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Ahead of the USDA’s August WASDE report, Indigo updates production forecasts for corn and soybeans in the U.S.

August 12, 2019 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo forecasts end of season corn production at 12.0B bushels and soybean production at 3.7B bushels.
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Indigo calls on innovators to apply for The Terraton Challenge and present solutions that accelerate the drawdown of one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide into agricultural soils

July 23, 2019 | Indigo Agriculture
Through The Terraton Challenge, innovators will compete to develop solutions that advance The Terraton Initiative, the global effort to remove 1 trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
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These Programs Will Pay Kansas Farmers For Crops They Won't Harvest

July 15, 2019 | KCUR
Ag tech company, Indigo Agriculture, has created a carbon marketplace where growers who sequester carbon are paid and businesses, nonprofits or anyone interested in investing in the marketplace can purchase carbon credits, typically used to offset the release of greenhouse gases from some other activity. The company aims to reduce carbon dioxide by 1 trillion tons. Ed Smith is the head of Indigo Carbon, and oversees the company’s Terraton Initiative. If a farmer has a 100-acre field, and puts three tons of carbon dioxide into the ground, Smith says that farmer would be compensated $45 per acre — for a total of $4,500 for the entire field. 
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Why Soil Is Disappearing From Farms

July 11, 2019 | BBC
The processes that generate high-quality, fertile topsoil can take centuries. But the world is ploughing through that resource at an alarming rate. About 40% of the world's land has already been taken over by agriculture, while livestock grazing and expanding urban areas are taking further chunks out of what is left over.  At first glance, it might seem that there is no shortage of mud and dirt around the world. But it's the quality that really counts. 
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Ahead of the USDA’s July WASDE report, Indigo unveils insights into the U.S. growing season with production forecasts for corn & soy

July 11, 2019 | Indigo Agriculture
  Indigo forecasts end of season yield at 159.4 bu/ac for corn and 47.6 bu/ac for soybeans in the U.S. These forecasts were generated through Indigo Atlas, a living map of the world’s food supply that models crop health and yield at the county, state, and national level. This crop report is available on Indigo’s website, via the Indigo Atlas Insights page, an open access repository offering visibility into data, insights, and expert commentary on the global food system. Boston, Massachusetts, July 11, 2019 — Indigo Ag, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, releases its corn and soybean production report ahead of the USDA’s July 11th World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). In recent years, the models powering Indigo Atlas have outperformed the USDA’s in-season estimate. In 2017, for example, Indigo’s models predicted the final corn yield within 1% of the final data five months ahead of the USDA’s end of season report.
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Indigo CEO David Perry on AgriTalk

June 19, 2019 | AgriTalk
David Perry, President and CEO of Indigo, made a guest appearance on the podcast AgriTalk, a daily national conversation about the latest issues impacting agriculture and rural America.
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Indigo Ag plants flag in Memphis with inaugural conference, global announcement

June 17, 2019 | The Daily Memphian
Memphis' new corporate citizen, Indigo Ag, is not a quiet tech company. It has industry-disrupting, world-changing ideas. Although the Boston-based agriculture firm has only filled about one-third of its North American commercial headquarters in Downtown Memphis so far, the company made national news at The Peabody this week.   Wednesday, at its first annual Beneficial Ag conference, Indigo Ag launched a collaborative initiative to be a major player in the reduction and reversal of global warming.
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Indigo to Remove 1 ‘Terraton’ CO2 from Atmosphere Through Regenerative Farming

June 13, 2019 | Sustainable Brands
For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon dioxide has exceeded 415ppm, representing an increase of one trillion tons — or, a teraton— of atmospheric CO2 since pre-industrial levels of 280ppm. Utilizing the potential of agricultural soils, The Terraton Initiative seeks to remove one trillion tons of CO2from the atmosphere. With Indigo’s integrated approach to agriculture, and partnerships with representatives from across the value chain, The Terraton Initiative will unlock the most scalable, immediate and affordable opportunity to address climate change that exists today.
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This is a $15 trillion opportunity for farmers to fight climate change

June 12, 2019 | CNBC
Indigo Agriculture, the Boston-based start-up that uses natural microbiology to revolutionize the way farmers grow crops, has unveiled a first-of-a-kind program to tackle climate change worldwide. The company launched The Terraton Initiative on Wednesday to accelerate carbon sequestration from agricultural soil on a massive scale. The goal: to capture 1 trillion metric tons (a teraton) of carbon dioxide worldwide from 3.6 billion acres of farmland through a marketplace that gives farmers incentives to implement regenerative farming practices.
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The new plan to remove a trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere: Bury it

June 12, 2019 | The Washington Post
Last month, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere surpassed 415 parts per million, the highest in human history. Environmental experts say the world is increasingly on a path toward a climate crisis. The most prominent efforts to prevent that crisis involve reducing carbon emissions. But another idea is also starting to gain traction — sucking all that carbon out of the atmosphere and storing it underground.
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Agritech start-up Indigo to pay farmers for soil carbon capture

June 12, 2019 | The Financial Times
Indigo Agriculture, a Boston-based agritech start-up, will start paying farmers to store carbon in soil, as it seeks to spur a novel market that could help address climate change. 
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Boston company says agriculture might hold one solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

