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Ag tech

AgriFutures is looking to back the next generation of foodtech industry leaders

- August 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

Agriculture technology accelerator and investor AgriFutures is looking for five emerging leaders as part of a program to showcase the next generation of agrifood startup founders. Applications opened last week for the evokeAG. Future Young Leaders Program and close on September 4. The program, now in its fourth year, offers five emerging leaders the opportunity to… Read more »

Cultiv8 Funds Management partners Jonathon Quigley and Malcolm Nutt
Ag tech

Agtech accelerator Sparklabs Cultiv8 is backing 10 cleantech startups in a new program

- June 2, 2023 3 MIN READ

Agri-food tech accelerator SparkLabs Cultiv8 is turning its attention to cleantech startups in a new program to fund and develop them. The SparkLabs Cultiv8 CleanTech Accelerator has selected 10 startups for its initial cohort backed by Malcolm Nutt and Jonathon Quigley’s VC fund Cultiv8 Funds Management. Since its launch in 2017, the SparkLabs accelerator program… Read more »

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Ag tech

VC Sarah Nolet on the lessons for agritech from evokeAG

- February 27, 2023 3 MIN READ

After three long years, evokeAG finally returned, bringing the Australian agri-food tech industry together. We loved meeting and reconnecting with friends and collaborators over the past few engaging, thought-provoking, and exhausting (in the best way possible) days. ‍evokeAG also provided an opportunity to reflect on what we, as an industry, have collectively achieved so far,… Read more »

Drone, farm, agriculture, agtech
Ag tech

LaunchVic is offering $50,000 to agtech startups

- February 23, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

The Victorian government is offering $1.3 million in new funding to the agtech startup sector through LaunchVic. The funding including $1 million under the AgTech Grants Program, which will offer individual grant funding of $50,000 to 20 emerging agtech startups. The program is a partnership between Agriculture Victoria and the state’s startup agency LaunchVic. On top… Read more »

Cattle at auction
Ag tech

Livestock facial recognition startup Stoktake wants to solve a $105 million problem

- January 13, 2023 2 MIN READ

Stock theft – more organised crime than Jolly Swagman – costs Australian farmers more than $100 million a year. But a Melbourne software startup is hoping to address rustling, and other problems with livestock identification with a unique facial recognition system for animals. Z Ware has developed cattle recognition technology, called Stoktake, to not only… Read more »