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THRIVE Europe Challenge

We are delighted to announce the launch of THRIVE Europe Challenge which will take place on October 7th, 2021.  The Europe Challenge is part of THRIVES’s Global initiative which was launched with the USDA in 2020 and which recognizes and promotes key early and late stage startup innovators that positively impact different regions of the world.  […]

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Qualitas Health Partners with Grupo Indukern and Gullspång Re:food

Plant-based omega-3 pioneers, Qualitas Health, Ltd., DBA iwi, announces a partnership with Grupo Indukern, Barcelona, and Gullspång Re:food VC, Stockholm. These strategic partnerships enable Qualitas Health to accelerate company growth through development of innovative, algae-centered products and increase its footprint in the plant-based products market. With the consolidation of sizeable investment by the two entities, […]

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Aleph Farms and The Technion Reveal World’s First Cultivated Ribeye Steak

The proof-of-concept incorporates real muscle, fat, and vascular-like system similar to a ribeye from a slaughtered cow, in strategy to build a diverse portfolio of cultivated meat cuts of any dimension. Aleph Farms Ltd.(the Company)and its research partner at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, have successfully cultivated […]

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THRIVE Africa Challenge Wrap Up and Winners!

THRIVE Africa Challenge was a phenomenal success! Nine African innovators took to the stage and presented their impressive technology solutions to the global audience and a team of stellar judges.  Jessica Lapenn, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, officially opened the event, and we had special appearances by Beth Bechdol, Deputy Director-General of the Food and […]

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Th e Kellogg Challenge: New Microbiome-Based Innovation for Gut Wellness

Future Food-Tech has partnered with Kellogg Company to launch an Innovation Challenge, giving new talent in the industry a chance to shine on a big virtual stage. Wellness is a major area of focus for Kellogg, and through this challenge, the company is seeking pitches on unique plant-based ideas that support digestive wellness. New plant […]

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Saffron Tech Challenges Iranian 1,000-Year Monopoly on the Lucrative $1B Saffron Market

Saffron Tech, an Israeli wholly owned subsidiary of Seedo Corp., announced its technology for automated, year-round saffron growing, is challenging the global Iranian monopoly on saffron supply of 90-95% of world demand, which has been in place for the past 1,000 years! The reason Iran was the dominant player in supplying 90-95% of world demand […]

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Innovative AgTech Bridge between Israel and China

Israel-China AgTech Webinar is a brand new “Innovative AgTech Bridge” of Israeli and Chinese AgriTech entrepreneurs, scientists, institutions, investors, and universities in one united place. During this webinar, opportunities and needs in precision ag, digital farming, drones, crop protection, bio solution, and additional agri-tech disciplines will be discussed. It’s a unique opportunity for Israeli agri-tech startups to […]

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THRIVE Africa Challenge Finalists

On February 4th, ten (10) leading entrepreneurs creating new technologies and game changing innovations for global good, will take to the stage to present their innovative technology solutions. One winning startup will receive the THRIVE AFRICA Challenge Award, brand exposure, opportunity to participate in THRIVE’s Silicon Valley Startup Bootcamp, access to the THRIVE ecosystem, and […]

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Qualitas Health/iwi raises $10m in first close of new investment round

Plant-based omega-3 pioneers, Qualitas Health, DBA iwi, announces it has secured $10 million in venture funds at a $73million post-money valuation. The investment round is being led by world-class FoodTech investor PeakBridge VC, Malta, together with Arancia Group, a privately owned Mexico-based food ingredient/food service conglomerate, Minrav (the company’s largest investor) and additional private investors. […]

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Aleph Farms and Mitsubishi Bring Cultivated Meat to Japan

Aleph Farms, Ltd., and Mitsubishi Corporation’s Food Industry Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bring cultivated meat to the Japanese table. Aleph Farms will provide its proven, scalable manufacturing platform (BioFarm™) for cultivation of whole-muscle steaks. Mitsubishi Corporation will provide its expertise in biotechnology processes, branded food manufacturing, and local distribution channels in […]

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AgTech platform Gramophone raises $3.4m in new funding

Gramophone, an AgTech platform that helps farmers achieve better yields by providing information and input planning, has raised US$3.4 million (INR 25 crore) in a funding round led by Siana Capital. Company’s existing investors Info Edge, Asha Impact and Better Capital also participated in this round. Founded in 2016 by IIT and IIM Ahmedabad graduates […]

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THRIVE CANADA Challenge

In just a few short weeks, nine Canadian Challenge Finalists will take to the stage to present their innovative technology solutions & battle it out for the prestigious THRIVE Canada Challenge Award. It will also include the announcement of winners of Female Founders Award as well as People’s Choice Award. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister […]

