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101 Best California AgTech Startups – The Future of Farming

This article showcases our top picks for the best California based AgTech companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the AgTech industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top California AgTech Startups

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Bear Flag Robotics

Bear Flag Robotics

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Bear Flag Robotics is an AgTech company developing autonomous technology for farm tractors to increase productivity and improve safety.

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Pivot Bio is an agricultural tech company improving the microbiome by taking nitrogen from the air and making it available for plants.

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Plenty

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Plenty is a vertical farming company that brings fresh, pesticide-free produce to customers.

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Farmers Business Network

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Farmers Business Network is a farmer-to-farmer network developed to help farmers optimize their financial performances.

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Apeel Sciences

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Apeel Sciences develops plant-derived shelf life extension technology for fresh produce that improves quality and reduces food waste.

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Specright

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Specright is a platform that enables companies to manage and map product and packaging data across the supply chain.

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Brightseed

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Brightseed features artificial intelligence that reveals powerful compounds hidden in nature.

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Wild Type

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Wild Type is an agtech platform that aims to create clean fish and meat.

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Arable

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Arable is a developer of a software for agriculture that helps digitize and optimize decisions from seed breeding to food production.

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The Climate Corporation

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The Climate Corporation is a technology platform helping people and businesses manage and adapt to climate change.

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Verdant Robotics

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Verdant Robotics manufactures robotics machinery and components.

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Monarch Tractor

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Monarch Tractor offers a platform that combines mechanization, automation, and data analysis to enhance farmer’s existing operations.

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FarmWise

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Feeding our World, and our Future.

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Ceres Imaging

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Ceres Imaging is a California-based aerial spectral imagery and analytics company that serves farmers and agribusinesses.

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OnePointOne

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OPO has developed a fully automated vertical farming system to improve the health of humanity through plant-based foods and medicines.

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Trace Genomics

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Trace Genomics helps agronomists and their growers maximize the value of every acre.

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InnerPlant

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InnerPlant is an ag-tech company that features a data platform that increases field health and drives value throughout the supply chain.

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Abundant Robotics

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Abundant Robotics solves important and large problems in Agriculture by delivering robotic systems for the hardest jobs in agriculture.

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AgFunder

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AgFunder is VC focused on agrifood tech startups and built on an ecosystem of over 65,000 members and subscribers.

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Boomitra

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Boomitra uses artificial intelligence to grow more plants or crops with less resources.

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Telesense

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TeleSense is an AgTech company providing environmental monitoring and control solutions for the food and grain industry.

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Vence

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Vence was founded to improve the affordability and availability of sustainable animal protein.

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Pattern Ag

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Pattern Ag provides soil microbiome analysis and recommendations for input optimization on farms.

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SESO

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SESO is a labor marketplace for agriculture.

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FarmX

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FarmX offers a precision agriculture platform for optimizing costs and increasing yields for farmers.

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Atlas AI

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Atlas AI is an analytics platform that guides the deployment of investment and other resource allocation decisions in the emerging markets.

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Andes

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Andes is harnessing the power of bacteria and seed integration for a regenerative agriculture revolution.

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Unfold

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Unfold focuses on innovating vegetable varieties that deliver optimized quality and sensory experience in the vertical farming industry.

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Boost Biomes

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Boost Biomes develops microbial products to sustainably improve food production and shelf-life.

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Farmland LP

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Farmland LP is a real estate fund that acquires conventional farmland and converts it into Organic, sustainably managed farmland.

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WaterBit

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WaterBit’s automated irrigation solution empowers growers to remotely monitor and control precision irrigation to their crops.

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GroGuru

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GroGuru is an agriculture company that help farmers increase their crop yield using water in a sustainable way.

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Leaf Agriculture

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Leaf’s universal farm data API helps developers build a better food system.

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Advanced Farm Technologies

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Advanced Farm Technologies is a robotics company for the next frontier of farming.

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AgShift

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AgShift is on a mission to reduce food waste across the food supply chain. Our medium of choice is AI.

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LumiGrow

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Empowering Growth Through Connectivity is our mission, offering the industry’s leading smart horticultural lighting solutions.

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INTERSTELLAR LAB

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autonomous modules for crop cultivation on Earth and life-support in Space

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Bountiful

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Bountiful is an agtech company that helps farmers understand what impacts crop production in the field and at scale.

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Trym

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Cannabis Farm Management Software

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ZeaKal

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Plant traits innovator helping crops capture more carbon and sunlight, leading to healthier, nutrient-rich food and feed.

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Planetarians

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PLANETARIANS is the next platform for alternative meats: clean, water-efficient, cheap.

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Tiamat Sciences

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Tiamat Sciences makes plant-based growth factors & proteins for cell-culture

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Aessense Holding

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Aessense Holding is dedicated to providing solutions and technologies for both small and large scale growth in a sustainable manner.

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Agragene

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Agragene is an agtech company that develops crop pests and eradicate mosquito-borne disease using biological insect control technology.

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California Safe Soil

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California Safe Soil is a fresh food recycler that increases the productivity of farms at a low cost.

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Stratio, Inc.

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Founded in 2013 with the mission to bring infrared sensing to the mass market.

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HarvestPort

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HarvestPort is an innovation hub and marketplace for agricultural resources.

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Chi Botanic

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Chi Botanic is a cellular agriculture company that provides a synthetic biology pipeline to leverage the power of the plant cell.

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Moasis

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Moasis is a developer of agricultural solutions that enable growers to maximize their crop yields.

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Local Urban Vegetables

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Local Urban Vegetables is an AgTech startup that provides vertical farming technology.

