Consumer Trends Drive AgTech Industry Development Slowly But Surely

Ultimately, technology, international trade, and generational changes in consumer behavior could bring about a farming industry that aligns with the Millennial values of trust,...

Yield Lab Announces 2016 Portfolio Companies

More than 120 applications from 26 countries were submitted for the seven spots in Yield Lab’s 2016 class. The nation’s first and largest agriculture...
Blue Orb

BlueOrb Wants to Make Us Healthier Through Safe, Smart Crops

BlueOrb's mission is to use nanotechnology and genetics to help farmers create more abundant, safer, and healthier crops. Here's why its Indian-born founder Umesh Vekaria is creating his company's global headquarters in STL.

Steve Case at TechCrunch Disrupt: There’ll be an AgTech startup belt around St. Louis

Speaking on the main stage at TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco last week, the founding partners of the Rise of the Rest (ROTR)...
Sheila Sweeney

Interview: Sheila Sweeney on St. Louis’ Emerging AgTech Corridor

It was one year ago this month when Sheila Sweeney took over as CEO of St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. The organization, formerly the...

The Ag Innovation Showcase looks to the Future of Farming and Food

Farmers, researchers, government agencies and corporations from around the world have gathered in St. Louis this week for the Ag Innovation Showcase, now in...
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Connie Bowen from Yield Lab

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Connie Bowen, Program Manager at The Yield Lab and...

GlobalSTL Attracts International Healthcare Innovators by Focusing in on St. Louis Strengths

Thirteen Israeli and Irish companies are working to launch business deals with St. Louis healthcare systems and corporations following the inaugural GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit.

With Help From The Yield Lab, Aptimmune Biologics Gains Access to the Worldwide Market

Aptimmune Biologics, a member of the 2016 Yield Lab portfolio of AgTech startups, announced their partnership with Kemin Industries, an Ag and Animal product...

GlobalSTL Formalizes Business Development Agreement with French AgTech Accelerator

A Memorandum of Understanding formalizes a new business relationship focused on AgTech and FoodTech between St. Louis and Dijon, France. The international partnership connects...

St. Louis Has “Agglomeration” In AgTech, According To A Brookings Report, And That’s A...

The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy think tank based in Washington, DC released a report on July 25 (2018) entitled “Rethinking Cluster Initiatives”...

The Yield Lab St. Louis Announces 2017 Portfolio

Meet the four companies accepted into the third cohort of the AgTech accelerator.

Agriculture Is A Bellwether Industry; AgTech A Bellwether Of Change In The Heartland

Davos on the Delta just hosted its second three-day conference last week (May 15-17) at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. The AgTech conference is...
AgIdea

Biotech Crop Startup Plastomics Raises Investment For Early Seed Round

Plastomics, a biotechnology startup making crops hardier through chloroplast engineering, is pleased to announce the closing of an early Seed Round. Their technology will...
Kaiima

Israeli AgTech Startup Kaiima is Blooming in St. Louis

"Kaiima" is a Hebrew word that means "sustainable" or "long-lasting." For Kaiima-the-company, the name reflects its commitment to developing agricultural solutions for growers to improve their crop productivity in a sustainable way. Meet the Israel-based company that has been growing its US operations rapidly out of the Helix Center in St. Louis County.
Chris Danforth

Meet Chris Danforth: General Partner Cultivation Capital Life Sciences Fund

Chris Danforth has his hand in a wide variety Life Sciences investment and non-profit activity throughout the region. Meet the general partner in St. Louis-based venture firm Cultivation Capital’s Life Sciences Fund and Managing Director of The Yield Lab.

Why This Year’s Ag Innovation Showcase Is A Big Deal For Startups And St....

The Ag Innovation Showcase, now in its seventh year, will take place Sept. 14-16 right here in St. Louis. Bringing together bright startups, established companies...
Saturn Agroscience

AgTech Pioneer Benson Hill Biosystems Launches New Subsidiary

St. Louis-based Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement AgTech company unlocking the natural genetic potential of plants, announced the formation of Saturn Agrosciences, a...

