Every year the Ag Innovation Showcase selects the most innovative and promising companies working in the Ag sector to present their technologies to our Showcase audience. Past presenting companies have gone on to achieve great commercial success. Over the past 9 years, presenters have raised $510M in funding, found new investor leads, built new partnerships, attracted new talent and been acquired by some of the biggest names in Ag. Below are several recent highlights from the 2016 Ag Innovation Showcase presenting companies. Read more about the achievements of these and other Ag Showcase alumni success stories.
Arable, the startup that looks to reduce supply chain risk by providing the Ag industry with efficient, predictive analytics of crop production from growth to final yield, has raised $4.2M in a round of Series A funding.
Ignitia,a subscription-based app to forecast rain and provide other weather services to farmers in the tropics to grow crops more reliably, won a $100K social entrepreneurship grant at the Expo 2020 Dubai.
Crop Enhancement Inc., an innovator of sustainable agrochemical formulations to improve yields, minimize pesticide use and deliver nutrients and other inputs, appointed Damian A. Hajduk, Ph.D., VP of research and development to expand the range of applications for the company’s breakthrough technology.
Bitwater Farms designs and develops equipment to optimize production performance and builds hardware and software for insect farms has been exploring the role of artificial intelligence to improve their subsector of food and agriculture.
One year ago XTB Laboratories Inc., a startup launching a new diagnostic test for diseases in commodity crops, like citrus greening, won the Ag Innovation Showcase “Ideas, Energized” award. Davis launched the company in early 2016 after finding that citrus greening had been affecting millions of trees since its discovery in 2004.