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Investors Back ApisProtect to Help Commercial Beekeepers Maximize Pollination Revenue and Honey Yield

Seed Round Drives Global Expansion for Internet of Things Technology     Cork, Ireland and Salinas, Calif. – November TBD, 2018 – ApisProtect, an Irish agtech innovator using the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor honey bee colonies, today announced

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The Radicle Challenge returns to the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit to Invest $250k in the Most Promising Agtech/Foodtech Start-Up

Entries now open through December 21 for companies who wish to participate in the World Agri-Tech Pitch Day on March 18, 2019 in San Francisco   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: San Francisco, November 6, 2018   The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

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Radicle Growth to Infuse $450k into Agtech/Foodtech Companies through the Radicle Global Pre-Seed Challenge

Challenge Marks the First Time in Agtech that Pre-Seed Companies Worldwide Have Had the Opportunity for Paid-In Capital to be Matched Without Relocation or Education Requirements   SAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 18, 2018 – Radicle Growth today announced the

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TeleSense Closes $6.5 Million Series A to Bring Grain and Food Monitoring Into the IoT Era

Top Ag Financiers Invest in AI-Platform to Avoid Grain Spoilage During Storage and Transport   Sunnyvale, CA — AUGUST 28, 2018 — TeleSense, an IoT technology innovator providing innovative solutions to improve food safety and grain storage, today announced it

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Full Harvest Closes $8.5 Million Series A to Solve Massive Food Waste Problem

Spark Capital and Cultivian Sandbox Ventures Invest in B2B Excess Produce Marketplace San Francisco, CA — AUGUST 15, 2018 — Full Harvest, a marketplace for excess produce that would otherwise go to waste, today announced it has closed an $8.5 million

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Ganaz, GroGuru Wins $500,000 in Seed Funding to Develop Automation to Help Relieve Ag Labor Woes

IRVINE, Calif. (June 26, 2018) – Answering the call to help solve agriculture’s severe labor shortage, Western Growers and Radicle Growth today awarded Ganaz and GroGuru each with $250,000 in seed funding to advance their automation technology. “The labor shortage

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Four Technology Startups Chosen to Compete for $250,000 Minimum Investment in Inaugural Ag Automation Competition

IRVINE, Calif. (June 5, 2018) – Western Growers and Radicle Growth have selected the four finalists who will be competing in the inaugural Radicle Automation Challenge for a minimum of $250,000 in investment capital and exclusive access to farm acreage

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Motorleaf’s $2.85M Seed Round Accelerates AI in Greenhouse Operations

Leading Investors Back Dynamic AI Technology That Improves Yield Predictions, Maximizes Profits MONTREAL, CANADA – May 15, 2018 – Motorleaf – an artificial intelligence startup focused on bringing actionable, data-driven insights to greenhouse and indoor operators –announced today it has

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Applications Now Open for The Radicle Automation Competition

Startups specializing in agriculture automation can now apply for a $250,000 minimum investment IRVINE, Calif. (April 10, 2018) – Western Growers and Radicle Growth have partnered to create The Radicle Automation Challenge, a competition where AgTech automation entrepreneurs are eligible

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WINNER ANNOUNCED for World Agri-Tech 2018 Pitch Day and The Radicle Challenge

An agtech startup from Kansas, USA has been announced as the winner of the World Agri-Tech 2018 Pitch Day, which this year partnered with acceleration fund Radicle Growth to create The Radicle Challenge, an unprecedented $250,000 investment opportunity for the

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BioLumic Closes Series A to Harness the Power of Ultraviolet Light for Farmers Around the Globe

Leading Ag Investors Back Novel Method to Sustainably Improve Crop Performance and Yield Palmerston North, New Zealand — March 14, 2018 — BioLumic, creators of the first ultraviolet (UV) crop yield enhancement system, today announced the close of $5 million

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$250,000 catalyst investment offered by Radicle Growth for agtech startups at the 2018 World Agri-Tech Summit

For startups and emerging agribusiness technology innovators, the toughest challenge is securing the necessary investment to power up their business capabilities and outputs. How do you gain traction and support in a competitive market? Rethink Events, hosts of the World

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Radicle Taps Experts from DuPont Pioneer to Help AgTech Startups

SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —Radicle Growth, an acceleration fund dedicated to growing early stage agricultural and food technology startups into proven industry leaders, today announced that Neal Gutterson, vice president of research and development, and Dan Cosgrove, vice

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AgTech Investment is Booming

SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2017 — If it seems to you advanced ag technology is invading farm fields across America, you should see Silicon Valley. Investors have poured more than $10 billion into agtech inventions since 2014, according to AgFunder,

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Full Harvest raises $2 million to stop farmers from tossing ‘ugly’ fruit and veggies

SAN DIEGO, April 12, 2017 — Full Harvest, a San Francisco-based startup, has raised $2 million in seed funding to reduce food waste at the farm level. Founded by Christine Moseley, formerly the head of business development for cold-pressed juice

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Radicle Growth Adds More Seasoned Venture Partners

SAN DIEGO, March 28, 2017 — Radicle Growth, an acceleration fund dedicated to growing early stage agricultural and food technology startups into proven industry leaders, today announced the appointment of Kieran Furlong, Salim Rayes and Michael Totora to its venture

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Why are there no unicorns in AgTech?

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 25, 2017 — Major changes are coming to the ag and food sector. The market demands it. 7.5 billion people need to eat, after all. We are seeing two core areas of innovation in the ag sector:

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Radicle Appoints New Venture Partners

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 15, 2017 — Radicle Growth , an acceleration fund dedicated to growing early stage agricultural and food technology startups into proven industry leaders, today announced the appointment of Jason Pyle, Paul Zorner, Sam Fiorello and Tom Urban

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RADICLE’S “3 TO 1” MODEL

Radicle is doing in 1 year what normally takes 3. Radicle’s model is to support companies with a meaningful equity investment to give companies enough runway to create value. In addition, Radicle is helping companies go faster by assisting the

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RADICLE GROWTH PLANTS THE SEEDS FOR EARLY SUCCESS

With more than 40 global deals in the pipeline and appearances scheduled at leading AgTech conferences, Radicle Growth is poised to aggressively impact the landscape of agriculture technology Radicle Growth, an industry leading agtech acceleration fund, today announced that in

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