June 12, 2019 | The Boston Globe
Agriculture is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, with livestock management, deforestation, and other common practices releasing heat-trapping compounds that would otherwise be trapped underground. But agriculture could also help mitigate the problem: By reducing plowing, rotating crops, and planting cover crops on empty fields, farmers can help bury millions of tons of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by human activity.
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This new marketplace pays farmers to fight climate change

June 12, 2019 | Fast Company
Boston, Massachusetts, June 12, 2019 — One of the biggest solutions for the climate isn’t as obvious as wind power or electric cars. But if farmers make changes to the way they manage soil on farms—and that happened on farmland globally—it could theoretically suck a trillion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, or as much as humans have emitted since the Industrial Revolution.
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Indigo launches The Terraton Initiative™ to remove one trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

June 12, 2019 | Indigo Agriculture
  At record levels of 415 parts per million (ppm), the Earth’s atmosphere contains one trillion tons (one teraton) more carbon dioxide today than it did prior to the Industrial Revolution. Increasing the carbon levels in agricultural soils from today’s levels of approximately 1% back to native levels of nearly 3% would sequester the same one trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. There are proven methods, known as regenerative practices, for increasing soil carbon concentration, which are employed by many farmers today. Storing atmospheric carbon dioxide in agricultural soils represents the most scalable, immediate, and affordable action that we can take to address climate change. The Terraton Initiative includes: (1) Indigo Carbon, a carbon market providing incentives to growers to implement regenerative farming practices at scale; (2) The Terraton Experiment, a large, real-time, open-source soil carbon experiment; (3) The Terraton Challenge to encourage technological innovation; (4) and the launch of The Carbon Cup to inspire grower competition and innovation. Boston, Massachusetts, June 12, 2019 — Indigo Agriculture, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces the launch of The Terraton Initiative™ to accelerate carbon sequestration at an unprecedented scale. For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon dioxide has exceeded 415ppm, representing an increase of one trillion tons – or, a teraton – of atmospheric carbon dioxide since pre-industrial levels of 280ppm. Utilizing the potential of agricultural soils, The Terraton Initiative seeks to remove one trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  With Indigo’s integrated approach to agriculture, and partnerships with representatives from across the value chain, The Terraton Initiative will unlock the most scalable, immediate, and affordable opportunity to address climate change that exists today.
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With Microbiome Technology, Expanded Market Access, and Season-Long Support, Growers Earn Up to an Additional $59 per Acre with 2020 Indigo Certified Wheat™

May 22, 2019 | Indigo Agriculture
  Through this offer, U.S. wheat growers can tailor a package of solutions to meet their specific needs and earn up to an additional $59 per acre Indigo’s comprehensive approach preserves the value and integrity of a grower’s crop from planting through delivery The 2020 offer includes both hard red and soft red winter wheat Memphis, Tennessee, May 22, 2019 — Indigo Agriculture, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces its 2020 Winter Wheat offer. Available for the 2020 crop season, the offer is designed to increase overall profitability for U.S. wheat growers.
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CNBC Names Indigo World's Most Innovative Company

May 15, 2019 | Lora Kolodny
Boston, Massachusetts, May 15, 2019 —This Boston-based agricultural technology start-up is creating seed treatments that optimize the health of a plant in order to increase its yield. The aim is to use natural microbiology and tech to improve sustainability, profits for growers and, of course, consumer health. Currently, the company's seed treatments are used for five major row crops — corn, wheat, soybeans, rice and cotton.
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Indigo Agriculture and Anheuser-Busch Partner to Meet Sustainability Goals for Rice Production

March 11, 2019 | Indigo Agriculture
Boston, Massachusetts, March 11, 2019 — Indigo Agriculture, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, and Anheuser-Busch, the country’s leading brewer, have announced a partnership focused on sustainable rice production. Indigo has committed to delivering 2.2 million bushels of Indigo Rice™ to Anheuser-Busch that is grown with specific environmental attributes. Growers contracting with Indigo to produce rice for Anheuser-Busch will reduce water and nitrogen used by 10% and achieve at least 10% savings in greenhouse gas emissions compared to state benchmarks. This partnership is the first of-its-kind to offer growers an end-to-end solution that incentivizes the commercial production of sustainable rice.
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Indigo Among Founding Members of New Sustainability Coalition

February 26, 2019 | Ecosystem Services Market Consortium
Raleigh, North Carolina, February 26, 2019 —Today, ten private-sector companies and nonprofit organizations have announced their intent to join together to form the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium. 
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Indigo Named to Fast Company's 2019 Most Innovative Companies List

February 20, 2019 | Fast Company
Boston, Massachusetts, February 20, 2019 — Indigo Agriculture, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, was named one of 2019's Most Innovative Companies, earning #35 overall and #3 in the Food category.
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2018 Indigo Corn™ Demonstrates Yield Improvement Across 48,000 Acres in the U.S.

