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Blue White Robotics Raises $37M in Series B Funding

– Blue White Robotics from Tel Aviv provides Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS) that enables farms to run themselves autonomously.
– The company raised $37M in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners and Entrée Capital, joined by Clal Insurance, Jesselson Family Office, Peregrine VC, and Regah Ventures.
– The new investment will be aimed at increasing the rapid adoption of these technologies, driving new US sales, and hiring talent for their international team.

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Advanced Farm Technologies Completes $25 Million Series B Funding Round

– Advanced Farm Technologies, Inc., developers of robotic technology for farmers, announced it has completed a Series B investment round raising $25 million to support the company’s growth in strawberry harvesting and the adaptation of its technology to apple harvesting.
– The Series B funding round was led by Catapult Ventures and included all the Series A investors: Kubota Corporation, Yamaha Motor Corporation, and Impact Ventures.
– Designed to work alongside manual harvest crews, the Advanced Farm TX Robotic Strawberry Harvester automatically senses and picks red, ripe fruit from in-soil strawberry beds with gentle, food-grade gripper technology.
– The purpose-built machine consists of multiple, rugged robots able to withstand the rigors of outdoor, in-soil conditions with sophisticated computer vision and machine learning technology to navigate fields and harvest fruit autonomously up to 24 hours a day.

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Andes Raises USD 15 Million in Series A Funding Co-Led by Leaps by Bayer and Cavallo Ventures

– Bayer’s impact investment arm Leaps has co-led a USD 15m Series A investment round in agriculture and biotechnology innovator, Andes.
– Other new investors Builders VC, Germin8, Accelr8 and Wilson Sonsini participated, alongside existing investors KdT Ventures and Endurance.
– Through its novel seed treatment technology, called ‘Microprime’, Andes is reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers.
– The California-based company has developed a process for seamlessly integrating seeds with a unique library of microbes that colonize the seed’s root structure. This kick-starts a process known as biological nitrogen fixation, enabling the crop to draw down nitrogen from the air instead of relying on synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

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Smartwyre Secures $10.5M Series A to Connect Agricultural Inputs Industry

– Smartwyre secured $10.5M in Series A funding.
– The funding was supported by High Alpha Capital, Anterra Capital, Fall Line Capital, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest fund and Cavallo Ventures.
– For the agricultural inputs industry, Smartwyre is the first platform to provide end-to-end insights from cost management to commercial pricing, improving industry profitability and preventing mismatches between production levels and the actual farmer demand.
– In 2021, companies delivering more than 35% of the agricultural inputs supplied to US farmers use Smartwyre’s platform to manage their product information, pricing or rebate operations.

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Fieldin Raises $30M in Series B Funding

– Fieldin is an USA and Israel-based AgTech startup.
– Company raised $30M in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Fortissimo Capital with participation from Zeev Ventures, Icon Ventures, Maor Investments, Akkadian Ventures, Terra Ventures, Gal Ventures, Germin8, and Mindset.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Carbon Robotics Raises $27M In Series B Financing

– Carbon Robotics from Seattle develops agri-robotics.
– The company raised $27m in Series B financing.
– Backers included Anthos Capital, Ignition Partners, Fuse Venture Capital, Voyager Capital, Bolt and Liquid2 Ventures.
– The new investment will be aimed at scaling production of its products, growing its engineering team and establishing regional sales and support for customers across the U.S.

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Apeel bites into another $250M funding round, at a $2B valuation, to accelerate fresh food supply chains

– Apeel Sciences, a food system innovation company, raised $250m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by Temasek and joined by a group of new and existing investors.
– With the new funding, Apeel has now raised over $635m since the company was founded in 2012.
– The company developed a plant-based layer for the surface of fruits and vegetables that is tasteless and odorless and that keeps moisture in while letting oxygen out.

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Agtech startup Dewey Scientific raises $3.2M to further advance cannabis industry innovations

– Dewey Scientific, a Pullman, Wash.-based agtech startup, raised $3.2m in new funding.
– The funding was led by The Hawthorne Collective.
– The company plans to use the funds to acquire new equipment and expand on its research and development.
– Dewey plans to use the funds to acquire new equipment and expand on its research and development.

