’ve been busy ever since. Plenty now has over 100 employees and has just closed another round of venture capital funding. In this...

On July 27, 2017July 27, 2017by
Meriden Sprout Food Hub – Project Update 5
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Meriden Sprout Food Hub – Project Update 5

Delays and Overcoming Challenges We hit some of our first bit of bad luck with the build out, and seeing as we are three months into modifying the space, one could say we were due for one or two. We had a few mishaps the past two weeks deliveries. Our raft bed styrofoam rafts came...

On July 25, 2017July 25, 2017by
The Mari House is teaching young kids urban farming in suburban setting
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The Mari House is teaching young kids urban farming in suburban setting

In Rawang, the Mari House stands out in its secluded suburban setting, as a bustling hub of urban farm education for young kids. If you were on the look for an urban farm, traveling down the road to the Mari House might have you thinking you were in the wrong place. You’d be passing by mansions...

On July 24, 2017July 24, 2017by
Top Ten Lessons Learned from a Urban Aquaponics Commercial Build
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Top Ten Lessons Learned from a Urban Aquaponics Commercial Build

As we close in on the end of the buildout of our pilot farm at the Sprout Food Hub in Meriden we took the time to reflect on what we learned through this process. We’re happy with our progress and the outcome given this is our first time ever in a warehouse environment and this...

On July 13, 2017July 13, 2017by
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