The startup eco system is finally gaining momentum for early stage support. According to AgFunder, there has been a total investment of more than $700 million in WaterTech in 2016 and an investment of more than $1.1 billion in AgTech.
Therefore, corporate companies are playing an increasingly important role for startups. They have a wide area of expertise, long lasting client structures and established development processes. These factors can help a lot when it comes to market fit and growth. Corporate companies can also benefit from innovative ideas, fast development cycles and an innovation friendly culture that startups bring in.
Farm Management, Software, Sensing & IoT
Ag data capturing devices, decision support software, image recognition, AI, big data analytics, land management tech, financial services
Robotics, Mechanization & Equipment
On-farm machinery, automation, drone manufacturers, grow equipment
Novel Farming Systems
Indoor farms, aquaculture & aquaponic, insect, algae & microbe production (exclude consumer home grow kits)
Commodities trading systems, online input procurement, equipment leasing and sharing used by farmers, farm to consumer online platforms
Waste & Grey Water
Infrastructure, cleaning, water and sludge treatment, membranes
Supply & distribution, cleaning & filtering, management, desalination, water generation
Piping, sensoring, AI & big data, management systems, irrigation
Water Safety & Usage
Water monitoring, measuring, metering, conservation & protection