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Agtech investment keeps on rolling

The Around Farm Progress podcast gains insight on the money that keeps pouring into the industry – and it hasn't slowed at all.

Willie Vogt

May 7, 2021

The pandemic has caused a fair share of financial woes across the country, but there's at least one bright spot: ag and food technology. While many thought the lockdowns and limits to travel would hinder the ability for investors in this market sector from opening their checkbooks, it turns out 2020 as one of the best years yet.

Arama Kukutai, a partner at Finistere Ventures, discusses a new report digging into the investments in agtech and food tech and discusses them in this latest episode. The report, prepared by Finistiere Ventures and Pitchbook provides a deep dive into how much money these companies have gained, and how much money is really going into this industry. For 2020 the total topped $22 billion.

You can also download the report from Finistere Ventures. It's an eye-opening read.

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About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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