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Crop Biotech

Enhancing seed and crop traits via biotechnology

Overview

Crop biotech involves next-generation developments in crop production, such as transgenesis (genetically modifying seeds), genome editing and silencing techniques (including CRISPR, TALENs, and ZFNs), synthetic biology methods, and selective breeding approaches to improve seed and crop traits. The industry also looks at the biological treatments offered to enhance seed performance—for instance by increasing disease resistance—improve quality, and, in turn, increase crop yield. These methods promise to improve crop productivity in a more sustainable and faster manner than traditional breeding techniques. 

Developments in molecular biology and genetic engineering propel this industry’s evolution. Shrinking agricultural land, alongside population growth and rising demand for sustainably produced and chemical-free food, are fuelling crop biotech’s growth. 

Note: Currently, we do not actively cover this industry, but we have identified it as a potential industry to cover.

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Market Mapping


Incumbents
Growth
Early
Seed
Pre-Seed
Gene editing
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Gene silencing
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Gene modification
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Selective breeding
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Synthetic biology
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Seed treatment
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Biotechnology
Biotechnology
Biotechnology
Biotechnology
Biotechnology
Biotechnology
Takara Bio
KWS group
Evogene
Sakata Seed
Benson Hill
Inari
Pairwise
Farmers Business Network
Tropic Biosciences
Calyxt
ZeaKal
Meiogenix
Amfora
Phytoform
Hudson River Biotechnology
Nexgen Plants Pty Limited
Lone Star Industrial Materials
Avalo
BioHeuris
PLANTEDIT
BetterSeeds
Novici Biotech
BASF
Syngenta
Epicrop Technologies
Agro Epigenetics Corp
RNAissance
Nemgenix
NanoSUR
Arcadia Biosciences
DowDuPont
Indigo
Limagrain
Monsanto
Performance Plants
CropDesign
Corn States
Bioceres Crop Solutions
Plastomics
Nitrogenics
Endura Bio
Phytowelt
Brotherton Seed Company
Abbott & Cobb
Hazera Genetics
Kaiima
VoloAgri Group
Solynta
Tomatech
Brightseed
Powerpollen
Origene Seeds
Sostena
Endo Industries
Philoseed
PlantArcBio
Native Traits
Edison Agrosciences
Smart Earth Seeds
Yield 10 Bioscience
Ginkgo Bioworks
Zymergen
Arzeda
AgriMetis
Plant Sensory Systems
AFINGEN®
Kamterter
Cimbria
AgraQuest
Incotec Group
Northern Seed
SaliCrop
Arlabion
Biolevel
Screenseed
Ascribe Bioscience
GaAIS, LLC

The Disruptors


Gene editing

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Disruptors

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Funding in USD Millions
Farmers Business Network
870
Benson Hill
508
Inari
382
Pairwise
115
Tropic Biosciences
74
Calyxt
72
ZeaKal
24
Meiogenix
14
Amfora
12
Phytoform
11
Watchlist
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Hudson River Biotechnology
Nexgen Plants Pty Limited
Lone Star Industrial Materials
Avalo
BioHeuris
PLANTEDIT
BetterSeeds
Novici Biotech

Gene silencing

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Disruptors

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Funding in USD Millions
Agro Epigenetics Corp
Unknown
Watchlist
?
Epicrop Technologies
NanoSUR
RNAissance
Nemgenix

Gene modification

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Disruptors

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Funding in USD Millions
Bioceres Crop Solutions
60
Plastomics
9
Phytowelt
Unknown
Watchlist
?
Nitrogenics
Endura Bio

Selective breeding

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Disruptors

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Funding in USD Millions
Kaiima
133
VoloAgri Group
127
Brightseed
119
Solynta
46
Powerpollen
14
Origene Seeds
10
Philoseed
Unknown
Tomatech
Unknown
Watchlist
?
Sostena
PlantArcBio
Native Traits
Edison Agrosciences
Smart Earth Seeds
Endo Industries

Synthetic biology

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Disruptors

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Funding in USD Millions
Zymergen
974
Ginkgo Bioworks
800
Arzeda
51
AgriMetis
32
Plant Sensory Systems
1
Watchlist
?
AFINGEN®

Seed treatment

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Disruptors

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Funding in USD Millions
Arlabion
Unknown
Northern Seed
Unknown
Biolevel
Unknown
Screenseed
Unknown
Watchlist
?
Ascribe Bioscience
SaliCrop
GaAIS, LLC

Farmers Business Network

Farmer's Business Network, Inc. is an independent agricultural tech and commerce platform and farmer-to-farmer network that helps its members make confident decisions to ensure the economic viability of their farms and work toward a sustainable future. FBN is an advocate for family farmers and ranchers, and does whatever it takes to help farmers become more prosperous - whether it's through data science-driven agronomic insights about their fields, providing farm inputs through its e-commerce store, helping farmers sell their crop more intelligently and independently, or providing them with health or crop insurance. FBN arms farmers with the tools they need to make the best decisions for their business, their families and the planet. FBN members farm more than 80 million acres in the U.S., Canada and Australia. The company has over 800 personnel and offices in San Carlos, CA., Chicago, Ill., Sioux Falls, S.D., a Canadian headquarters in High River, Alberta, and an Australian headquarters in Perth.

Segment:
Gene editing
Total funding:
USD 870.4 million
Disruptor Funding History

Gene editing:

Farmers Business Network
Benson Hill
Inari
Pairwise
Tropic Biosciences
Calyxt
ZeaKal
Meiogenix
Amfora
Phytoform
Hudson River Biotechnology
Nexgen Plants Pty Limited
Lone Star Industrial Materials
Avalo
BioHeuris
PLANTEDIT

Gene silencing:

Epicrop Technologies
NanoSUR

Gene modification:

Bioceres Crop Solutions
Plastomics
Nitrogenics

Notable Investors


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