Technologies that enable urban agriculture, production of protein from non-animal sources, and farm automation will be critical for countries in the Asia-Pacific region to ensure food security in the near and longer term. That’s the view of Armen Harutyunyan, senior advisor, sustainable and digital agriculture at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Global Center for Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable […]

With a new $4 million round, the Bogota-based supply chain logistics technology developer Tül is prepping to expand across the Latin American region. Founded by Enrique Villamarin Lafaurie and Juan Carlos Narváez, Tül’s technology connects construction manufacturers to the small businesses across Latin America that are responsible for handling half of the inventory for construction jobs in […]

Provectus Algae, an Australian startup developing algae-based products for the food and agriculture industries, has raised $3.25 million in a seed round led by Hong Kong’s Vectr Ventures. Canadian VC firm Maropost Ventures also participated in the round alongside several undisclosed family offices and private investors. Operating out of its biotech foundry in Noosa Heads, Queensland, Provectus is […]

Despite the global panic caused by the current pandemic, startups in Latin America have continued to attract international capital. In April, Mexico’s Alphacredit, Colombia’s Frubana and Brazil’s CargoX were among those that raised particularly large rounds to support their growth during this challenging time. All three companies target markets that may have grown since the start of the pandemic, namely […]

Over the past few weeks, AFN readers have been introduced to the entrepreneurs participating in Singapore Food Bowl – the food sustainability program run by AgFunder-backed impact fund and accelerator GROW. Singapore Food Bowl was launched with the backing of Enterprise Singapore and Dole Packaged Foods back in May. The objective of the program was to bring industry and startups together to help build a more resilient, sustainable, […]