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According to Dan Primack’s email newsletter Kleiner Perkins greentech-focused Partner Amol Deshpande appears to have launched a startup called the Farmer’s Business Network. Here’s the SEC filing for it, which shows it’s raised $4.6 million (or a $6 million round) and the company’s headquarters are in Kleiner’s offices in Menlo Park. Deshpande is listed as President and CEO.

Making agriculture more efficient through IT, as well as genetics, is a hot area for investment, while traditional “cleantech” has continued to decline. Deshpande lists on his bio that he’s worked on waste energy company Harvest Power, veggie protein startup Beyond Meat, and “a stealth agricultural company,” among others.

  1. 450M SMALLHOLDER FARMERS AND A $450 BILLION MARKET! IT’S ALL MOBILE, SENSORS, ANALYTICS AND MARKETPLACES.

    http://gerardjrego.com/2013/12/03/450m-smallholder-farmers-and-a-450-billion-market-its-all-mobile/

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  2. Mirco Simoncinio Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    I don’t love the genetics agricolture…. i think that traditional is the best for the health (in the short and long term)
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