Agricool harvests $4.3 million to grow fruits and vegetables in containers

French startup Agricool has raised $4.3 million (€4 million) from newly launched VC firm Daphni as well as Parrot founder Henri Seydoux and Captain Train (acquired by Trainline) co-founder Jean-Daniel Guyot. Agricool’s product is quite unusual as the company wants to grow strawberries and later other fruits and vegetables inside shipping containers. With many people Read more about Agricool harvests $4.3 million to grow fruits and vegetables in containers[…]

Freight Farms raises $1.2 million for greenhouses built in old shipping containers

Often companies that go through accelerator programs are accused of not being ambitious enough. Investors kvetch that that the startup ideas offered are “incremental” or “unoriginal.” That knock does not apply to Freight Farms, a startup which retrofits recycled shipping containers into modular mini-farms. The company graduated from Techstars Boston this Spring. Click to continue https://pando.com/2013/12/09/freight-farms-raises-1-2-million-for-greenhouses-built-in-old-shipping-containers/