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Farm Dog

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Providing in-field transparency to the new sustainable supply chain.

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Agravitae

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Agravitae is a provider of agritech platform to sell beauty products.

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Silo

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Silo is a wholesale food marketplace that enables customers to buy and sell produce, protein, dairy, and shelf-stable food quickly.

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Dark Heart Nursery

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Dark Heart is California’s leader in cannabis genetics serving consumers and commercial growers with leading genetics in a variety of forms.

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Edyza

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Edyza is Internet of Things with High Density Connectivity and Computing (IOTHD) for industrial, commercial, and government markets.

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Fresh Agriculture Technologies

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Our dream is to revolutionise the way people do fruit growing in the world, by arming the fruit growers with the tools to support them.

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Water Harvesting

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Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) based atmospheric water generation (AWG) products that deliver water recovery & humidity management solutions.

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WMG International

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WMG International is an ad tech company that creates ingenious and easy-to-use programmatic products for traffic monetization.

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Hippo Harvest

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Hippo Harvest develops an agriculture technology to help scale sustainable agriculture.

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Asilomar Bio

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Asilomar Bio creates products that improve crop yield and water efficiency in farming.

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Kakaxi, Inc.

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Kakaxi collects robust weather data with time-lapse video of plant growth to help farmers know more about farm and share the story of food.

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SymSoil, Inc.

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Creates engineered soils for specific crops, including cannabis and vineyards.

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BeeHero

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BeeHero is a developer of beehive technology platform intended to maximize crop yields through pollination.

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Pando Nutrition Inc.

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Engineering probiotic alternatives to antibiotics in livestock.

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ONIT Sciences

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ONIT Sciences is an agriculture technology company providing organic nano-input technologies to cannabis and hemp cultivators.

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SkyX Solutions

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Spray your farm at the push of a button

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Airlitix

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Airlitix provides Greenhouse Precision AgTech drone-based products and DaaS solutions to optimize crop management for profitable production.

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ClearAg

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ClearAg is the platform combines weather and agronomic data with proprietary land-surface modeling.

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SVG Ventures

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SVG Ventures is an investment advisory firm that invests in early-stage technology companies.

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Gartenzwerg Technologies

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Smart Gardens with proprietary IoT technology and a gamified app enabling anyone to grow food from home effortlessly at the push of a button

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Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley

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Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley is a venture capital firm that invests in the robotics, food, and AgTech industry.

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Avalow

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The modern gardening brand for a new age

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inHouse Produce Inc

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Growing food where it is served

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Modular Science

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Modular Science aims to automate ninety nine percent of the processes involved in vegetable farming with modular machines for agriculture.

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SENSEI Holdings

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Guiding you towards greater wellbeing.

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AminAg

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AminAg acquires, develops, and operates agricultural property with a primary focus in the permanent crop sector.

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Agricultural Gas

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Agricultural Gas is a provider of gas distribution services to increase crop yields and improve water-efficiency in open-field agriculture.

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Plant Aid

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Plant Aid offers services such as plant cleaner, household cleaner, non-toxic cleaner, and eco-friendly cleaner.

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Loyal Penguin

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Loyal Penguin is a cannabis-focused firm that provides tailored, sustainable models for increased long-term growth.

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AeroBloom

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AeroBloom features a patent-pending aeroponics system that reliably achieves at least double the crop yield of hydroponic cultivation.

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Intelligent Light Source

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Intelligent Light Source is illuminating a new era of indoor growing by delivering the exact light needed to maximize plant yield.

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Neatleaf

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Data-driven & autonomous agriculture for yield optimization.

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Cavallo Ventures

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Cavallo Ventures is the venture capital arm of Wilbur-Ellis, a privately owned family business approaching its centennial anniversary

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AFN

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AFN is a digital publication covering investment and entrepreneurship in foodtech and agtech.

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Green House Organix Technologies Inc.

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Green House Organix Technologies offers a range of products, designed to enhance both the growth and healthy development of plants.

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HeavyConnect

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HeavyConnect provides cloud-based digital compliance documentation solutions for the food supply chain.

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Tend

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Tend is a small startup that builds tools to help small scale farmers grow quality food and run successful farming businesses.

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LANG AG LANG HONEY, WALNUTS, CHERRIES, POLLINATION

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Lang Ag. is a full-service apiary, fruit nut farm, and custom farming service solution.

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Tensorfield Agriculture

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Tensorfield Agriculture is building the next generation of agricultural machines with a focus on applications for specialty row crops.

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Asynos

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Hyperconnected assets and processes in supply-chains

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Supply Change Capital

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Early stage venture capital firm investing at the intersection of food, culture, and technology

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Persistence Data Mining

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Persistence Data Mining is setting the standard on soil health analytics.

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Stout AgTech

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OEM of Intelligent Farm Machines

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Zag

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The Zag technology and services solution is available on a private label basis to affinity and membership organizations.

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Epik

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AI & Machine Learning Consulting Services

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ROOT

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ROOT is a smart, connected device that allows you to grow a variety of plants in your home with minimal upkeep.

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Aerial Intelligence

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It provides insights and analytics for the agricultural commodities supply chain.

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UAV-IQ Precision Agriculture

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AgTech company leveraging expertise in large-scale drone operations and precision agriculture to develop and scale solutions for growers.

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AgBlox

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Artificial intelligence-based commodity trading

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Jain Irrigation Inc.

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Jain is a fully integrated global food/plant production company.

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Grupo Flor

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Grupo Flor is a family of cannabis companies where visionary entrepreneurs have access to the entire cannabis supply chain.

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