Farmers Are Businesspeople, Too

A farmer’s ultimate goal is to maximize his or her profits. For any business advertising new services or technologies to the farming community, that’s...

Why Missouri Innovation Leaders Should Focus on AgTech and Autonomous Vehicles

I’m not originally from Missouri, so the first time I drove from St. Louis to Kansas City, I learned three things: Missouri has a...
Automation team GlobalSTL

From Israel to Ireland: Checking in With GlobalSTL

The initiative can now boast five international startup companies that have chosen St. Louis for their US base. Here's a look at some of their success stories.

Farmers Aren’t Just the Backbone of America. They’re People Too.

Everyone from advertisers to food security experts would do well to remember that farmers are people — just like the rest of us. They...

Summary: “St. Louis Is the Silicon Valley of Agtech”

An article titled St. Louis Is the Silicon Valley of AgTech from missouripartnership.com states that over the past decade, St. Louis has established itself...

From Science Research to IoT Device Design: Plant Analytics Startup Grows With Arch Grants

When Dr. Nadia Shakoor discovered the lack of availability and the prohibitive costs of plant data collecting devices on the market, she considered her...

Agrilyst Provides a Platform for Indoor Farmers to Understand Their Data

From our archived reporting at iSelects’ Davos on the Delta conference earlier this May, Allison Kopf, Founder and CEO of Agrilyst, spoke with EQ...

Disrupting the Food Conversation with Vance Crowe of Monsanto

Food is changing, and if we're to feed the world sustainably, all the stakeholders need to talk. Vance Crowe is director of millennial engagement...

IoT in Agriculture Makes Heartland Tech Really Sexy

We tend to think of the tech revolution in sexy terms – the sleek new gadget, the impossibly cool Silicon Valley, the enigmatic tech...

That’s Life (Sciences)

We examine St. Louis’ life sciences startup scene: a hotbed of innovation, growth and promise.
AgIdea

Davos On The Delta Connects Farmers, Distributors, and Buyers, to Spur Innovation in AgTech

For the founders of iSelect Fund, Craig Herron and Carter Williams and their partners, holding a conference like Davos on the Delta around the...

AgTech Accelerator Adds Three New Managing Directors

Agtech VC fund and startup accelerator, The Yield Lab, has announced the addition of Sherri Brown, Ph.D., Tomás Peña, and Pat Pinkston. They will join the...

AgTech Firm AeroFarms Maximizes Production and Efficiency while Producing Tastier “Lifestyle Greens”

In order to prove they have a winning formula of sustainability + quality, NJ-based AgTech pioneer AeroFarms is partnering for high-end market access and...

Tomas Pena of S4 Finds a Home Away From Home in St. Louis

St. Louis is in the heart of the Corn Belt. It’s a perfect seat for AgTech companies looking to serve the U.S. market, and...

Yield Lab grows next crop of AgTech startups

Agriculture Technology is a fast-expanding sector in the startup world, drawing more and more attention as funding increases and potential solutions to global problems...
Lean Media

Lean Media Closes $500K in Seed Funding from Missouri Investors

Lean Media, an audience-first programmatic media company serving the agriculture industry and businesses targeting rural audiences, has announced the successful closure of an oversubscribed...

St. Louis AgTech Accelerator Growing into Global Influencer

The Yield Lab, named this year as the World’s Most Valuable Accelerator in AgFunder’s 2018 Innovation Awards, is part of a growing regional AgTech...
AgIdea

Argentina-Based AgIdea Is Bringing Cutting-Edge Ag-Tech Innovation to America

AgIdea has been in the business of innovation for a while now — it's been 11 years, to be exact, since it was founded in Pergamino, Argentina. But the AgTech company, which aims to add value at the intersection of science and agribusiness, is new to St. Louis, where it's already making an impact.

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