Drone, farm, agriculture, agtech
Opinion

Why Australian agtech needs talent with a wide range of experience

- May 15, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australia is well-positioned to build and maintain a large and healthy agricultural industry ($81 billion of production in 2021/22). Australia also has a unique opportunity to leverage our higher-education infrastructure, skilled workforce and sophisticated capital markets to integrate modern technology into our agricultural industry for the purpose of vastly improving the volume of high-quality agricultural… Read more »

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Funding

Kiwi agritech startup Protag raises $1m

- February 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

New Zealand agritech startup Protag has raised NZ$1 million for its smart ear tag sensors for the dairy industry. Investment firm Sprout led the round, with support from US-based Finistere Ventures, Kiwi dairy giant Fonterra, and Israeli venture builder OurCrowd, with support from NZ government agency Callaghan Innovation’s Technology Incubator Programme. The cash will fast… Read more »

Funding

Kiwi agritech Croptide plants $1 million pre-seed round to tackle water scarcity

- December 17, 2021 2 MIN READ

New Zealand agritech startup Croptide, which transmits plant water health to a farmer’s phone in seconds, has raised $1 million in pre-seed funding. The round led by Icehouse Ventures with support from Sir Stephen Tindall’s K1W1 and Masfen Group. Croptide uses internet-enabled sensors to provide timely water measurement data to fruit and wine grape growers.… Read more »

Loam Bio
Funding

Climate change agritech Loam Bio raises $40 million in series A

- October 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

Decarbonisation startup Loam Bio, which uses microbes microbes to sequester carbon in farm soils, has raised $40 million in a series A. The round is led by Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures. Other investors include Main Sequence Ventures, Horizons Ventures, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Acre Venture Partners, Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Ventures, Lowercarbon Capital, and Fiona… Read more »

Other tech

A $90 million plant to produce methane-reducing cattle feed using seaweed is being built in South Australia

- June 25, 2021 2 MIN READ

Construction of the first processing plant to use a seaweed-based feed supplement for cows to reduce their methane production by 90% will begin near Port Pirie towards the end of this year. The $90 million advanced processing facility will be built by Pirie Meats, with CH4 Global, Organic Technology Holdings and Siemens Australia signed up… Read more »

Topics

The region’s biggest agrifood tech event is looking for startups to pitch at it

- August 27, 2019 2 MIN READ

  The Asia Pacific’s largest agrifood tech event, evokeAG, is coming to Melbourne next February and lifting its startups game with four agrifood tech startups being given the chance to will pitch directly to an invitation-only investor dinner, alongside room for 40 startups to showcase their wares. evokeAG, 18-19 February, 2020, at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition… Read more »