AgFunder Names 2018 Innovation Award Winners

March 20, 2018 10:29 PM
 
13 startups recognized with AgFunder Innovation Awards

In its annual contest, AgFunder received 5,000 votes for its Innovation Awards. The winners were announced today at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco, CA.

Last year, the awards recognized 23 startups across five categories, which then those winners raised more than $650 million Notably, a 2017 winner Farmer Business Network (also recognized this year) had one of the year’s largest rounds, a $110 million Series D. In 2017 Blue River Technology won the Most Innovative US Startups at Series A and Beyond category, and then in September is was acquired by John Deere.

The winners in each category are:

Farm Tech

Most Innovative US Startup Pre-Series A: Trace Genomics

Most Innovative US Startup Series A and Beyond: Farmers Business Network

Most Innovative International Startup Pre-Series A: Smart Shepherd

Supply Chain

Most Innovative International Startup Series A and Beyond: The Yield

Most Innovative US Startup Pre-Series A: Ripe.io

Most Innovative US Startup Series A and Beyond: Apeel Sciences

Most Innovative International Startup Pre-Series A: Phenospex

Most Innovative International Startup Series A and Beyond: AgriDigital

Most Innovative US Startup Pre-Series A: New Wave Foods

Retail & Consumer

Most Innovative US Startup Series A and Beyond: Impossible Foods

Most Innovative International Startup Pre-Series A: Wasteless

Most Innovative International Startup Series A and Beyond: Winnow

Resource

Most Valuable AgriFood Tech Accelerator Program: The Yield Lab

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