FluroSat has raised $1.5 million from the CSIRO’s Main Sequence Ventures, AirTree Ventures, and a group of strategic investors in the agricultural space led by Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) to help further develop its technology.
Monash University has partnered with Bosch Australia to create an agtech facility in Melbourne, which will work on the creation and testing of smart farming techniques.
AgriTech startup Smart Paddock is an IoT play that uses a smart ear tag to monitor the health and well-being of livestock.
Through the cloud-based ‘Spring Portal’ platform mining companies are able to easily manage their exploration and field staff online.
Wagga Wagga coworking space Working Spaces HQ has announced the second cohort taking part in Incubate @ 35 degrees, its regional incubator program.
Thinking it was ridiculous he was still using pen and paper to track his flock, Katanning sheep farmer Allan Wilson began looking into building an app to replace his notebook in 2013. The result, released late last year, is MyMobTracker.
Christchurch-born AgriTech startup CropLogic was named one of the most promising early stage ventures earlier this month at the annual Tech Investment 100 Awards (TN100 Awards), held in Auckland.
Melbourne startup AgriWebb was yesterday awarded top prize at Tech23’s startup competition in Sydney. The agritech startup received the People’s Choice Award, along with the $5,000 Digital Disruption Award, making it the most celebrated startup of the competition.
Sydney startup Full Profile is one of Australia’s only companies that is creating solutions for the cross sections of fintech and agritech. Using blockchain technology and smart contracts, Full Profile has developed a platform called AgriDigital that helps farmers get paid in real-time to solve the industry problem of counterparty risk for buyers and banks.
Taranaki startup Agtract, which has created job management software for rural contractors and farmers, has raised around NZ$500,000 in seed funding from Punakaiki Fund to help facilitate its launch around New Zealand.
Agrihack is an initiative of the RGTC Group, run by director Dianna Somerville, which wants to help position the Riverina as the agriculture centre of regional innovation.
Medicinal cannabis startup LeafCann hopes to secure first Australian licence to establish trial crops in regional Victoria
LeafCann, founded by Nasr is set to become the first medicinal cannabis startup to secure an Australian licence in regional Victoria. Currently Nasr is waiting for licence applications to get the green light from the Commonwealth government, which may see cultivators begin their operations in early 2017
Perth startup BankVault has won the fintech category of the 2016 World Cup Tech Challenge in Silicon Valley. The annual competition is where innovative tech startups compete on a global stage to a range of inspiring speakers at Microsoft’s campus.
Freemantle startup Life Cykel repurposes coffee waste to grow local and gourmet oyster mushrooms to create a sustainable and healthy food source.
The University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) has revealed the 10 startups taking part in this year’s five month intensive program, with the teams selected representing a diverse range of ideas from solar energy solutions to tiny houses for farms.