Drones For Ag Startup Sentera Captures $14m Series A

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“MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sentera, a Minneapolis-based digital agriculture technology provider, announces that it has raised an additional $14 million in Series A funding.

A premier group of food, biosciences, and agriculture investment firms, Chicago-based S2G Ventures, New York-based Continental Grain Company, and Washington, DC-based Middleland Capital, lead Sentera’s new funding group.”

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Basketful Bridges The Gap Between Eyes And Stomach

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“Home meals are increasingly prepared on the fly by people leading busy, often hectic lives who are looking for shortcuts to putting food on the table without breaking the budget. A new Minnesota tech startup, Basketful, is trying to simplify the dinner-making process by putting all the ingredients needed for a recipe found online into a digital shopping basket with a click of a button.”

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Inaugural 2018 Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator Class Announced

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“We are thrilled to announce the 2018 Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator Class. Today, in St. Paul, Minn., these companies begin their work solving real problems across the entire food value chain, from food safety to supply chain management and restaurant efficiencies to the upcycling of food waste. The companies join the Techstars worldwide network, which includes more than 1,200 companies across the globe.”

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Minnesota Agronomics Startup Aker Joins THRIVE AgTech Accelerator

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“April 18, 2018, Los Gatos, CA– Entering its fourth year, the THRIVE Venture & Innovation platform announced today the nine finalists and investment in its spring ‘18 accelerator cohort.

Aker is a Midwest-based startup accelerating the adoption of precision farming around the globe. To date, the company has developed patented sensors, software and service solutions for detecting pests, diseases and fertility issues inside the canopy of crop fields of at least 80 acres of tillable land, on a global basis…”

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Three Minnesota Tech Ventures Shaping The Future Of Agriculture

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By Kate Lerette, Twin Cities Business

“Agriculture is the largest consumer of water, accounting for 70 percent of the world’s freshwater use. As the Earth’s natural resources become scarcer and world population continues to grow, implementing sustainable farming practices and improving efficiency is key.”

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