February 14, 2019 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo Corn thrived nationwide, demonstrating a 10.1 bushel per acre yield increase over neighboring fields, or a 5.5% median uplift. Indigo captured full-season data on over 48,000 acres, a dramatic increase in scale compared to the industry standard side-by-side small plot trials. Analyzing performance results across tens of thousands of acres allows Indigo to measure the performance of any agriculture technology under real-world conditions. Boston, Massachusetts, February 14, 2019 — Indigo Agriculture, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, has released 2018 corn harvest data from over 48,000 acres contracted with Indigo. Nationwide, Indigo’s grower partners saw an average yield increase of 10.1 bushels per acre when compared to neighboring fields, translating to a 5.5% median uplift. Leveraging satellite technology, data was gathered on more than 2,100 fields across the country. For the analysis, Indigo controlled for weather and land factors impacting specific regions and agriculture practices implemented by different growers.
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Indigo Ag, Inc. Hires Executive Leader and Former StubHub CMO Jennifer Betka to Unite Global Stakeholders in the Movement Towards Beneficial Agriculture

February 07, 2019 | Indigo Agriculture
Jennifer Betka joins Indigo as Chief Marketing Officer after a career of successfully elevating category-leading brands in transformative cultural moments In her new role, Betka will communicate and align the value of Indigo's products and services under a singular resonant brand that spans the food system Boston, Massachusetts, February 7, 2019 — Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces the appointment of Jennifer Betka as Chief Marketing Officer. As Indigo’s first CMO, Betka will develop Indigo’s global brand.
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Indigo Agriculture Launches Indigo Transport™, a Digital Logistics Platform to Expand Options for Growers and Streamline the Agriculture Supply Chain

January 30, 2019 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo Transport is a full-service digital logistics platform designed to connect shippers and carriers for the efficient haul of agricultural products Indigo Transport is integrated within Indigo Marketplace™ to enable access to a range of buyers, including those outside of a grower's immediate market Carriers are vetted and certified for the quality of their equipment and services, ensuring the reliable transfer of grain Growers are able to act as carriers themselves, enrolling their own trucks to the platform Boston, Massachusetts, January 30, 2019 — Indigo Agriculture, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces the launch of Indigo Transport. The $7.5B agriculture transportation market represents the third largest sector within the US transport industry. It moves 800M tons of products annually yet remains inefficient and costly for stakeholders throughout the supply chain. Shippers of agricultural products – including growers, food processors, grain elevators, etc. – are faced with a time-intensive and often unreliable sourcing process. Inconsistent demand and limited price transparency reduce carrier profitability. In addition, absence of digitized load-matching leads to unsustainable greenhouse gas emissions. Indigo Transport solves these inefficiencies by implementing technology to connect shippers, buyers, and carriers for an optimized transportation network.
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Indigo Ag, Inc. Shares January Corn and Soybean Yield Forecasts for the Americas to Help Global Grower Community Navigate Market During US Government Shutdown

January 11, 2019 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo has the capability to forecast crop yield and production around the globe with recently acquired satellite imaging and machine learning platform whose yield prediction capabilities have outperformed the USDA's in recent years With the US government shutdown delaying the release of critical market data, Indigo utilizes newly acquired platform to share directional changes to soybean and corn yield and production forecasts for the Americas, representing 82% and 48% of the world’s supply in these two crops, respectively Access to market data is not only critical for grower decision-making and planning, but for buyers, food companies, and the global financial markets, especially in the absence of the January 11th USDA WASDE report Boston, Massachusetts, January 11, 2019 — Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, publicizes directional changes to January soybean and corn yield and production forecasts for the 2018/2019 season across the Americas. With the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to satellite imagery, Indigo garners global yield performance and production data of crops in real-time. Indigo stakeholders, including growers, leverage this data for various objectives throughout the season.
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A Designer Seed Company Is Building a Farming Panopticon

December 13, 2018 | Wired
By Megan Molteni
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Indigo Ag bringing 700 jobs to Downtown Memphis

December 13, 2018 | The Daily Memphian
By Tom Bailey
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Indigo Ag, Inc. Acquires TellusLabs, a Leader in Satellite Technology and Artificial Intelligence, to Enhance Indigo’s Data-Driven Agronomic Solutions

December 13, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo has acquired TellusLabs, a leader in the use of satellite technology and artificial intelligence whose mission is to build a living map of the world's food supply. TellusLabs' agricultural intelligence technology will integrate with Indigo's deep record of on-farm data, culminating in a platform that will provide growers and buyers with access to personalized, data-driven insights. The acquisition of TellusLabs will allow Indigo to further its commitment to improving grower profitability and environmental sustainability, while bringing transparency to the global food system.  Boston, Massachusetts, December 13, 2018 — Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces the acquisition of TellusLabs, a leader in the use of satellite imaging for developing agricultural insights. Indigo adds TellusLabs’ proprietary platform and staff of experts to reduce risk and increase yield potential for growers. With this technology and personnel, Indigo will expand the scope and precision of its data insights and recommendation platform. These insights will bring transparency to the global food system while supporting grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health.
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Indigo Named a 2019 Best Place to Work

December 11, 2018 | Glassdoor
Glassdoor named Indigo one of the Top Small & Medium Places to Work in 2019, based on criteria including overall job satisfaction, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management, and work/life balance. Read more here.
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Indigo Ag Launches Indigo Certified Agronomist Program, Connecting Independent Agronomists with Growers to Improve On-farm Profitability

