AgTech FoodTech Startups

Announcing THRIVE’s Latest Accelerator Cohort!

We are delighted to announce the ten global startups selected to join the 8th cohort (THRIVE VIII) of award winning accelerator program.

The ten companies were selected from an applicant pool of over 800 startups from across 78 countries. The competitive selection process, conducted by THRIVE’s corporate partners, focused on the startups’ potential impact on sustainability as well as commercial success. 

The THRIVE Accelerator Program combines an intensive startup curriculum with access to a multitude of resources including investment, access to corporates, investors, and tailored mentorship from industry experts within THRIVE’s extensive network.

To date, a total of 83 startups have graduated through the award-winning program and these startups have created more than $1 billion in value. The program has been acknowledged as the #1 AgTech Accelerator by AgFunder and recognized by Crunchbase as the Most Active AgTech Investor.

The 10 finalists, four from the U.S., and one each from Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Peru, Sweden, and the U.K. will kick off their three-month accelerator program this month with an in-person Seed Camp in Silicon Valley and attendance at the World Agri-Tech Summit.

From animal health, pest management, soil health, food waste, and alternative protein this year’s cohort has the potential to make a significant impact on the agriculture industry moving forward.


Cattler (Saratoga, United States) is a management software platform for the cattle industry, integrating processes and third party technologies into an online business ecosystem.

F4A (Monterey, Luxembourg) is a technology company fighting food waste primarily on a food retail level, by connecting the supply – food, that supermarkets would throw away – with demand- consumers, who are willing to buy these products at a discounted price.

Haystack Ag (Boston, United States) provides cost-effective and high-accuracy soil carbon verification solutions for landowners and carbon markets.

Iamus (Dublin, Ireland) is an agricultural technology company that uses machine learning to turn visual, environmental and biometric bird and farm information into actionable data for poultry producers.

Lupinta (Malmo, Sweden) is an R&D-driven Food tech startup, using lupin beans as the core ingredients to develop healthy, tasty, and environmentally friendly meat alternatives.

Muddy Machines (Hayes, England) is a robotics platform that carries out labour intensive work in horticulture (especially harvesting) using computer vision, machine learning and swarm robotics.

Pharm Robotics (San Jacinto, United States) is creating a robotic health center that will help farmers with the inoculation process for their cows. Once fully developed, the automated system will record when the cow was given vital pharmaceuticals, what kind of medication she was given, the dose administered, and how much she weighs at that point in time.

SeedLinked (Viroqua, United States) is a two-sided platform: a seed innovation platform powered by thousands of growers reviews that fuel a prescriptive seed marketplace.

SMAPPLAB (Debrecen, Hungary) is a reliable pest pressure monitoring and forecasting tool. Less pesticide, more harvest, sustainable agriculture.

Space AG (Lima, Peru) is a software platform that empowers people in agriculture through digitization and data collection, providing information that improves their quality of work and life.