Agriculture’s next AI: Augmenting Innovation

Agriculture’s next AI: Augmenting Innovation

“For startups, 2010 - 2020 was about disrupting, 2020 - 2030 will be about augmenting. Its saying here’s what you as incumbents do well, here’s what we as tech startups do well, here’s how we combine the two to provide a better customer experience.” This is a quote from a financial technology (fintech) founder talking about [...]

Amazon Just Walks Out: why it matters to the meat industry

Amazon Just Walks Out: why it matters to the meat industry

In 2018, Amazon quietly began piloting a new store format, Amazon Go. The premise was this: a shopper walks into the store, scans their Amazon Go app to be allowed through the turnstile, selects items off store shelves, and then walks out of the store. Seconds later, the shopper receives an email with receipt. That’s [...]

There’s a Meat Vacuum in AgTech; how do we fill it?

There’s a Meat Vacuum in AgTech; how do we fill it?

$16.9B in venture funding went to agtech companies in 2018. Sensors, robotics, machine learning, CRISPR, plant based <anything>, wearable tech for livestock, and so on. A ton of activity in row crops, a lot of activity in dairy, some interesting plays in livestock…but what about the meat sector?  What about that massively critical phase from [...]