November 13, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Agronomists optimize on-farm decision-making to increase grower profitability, while also gathering data that can be made actionable for future seasons Indigo certifies independent agronomists on the basis of demonstrated experience, academic credentials, and completion of Indigo’s rigorous training program Agronomists certified by Indigo are introduced to an extensive network of potential growers Memphis, Tennessee, November 13, 2018 -- Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces the launch of the Indigo Certified Agronomist Program (ICAP). Designed to maximize grower profitability, the program certifies independent agronomists to service acres grown with Indigo’s microbial-treated seeds. Insights from these professionals are a component of Indigo Certified Crops™.
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Indigo Launches Grow Indigo™, a Joint Venture with Mahyco Grow™, a Leading Indian Agri-Innovator, to Bring Microbial Technology to South Asian Farmers

October 23, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo’s first venture into smallholder markets, the partnership aims to improve grower livelihoods through microbial technology Indigo’s collaborative associate, Mahyco Grow™, has built an extensive network of grower relationships that can be leveraged to bring treated seeds to farms across the country Microbial products can help mitigate the effects of environmental stress on crops throughout the region  Boston, Massachusetts, October 23, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, and Mahyco Grow™, a leading agri innovation major headquartered in India’s Maharashtra state, have announced the launch of a joint venture to provide growers across South Asia access to cutting-edge seed treatments. The venture, proposed to be called Grow Indigo™, marks Indigo’s first expansion into smallholder markets, where average farm sizes are typically one to three acres.
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Indigo Agriculture Announces 2019 Indigo Certified Cotton™, the Latest Addition to Indigo Certified Crops™

October 09, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Growers of Indigo Certified Cotton™ can increase their profitability with higher yields and guaranteed premiums on acres marketed with Indigo The base agreement of the offer includes Indigo® microbial-treated seed and agronomic support, with the option to add other services available through Indigo Growers can market their fiber independently, or find buyers through Indigo  Boston, Massachusetts, October 9, 2018 –Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces its latest offer, Indigo Certified Cotton™. Available for the 2019 crop season, Indigo Certified Cotton offers growers premier inputs to achieve higher yields and flexibility to decide how to market their fiber, while also emphasizing sustainable growing practices.
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Indigo Agriculture Launches Indigo Certified Crops™, an Offer to Increase Grower Profitability and Marketing Flexibility at Harvest

September 20, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo Certified Crops™ is a new offer for U.S. growers, integrating the company’s microbial and digital technologies with the newly announced Indigo Marketplace™ The offer aims to increase grower profitability with higher yields and guaranteed premiums on grain sold through Indigo Marketplace™ Growers engaged in Indigo Certified Crops™ retain decision-making authority in the marketing of their grain Boston, Massachusetts, September 20th, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces its newest offering for the 2019 crop season, Indigo Certified Crops™.  Indigo Certified Crops was built to provide growers with flexibility in the marketing of their grain, while increasing profitability through higher yields and premiums guaranteed on grain sold through Indigo Marketplace™.
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Indigo Ag lands massive new investment as it pushes new farming practices

September 18, 2018 | The Boston Globe
By Andy Rosen
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Indigo raises $250M, launches marketplace to help farmers get paid for quality grain

September 18, 2018 | TechCrunch
By Kate Clark
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Indigo Raises $250 Million to Bring Tech to Big Agriculture

September 18, 2018 | Bloomberg
By Austin Weinstein
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Indigo Agriculture Closes $250M To Launch Digital Farmer's Market

September 18, 2018 | Forbes
By Christian Kreznar
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Press Release

Indigo Agriculture Raises an Additional $250M and Launches Digital Grain Marketplace

September 18, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo extends efforts to decommoditize agriculture with launch of Indigo Marketplace™, a digital platform for buying and selling grain Indigo Marketplace has already connected thousands of U.S. growers and buyers, with billions of dollars in inventory and demand Supporting Indigo’s mission and the expansion of Indigo Marketplace is a Series E raise of $250M, bringing Indigo’s total capital raised to over $650M Boston, Massachusetts, September 18, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces the launch of Indigo Marketplace™, along with the close of a $250M Series E funding round. Indigo Marketplace allows the company to further its vision for decommoditizing agriculture to better support grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health.
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2018 Indigo Wheat™ Harvest Data Demonstrates Significant Yield and Quality Improvements Across more than 40,000 Acres

September 12, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Leveraging satellite technology, Indigo releases data on an unprecedented 40,000+ acres from the 2018 commercial wheat harvest Indigo Wheat™ demonstrates median yield gains of 12.7%, with protein content averaging 13.8% Growers of Indigo Wheat™ with a 40 bushel per acre average have the potential to earn $44.20 more per acre in the 2018/2019 season Boston, Massachusetts, September 12, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, has released 2018 harvest data from over 40,000 acres of wheat grown through Indigo Production™. Wheat grown in contract with Indigo demonstrated median yield gains of 12.7% when compared to neighboring fields. Responding to demands of buyers and consumers for higher quality grain, the company has also shared the protein content of wheat grown through Indigo Production. Protein content averaged 13.8%, which is an increase of 1.1% over county averages. 
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Start-Up Spotlight: Indigo Agriculture

August 03, 2018 | Successful Farming
By Laurie Bedord
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To Make Change Happen, Make It Easier To Change

August 02, 2018 | Farm Journal
By Steve Cubbage
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Press Release

Technology Leader and Early Amazon Executive Brian Birtwistle Joins Indigo as Chief Product Officer

