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Indigo Adds $250M as It Expands Reach Into Agricultural Supply Chain

INDIGO ADDS $250M AS IT EXPANDS REACH INTO AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY CHAIN

Indigo Ag started as a company focused on microbial agriculture-finding microorganisms to develop into seed coatings intended to boost...

 
 
 
Robotic Kitchen Startup Spyce Grabs $21M to Open More Restaurants

ROBOTIC KITCHEN STARTUP SPYCE GRABS $21M TO OPEN MORE RESTAURANTS

Spyce plans to open more restaurants along the East Coast featuring its “robotic kitchen” system, thanks to a fresh infusion of $21...

Elanco's IPO Would Free Eli Lilly to Focus on Pharmaceuticals

ELANCO'S IPO WOULD FREE ELI LILLY TO FOCUS ON PHARMACEUTICALS

Elanco, the animal health business of Eli Lilly, has filed for an IPO, setting in motion the process of splitting from its parent company...

 
 
 
LevelUp's Winding Path Pays Off With $390M Sale to Grubhub

LEVELUP'S WINDING PATH PAYS OFF WITH $390M SALE TO GRUBHUB

LevelUp is the latest startup story to end in an acquisition. The company has gone through several transformations since it was founded...

Soil Health Startup Cool Planet Adds $20M for New Manufacturing Site

SOIL HEALTH STARTUP COOL PLANET ADDS $20M FOR NEW MANUFACTURING SITE

Cool Planet, an agricultural technology startup focused on improving the quality of soil, has raised an additional $20.3 million to...

 
 
 
Cibus Raises $70M for Marketing of Gene-Edited Canola, More R&D

CIBUS RAISES $70M FOR MARKETING OF GENE-EDITED CANOLA, MORE R&D

Sales of Cibus' first product have gone so well that the San Diego company has raised $70 million in new financing to boost its commercialization...

 
 
 
Spyce, MIT-Born Robotic Kitchen Startup, Launches Restaurant: Video

SPYCE, MIT-BORN ROBOTIC KITCHEN STARTUP, LAUNCHES RESTAURANT: VIDEO

The Thai chicken bowl from Spyce Food's new restaurant in downtown Boston wasn't life-changing, but it's one of the better meals I've...

Soft Robotics Picks Up $20M in Latest Logistics Automation Deal

SOFT ROBOTICS PICKS UP $20M IN LATEST LOGISTICS AUTOMATION DEAL

Venture investment in logistics robot companies keeps coming. Today, Cambridge, MA-based Soft Robotics said it has raised $20 million...

 
 
 
 
 
 
Agtech Startup Inocucor Enters Plant Nutrition with ATP Acquisition

AGTECH STARTUP INOCUCOR ENTERS PLANT NUTRITION WITH ATP ACQUISITION

Inocucor, an agtech startup that develops and sells microbial products intended to improve plant and soil health, is now expanding...

Understory Teams Up With Monsanto to Bring Weather Tech to Argentina

UNDERSTORY TEAMS UP WITH MONSANTO TO BRING WEATHER TECH TO ARGENTINA

Many people look up information about local weather conditions to make low-stakes, everyday decisions, like whether to grab an umbrella...

 
 
 
Syngenta Acquires Farmshots to Give Farmers Birds-Eye View of Fields

SYNGENTA ACQUIRES FARMSHOTS TO GIVE FARMERS BIRDS-EYE VIEW OF FIELDS

Syngenta is adding satellite imagery to the high-tech features it can offer farmers. The agribusiness giant has acquired FarmShots...

 
 
 
New Understory Tie-Up Aims to Help Insurers Reduce Claim Costs

NEW UNDERSTORY TIE-UP AIMS TO HELP INSURERS REDUCE CLAIM COSTS

A little over a year after Understory began working with Pacific Specialty Insurance Company , the two organizations are now announcing...

 
 
 
Indigo Harvests $156M to Boost Agtech R&D, Harness Crop Microbes

INDIGO HARVESTS $156M TO BOOST AGTECH R&D, HARNESS CROP MICROBES

In the past year, Indigo Ag has brought to the market five microbial seed treatments that help plants hold up to crop stresses, such...