agriculture

  • Blue River Technology Raises $3.1 Million To Build Robots To Replace Chemical Herbicides

    Blue River Technology Raises $3.1 Million To Build Robots To Replace Chemical Herbicides

    Computer vision/robotics company Blue River Technology announced today that it has raised a $3.1 million Series A round of funding from Khosla Ventures. Steve Blank, Ulu Ventures and Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs also participated. Blue River is designing weed elimination robots for agriculture. No, the company’s not making marijuana crop destructobots — these machines will… Read More

  • Food Is The New Frontier In Green Tech

    Food Is The New Frontier In Green Tech

    This is a guest post from Ali Partovi, angel investor, startup advisor and serial entrepreneur. He co-founded iLike, acquired by Myspace in 2009, and LinkExchange, acquired by Microsoft for $265 million in 1998. His portfolio has included successes as far-ranging as Zappos, Facebook, DropBox and OPOWER. Around Earth Day, we’re reminded about global warming and pollution, as well as… Read More

  • CoolPlanetBiofuels Draws Google Ventures Investment To Make Gas From Grass

    CoolPlanetBiofuels — a company that converts grass, woodchips, and other non-food crops and farm residue into high-grade fuel — attracted a series B investment From Google Ventures, the companies revealed Thursday. Based in Camarillo, Calif. CoolPlanet claims its biofuel products are not just net zero, but “negative carbon fuels,” because the byproducts from making… Read More

  • Futuristic robot suit gives farmers a power boost

    The Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology has developed a robot suit, which is tailormade to improve the efficiency of agricultural work, i.e. pulling radishes out the ground or collecting oranges from trees. Read More