A mid-year report by AgFunder says that agtech startups raised $2.06 billion in the first half of 2015. The report, powered in part by CrunchBase, highlighted the rising trend in agtech investing, with the comparable figure for all of 2014 at $2.36 billion.
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or "drones" for some), are quickly finding applications in fields as diverse as entertainment, infrastructure and agriculture. Longitudinal data collection makes that image capture more valuable to agriculture and utilities over time. For agtech applications, the mashup of mapping to image collection holds tremendous promise.