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Silicon Valley investment and tech firm SVG Ventures Founder John Harnett spoke at the EvokeAg agritech expo in Melbourne and reported that New Zealand is a strong competitor globally for agri-tech start-ups and have successfully worked with farmers on the ground to help them find the solutions they need. Mr Harnett discussed the need for corporates to look outside their own range for investors and pointed out Bay of Plenty Robotics Plus for receiving $10 million from Yamaha to expand operations. The conference also highlighted Gallagher’s partnership with Agersens and their eShepherd collar which uses GPS systems to control stock and has been said to revolutionise data.
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