Agriculture Unicorns

7 Well-Known Unicorn Companies in the Agriculture Industry

Here’s a full list of unicorn companies in the agriculture industry that have made it to the US$1B valuation.

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Think Agriculture is boring and everything’s been done before?

Think again.

If you’re in the agriculture industry or are interested in starting a company in this space, this article dives into all of the hottest Agriculture unicorn startups who are making their way to becoming worth more than US$1 billion.

7 Unicorn Companies in the Agriculture Industry

Apeel Sciences

Apeel Sciences

Apeel Sciences is accelerating the preservation of fresh produce with plant-derived shelf life extension technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    May 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Goleta

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    James Rogers

  • Industries:

    Advanced Materials, Agriculture, AgTech, Biotechnology, Waste Management

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $390,100,564

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    21

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Farmers Business Network

Farmers Business Network

Farmers Business Network is a farmer-to-farmer network that connects farmers, ranchers, and agricultural entrepreneurs with both capital investors and other established farmer-entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.75

    B (

    August 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Carlos

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Amol Deshpande, Charles Baron

  • Industries:

    Agriculture, AgTech, Analytics, Big Data, Farming

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $570,400,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    15

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Indigo

Indigo

Indigo is an end-to-end solution that integrates microbiology technologies to revolutionizes agronomic productivity in agricultural markets around the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.50

    B (

    September 2017

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Boston

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Geoffrey von Maltzahn, Ignacio Martinez, Noubar Afeyan

  • Industries:

    Agriculture, AgTech, Farming, GreenTech

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,169,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    12

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Meicai

Meicai

Meicai is an e-commerce platform for agricultural products that offers a wide selection of organic food, natural pesticide and chemical fertilizer. It has developed an advanced online service system using cutting-edge technology to improve the efficiency of supply chains across the country, enabling farmers to enjoy mechanization, and improving farmers’ livelihood and the quality of rural life.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.80

    B (

    June 2016

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Chuanjun Liu, Xueyin Xu

  • Industries:

    Agriculture, E-Commerce, Food and Beverage

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,453,352,805

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Nxin

Nxin

Nxin provides farmers and entrepreneurs with the training, experience, technology and resources they need to drive more profit from their work.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.08

    B (

    September 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Agriculture

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    CN¥364,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    2

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Qdama

Qdama

Qdama is a vertically integrated provider that offers fresh food and frozen good intermediary services to processors, distributors, retailers, and consumers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    December 2019

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Guangzhou

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Jisheng Feng, Song Tan, Weihua Feng

  • Industries:

    Agriculture, Food and Beverage, Retail

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $142,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Ynsect

Ynsect

Ynsect is a company that delivers innovative solutions for the agro-food and environmental biotechnology industries, by providing biological control products and services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    February 2019

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Alexis Angot, Antoine Hubert, Fabrice Berro, Jean-Gabriel Levon

  • Industries:

    Agriculture, AgTech, Animal Feed, Biotechnology, Farming, Nutrition

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $399,281,338

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    21

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