LA’s Burgeoning Agtech Industry Sees Green Acres Ahead

"While plenty of tech companies are interested in filling up consumers’ feeds, some are more interested in feeding consumers. And Los Angeles, with its rich pool of tech talent and its extensive legacy of agriculture — L.A. County ranked as the nation’s top farm county from 1909 to 1949 — has become a rising hub for these agricultural technology companies. “One of the very exciting things is that … we are very close in proximity to our stakeholders along the food value chain,” said Milena Bogdanova Bursztyn, a Venice-based investor at Germin8 Ventures, a venture capital firm that specializes in foodtech and agtech investment. In addition to farmers and growers, L.A. is home to food processin

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