Andre Goig, a long time seed industry senior executive, has joined the board of directors of Rootility, one of GeenSoil’s portfolio companies.

Rootility develops and uses innovative root-focused plant breeding methods to dramatically increase crop yields and overall agronomic performance, while preserving crop quality.
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BAYER has announced it will acquire Monsanto for $66 billion, the largest takeover announced so far this year

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AgTech mid-year report 2016

Agtech funding reached $1.75 billion during the first half of 2016 with 307 deals.
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AGRIVEST – September 2016 – Photo Gallery

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KEYGENE and PHENOME NETWORKS enter into a strategic collaboration licensing breeding and big data genomics software platforms

Today, the Crop Innovation Company KeyGene and Phenome Networks announce that they have signed an agreement to establish a strategic partnership in the growing market of breeding and big data genomics software.
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Digital Farming Attracts Cash to AgTech Startups

The agricultural technology sector experienced the biggest year to date in number of deals, says a report published January 31 by online investment marketplace AgFunder. Seed-stage companies in the sector saw an unprecedented $230 million in investment in 2016 alone—a 77% increase over 2015—and at least 20 new accelerators dedicated to agtech startups popped up
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5 Israeli precision-ag technologies making farms smarter

Precision agriculture is trending toward complete automated solutions for farm efficiency, increased yield and less waste.   No fewer than 70 Israeli companies make tools for measuring, analyzing, monitoring and automating processes to give crops and soil exactly what they need, exactly when and where they need it, ensuring minimal waste of resources and maximum
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The Five Most Prominent Food and Ag-Tech Investors in Israel

GreenSoil Investments: Founded in 2011 by Gideon Soesman and Allen Greenberg, GreenSoil Investments was developed in order to provide food and ag-tech startups who are ready for the global market the opportunity to scale up and expand. As Soesman explains, “We are witnessing a massive investment in early stage food and agriculture startups in Israel,
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Israel Agritech Market Map: 400 Startups Putting The Tech in Agritech

For a young nation built on the collectivist agricultural ethos of the Kibbutz movement, it’s perhaps no surprise that Israel’s agricultural technology startup ecosystem is booming. There are now more than 400 Israel agritech startups working on innovations for the global agriculture sector, according to new research from Start-Up Nation Central, an Israeli NGO and
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CropX: From the Internet of Things to the Internet of Soil

If you think about it, the secrets of good, effective, and above all precise agriculture are all located in the soil. Not only is it the place from where crops originate, but it’s also the source from which they extricate their nourishment. If only there was an effective way to extract the relevant soil intelligence,
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China Signed a $300 Million Lab-Grown Meat Deal with Israel

China has signed a trade agreement with Israel worth $300 million that will see the country import lab-grown meats produced by three companies: SuperMeat, Future Meat Technologies, and Meat the Future. This move is part of China’s ongoing effort to address its most pressing environmental problems. The Israel Innovation Authority and the Israel Export Institute
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Stella McCartney Converts to TIPA Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Stella McCartney Converts to TIPA Sustainable Packaging Solutions and Highlights the Issue of Single-Use Industrial Plastic Continuing in the brand’s Ongoing Commitment to Sustainability and Eco Innovation. Staying true to Stella McCartney’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, the brand turns to the Israeli based start-up developer and manufacturer, TIPA for their breakthrough bio-based, fully compostable flexible sustainable
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The Technology behind TIPA Compostable Packaging

The wrapper that holds many natural and organic products may be transparent but actually has a huge transparency problem. Food and beverage packaging is currently accounting for more than half of the world’s non-recyclable flexible plastic, but a new technology developed by Tipa Corp. may turn the tide. The fundamental flaw of current flexible packaging
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AgriVest 2018

The 5th AgriVest conference will take place on May 8th 2018. The 4th AgriVest conference was held on September 27, 2016. For the event highlights see: http://www.agrivestisrael.com  
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Phenome Networks and Benson Hill Biosystems Establish Strategic Collaboration to Further Accelerate Plant Breeding

Phenome Networks, a premier plant breeding software company, and Benson Hill Biosystems, an agricultural technology company providing predictive plant breeding analytics, announced a strategic collaboration to offer a combined system to further accelerate plant breeding. Robust data management and advanced genomics-based analytics can significantly accelerate the progress of breeding programs. This partnership marries the extensive
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Investors turn to Israeli agritech as demand for food swells

Israeli agriculture technologies for farmers have attracted some 7% of global investment in the first half of 2017. Israeli agritech firms, whose technologies are used by farmers to improve the yield of crops and better monitor produce- called on-farm technologies- raised $80 million in the first half of the year, according to data released by Start-Up
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Tipa, compostable plastic packaging- in the media

Food packaging is the #1 contributor to packaging waste (66% in volume; 50% in weight). Less than 5% of flexible packaging are recycled. A $73 billion industry with no econolgical waste management alternatives. Most sustainable new solutions are for rigid packaging: no solutions yet exist for flexible packaging. Tipa has developed a biodegradable flexibile food
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Fully Compostable Food Packaging Startup TIPA Raises $11m Series B

TIPA Sustainable Packaging, an Israeli startup manufacturing bio-based, fully compostable packaging for the food and fashion industries, has raised $11 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Austin Hearst, an owner and director of the media conglomerate Hearst Corporation, and his wife Gabriela, the founder of a fashion brand with her name. Gabriela
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TIPA-CORP is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch List. List Recognizes Up-and-Coming Private Companies in Clean Technology

