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The round was led by Polaris Partners and included First Beverage Group and prior investors like Suffolk Equity Partners.
Today, it’s in more than 15k locations and recently signed a deal with global food service company Compass Foods.
Menlo Ventures and Sherpa Ventures led the round, with additional participation from NorthGate Capital, 137 Ventures, Mousse Partners, e.ventures and Greycroft Partners.
U.S. drones are expected to change how we cultivate and grow food across the country.
Google pumped $15 million into the agtech startup, the latest in a surge of investment applying Internet innovations to growing food.
The average American consumes more than 300 gallons of California water each week by eating food that was produced there.