Indigo Agriculture, Boston's "Unicorn Startup," to open office in Research Park

September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017: Indigo Agriculture, an ag-tech startup that began in Massachusetts, is opening an office in Research Park to add to the growing number of ag-tech companies in the park. 

Indigo Agriculture treats the seeds of America's most important cash crops so they become more disease resistant. It treats the seeds with a combination of naturally occuring bacteria and fungi that are already found in plants. This treatment makes it so that farmers have a better chance at producing disease-free crops that can ward off the harmful effects of drought, poor soil, and pestilence. 

Investor enthusiasm is growing fast, as the company announced on Tuesday that it had raised $156 million, giving the company a valuation of $1.4 billion. 

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