The ag tech space began to attract attention following Monsanto's $1B acquisition of The Climate Corporation in 2013. Interest continues to rise through 2017, with record-breaking funding highs and an uptick in corporate participation.
These startups are shifting away from animal-based protein sources to develop everything from plant-based burgers to dairy-free cheeses to imitation shrimp, and more.
An IoT-connected fish farm located in deep seas in Norway is capable of maturing up to 1.5M fish in just 14 months.
With bee-colony deaths on the rise, robotic aerial "bees" could perform artificial pollination.
High-momentum startups like Bowery and Bright Farms are shortening supply chains with modular, tech-enabled indoor farms.
Startups like Impossible Foods, Ripple, and Memphis Meats are engineering new protein sources that take the animal out of the supply chain.