RootWave applies an electrical current to weeds which causes their roots to heat up and die. It aims to give better weed control at a lower cost than chemical herbicides for protecting health. It aims at helping nature restore its soils, water, and biodiversity including automating electrical weeding in agriculture for cereal, vegetable, and fruit crops. RootWave was founded in 2012 and is based in Kineton, U.K.
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Aug 17, 2023
The Week in AgriFoodTech: BP invests in green hydrogen, Toyota funds carbon measurement, Bushel gleans $26m August 17, 2023 This week, BP and Toyota got involved with climate tech for green hydrogen and measuring soil carbon, respectively. Bushel, a platform for grain trade management, raised additional Series C funding. Elsewhere, food robots and restaurant tech saw new funding rounds but also hefty fines for some. Robomart’s self-driving grocery store. Image credit: Robomart Foodtech funding 🇺🇸 Serve Robotics raises $30 million, becomes public company through reverse merger with Patricia Acquisition Corp. The delivery robot company will use the new financing to deploy up to 2,000 robots with Uber Eats . ( Food Dive ) 🇩🇪 Restaurant marketing app NeoTaste secures €5.9 million ($6.4 million) Series A. The startup will use the funds to expand it additional cities in Germany as well as international markets. ( Silicon Canals ) 🇺🇸 Self-driving vehicle-maker Robomart lands $2 million seed round from Wasabi Ventures and others. The company will expand its “store hailing” concept with the new capital. ( TechCrunch ) Testing out Yard Stick’s handheld probe. Image credit: Yard Stick Agtech funding 🇺🇸 SEC filing reveals $26.25 million Series C extension for Bushel . The grain management platform has raised a total of $114.85 million in funding through 8 rounds. ( Upstream Ag Professional ) 🇺🇸 BP venture arm leads $12.5 million round for green hydrogen company Advanced Ionics . Funding will support green hydrogen production technology aimed at decarbonizing heavy industry. ( ESG Today ) 🇺🇸 Caron measurement platform Yard Stick raises $10.6 million Series A led by Toyota Ventures Climate Fund . Yard Stick will use the funding to transition from beta to full commercial deployment. ( Yard Stick ) Marina Cat treats. Image credit: CNW Group/CULT Food Science Corp. M&A, IPOs & partnerships 🇰🇷 🇺🇸 Korean alt-meat brand UNLIMEAT to introduce new plant-based products with JUST Egg . The companies will unveil new products using JUST Egg’s folded format. ( Food Ingredients First ) Funds, grands & accelerators 🇺🇸 The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture invests $12m into ag microbiome research. Research will focus on characterizing agricultural microbiomes and microbiome functions in ag systems. ( NIFA ) 🇺🇸 The Greener Cattle Initiative awards $758,776 for enteric methane research. Penn State ’s Distinguished Professor of Dairy Nutrition Dr. Alexander N. Hristov will develop new enteric methane inhibitors and delivery methods. ( PennState ) RootWave’s e-weeder zapping weeds in the orchard. Image credit: RootWave Other news 🇬🇧 RootWave launches a tractor-powered, high-frequency e-weeding machine for fruit orchards. The company is currently crowdfunding via Crowdcube ahead of its Series B. ( AFN ) 🇦🇺 Australia communications regulator fines DoorDash $2 million for sending spam. DoorDash sent more than 1 million texts and messages in breach of the country’s spam laws, according to the regulator. ( Startup Daily ) 🇺🇸 Precision fermentation startup New Culture “on track” to produce animal-free mozzarella at cost parity with conventional. The company believes it can reach this parity within three years. ( AFN ) 🇮🇳 Dunzo dark stores go offline amid worker salary delays. The quick-commerce grocery startup is currently facing a liquidity crisis as it shifts business models. ( YourStory ) 🇺🇸 Vertical farming company Oishii appoints CPG veteran as CCO. Rita Hudetz will lead Oishii’s strategies around scaling and expanding the company’s retail footprint and driving new product launches. ( AFN ) 🇮🇱 🇺🇸 Imagindairy obtains self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status in the US. The precision fermentation startup also opened a new headquarters in Haifa, Israel. ( Green Queen ) 🇺🇸 Cohort selected for the fifth California Milk Excelerator competition. The program works to identify and curate innovations for dairy-based food products. ( PR Newswire )
RootWave Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was RootWave founded?
RootWave was founded in 2012.
Where is RootWave's headquarters?
RootWave's headquarters is located at Brookhampton Lane, Kineton.
What is RootWave's latest funding round?
RootWave's latest funding round is Grant - IV.
How much did RootWave raise?
RootWave raised a total of $7.89M.
Who are the investors of RootWave?
Investors of RootWave include Coventry University, EIT Food RisingFoodStars, Yield Lab Europe, PYMWYMIC, Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund and 13 more.
Who are RootWave's competitors?
Competitors of RootWave include Organic Rice Design and 4 more.
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Gbot develops a robot technology to control weeds without using agrochemicals. The company provides a solution through its sensors and deep-learning technology to understand cultivars to detect environmental variables that reduce the quality of the crops. It was founded in 2008 and is based in Sunchales, Argentina.
Weedingtech is a British company that designs and manufactures vegetation control products and equipment. Its solution kills unwanted vegetation, including weeds, moss, and algae, using the precise application of hot water insulated by a specially formulated biodegradable and organic foam. It is delivered by Weedingtech's range of machinery. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in London, England.
E-TERRY develops autonomous agricultural robots. Its system provides farmers with a companion solution to manage their vegetable fields in an optimal economic and ecological manner. Its robot automates crop monitoring and weeding, making farming easier and more intelligent than ever before. The company was founded in 2022 and is based in Erfurt, Germany.
GreenField is a company focused on the agriculture and food manufacturing sectors. It provides chemical-free food ingredients and uses robots to assist in farming and food production. The company primarily serves food ingredient manufacturers and farmers. GreenField was formerly known as Greenfield Robotics Corp. It was founded in 2017 and is based in Cheney, Kansas.
Naio Technologies develops and markets robots for agriculture and viticulture. It offers a range of electric tools for weeding, hoeing, and harvesting to help farmers efficiently collect their harvests. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Escalquens, France.
Weedbot develops robotic weed removal solutions. It builds high-precision weeding robots for environmentally friendly agriculture. It was founded in 2020 and is based in Riga, Latvia.