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Agriculture Tech Market Map: 77 startups powering the future of farming and agribusinessqrcode

Aug. 19, 2016

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Corporate investors such as Mitsui, Monsanto, and Syngenta have backed startups improving irrigation, crop spraying, harvesting, and more.

CB Insights use their data to identify 77 private companies in agriculture tech and categorized them into seven main categories.

These startups address a variety of key problems facing the agriculture industry and provide provide a range of services, new technologies, insights, new ways of farming, and more.

CB Insights define agriculture tech as technology increasing the efficiency of farms, in the form of software, sensors, aerial-based data, internet-based distribution channels (marketplaces), and tools for technology-enabled farming that doesn’t require the traditional setting and inputs.


The breakdown is as follows:

• Farm Management Software: This includes software like that produced by Andreessen Horowitz-backed Granular that allows farmers to more efficiently manage their resources, crop production, farm animals, etc.

• Precision Agriculture and Predictive Data Analytics: These startups include those that focus on using big data and predictive analytics to answer farm-related questions and consequently make better decisions related to their farm to save energy, increase efficiency, optimize herbicide and pesticide application (such as Brazil-based Strider) and manage risk.

• Sensors: Startups in the sensor category including Agrilyst develop and provide smart sensors that collect data and help farmers monitor crop health, animal health, weather, soil quality, waste, water usage, and other factors to help make smarter decisions.

• Drones and Robots: This category includes companies that provide drones or aerial services catering to agriculture (such as Ceres Imaging), as well as robots or intelligent farm machines that perform various farm functions more efficiently (such as Blue River Technology, backed by Monsanto Growth Ventures, Syngenta Ventures, and Khosla Ventures, among others).

• Smart Irrigation: These startups (including Hortau) provide systems that help monitor and automate water usage for farms.

 New Farms: This is a small but growing category which includes startups (like indoor farming startup Aero Farms) that use technology to provide alternative farming methods to enable farming in locations and settings that cannot support traditional farming

• Marketplaces: These startups help create and regulate marketplaces relevant to this industry, such as those connecting farmers and buyers of fresh local produce (like Paris-based La Ruche Qui Dit Oui) and linking farmers with suppliers of farm equipment.

