Agritech companies and investors await you in Finder
Start-Up Nation Finder Contact us

Get to know the innovation of AGRITECH

Agritech, also known as Agtech, comprises technological innovations and capabilities that change how food and other agricultural products are grown, harvested, packaged, stored, transported, processed and sold - making the farm-to-table process more efficient, sustainable and safe. Israel is uniquely positioned to utilize sophisticated technological solutions to address the challenges that the world farming community faces at all stages of the food supply chain. The strength of Israel’s Agritech sector results from a variety of reasons, including government support and the lessons learned from the local shortage of natural resources, which fostered innovative methods and technologies for “growing more with less” long before it became one of the world’s pressing challenges. Over the past few years, there has been a global move towards data-enabled technology and the Internet of Things, technologies where Israel is acknowledged as a global leader. The range of Israel’s Agritech innovation capabilities is broad and varied, including in-soil and in-tree sensors, cutting-edge swarming robot drones, plant genetics platforms, cultured meat, alternative proteins, smart irrigation, and big data analytics software.

These briefs provide an overview of the Israeli Agritech and Foodtech ecosystems, with data on leading trends and success stories, showing how Israeli technology can solve the most pressing global food challenges of the 21st century.

Start-up Nation Central Agritech Brief 357 KB PDF Start-up Nation Central Foodtech Brief 269 KB PDF

Sector Spread

Agritech
Investments by Year
Total
  • Amount $
    # Rounds
Capital Raised
# Rounds

"The key challenges of the agritech market are slow adoption, price sensitivity, regulations, and limited capital. At the same time, the demand-market is guaranteed, and on top of that, the high barriers to entry and financial potential are driving investor activity."

- Dr. Nitza Kardish
CEO of Trendlines

Agritech highlights

opportunities

Fishtech Awards: Turning Seafood Innovation Into Business

5 August 2018
news

Start-Up Nation Central Aims to Help African Farmers by Teaming Up With African NGO

2 August 2018
news

European Sugar Producer Südzucker Partners with DouxMatok to Further Develop Innovative Sugar Reduction Technology

1 August 2018
opportunities

DataHack 2018: Sponsorship Reach Out

29 July 2018
opportunities

Call for Proposals with 1+1 M EUR Total Budget

29 July 2018
news

3 Israeli Start-ups on Shortlist for PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse Incubator Program

17 July 2018
news

Creators of New Approach for Genetic Plant Improvement PlantArcBio Raise $3m

16 July 2018
news

ViAqua, Medical Aquafarming Startup Receives Investment from Nutreco - Dutch Animal Feed Company

16 July 2018
news

Start-Up Nation Central's Annual Report

26 June 2018
opportunities

Call for Startups Solving Global Challenges

26 June 2018
news

$10 M raised by Rootility, Israeli Plant-Breeding Start-Up

10 May 2018
news

Agritech accelerator launched by Hebrew University TTO, Yissum

10 May 2018
news

Israeli Farmers' Research Wins NY Teen $250K Grant

9 May 2018
news

Frutarom to be acquired for $7.1B by US-based flavor and fragrance company IFF

7 May 2018
news

Evogene Announcement: Trials Show Up To 20% Increase in Corn Yield

11 April 2018
news

Israeli Startups Significantly Impacting Agriculture

11 April 2018
news

Major Strides in Beating Banana Fungus: Evogene Ltd. and Rahan Meristem Ltd.

11 April 2018
news

Israeli Bio-tech company Maxximilk Invested in Heavily by Godrej Agrovet

25 January 2018
news

New Report: Lion's Share of Global Funding Goes to Israeli Smart Farming

26 November 2017
news

$11M in Funding for Israeli Developers of Sustainable Packaging TIPA

26 November 2017
blog

Israeli Agritech: A Force [of Nature] to be Reckoned With

29 October 2017
news

$11M Raised by Digital Farming Company Phytech

24 October 2017
news

Projected Annual Export of Cannabis from Israel to be Worth $1 Billion

24 October 2017
blog

Industrial Age Farming: How Urbanization is Changing the Industry

17 August 2017
blog

Farm Dog’s Promise: Fewer Pests and More Food

17 August 2017
blog

First we take Boston, then we take Israel

17 August 2017
news

Major stake of Netafim bought by chemical and petrochemical company Mexichem for $1.5B

16 August 2017
blog

India-Israel: Growing Challenges and AgriTech Solutions

14 August 2017