TIPA-CORP, a Compostable flexible packaging developer and manufacturer, named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch list, produced by Cleantech Group (CTG).   The GCT100 Ones to Watch list seeks to highlight a group of up-and-coming companies that are catching the eye of leading investors and corporates in the market. The companies made the
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CropX was selected to showcase on the main stage of the 2018 AIPAC conference

CropX was selected to be one of the 3 companies showcasing on the main stage of the 2018 Annual Policy Conference, after a long selection process that started with hundreds of companies.   The company will showcase in front of the ~20,000 most influential Jewish people in the US and more than 200 media personnel.   See the
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‘I want to say one word to you’: Bioplastics

Various estimates say the mass of plastic in the oceans will exceed the mass of fish by 2050, according to a joint study produced by the World Economic Forum, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and McKinsey & Co. In the 1960s, plastics were mostly used for durable goods, from car seats to sleek, Italian-designed kitchenware. Shortly thereafter,
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Innovation arises from shared passion for compostable packaging

Bio4pack and TIPA, already established partners in the Netherlands, were exactly what organic grains company, De Halm, was looking for. Together, they were able to develop a compostable packaging solution, and a long-term relationship, that has proven to be an overall success. It seemed like fate, the partners recall. A moment of perfect timing where
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CropX was chosen to represent the Israeli success at AIPAC Annual Policy Conference

Tomer Tzach, CEO of CropX, presented the company, at AIPAC,  The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, in front of 20,000 people. CropX was chosen to represent the Israeli success innovation story from a large number of candidates and after a long vetting process.
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World’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle​ ​to use TIPA’s compostable packaging

The world’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle was unveiled in Amsterdam today as pressure to curb the world’s plastic binge and its devastating impact on the planet continues to grow. With nearly 700 plastic-free goods to select from at one of the branches of Ekoplaza, a Dutch supermarket chain, the aisle gives shoppers the opportunity to
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Israeli agriculture and high-tech form a winning team

Israel is one of the world’s five leading countries in investments in agro-tech startups. Up until 2016, Israel had only two prominent investors in agritech: international funds Trendlines and GreenSoil Investments. Other concerns have since entered the picture: general high-tech investment funds, such as Vertex Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners, which have invested in six
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ICL Invests in CropX- its first collaboration with Israel’s start-up community in the field of precision agriculture.

In May 2018, ICL (Israel Chemicals Ltd.), a global fertilizer company, announced its first strategic investment in a precision farming company – CropX. This investment follows ICL’s strategic decision to invest and develop advanced digital solutions for the agricultural space. CropX offers farmers a unique product and technology, which will provide a significant added value to ICL’s product
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Tipa, CropX and Rootility were chosen among the top most exciting investment start-ups of the Israeli Series B AgTech

On May 8th, it was announced that a panel of 35 global agro & food tech investors chose TIPA as the most exciting investment target for Series B funding from a competitive list of 20 companies featured at Agrivest. CropX was chosen as number 3 and Rootility as number 6. Rootility and CropX were also chosen
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Rootility Raises $10m Series C Led by ADM Capital

Plant breeding startup Rootility has raised $10 million in Series C funding in a round led by UK-based ADM Capital. ADM’s Cibus Fund was joined by existing investors GreenSoil Investments, the Israeli agrifood tech fund, and Middleland Capital, the family office-backed agrifood tech VC. The Israeli startup plans to use the funding to scale its operations and enter new
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Agrivest 2018

Over 600 investors, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and academics from more than 30 countries attended AgriVest 2018 to explore the latest in Israeli agricultural and food technology. AgriVest 2018, an initiative of GreenSoil Investments, The Trendlines Group and Israel NewTech of the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry, took place in Tel Aviv on 8 May 2018. AgriVest brings together
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4 Reasons Why Israel is Now a Developed AgriFood Tech Hub

wo weeks ago, I went to Israel to attend Food and Ag Week including FoodTech IL 2018 hosted by the Strauss Group and incubator The Kitchen, and Agrivest 2018, hosted by accelerator group Trendlines and agrifood tech VC GreenSoil. It had been five years since I last visited so I was excited to see how the
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Gabriela Hearst Opens Up About Her Mission to Combine Sustainability with Luxury and about her partnership with TIPA

“….For me, sustainability is about taking responsibility personally, professionally, and civically. At Gabriela Hearst, we have a company-wide goal of being plastic-free by next April. A lot of people don’t realize this, but nearly every piece of clothing being worn right now arrived wrapped in plastic—like a dry-cleaning bag—before it landed on a shopping rack.
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CropX was chosen to be one of the four companies to be selected to showcase its innovative technology to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

CropX was chosen to be one of the four companies (and the only AgTech company) to be selected to showcase its innovative technology to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Additional members of the delegation included Eli Cohen (Israeli Minister of the Economy and Industry), Aharon Aharon (the CEO of the Israeli Innovation
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Google Express to Use Compostable Packaging From Israeli Startup TIPA

Google’s shopping site, Google Express, will begin shipping its products in compostable packaging produced by Israel-based company TIPA Corp Ltd. Sustainable Suite Inc., an umbrella organization of sustainable packaging companies that includes TIPA, announced the deal on Monday (June 3rd). TIPA manufactures and designs plastic-like bags and packaging that are fully compostable, including their laminates and
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