25th June 2022
Americas Corporate Vertical Farming

Cultivatd Recruits Seasoned CEA Professional, Kyle Barnett

Cultivatd Inc, announces their newest hire, Kyle Barnett, as Director of Sales and Partnerships. Leveraging his expertise gained through a diversity of experiences with CEA companies, including BrightFarms, Hort Americas, WestRock, CarbonBook, and his own Podcast – Kyle Talks AgTech, Cultivatd believes Kyle is a strategic addition to the team. Read also: 4 Companies Shaping The […]

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Americas Funding Round Horticulture

Little Leaf Farms Banks a USD 300 Million Funding

Little Leaf Farms has successfully raised USD 300 million in new capital in a funding round led by The Rise Fund, TPG’s multi-sector global impact investing strategy, and debt funding from Bank of America. The funding will support the company’s growth & expansion plans to make Little Leaf Farms’ lettuces accessible to more than half […]

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Controlled Environment Agriculture EMEA Vertical Farming

Leafood Expands To Baltics With a 6.45 Million Euro Funding

The Vilnius-based startup, Leafood, has raised €6.45 million in funding to build and operate a network of indoor vertical farms in Lithuania and the greater Baltic region, including Poland in partnership with YesHealth Group. The funding round was led by the founder of organic farm Farmer’s Circle and hospitality hub the Baltic Food Republic, alongside YesHeatlth […]

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Environment International

Franklin Templeton Latest Insights on Food Innovation & Investment Opportunities

Thought leaders from Franklin Templeton and its specialist investment managers weigh in on the challenges and opportunities facing the food and agriculture sector of the future.  SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Franklin Templeton Institute released its latest insights paper, “Food innovation: Investing to feed our future,” focusing on the innovation and investments needed to feed a […]

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Americas Controlled Environment Agriculture Corporate

80 Acres Farms Expands To Covington, Georgia

Governor Brian P. Kemp announced in a statement that the leading indoor vertical farming company, 80 Acres Farms, was expanding to Newton County, investing USD 120 million and creating 150 new jobs within the County to meet growing consumer demand for local, fresh produce. “We are excited to welcome 80 Acres Farms to Georgia as […]

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Analysis Stock Market

3 Institutional Investors Acquiring Vertical Farming Stocks

During the precedent quarter (Q1 2022 ending 31st of March), we have seen many institutional investors increasing or acquiring positions in indoor vertical farming stocks. Large investors such as BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Vanguard Group, and BNP Paribas Asset Management UK have all further invested in the industry thus proving their growing interest as […]

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Controlled Environment Agriculture Corporate Vertical Farming

4 Companies Shaping The Future of Farming in Ontario, Canada

Ontario farmers faced unprecedented challenges following a series of climate hazards, global supply chain disruptions, and important shortages in labor. Recently, Senator Robert Black has pointed out the problems the supply chain had due to labor shortages and vacancies of above 20% as the companies couldn’t find the required labor to fill in the product […]

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International Urban Farming

90 Game-Changing Solutions for Sustainable Cities

Leading Cities, a global non-profit driving resiliency and sustainability for cities, in partnership with QBE Insurance, have selected 90 of the world’s most impactful solutions for advancing sustainable development goals. The QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge is recognized as one of the Top 5 Govtech accelerators in the world and this year the program broke previous […]

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Controlled Environment Agriculture Deals

urban-gro Signs MoU for the Turn-key Design Build With E29 Labs

 urban-gro, Inc. (Nasdaq: UGRO), a fully integrated architectural design, engineering, procurement, and construction management (“EPC”) design-build firm specializing in horticulture, and more specifically, value-added indoor Controlled Environment Agriculture (“CEA”), today announced that it has signed an agreement with E29 Labs, Inc., (“E29 Labs”) a black, woman-owned commercial cannabis production company, to provide full architecture, engineering, […]

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Corporate EMEA Urban Farming Vertical Farming

Sunway XFarms To Open Largest Farm In Kuala Lumpur

Sunway XFarms plans the launch of Kuala Lumpur City Centre’s largest indoor vertical farm in Q3 2022. Created during the pandemic, the company was founded by Sunway Property and Sunway Education Group. It has since produced food for more than 1,800 families wither over 15,000 kg of leafy greens grown and harvested in Sunway’s smart […]

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