Tagged: agriculture

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Partners With Bayer Crop Science to Develop Blockchain-based Agricultural Monitoring Product

Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate company of the Chinese Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), is teaming up with Bayer Crop Science to create a blockchain-enabled platform for monitoring agricultural product. Ant Financial and Bayer Crop signed a letter of intent to leverage blockchain technology to develop… Read More

Overfunding: Agritech Marketplace Hectare Quickly Surpasses £1 Million Funding Target Through Latest Seedrs Round

Just days after launching its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, UK-based online marketplace for the agriculture sector, Hectare Agritech, has successfully surpassed its initial £1 million funding target. The funding round has attracted nearly 545 investors. As previously reported, Hectare is an agritech company… Read More

Agritech Marketplace Hectare Returns to Seedrs; Now Seeking £1 Million in Funding

Hectare Agritech, a UK-based online marketplace for the agriculture sector, has returned to Seedrs to raise £1 million through its new equity crowdfunding round. The company previously raised £500,000 through its third investment round on Seedrs in 2018 and is offering 5.88% in equity at a… Read More

Aon, Oxfam, & Etherisc Collaborate to Launch Blockchain-Based Agricultural Insurance Policies in Sri Lanka

Aon plc, a UK-based global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, announced on Monday it has partnered with Oxfam in Sri Lanka, the organization working to alleviate poverty; and Etherisc, the insurtech startup developing a protocol for decentralized insurance… Read More

Live on Wefunder: Element Farms Grows Capital for Year-Round, Pesticide-Free and Local Spinach

Element Farms synced with Wefunder in order to grow its agtech business.  At this writing, the startup has surpassed its minimum goal as has raised more than $196,993 of its $500,000 maximum target for a convertible note from 183+ investors in order to harvest a… Read More

Overfunding: Agritech Marketplace Hectare Secures £500,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

  Hectare Agritech, a UK-based online marketplace for the agriculture sector, has successfully secured £500,000 through its third investment round on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The company launched the campaign earlier this month and is now nearing £550,000 thanks to more than 320 investors.  As previously… Read More

Agritech Marketplace Hectare Now Seeking £500,000 Through Third Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs

Hectare Agritech, a UK-based online marketplace for the agriculture sector, launched its third investment round on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The company is currently seeking £500,000. The launch of the campaign comes just after Hectare released FarmPay, a dedicated payment platform. Founded in 2016, Hectare described… Read More

FarmFundr Launches Crowdfunding Platform for Farmland & Announces Three California Investment Opportunities

FarmFundr, a crowdfunding investment opportunity for farmland, announced on Friday it has opened its first rounding of funding opportunities for accredited investors. The new funding portal stated its primary focus is to maximize an investor’s returns while lowering risk. It was revealed: “FarmFundr currently farms and… Read More

AgFunder Reports $2Bn in AgTech Investment for the First Half of 2015

AgFunder, an investment platform for accredited investors investing in agriculture and agriculture technology, announced the release of its 2015 Midyear AgTech Investing Report, tracking a record $2.06B in AgTech investment for the first half of 2015. This figure is only $300M shy of the $2.36B… Read More

Carana Agribusiness Launches $1.2M Campaign on AgFunder to Capitalize on Untapped Market Potential in Guyana

Carana Agribusiness, a for-profit aquaculture and agriculture company in Guyana, is raising a $1.225 million equity financing round on AgFunder, an equity crowdfunding platform for agriculture and agriculture technology (“agtech”). Carana, which was initially created through funding from USAID and the UK Government, is seeking to… Read More

aWhere Closes Oversubscribed $7M Funding Round With Investment From Elixir Capital

aWhere, a Denver-based data analytics company focused on the Agriculture industry, Elixir Capital, a private equity fund based in Silicon Valley and AgFunder, a New York and San Francisco-based investment crowdfunding platform, announced on Monday (September 8th) the successfully close of aWhere’s oversubscribed $7 million… Read More

FarmDrop Extends Equity Crowdfunding as it Easily Tops £400,000 Goal

FarmDrop launched their equity crowdfunding project just a few weeks back but the online farmers market has not had any problems finding investors.  Raising capital on Crowdcube, FarmDrop was hoping to raise £400,000 for 17% equity in the young company.  FarmDrop has quickly passed that… Read More

Whole Foods Partners with Credibles to Support Local Food

Whole Foods Market in Northern California & Reno now accept Credibles as a way to invest in and pay local food producers. Credibles is a crowdfunding platform that allows backers to support small, sustainable food related businesses.  Consumers may “prepay” to support the food business… Read More

FarmDrop is Equity Crowdfunding for Online Farmers Market

FarmDrop backed by ASOS and Street Car founders. FarmDrop, a new way to buy and sell local and seasonal food is raising capital on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.  The digital farmer’s market has launched a campaign to raise £400,000 representing 17% equity in the company…. Read More

Home Town Farms Set To Launch Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on AgFunder

Looking to raise equity, the owners of Home Town Farms have announced details about their crowdfunding campaign for $1.575 million on AgFunder. The company is leading the way in bringing retail farming to California. According to its campaign page, Home Town Farms is a vertically integrated food… Read More

Global AgInvesting NYC 2014

Now in its sixth year, Global AgInvesting 2014 offers a comprehensive overview of agriculture investment opportunities, risks and return profiles across all major global production regions, as well as strategies for diversified ag portfolios including regional variation, private equity, and liquid investments. Concurrent track sessions… Read More

AgFunder Closes First Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Platform

AgFunder, the first equity crowdfunding platform for ag startups, has closed their $800,000 round for OnFarm, an agtech big-data company. This raise not only provides capital for OnFarm’s growth as a farm data management system, but also establishes AgFunder as a disruptive capital provider in… Read More

Growing under the Tube: 141% Funding for Zero Carbon Food’s Crowdcube Campaign

London-based Zero Carbon Food (ZCF) has raised £424,530 on Crowdcube, swiftly surpassing its £300,000 crowdfunding goal for 21.23% equity offered.  The campaign is now open to overfunding. Co-founded by Richard Ballard and Steven Dring, and backed by celebrity chef Michel Roux Jr and Florette’s Managing… Read More

Brief: Crowdfunding on AgFunder, OnFarm is Now Over-Subscribed

AgFunder’s first live investment opportunity on their investment crowdfunding platform, OnFarm is on it’s way to success.   OnFarm has now reached $705,000 in investor commitments, exceeding their original target goal of $400,000 in just over 30 days. The round is capped at $800,000, and will… Read More

Brief: Deal on AgFunder Gets Closer to Funding Goal

AgFunder, an equity crowdfunding platform that targets the global agriculture industry, launched their first investment opportunity last month with big data company OnFarm.  In a recent update, AgFunder has shared that funding has now surpassed the halfway mark standing at 58% having raised $230,000 on… Read More

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