Agricultural venture capitalism takes off

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Dive Brief:
  • Venture capitalism and other major investments in the food and agricultural industries are becoming an increasingly popular avenue for inspiring innovation. This includes major agribusinesses as well as the same investors that backed Silicon Valley companies.
  • According to Dow Jones VentureSource, venture-capital investments in these industries hit $486 million last year, an enormous 54% leap, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • The investments circle around cutting-edge technologies that aim to improve the way food is grown, such as precision agriculture and indoor farming, food safety, alternative foods, and farm robots.
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