01 Mar Future of Agriculture 042: Agtech Foodtech and Ag Entrepreneurship with Louisa Burwood-Taylor of AgFunder
AgTech has experienced quite a boom over the years. There is no question that innovation can boost tremendous improvements in the Agriculture industry. And like me, many Agriculture professionals and business owners are curious and eagerly awaiting the next big thing from AgTech.
Louisa Burwood-Taylor is currently at the heart of the AgTech industry as the Chief Editor of AgFunderNews.com. She was originally a financial journalist and was privileged to shift to AgTech just when the industry started gaining significant progress.
In today’s show, Louisa shares her experience in AgTech, along with invaluable entrepreneurial advice, insight and a glimpse of what is to come in the industry.
“Agriculture is the least digitized industry in the world, which is pretty concerning because it is one of the most essential industries in our daily lives.”
This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:
- The Agriculture industry is currently experiencing an Intersection between food, technology, and entrepreneurship.
- Women are making great strides in the Agriculture industry and it makes sense to have more of their voice in the corporate scene, because they influence more than half of the food choices in the family).
- Consumer demand and changes are really going to impact how farmers plant, what they plant, and how they grow it.
- There’s a huge potential for robotics to revolutionize farming, but it has not yet raised much funding because the technology is not quite there yet and it can be quite expensive.
- Louisa shares the “hot” areas for AgTech where there are a lot of start-ups and tech innovation hubs.
- She discusses what accelerators do and their role in AgTech.
- Entrepreneurs are demonstrating more enthusiasm with AgTech this year.
- It may take some time before AgTech finds another unicorn, because the investors have pulled back over the last few years.
- How Consumer Preferences and the Role of Women are Informing Food & Ag Innovation
- The Climate Corporation
- Memphis Meats
- Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology
- Research Triangle Park
- Volcani Center
- Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies
Reach out with Damian Mason:
- Louisa Burwood-Taylor on Twitter
- Louisa Burwood-Taylor on LinkedIn
- AgFunder on Twitter
- AgFunder on Google+
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