August 01, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Birtwistle joins Indigo after a career developing successful go-to-market strategies for digital products at high-growth technology companies In his new role, Birtwistle is responsible for Indigo’s digital and software products Birtwistle’s arrival highlights Indigo’s focus on digital technologies that enable data-driven farming and increased food system transparency
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Leading edge agriculture to be feared

July 26, 2018 | Wilmington News Journal
By Wilmington News Journal
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Indigo Ag promotes sustainable farms with integrated wheat program

July 25, 2018 | Kansas Farmer
By P.J. Griekspoor
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News

Ag News Daily: Tech Tuesday with Indigo

July 24, 2018 | Ag News Daily
Hosted by Michael Pearson, Delaney Howell, & Hannah Pagel
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CoreNet Global New England Chapter Announces 2018 Awards of Excellence

July 24, 2018 | Boston Real Estate Times
By Boston Real Estate Times
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Press Release

Indigo Announces New Premium Pricing for 2018/2019 Wheat Season with Additional Compensation through On-Farm Storage & Grain Quality

July 17, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
U.S. wheat growers can receive a price premium of 20 cents per bushel above market price by contracting with Indigo to grow Indigo WheatTMfor the 2018/2019 season Price premiums can increase to more than 40 cents per bushel, depending on on-farm storage capacity and grain quality Indigo also offers treated seed to non-contracted growers, extending access to its microbial technology
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Indigo Wheat™ Demonstrates Continuous Improvement with Significant Yield Gains in Second Commercial Season

July 10, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo Wheat™ demonstrated average yield gains of 19% in low yielding conditions and 13% across all conditions Improving upon last year’s yield gains of 16% in low yielding conditions and 8% across all conditions, 2018 reflects year-over-year improvement, validating research and development approach Boston, Massachusetts, July 10, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, has released an early view on yield data from its microbial seed treatment for wheat. In its second commercial season, Indigo Wheat™ demonstrated an average yield uplift of 13% in side-by-side trials held on 24 fields, with four popular seed varieties across Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas showing a win-rate of 62.5%. Under higher-stress, low-yielding conditions, the average yield uplift was 19% with a win-rate of 76%.
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News

Higher proteins a bright spot as Kansas wheat harvest sees lower yields

July 06, 2018 | Food Business News
By Matt Noltemeyer
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News

The Natural Connection to Cotton-Seed Selection

July 05, 2018 | California Apparel News
By Dorothy Crouch
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Forbes names Indigo one of the most innovative agtech startups

June 28, 2018 | Forbes
By Alex Knapp, Maggie McGrath, and Chloe Sorvino
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Indigo recognized as top farming automation company

June 28, 2018 | Robotics & Automation News
By David Edwards
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Senate Passes Farm Bill with Incentives for Farmers to Build Soil Health, Sequester Carbon

June 21, 2018 | AgFunder
By Louisa Burwood-Taylor
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News

Guide: 15 Boston Microbiome Startups to Watch

June 19, 2018 | BostInno
By Srividya Kalyanaraman
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Indigo Ag Makes Bid to Become Agtech Marketplace, Launches Ag Data Platform

June 13, 2018 | AgFunder
By Louisa Burwood-Taylor
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Press Release

Indigo announces the launch of the world's largest agriculture lab via Indigo Research Partners

June 13, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Via Indigo Research PartnersTM, a network of 50+ of the largest US growers, Indigo has instrumented fields across the US to gather over a trillion data points each day and test hundreds of agricultural technologies over the next two years Open platform for agricultural research enables data-based agronomic & financial decision making and accelerates adoption of innovative technologies   Boston, Massachusetts, June 13, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces today the expansion of its innovation platform, Indigo Research PartnersTM. The platform, which was launched in 2017 as Indigo PartnersTM, involves collaborating with 50 leading growers and agronomic experts to evaluate agricultural technologies over 25,000 acres. It has significantly evolved over the past 12 months to provide further support to growers through real-time, farm-specific insights collected from commercial-scale testing. Using over a trillion data points gathered daily from sensors, drones, weather stations, and other technologies, the platform will optimize on-farm decision-making, accelerate the adoption of new technologies, and improve grower profitability.      
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Indigo supports global expansion with the appointment of Karsten Neuffer as Chief Operating Officer, International

June 05, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Experienced agribusiness professional Neuffer will accelerate Indigo’s international expansion, bringing the company’s technology and business model to a wide network of growers   Boston, Massachusetts, June 5, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces today that Karsten Neuffer has joined as Chief Operating Officer, International. Neuffer will lead Indigo’s international business operations, which are currently centered in Argentina, Brazil, and Australia. Indigo is linking growers of all sizes directly with buyers around the world. The company is committed to improving farmer livelihoods and satisfying rising demand for high quality, identity preserved goods. Indigo’s microbial and digital technologies are highly transferrable across geographies, and have demonstrated a positive effect on productivity in areas experiencing environmental stress.
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Indigo Announces Partnership with the Better Cotton Initiative, Demonstrating Commitment to High Standards of Sustainability in Fiber Production