See the full company list below:
The Growing Agriculture Tech Industry
Company
Select Investors
Category
Freight Farms
Bridge Boys, Kickstarter, LaunchCapital, Morningside Ventures, Rothenberg Ventures, Spark Capital, TechStars
New Farms
Aero Farms
21Ventures, GSR Ventures, Middleland Capital, Missionpoint Capital Partners, Quercus Trust, Wheatsheaf Investments
New Farms
Hortau
Advantage Capital Partners, Avrio Capital, BDC Venture Capital, Business Capital, Desjardins Venture Capital, Telesystem
Smart Irrigation
Smart Farm Systems
N/A
Smart Irrigation
HydroPoint Data Systems
Chrysalix Global Network, Chrysalix Venture Capital, Firelake Capital, J.F. Shea Venture Capital
Smart Irrigation
Amber Agriculture
iVenture Accelerator
Sensors
Agrilyst
Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Metamorphic Ventures, TechCrunch Disrupt
Sensors
MimosaTEK
Expara Accelerator
Sensors
Semios
FedDev Ontario, Haywood Securities, Niagara Angel Network, Verizon Communications
Sensors
CropX
Finistere Ventures, GreenSoil Investments, Innovation Endeavors, Lab IX, OurCrowd.com, Robert Bosch Venture Capital
Sensors
Edyn
Fenox Venture Capital, Idea Bulb Ventures, Indicator Ventures, Kickstarter, Morningside Ventures, QueensBridge Venture Partners, THRIVE Accelerator, Y Combinator
Sensors
SLANTRANGE
Mainsail Partners, The Investor Group
Sensors
Farmobile
Anterra Capital
Sensors
AquaSpy
Alpina Partners, Centre for Energy and Greenhouse Technologies, Cleantech Ventures, Colonial First State Private Equity, Cultivian Ventures, Emerald Technology Ventures, ES Ventures, Gresham Rabo Management, Nanyang Ventures
Sensors
Flux
8200 EISP
Sensors
Grownetics
CanopyBoulder
Sensors
Monford Ag Systems
Enterprise Ireland, Kernel Capital
Sensors
Connecterra
Breed Reply, DeNA, Elias Tabet, MENA Venture Investments
Sensors
S4
Arch Grants, BioGenerator, SixThirty, The Yield Lab
Sensors
Acuity Agriculture
THRIVE Accelerator
Sensors
Farm Dog Technologies
Lool Ventures, Microsoft Ventures Accelerator
Sensors
Pycno
HAX, Launch KC
Sensors
OnFarm Systems
Maxfield Capital, Sacramento Angels
Sensors
SmartYields
Blue Startups
Sensors
FieldIn
Terra Venture Partners
Sensors
Stellapps Technologies
Omnivore Partners
Sensors
Spensa Technologies
Emerging Innovations Fund, Radicle Capital, Village Capital
Sensors
Aggrigator
N/A
Marketplace
Farmigo
Benchmark, Formation 8, Hadi Partovi, RSF Social Finance, Sherbrooke Capital
Marketplace
AgroStar
Aavishkaar, IDG Ventures India
Marketplace
La Ruche Qui Dit Oui
BNP Paribas Securities Corporation, Caisse des Depots et Consignations, Christophe Duhamel, Felix Capital, Kima Ventures, Marc Simoncini, Paris Initiative Enterprises, Quadia, Siparex, Union Square Ventures, XAnge Private Equity
Marketplace
Agriconomie
Elaia Partners
Marketplace
Hungry Harvest
Conscious Venture Lab
Marketplace
Cortilia
Programma 101
Marketplace
ScoutPro
N/A
Farm Management Software
Farm At Hand
FarmLink Marketing Solutions
Farm Management Software
CropZilla Software
N/A
Farm Management Software
PickTrace
FundersClub, Y Combinator
Farm Management Software
Granular
Andreessen Horowitz, Emory Investment Management, Fall Line Capital, Google Ventures, H. Barton Asset Management, Khosla Ventures, Tao Capital Partners
Farm Management Software
Cogent3D
N/A
Farm Management Software
VitalFields
Ahti Heinla, Andres Kull, Arvi Tavast, Arvi Tavasti Valduse, Estonian Development Fund, Monsanto Growth Ventures, SmartCap, Startup Wise Guys, TMT Investments, Wiser Financial Advisors
Farm Management Software
fodjan
High-Tech Gruenderfonds
Farm Management Software
Agronomic Technology Corp
Armory Square Ventures, Arthur Ventures, Cayuga Venture Fund
Farm Management Software
Conservis
Cultivian Sandbox, Heartland Advisors, Middleland Capital
Farm Management Software
Agworld
REV, Yuuwa Capital
Farm Management Software
Crop-in Technology Solutions
Ankur Capital
Farm Management Software
AgSquared
N/A
Farm Management Software
trecker.com
Target Partners
Farm Management Software
Farmeron
500 Accelerator, 500 Startups, Andrew Murphy, Evan Nisselson, LDV Capital, Lee Hower, LocalGlobe, Matt Swanson, NextView Ventures, Niko Hrdy, Reshma Sohoni, SoftTech VC, Taavet Hinrikus, Valley Oak Investments, Virtus Nutrition
Farm Management Software
DP Techlink
N/A
Farm Management Software
farmnote
Colopl, GREE, Kanematsu, Kotaro Chiba
Farm Management Software
Raptor Maps
Founder.org, MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, N/A
Drones and Robots
Airwood Aerostructures
StartupXseed Ventures
Drones and Robots
SkySquirrel Technologies
InNOVAcorp
Drones and Robots
Skycision
Acceleprise
Drones and Robots
Leading Edge Technologies
N/A
Drones and Robots
Mavrx Imaging
Shasta Ventures, Slow Ventures
Drones and Robots
TerrAvion
FundersClub, N/A, Y Combinator
Drones and Robots
Ceres Imaging
ImagineH20, Lemnos Labs, Silicon Badia
Drones and Robots
Harvest Automation
Cultivian Ventures, Entree Capital, Founder Collective, Life Sciences Partners, MassVentures, MidPoint Food, Mousse Partners, N/A
Drones and Robots
Blue River Technology
Data Collective, Innovation Endeavors, Khosla Ventures, Monsanto Growth Ventures, National Science Foundation, Pontifax, Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, Steve Blank, Syngenta Ventures, Ulu Ventures
Drones and Robots
Agrible
Archer Daniels Midland Company, Flyover Capital, Serra Ventures
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
aWhere
AgFunder, Aravaipa Ventures, Elixir Capital
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
Agralogics
N/A
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
FarmLink
Adams Street Partners, Alpha Capital Partners, Don Walsworth, Early Investments, John Rose, October Capital, OpenAir Equity Partners, River Cities Capital Fund, Saints Capital, Thorndale Farm
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
Advanced Animal Diagnostics
Cultivian Sandbox, InterSouth Partners, Kansas Bioscience Authority, LabCorp, Middleland Capital, Novartis Venture Funds
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
FarmLogs
Andreessen Horowitz, Drive Capital, First Step Fund, Huron River Ventures, Hyde Park Angels, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Sam Altman, Silicon Badia, Start Fund, SV Angel, Y Combinator
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
PowWow Energy
University of California Davis, University of California Santa Barbara
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
Resson
BDC Capital, BDC Venture Capital, Build Ventures, East Valley Ventures, Monsanto Growth Ventures, New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, Rho Canada
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
GeoVisual Analytics
THRIVE Accelerator
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
CropMetrics
N/A
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
Growers Holdings
N/A
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
INdependent Data Management
N/A
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
HydroBio
Monsanto Growth Ventures
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
Strider
Barn Investimentos, Monashees Capital, Qualcomm Ventures
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
Phytech
Mitsui & Co., Syngenta Ventures
Precision Agriculture and Predictive Analytics
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