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What the ‘Rise of the Rest’ Is Still Missing

What the ‘Rise of the Rest’ Is Still Missing

The headline of a recent post on Recode says it all: “A whopping 80% of all venture capital investment goes to just three states. That has to change.” Those three states would be California, New York and Massachusetts. The entirety of the Midwest -- all 12 states of...

Agrifood Conversations, a New Agriculture Innovation Webinar Series

Agrifood Conversations, a New Agriculture Innovation Webinar Series

iSelect Fund, The Van Trump Report and The Yield Lab Institute are pleased to announce the launch of a new weekly webinar series entitled Agrifood Conversations featuring the best in agricultural innovation. With in-depth presentations from some of the leading companies and entrepreneurs in the agtech space, Agrifood Conversations is all about driving agriculture innovation forward and sharing the stories, successes and developments in the industry.

Agrilyst: Developing New Tools to Help Indoor Farmers Thrive

Agrilyst: Developing New Tools to Help Indoor Farmers Thrive

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Agrilyst’s SaaS-based platform provides indoor farmers with data-driven insights to make more profitable production decisions, optimizing labor cost efficiency and improving crop yield. With Agrilyst, indoor growers create seeding plans, schedule harvests, assign tasks, manage climate and nutrient density, and forecast yield, sales, and varietal performance.

HerdDogg: Bringing IoT to the Field

HerdDogg: Bringing IoT to the Field

The small town of Marshall, Calif. probably isn’t the first place most people would expect to find the latest in precision agriculture, but don’t tell that to Josh and Albert Blake. That’s because Blake’s Landing Farms, a dairy operation located about an hour north of...

Ag Venture Capital: Here’s What Investors Are Watching in 2018

Ag Venture Capital: Here’s What Investors Are Watching in 2018

From AgDaily: Software, social media and the latest wearable gadgets might be getting all the attention, but its the technological changes that are shaking up the agriculture market that are really going to change lives over the next decade. And it’s coming not a moment too soon.

Agrilyst Closes Strategic Funding Round

Agrilyst Closes Strategic Funding Round

Agrilyst, the intelligence platform for indoor farms, is pleased to announce the recent closure of its latest strategic fundraising round. New investors included iSelect Fund, Argonautic Ventures, Horizons Lab and Onlan Capital Ventures, with existing investors Compound and New York State Innovation Venture Capital Fund joining as a follow-on.

Bonumose: Creating Healthy, Affordable Sugars From Agriculture Waste Products

Bonumose: Creating Healthy, Affordable Sugars From Agriculture Waste Products

The modern world has a serious problem with sugar. As of 2015, the average American consumes more than 129 pounds of sugar each year, according to the USDA, more than double what we ate two generations ago. And, unlike in previous decades when most sweeteners came from cane and beet sugars, today the vast majority are derived from high-fructose corn syrup, which brings with it unique new health risks.

Welcoming Dr. Charles Mully to Davos on the Delta

At Age 6 Charles Mully found himself on the streets of Kenya. No parents. No Home. Through diligence and hard work, by the 1980’s he had put that life behind him, now a successful businessman on top of the world. In spite of his tremendous achievements, the plight of the growing street children problem in his country remained strong in Charles’ heart. He was unable to shut out their cries, the cries he understands so well, and he realized he must respond. He then started a new life, building the Mully Children’s Family (MCF). Since 1989, MCF has become and remains a home to many less fortunate as it transmits them from a state of homelessness to homeowners, a state of hopelessness to one full of hope and dignity. Dr. Mully sees the opportunity to change the nature of agriculture in Kenya, creating opportunity, innovation, productivity. He is coming to Davos on the Delta to learn how to accelerate food system innovation in Kenya, integrating the best of the technology from Davos with the practical opportunities in Kenya.

‘Mully’ Documentary by Scott Haze

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