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Protera Announces Final Close of Its $10M Series A Led by Sofinnova Partners

– Protera, an AI-driven startup designing and developing new proteins to enable a wide range of natural and sustainable solutions, announced the final close of its Series A financing, at $10 million.
– The round was led by Sofinnova Partners, a leading European life sciences venture capital firm specialized in healthcare and sustainability.
– Protera is currently scaling-up its manufacturing process and validating its protein-based ingredients with several multinational companies.
– In particular, the financing will fast-track the scale up of protera guard™, a protein that extends the shelf-life of foods and replaces widely used chemical ingredients, with an efficient natural alternative.

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Pivot Bio Raises $430M in Series D Funding

– Pivot Bio, a Berkeley, CA-based nitrogen innovator in agriculture, closed a $430m Series D funding.
– The round was led by DCVC and Temasek with participation from Generation Investment Management, G2 Venture Partners, Rockefeller Capital Management, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Continental Grain Company, Prelude Ventures; Pavilion Capital, Bunge Ventures, Tekfen Ventures, and Roger Underwood.
– The company intends to use the funds to focus on scaling its U.S. business and expanding into key international markets.

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Climate X Raises $1.5M in Funding

– Climate X is a London UK-based climate Intelligence startup.
– The company raised $1.5m in funding.
– The round was led by Pale Blue Dot, with participation from Blue Wire Capital, A100x and Possibilian.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations, accelerate growth and its business reach.

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Specright Raises $30M in Series B Funding

– Specright from Tustin develops Specification Management software to manage and share supply chain data across suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers.
– Series B $30m round was led by Sageview Capital with participation from VMG Catalyst, Pritzker Venture Capital Group, Okapi Venture Capital, Fika Ventures, and Mucker Capital.
– The new investment will be used to double the company’s headcount by early 2022 and expand operations globally.

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Hydrosat raises $5M seed round to deliver ground temperature data to customers

– Hydrosat, a geospatial data analytics startup, raised $5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Cultivation Capital’s newly launched Geospatial Technologies Fund with participation by Freeflow Ventures, the Yield Lab, Expon Capital, Techstars, Industrious Ventures, Synovia Capital, and the University of Michigan.
– The company plans to launch its first satellite in 2022.

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ecoRobotix raises USD 14.7 million in latest Series C funding

– ecoRobotix announced that they have raised $14.7m in Series C funding.
– The funding was led by Swisscom Ventures together with Verve Ventures.
– The proceeds will accelerate the high-volume series production of their pulled ARA plant protection spraying machine and drive its European expansion forward.

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Sentera Raises $25M in Series C Funding

– Sentera from Minneapolis MN provides an AI-powered platform that fives time sensitive insights to optimize decisions and improve outcomes for stakeholders throughout the agricultural supply chain.
– The company raised $25m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and S2G Ventures with participation from Akroyd LLC, KuE Capital, Continental Grain Company, iSelect Fund and Middleland Capital.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Inari Raises $208M in Series D Funding

– Inari, a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of a platform to enable yield increase, raised $208m in Series D funding.
– The round was co-led by Flagship Pioneering with participation from Alexandria Venture Investments, Investment Corporation of Dubai, Banque Pictet on behalf of their clients and Rivas Capital and new investors G Squared and Pavilion Capital.
– The company intends to use the funds to further accelerate advancements across its science platform and product development for corn and soybeans in both North and South America.
– Founded by Flagship Pioneering in 2016, Inari is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with additional sites in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Ghent, Belgium.

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Food supply traceability startup iFoodDS nabs $15M

– iFoodDS, a Seattle, Washington-based provider of safety, traceability, and quality management data solutions for the fresh food supply chain, today announced the close of a $15 million series A funding round led by Insight Partners.
– iFoodDS CEO Scott Matthews says the capital will be used to support product development as well as market and category expansions.