May 31, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo joins the Better Cotton Initiative as a member and Implementing Partner Indigo will work alongside growers to license Indigo CottonTM as Better Cotton, differentiated by production practices that meet industry-leading sustainability standards   Boston, Massachusetts, May 31, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, has joined the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) as a member and Implementing Partner. Through this partnership, U.S. Indigo CottonTM will be produced in accordance with the Better Cotton Standard System (BCSS) Principles and Criteria. The BCSS is a holistic approach to cotton production covering three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic, with the Principles and Criteria supporting this. They align with Indigo’s goals and include minimizing the impact of harmful crop protection practices, improving water stewardship, enhancing fiber quality, and promoting healthier soil.
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Indigo Named #18 On 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 List, Which Spotlights Companies That Are Changing Their Industries

May 22, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo is recognized alongside most ambitious and innovative companies representing breakthrough ideas from all over the world   Boston, Massachusetts, May 22, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, has been named to the sixth annual CNBC Disruptor 50 List, a ranked list of the most ambitious and innovative companies representing breakthrough ideas from all over the world. Indigo’s #18 ranking caps a remarkable period of company growth, with the early half of 2018 bringing multiple notable milestones—including continuous improvement in Indigo CottonTM yield gains, the development of an on-farm storage program, organic certification, and expansion across hundreds of thousands of acres of corn, soy, rice and cotton.
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Podcast

Future of Agriculture Podcast

May 15, 2018 | Future of Agriculture
On the 100th episode of "The Future of Agriculture," Indigo CEO David Perry explains how plant-microbe research can benefit the farmer as well as the environment. 
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News

Scientists Want to Replace Pesticides With Bacteria

April 23, 2018 | Bloomberg Businessweek
By Elizabeth G Dunn
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Press Release

Indigo Appoints Frank Crespo as Chief Supply Chain Officer to Drive Innovative Food and Agriculture Supply Network

April 10, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Crespo will focus on ensuring the delivery of Indigo coated seeds directly to growers and on the movement of high quality, identity preserved crops from grower to buyer Boston, Massachusetts, April 10, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces today the appointment of Frank Crespo as its Chief Supply Chain Officer. With decades of experience in procurement and supplier relations, Crespo will lead Indigo’s efforts to transform the agriculture value chain, building capabilities that increase grower profitability while responding to consumer preference. 
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Indigo Ag Hires Chief Supply Chain Officer

April 10, 2018 | World Grain
By Eric Schroeder
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Indigo Named One of the Most Eco-Friendly Companies Hiring

April 08, 2018 | Isabel Thottam
Glassdoor nominated Indigo one of nine most "eco-friendly" companies actively hiring. Indigo also received one of the highest overall ratings (4.4).   
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Indigo Receives First Organic Certification for Microbial Seed Treatment

March 20, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo® microbial treatment for corn is now approved for certified organic production Indigo responds to consumer demand for production systems that better support consumer and environmental health Boston, Massachusetts, March 20, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, has received organic certification for the company’s microbial seed treatment in corn. This certification was awarded by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), a non-profit organization that provides an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production and processing. OMRI’s review confirmed that Indigo’s microbial product is compliant with the standards of the USDA’s National Organic Program.
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Indigo Appoints Ann Simonds, Consumer Goods Industry Veteran, to Board of Directors

March 15, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Accomplished leader responsible for driving growth at General Mills, one of the nation’s largest food production companies, joins Indigo’s board Simonds’ experience in the consumer goods space will support Indigo’s vision of meeting public demand for a healthy, transparent food supply Boston, Massachusetts, March 15, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces today the appointment of Ann Simonds, experienced consumer goods professional and former Chief Marketing Officer of General Mills, to its Board of Directors. With her deep expertise in marketing management, customer insight, consumer products, and integrated marketing, Simonds will strengthen the company’s commercial growth and brand recognition. Coupled with her marketing expertise, Simonds has broad operating experience in wheat, cocoa, and sugar from her roles as President of Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, and Immaculate Baking.
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Indigo Cotton™ Demonstrates Continuous Improvement with Significant Yield Gains in Second Commercial Season

March 13, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo Cotton demonstrates a 14% average yield increase on commercial fields in water-stressed Texas Yield gains reflect year-over-year improvement, validating research and development approach Boston, Massachusetts, March 13, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, has released preliminary data from its second commercial season in cotton. Indigo Cotton™ demonstrated an average yield gain of 14% in commercial fields of West Texas. This is an improvement upon the 2016 season, Indigo Cotton’s first commercial launch, in which the average yield gain was 11% in a similar environment.
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On-Farm Storage Program Aims at Farm-to-Table

March 01, 2018 | The Hutchinson News
By Chance Hoener
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On-Farm Storage Program Connects Producers with New Markets

March 01, 2018 | AgWeb
By  Katie Humphreys
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Indigo Launches On-Farm Storage to Facilitate a Direct Farmer-to-Buyer Grain Marketplace

March 01, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
On-farm storage program enables identity preservation of grain and improves farm margins This U.S. program is a key step in building a marketplace where farmers are directly connected to buyers seeking high quality, identity preserved grain Boston, Massachusetts, March 1, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, has launched an on-farm storage program for U.S. farmers. This program facilitates the identity preservation of grain, which underpins the marketplace that Indigo is building to connect farmers directly with buyers of high quality, identity preserved crops.
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Engineering Spotlight: Indigo

February 28, 2018 | VentureFizz
By Keith Cline
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A New Green Revolution?

