Indigo Ag Makes Bid to Become Agtech Marketplace, Launches Ag Data Platform

By Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Indigo Agriculture, the agtech startup best known for plant microbiome technology — and raising a cool $403 million in four years — is making a bid to become an agtech product distributor and digital platform.

Indigo manufactures cotton, corn, wheat, soybean and rice seeds coated in a casing of beneficial microbes to help withstand stressors such as heat and drought and use fewer chemicals. The company buys that crop back from farmers for a premium based on its sustainability credentials.

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