Tagged: farming

Alternative Assets: AcreTrader, a Farmland Investment Platform, Reports Exit with IRR of 9.4%

The world of alternative investments continues to expand. While early-stage firms and real estate are common, there are a growing number of asset classes that are being turned into securities and being made available to individual investors. AcreTrader is a platform that is a broker-dealer… Read More

Digitt+, an Agri-Fintech Firm, Granted Full Commercial Approval by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)

Digitt+, an agri-fintech company, has been granted with a full commercial approval by the State Bank of Pakistan. This recent achievement marks “the culmination of an exciting journey that began with pilot approval, during which they onboarded 10,000 customers, facilitated transactions of worth PKR 400… Read More

Ag Bank Oxbury Gets £100 Million Commitment from British Business Bank

The British Business Bank says it has agreed to a £100 million ENABLE Guarantee transaction with Oxbury Bank, a financial institution that focuses on farmers, food production and the rural economy. Oxbury is described as an “AgTech” bank that operates a Fintech platform called OxburyEarth… Read More

Online Lending Platform for Farms: Co-Founder Dan Miller Shares Update on Steward

A couple of years ago, a new online lending platform – Steward, was launched as the “world’s first CrowdFarming platform.” Steward was founded by Dan Miller, the co-founder of Fundrise, a prominent real estate investment platform. Miller had exited his leadership role at Fundrise and… Read More

Agricultural Crowdfunding: Latvian Fintech LANDE Raises €550K, Plans Expansion into Romania

LANDE, a Latvian Fintech providing investment crowdfunding for farms, has raised €550,000 in pre-Seed funding, according to a statement by the firm. LANDE states that it will use the money to expand its services into Romania while planning entry into other European markets. The round… Read More

FarmTogether Announces New Sustainable Farmland Fund

FarmTogether, an investment crowdfunding platform allowing smaller investors to invest in farms, has announced a new Sustainable Farmland Fund. FarmTogether, which reports approximately $175 million in assets under management (AUM) says the new Fund will further its mission to the asset class for all investors… Read More

Pakistan based Jiye Technologies Introduces BNPL Solution for Agriculture Industry

Jiye Technologies, which claims to be the fastest growing Agri-Tech platform in Pakistan has announced a business-to-business (B2B) Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) feature through a digital financing product for farmers and businesses across the country, under its program called “Jiye Khushhaal Karobar.” The digital… Read More

ShapeShift DAO, a Decentralized, Non-Custodial Digital Asset Platform, Extends Farming Rewards

The community behind the ShapeShift DAO has “spoken,” so FOX Token farming rewards have reportedly been extended, according to an update posted on February 22, 2022. ShapeShift, a digital asset platform that transitioned into a DAO, notes that if you are farming your FOX Tokens,… Read More

Farm Investing Platform Harvest Returns Partners with Agritecture, An Urban Farming Consulting Firm

Harvest Returns, a farm crowdfunding platform, has partnered with Agritecture, LLC, an urban farming consulting and digital services firm, to accelerate the urban farming and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry across the country. The partnership will provide ag focused entrepreneurs a more accessible way to… Read More

Fundrise Co-Founder Dan Miller Returns to Fintech with Steward, a CrowdFarming Platform

Dan Miller, alongside his brother Ben Miller, founded one of the first real estate crowdfunding platforms in the US. Fundrise was the very first online investment platform to leverage Regulation A (now referred to as Reg A+), to offer securities to investors based on property… Read More

Crowdfunding Farms: Steward Lists Debt Offering for East Fork Cultivars, a Cannabis and Hemp Farm

Steward, a crowdfunding platform for farms, has recently listed a producer of cannabis and “craft hemp” located in Oregon. East Fork Cultivars is located in Takilma in Southern Oregon and is said to be producing high-quality CBD-rich cannabis. Founders Nathan and Aaron Howard started East… Read More

StreetShares Partners With Farm Bureau Bank to Provide Small Business Lending Services

Financing small businesses lender StreetShares announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with Farm Bureau Bank (FBB) to provide small business lending to FBB’s members. StreetShares reported that by using its Lending-as-a-Service (LaaS) platform services, the bank may now offer small business loans with a digital… 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

Pesticide-Free Hydroponic Farming Brand Element Farms Now Seeking Funding on WeFunder

Element Farms, an indoor hydroponic farming company capable of growing safe, pesticide-free spinach at scale year-round, has launched its investment round on equity crowdfunding platform WeFunder.  Founded in 2016, Element Farms describes itself as a produce company driven by technology. The company uses “cutting-edge,” proprietary… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Barnraiser Announces New Partnership with Baby Food Plum Organic

Barnraiser, a crowdfunding platform that is dedicated to powering the good food movement, is inviting sustainable food artisans, farmers, educators, community leaders and others to launch projects that reshape our food systems. “We are thrilled to offer Barnraiser to anyone serious about making a positive impact on… 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

Farmable Wants to Aid Smallholder Farmers One Cow at a Time

Farmable has a vision to create a crowdfunding platform that empowers small holder farmers, fight hunger, and create a sustainable business one cow at a time and they are starting in Ghana. Without reliance on external aid or charity, Farmable wants to provide a path from… Read More

PEI potato-growers turn to crowd-funding to save family farm

David and Brian Best, father and son potato farmers on Prince Edward Island, are using the crowd-funding site Indiegogo to try to raise $200,000 in a desperate attempt to save their family farm. “This is like the last straw,” says Brian Best, 44, in the… Read More

Old MacDonald had a crowdfunded farm

More than anything, Rebecca Bloomfield wants her own organic farm. To accomplish this though, in a social media age — without much capital — she has to be something else first: a crowdfunding guru. Just as she taught herself to grow organic food, she’s also… Read More

Why Crowdfunding Rules: Passionate About Maple Syrup

This is why I love crowdfunding. We love maple syrup. We put it on everything. With pancakes, in our coffee, on our pizza. We put some in our hair when we’ve had a rough week. If you’ve had the chance to taste real maple syrup you know… Read More