Singapore-based agritech firm DayaTani secures $2.3M seed round financing

In a significant move towards transforming agriculturaltechnology in Indonesia, DayaTani, a farming focused agritech startup based in Singapore, has announced its successful acquisition of $2.3 million in seed round financing. The round sees participation by prominent venture capitalists namely KBI Investment and MDI Ventures backed Ascent Venture Group who…

Indonesian AgriTech Semaai raises $4.7M in Pre-Series A funding led by CyberAgent Capital

Semaai, an Indonesian agritech startup, has raised $4.7 million in a mix of equity and debt financing. CyberAgent Capital led this investment round with participation from new investors, namely Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia, Ruvento, MyAsiaVC and Heracles Ventures.

Indonesian quick commerce startup Dropezy expands into poultry downstream industry, rebrands to Sekilo

Indonesian quick commerce startup Dropezy has expanded into the poultry downstream industry and rebranded to Sekilo. The firm said that motivated by a commitment to address evolving market demands and capitalize on emerging opportunities, Sekilo stands poised to revolutionize the meat processing and distribution space through innovative solutions.

Indonesia’s aquaculture company eFishery expands to India

Indonesia-based aquaculture company eFishery has announced the completion of its commercial pilot in India, marking a significant milestone in its global expansion journey. The firm has kicked off the pilot project in March of this year, has successfully acquired over 1,000 acres of ponds under contract, and has now distributed more than 3,000 metric tons…

India’s Vegrow raises $46M in Series C funding round led by GIC

Vegrow, an India-based business to business (B2B) fruits marketplace, announced it has raised $46 million in primary and secondary funding. The new funding round is led by GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, with significant participation from existing investor Prosus Ventures, and continued support from Matrix Partners India, Elevation Capital, and…

Malaysian agritech startup Qarbotech lands $700,000 seed funding

Qarbotech, a Malaysia-based agritech startup, announced Monday that it has raised $700,000 in seed funding and grants. The round was led by multi-stage venture capital firm, 500 Global, and includes innovation grants from the Temasek Foundation for winning the Climate Impact Innovations Challenge 2023, and Khazanah Nasional’s Dana Impak for winning the…

Philippines-based finance app GCash enters agrifintech with agri-fisheries platform Mayani

Philippines-based finance app GCash – operated by the country’s fintech firm Mynt – has entered agrifintech through a strategic bid with Mayani, an agri-fisheries platform connecting smallholder farmers and fishers to buyers, to tackle the nation’s elusive phenomenon of rural financial inclusion.

Indonesia’s JALA raises $13.1M from Intudo to scale up operations across key regions of Indonesia

JALA, an Indonesian digital enabler for the shrimp industry, has on Tuesday announced the completion of a $13.1 million Series A round of financing led by Intudo Ventures. The funding also saw participation from Sinar Mas Digital Ventures (SMDV), and existing investors Mirova and Meloy Fund (Deliberate Capital).

Malaysia’s JCorp invests $1.74 million into Singapore-based agritech firm Archisen

Malaysia-based state investment firm Johor Corporation (JCorp) Group will invest MYR 8.2 million ($1.74 million) into Singapore-based agritech firm Archisen Pte Ltd. FarmByte, a digital-first agrofood company within the JCorp, has signed a heads of agreement (HOA) with Archisen, proposing the FarmByte investment into Archisen and the establishment of an…

Altara Ventures and Gentree Fund co-lead $3M seed round into Philippine startup Kita

Philippine agritech startup Kita has closed its oversubscribed $3 million seed round with Gentree Fund and Altara Ventures as co-lead investors. With the fundraising proceeds, the firm aims to digitize the agriculture supply chain through big data and artificial intelligence (AI).