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Monarch Tractor Closes $20 Million Series A With Global Partners

– Monarch Tractor, the world’s first fully electric, driver-optional, smart tractor manufacturer, announced the closing of its $20 million Series A funding round.
– The investment round garnered global reach led by Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co., Ltd., a Japan-based global auto parts company, CNH Industrial, a worldwide leader in agricultural and on- and off-road industrial equipment, and VST Tillers Tractors Ltd., an Indian tractor and implement company.
– Monarch’s award-winning tractor has seen increased global demand since launching in December of 2020.

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Pure Harvest Smart Farms Secures US$60M in Growth Funding

– Pure Harvest Smart Farms from Abu Dhabi develops sustainable technology-enabled agribusiness.
– The company secured US$50m in growth-financing/ venture-debt.
– The growth financing was provided through an Islamic structured finance solution led by SHUAA Capital psc [DFM: SHUAA].

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AcreTrader Raises $12M Series A Funding to Modernize Farmland Transactions

– AcreTrader announced it has raised a $12m Series A funding round.
– The round was led by Jump Capital and includes participation from the company’s executive leadership, Narya Capital, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, and existing investors RZC Investments and Revel Partners.
– AcreTrader is providing easy access for individuals and institutions to invest in land and partner with leading farmers, allowing individuals to purchase shares of farmland in a matter of minutes online.
– AcreTrader enables investors to create passive income streams and assists farmers in accessing and developing farmland across thousands of acres.

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Wefarm adds $11M to expand its network for independent farmers, now at 2.5M users

– Wefarm, a social networking platform aimed at independent farmers to help them meet each other, exchange ideas and get advice, and sell or trade equipment and supplies, has raised $11m funding.
– The funding is an extension to the company’s 2019 Series A, and is being led by Octopus Ventures.
True Ventures (which led the 2019 round), Rabo Frontier Ventures, LocalGlobe, June Fund and AgFunder also participated.
– Wefarm has raised $32m since being founded in 2015.
– To date, London-based Wefarm has primarily found traction in countries in East Africa.
– Its service is available via a website, but most of its users are accessing without any internet use at all, via the company’s SMS interface.

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Future Fields Raises $2.2M in Seed Funding

– Future Fields from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada develops a cellular growth medium that lowers the cost of producing lab-grown meat.
– The company raised $2.2m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Bee Partners.
– The new investment will be used to expand its operations and business reach.

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Terra Vera Raises $2 Million in Seed Funding Round

– Terra Vera closed a $2m seed funding round, exceeding its original goal by an additional $500k or 33%.
– The company will use the capital to complete the transition from its proof-of-concept phase, introduced in 2020 through work with select clients, to a full-fledged commercial market rollout of its services and non-toxic crop management technologies.
– Terra Vera’s electrolysis-based tech is a game-changer for growers in industries including cannabis, wine, beer, food systems and more.
– In addition, Terra Vera’s experienced team is working closely to ensure their agricultural solutions are compliant with state-specific regulations.

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Anuvia raises $103 million to commercialize its novel fertilizer

– Anuvia Plant Nutrients has raised $103m to commercialize its novel fertilizer technology.
– The company is now ready to roll out its tech, which is already used on roughly 1,200 farms and is projected to be on 20 million acres of farmland by 2025.
– The Winter Garden, Florida-based company has a 1.2 million-ton facility for production, but the company wants to build out additional capacity and continue developing new fertilizers to take to market.
– Farmers using the product see increased yields of around five times their previous production levels and the product can be used on all the main row crops.

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Anuvia Plant Nutrients Raises $103 Million on Strength of New, Proven Carbon-Reduction Technology for Commercial Agriculture

– Anuvia Plant Nutrients announced it has raised $103 million in Series C funding.
– The round was co-led by TPG ART and Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund (Pontifax AgTech), with additional investment from Generate and Piva Capital.
– Anuvia will use the financing to increase the production capacity and expand commercialization of its innovative nutrient delivery technology, as commercial agriculture continues its transformation into more sustainable and profitable practices.
– Anuvia’s SymTRX™ is already in commercial use on U.S. farms, with use expected to increase to reach 20 million acres by 2025.
– As consumers and mainstream retailers are increasingly demanding sustainability across the supply chain, Anuvia’s technology is helping farms be more competitive in the changing landscape.

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