February 22, 2018 | Jonathan Shaw
Contributed by Jonathan Shaw By 2050, somewhere between nine and 11 billion people will be living on the planet. What will everyone eat? More than half the calories consumed by humans come directly from plants, mainly from grains such as rice, wheat, and corn. But agricultural yields of some of these row crops have already plateaued in a third of world. How to feed everyone—without degrading the environment—may be one of the great social problems of the next generation. Read more
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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Inaugurates Newly Expanded Indigo Agriculture Headquarters in Boston

January 18, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Governor Baker’s visit puts a spotlight on Indigo as one of Boston’s fastest growing companies, supporting Boston’s status as an innovation hub Indigo’s new expansion to 65,000 square feet includes state-of-the-art research labs and open office space in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston Boston, Massachusetts, January 18, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, welcomed Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to the company’s headquarters in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, on Wednesday to officiate the opening of their expanded global headquarters. Indigo is a consumer-focused agriculture startup, helping to elevate the city of Boston as an innovation hub on a global stage. As a core part of its growth plan, Indigo continues to expand its Boston-based team and facilities.
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How Indigo Is Harnessing Nature to Help Feed the Planet

January 12, 2018 | Bloomberg
David Perry, Indigo president and chief executive officer, discusses the company's agricultural technology with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)
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We can sustainably feed the world

January 12, 2018 | World Economic Forum
Contributed by David Perry
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Indigo Offers Premium for Indigo Cotton Production

January 09, 2018 | Cotton Grower
By Jim Steadman
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Indigo’s Production Offer for Indigo Cotton™ Pays Growers More Per Pound

January 09, 2018 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo will pay U.S. cotton growers $0.01 to $0.05 per pound above market price Growers are guaranteed a minimum premium of $18 or $25 payable per acre to grow Indigo Cotton™ Indigo Rain-Fed Cotton™ delivers industry-leading yield uplift and environmental benefits Boston, Massachusetts, January 9, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces today a new production offer that brings significant price premiums for cotton growers in the U.S. Growers who contract with the company to grow Indigo Cotton™ will receive $0.01 to $0.05 per pound above market price based on a guaranteed minimum premium of $18 or $25 per acre at grower average production histories. The per pound premium, which varies according to region and class, applies to both irrigated cotton and Indigo Rain-Fed Cotton™ (non-irrigated).
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Grain Craft, Indigo partner for identity preserved wheat

January 08, 2018 | High Plains Journal
By Jennifer M. Latzke
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A new crop of microbe startups raises big bucks, takes on the establishment

December 14, 2017 | Nature Biotechnology
By Emily Waltz
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Grain Craft & Indigo Announce Consumer-Driven Supply Agreement for One Million Bushels of Identity Preserved Wheat

December 12, 2017 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo to provide Grain Craft with wheat that is sustainably produced, identity preserved, and meets enhanced milling quality standards Boston, Massachusetts, December 12, 2017 – Grain Craft, the largest independent flour milling company in the United States, has partnered with Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, in a supply agreement for one million bushels of high quality, sustainably produced, and identity preserved wheat. Indigo has already partnered with hundreds of U.S. farmers to produce Indigo WheatTM at a premium of 43 cents per bushel over the price of commodity wheat. When the crop is harvested in 2018, Indigo will deliver the wheat to Grain Craft, where it will be milled into flour for baking, foodservice, and pizza customers.
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How Plant Microbiomes Could Disrupt Farming

December 11, 2017 | The Innovator
By Jennifer L. Schenker
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Agtech firm with Memphis office closes $203M funding round

December 06, 2017 | Memphis Business Journal
By Elle Perry
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Charlestown ag-tech startup adds $47M from Dubai fund

December 06, 2017 | Boston Business Journal
By Kelly J. O'Brien
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Farming startup Indigo raises $203 million with help from Dubai fund

December 06, 2017 | Reuters
By Heather Somerville
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Indigo Ag Closes $203m Series D with Dubai Sovereign Fund for Microbial Seed Tech, Innovative Business Model

December 06, 2017 | AgFunder
By Louisa Burwood-Taylor
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Indigo Agriculture Closes Series D Funding Round at $203M

December 06, 2017 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo raises an additional $47M, bringing Series D total to $203M and total amount raised to over $400M New investor, Investment Corporation of Dubai, joins previous investors the Alaska Permanent Fund, Baillie Gifford, Activant Capital, and founder Flagship Pioneering Boston, Massachusetts, December 6, 2017 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, today announces the closing of its Series D funding round. With an additional $47M raised since the announcement of a $156M closing in late September, the total round has reached $203M. The largest investor in the second close was Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), which will hold a Board Observer seat at Indigo.
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Indigo Corn™ Demonstrates Significant Yield Gains on Farms Experiencing Severe Water Stress

November 20, 2017 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo Corn demonstrates a 30+ bushel per acre yield increase on farms under severe water stress Indigo announces 47 cent per bushel premium at harvest for growers of Indigo Corn  in 2018 Boston, Massachusetts, November 20, 2017 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, has released preliminary data from its microbial seed treatment for corn. Indigo CornTM was commercially launched in the spring of 2017. Like Indigo WheatTM and Indigo CottonTM, Indigo Corn was developed from naturally occurring, in-plant microbes to increase the productivity of plants by improving their tolerance to water stress. With expected increases in both the frequency and severity of drought over the coming decades,[1] there is an urgent need for the development of water-efficient methods of food and fiber production.
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Indigo names Dr. Jonathan McIntyre as Head of R&D, further expanding leadership team

