Indoor farming is catching on in more urban areas, giving city dwellers more choices for locally grown produce. Agtech startup Bowery aims to make its leafy greens part of that retail mix, and it has raised $20 million in new funding to support its expansion. General Catalyst and GGV Capital co-led the Series A round, […]
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
JULY 29, 2013
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NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2013 - BIG FARM MEX PRODUCE INC.
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