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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 »

milk, dairy
Ag tech

Unlike the udders: cow-free synthetic milk is nearly here

- August 30, 2022 3 MIN READ

The global dairy industry is changing. Among the disruptions is competition from food alternatives not produced using animals – including potential challenges posed by synthetic milk. Synthetic milk does not require cows or other animals. It can have the same biochemical make up as animal milk, but is grown using an emerging biotechnology technique know… Read more »

Ag tech

US agritech investor SVG lands in Australia with $50 million war chest for ANZ startups

- July 19, 2022 2 MIN READ

Silicon Valley agrifood innovation investor SVG is setting up shop in Melbourne with a $50 million fund to back local agtech startups. SVG will launch its $50 million THRIVE Australia Venture Fund to invest in Australia and New Zealand agtech startups. Victorian economic development minister Tim Pallas visited California on the weekend to meet with SVG… Read more »

Ag tech

Agtech startup GoMicro has built a $1 microscope to solve a $1 trillion food waste problem

- July 13, 2022 2 MIN READ

South Australian agtech startup GoMicro is hoping to tackle the $1 trillion problem with an app-based device that costs just $1 to produce and attaches to a smartphone. GoMicro CEO and founder Dr Sivam Krish has developed GoMicro’s Spotcheck App and a phone attachable magnifier designed for accurately assessing the level of ripeness or spoilage… Read more »