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From Farms to Incubators

“From Farms to Incubators,” founded by award-winning journalist Amy Wu, recently kicked off its special exhibition that features women founders in agtech at the National Steinbeck Museum in Salinas, Calif. The Exhibition is a companion to Amy’s book “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food Is Grown,” to be published by Linden Publishing […]

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Fish feed start-up, eniferBio, raised €1 million in funds

eniferBio, a biotech startup created under VTT LaunchPad deep tech startup incubator in 2019, recently raised more than €1 million in funding from Nordic FoodTech VC, which invests in the food technology, and Voima Ventures, which invests in science-based deep tech startups. The startup has developed a a new and sustainable production process for a […]

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THRIVE, the #1 global AgriFood tech accelerator is closing applications on November 20th

THRIVE, the #1 global AgriFood tech accelerator & most active Agtech investor in the world is closing applications on November 20th for their THRIVE VII Accelerator Program. The Accelerator supports seed stage startups from all areas of the value chain whose technologies drive us towards a more efficient, sustainable, and secure agriculture future. THRIVE Accelerator […]

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Mondelēz made seed investment in developer of multi-ingredients snacks

SnackFutures, Mondelēz International’s innovation and venture programme has recently made a seed investment in Torr, an early-stage Israeli FoodTech Company, alongside The Kitchen Hub, a FoodTech incubator powered by Strauss-Group. Torr dreams, develops and produces snacks that serve a unique, tasty and much healthier bite. “Our investment in Torr validates Mondelēz International’s venture approach that […]

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PheroSyn gets boost to develop novel pheromones

PheroSyn, the company spun-out from Rothamsted Research to develop and produce novel pheromones, has been awarded part of Innovate UK’s £134 million Sustainable Innovation Fund (SIF) to help development of its new pest insect pheromones. The funds will be used in a project to optimise sustainable green chemistry routes for the production of two high […]

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Arable raised $20M Series B for Data-Driven Agriculture

Arable Labs, a pioneer in data-driven agriculture, closed a $20 million funding round. The company builds affordable tools that help people collect and synthesize site-specific agricultural data. The round was led by Prelude Ventures, and includes new participation by M2O, AVG’s Nassau Street Ventures, and Tridon, as well as investment from Arable’s existing investors including […]

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AgTech firm, Terramera, aims to boost regenerative agriculture in Canada

Terramera, a Vancouver based AgTech firm, has announced its plans to build a $555m (C$730m) Global Centre for Regenerative Agriculture in Canada. Terramera hopes to raise the C$730 million from private investors as well as federal and provincial governments. The proposed C$730 million in funding would go towards securing 250,000 to one million square feet […]

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Chickpea protein startup InnovoPro raised funds from Rabobank

InnovoPro, a developer of plant-based protein ingredients, has raised second, $3 million funding round, which will bring the company’s total capital raised to $18 million. The round, which was originally announced in April, was led by Jerusalem Venture Partners, with participation from European foodtech fund CPT Capital, iAngels, and Swiss retail giant Migros. The startup […]

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Verdify raised seed funding to create AI-powered platform for personalized nutrition

Verdify, a Dutch foodtech company, has raised €750.000 seed funding to create first AI-powered platform for personalized nutrition. AI-investment company Genzai and two private investors participated in the funding round. “Food is the biggest market in the world and personalized nutrition is one of the key themes in this market. We are excited to build […]

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Plenty Unlimited raised $140 million in fresh financing

Vertical-farm company Plenty Unlimited Inc.‌ has raised $140 million in new funding to build more vertical farms around the U.S. The Series D funding round was led by Softbank Vision Fund 1 along with Driscoll’s, the world’s leader in fresh berries. To date, Plenty has raised over $500 million, making it the leader in sustainable, […]

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Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Fund II closed at $302 million

Pontifax AgTech Management, a California based firm which invests in technology used in the food and agriculture sector, closed its second fund, Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund II, with commitments totaling $302m. The predecessor fund closed in 2017 with $105 million. Pontifax AgTech invests globally in growing businesses that improve agricultural productivity, nutrition, […]

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Maggi – Desh Ke Liye 2 Minute – The Agri Challenge 2020

Nestlé India in collaboration with Network 18 has unveiled the Desh ke Liye 2 Minute – The Agri Challenge 2020. This is a part of the ‘Maggi Desh ke liye 2 minute’ campaign to design innovative solutions to help the weaker sections of our society overcome the impact of the pandemic. The Agri-Business challenge is crafted to […]

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2021 Grains Innovation Fund is now open for applications

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $4.1 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $18 billion in economic output and are responsible for over […]