Investments in agricultural high-tech startups are gaining popularity over the last few years. Technologies that produce high-quality food with minimal costs - something that is important in times of crisis - at AMarkets materials.
And now, for the first few years, the volume of injections in the segment has slowed markedly in the first half of 2016 - data AdFunder online investment platform. In the first 6 months of investment in the sector totaled $ 1.8 billion - that's 20% less than what it was in the first half of 2015-th. The number of transactions in the sector increased by 7% in 2016 (up to 307). One of the factors reducing the level of investment in the industry - the compression segment of venture capital investment as a whole.
Another factor - the reduction in cereal prices, which puts pressure on the final income of farmers and investors.Currently, investors are interested in more than just the use of drone technology in agriculture, robotics manufacturing processes, e-commerce segment in farm products. In 2015, the venture capital industry is farming took a record $ 4.6 billion.