As Agriculture Tech Heats Up, Farm Management Startup VitalFields Scores Further $1.2M Funding


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Perhaps spurred on by Monsanto’s acquisition of Climate Corporation in 2013, the agriculture tech (or agtech) space looks set to continue heating up, particularly in the eyes of investors.

Today, Estonia-based farm management startup VitalFields has raised an, albeit modest, Series A round of $1.2 million from various backers including SmartCap, the investment arm of taxpayer-funded Estonian Development Fund, and an unnamed large Silicon Valley-based VC. The company currently operates in Poland, Ukraine, Germany and Estonia, and plans to use the additional capital for further product development and boosting VitalFields’ presence across Europe.

Founded in 2011 at the Garage48 hackathon, and also an alumnus of accelerator Startup Wise Guys, we first described VitalFields as an agricultural early warning system, although the company’s product has expanded significantly since then.

7_field details_soil sample_hinterlandIt offers cloud-based software and accompanying mobile apps to help farmers do things like plant disease and growth phase modelling…

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