September 28, 2017 | Indigo Agriculture
Transformative R&D leader with diverse scientific and business background to join Indigo and guide agriculture technology efforts Boston, Massachusetts, September 28, 2017 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces today the appointment of Dr. Jonathan McIntyre as Indigo’s Head of Research and Development. Dr. McIntyre will lead the company’s efforts to discover, launch, and accelerate the adoption of sustainable technologies in agriculture.
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AgTech Startup Indigo Is Boston’s Newest Unicorn After $156M Series D

September 26, 2017 | BostInno
By Lucia Maffei
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Charlestown ag-tech startup becomes 'unicorn' after $156M round

September 26, 2017 | Boston Business Journal
By Kelly J. O'Brien
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Indigo Harvests $156M to Boost Agtech R&D, Harness Crop Microbes

September 26, 2017 | Xconomy
By Frank Vinluan
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Indigo Agriculture is Boston’s newest ‘unicorn’ startup

September 26, 2017 | The Boston Globe
By Andy Rosen
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Indigo Plows $156 Million Into Sustainable Agriculture

September 26, 2017 | Wall Street Journal
By Brian Gormley
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Indigo Announces First Closing of $156M in Series D, Doubling Capital Raised to over $300M

September 26, 2017 | Indigo Agriculture
Latest funding round will support Indigo’s continued investment in plant microbiome research, development of software and data tools, and rapid commercial expansion Boston, Massachusetts, September 26, 2017 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces the first closing of $156 million in its Series D financing, doubling the company’s total capital raised to over $300 million. New investors, including Baillie Gifford and Activant Capital, join the company’s founder and first investor, Flagship Pioneering, and existing investor, the Alaska Permanent Fund, in this closing. J.P. Morgan acted as sole placement agent to Indigo on this transaction. This latest round will support Indigo’s commitment to building a new kind of agriculture company — one that is focused on improving farmer profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health.
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Indigo announces significant yield gains in winter wheat and offers a price premium for US wheat growers to grow Indigo Wheat™

August 29, 2017 | Indigo Agriculture
Indigo Wheat™ demonstrates an average yield improvement of 15.7% in expected conditions and 8.3% across all conditions in the water-stressed target region of Kansas Indigo announces the intention to contract with leading farmers to produce 10.5 million bushels of Indigo Wheat™ for a 30 cent per bushel premium Boston, Massachusetts, August 29, 2017 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, released preliminary data from its microbial seed treatment for wheat. Indigo’s second commercial product, Indigo Wheat™ was launched in the fall of 2016 on approximately 20,000 acres across multiple states and was recently harvested. The seed treatment, developed from naturally occurring, in-plant microbes, increases the productivity of wheat plants by improving plant tolerance to water stress.
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Indigo’s leadership team expands with appointment of Jeff Poulton as Chief Financial Officer

August 21, 2017 | Indigo Agriculture
Respected finance and business development executive to join Indigo Boston, Massachusetts, August 21, 2017 - Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces today the appointment of Jeff Poulton as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Indigo’s newest leader will manage the company’s financial operations and support its growth aspirations, bringing with him extensive experience in finance, investor relations, and strategy.
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Tiny organisms could help crops endure droughts

August 21, 2017 | Yale Climate Connections
By Eileen Mignoni
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Boston Startup Hopes Its Seeds Will Help Farmers Cope With Climate Change

August 16, 2017 | WBUR
By Asma Khalid
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Indigo appoints Dr. Mehmood Khan, MD, PepsiCo’s Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, to Board of Directors

July 12, 2017 | Indigo Agriculture
Esteemed leader responsible for sustainable innovations in the food industry to join Indigo Indigo's Board grows to six industry experts, poised to help drive company growth Boston, Massachusetts, July 12, 2017 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces today the appointment of Dr. Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of PepsiCo, to its Board of Directors. Alongside other members, Dr. Khan will help support the company’s mission with his years of experience leading innovative and sustainable agriculture and nutrition initiatives.
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Watch: Technology Pioneer Q&A with David Perry at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the New Champions

June 28, 2017 | Indigo Agriculture
What are the most exciting innovations companies are working on around the world? David Perry, CEO and Director of Indigo Agriculture, participates in an exclusive Q&A with the 2017 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers — a group of 30 global companies who are pioneering technology and innovation.
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A Movement Has Begun To Change The Way We Grow Our Food

June 18, 2017 | Forbes
By David Perry
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Indigo named 2017 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum

June 14, 2017 | Indigo Agriculture
The World Economic Forum has announced its selection of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2017 Companies were selected for their potential to significantly impact business and society through new technologies, as well as to advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution Indigo was chosen for its proven potential to transform agriculture in a way that supports growers, consumers, and the environment The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here Boston, Massachusetts, June 14, 2017 – Indigo, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, was chosen among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers,” a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. A mission-driven company, Indigo is bringing naturally derived products to market that allow for crops to better withstand environmental stress, while also engaging in a shared-risk business model with farmers to improve grower profitability worldwide.
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