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Japanese Startup Markets: Agriculture

Japanese Startup Markets: Agriculture

2021.08.30

Our new round of articles is devoted to promising Japanese startups grouped by industry. Today, our focus is on the Agriculture.

1. Oishii Farm Corporation 


https://www.oishii.com/


・Year Founded: 2016


・Total Raised to Date: $55.0M


・Overview


Strawberry plant factory startup, developing "Farm of the Future", a next-generation factory aiming for automation and zero CO2 emissions.




2. PLANT X 


http://www.plantx.co.jp/


・Year Founded: 2014


・Total Raised to Date: $13.0M


・Overview


Providing services specialized for artificial light type plant factories such as

Integrated environmental control system (SAIBAIX), existing factory improvement consulting and support for new factory establishment.




3. Nileworks 


https://www.nileworks.co.jp/


・Year Founded: 2015


・Total Raised to Date: $11.9M


・Overview


Developing the automatic flight type pesticide spraying drone "Nile-T20" that automatically recognizes the shape of the field through the on-board camera and performs aerial spraying of pesticides and growth diagnosis at the same time.




4. YAMAGATA DESIGN 


https://www.yamagata-design.com/


・Year Founded: 2020


・Total Raised to Date: $8.1M


・Overview


Developing the world's first intersatellite optical communication network service "WarpHub InterSat" for low-earth orbit artificial satellites.




5. HarvestX


https://harvestx.jp/


・Year Founded: 2020


・Total Raised to Date: $0.51M


・Overview


Developing various robots for the purpose of fully automatic cultivation of fruits in a plant factory focused on strawberries, creating robots that automate the tasks that have been burdensome to humans, such as pollination and harvesting.






6. Agro Design Studios


https://www.agrodesign.co.jp/


・Year Founded: 2018


・Total Raised to Date: $0.59M


・Overview


Developing insecticides working on pest enzymes and nitrification inhibitors that reduce the environmental burden of fertilizers, with the aim of developing new pesticides and fertilizer additives friendly to humans and the environment.



7. Ac-Planta


https://ac-planta.com/


・Year Founded: 2018


・Total Raised to Date: $0.3M


・Overview


Developing "Skeep on series" biostimulant material using acetic acid, enhanceing the resistance of plants to environmental stress such as dryness, heat and salt damage.



8. Yukimai Design


https://www.ymd1122.com/


・Year Founded: 2017


・Total Raised to Date: $0.74M


・Overview


Developing the automatic weed control robots, organic cultivation technology and a distribution business for organically grown rice with the aim of solving problems in organic rice cultivation.




9. Sagri


https://sagri.tokyo/


・Year Founded: 2018


・Total Raised to Date: $0.34M


・Overview


Building a data platform that combines satellite data with AI technology and division technology, developing an application "ACTABA" for local governments to grasp abandoned cultivated land on a digital map.



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