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Food Loss/Waste FoodTech Sustainability

W-Cycle, a FoodTech startup company, on a mission to end plastic

W-Cycle, a FoodTech startup company, has developed SupraPulp™, a plastic-free packaging made of sugarcane waste that is fully compostable, safe and durable. SupraPulp™ isn’t like other compostable food packaging solutions. It’s non-coated, omniphobic and remains completely unaffected by liquids and oils. It’s a great replacement for rigid plastic. You can heat food in SupraPulp™ up […]

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AgTech Regenerative Agriculture Sustainability Water

Japanese Water Enhancement Technology (WET) Launches in Australia

Liquid Technologies International (LTI), Japan has appointed activ8water as its sole representative in Australia and New Zealand to promote its ceramic bead water activation technology. The agreement is the first venture in the Asia Pacific region and accesses a lucrative market in agriculture and livestock. Liquid Technology International is focusing its attention on international expansion […]

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AgTech Big Data Digital Solutions Precision Ag

Leaf, an AgTech startup, raised a $2 million seed round

Leaf, a food and agriculture data infrastructure company, has raised a $2 million seed round led by Cultivan Sandbox Ventures and SP Ventures. Existing investor Radicle Growth also joined the investment round. It was founded in 2018 with a mission to lower the barriers to entry in food and agriculture technology by providing developer-friendly API […]

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Food Processing FoodTech Fund Raise Plant-based

Phytolon, a startup developing plant-based food colours secured $4.1m in funding

Phytolon, an Israel based startup leveraging a proprietary, fermentation-based technology for the production of plant-based food colours completed a $4.1 million funding round led by Millenium Food-Tech, EIT Food, Consensus Business Group, The Trendlines Group, Israel Innovation Authority and Yossi Ackerman. Founded in 2018, Phytolon utilises current scientific advancements to bring biotechnology-based, natural, high-quality food-colorants […]

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AgTech Fund Raise Hydroponics Precision Ag

Indoor Farming Startup iFarm raised $4M

iFarm, a startup offering innovative solutions for growing fresh greens, berries and vegetables, raised $4M in funding round led by Gagarin Capital. Other investors include Matrix Capital, Impulse VC, IMI.VC and several business angels. iFarm has 11 industrial farms operating and under construction in Finland, Switzerland, UK, Netherlands, Andorra, Russia and Kazakhstan with a total […]

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Milk Plant-based Sustainability Vegan

World Plant Milk Day – August 22

World Plant Milk Day is an international day that celebrates plant-based alternatives to dairy milk. Founded by Robbie Lockie, Co-founder of Plant Based News, in 2017 and established as a partnership with ProVeg in 2018, the campaign has attracted the attention of millions of people around the world and helped accelerate the transition from dairy […]

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Biotech FoodTech Protein Sustainability

Creating green protein with no plants

Mycorena AB, a food tech company located in Göteborg, Sweden, created one of the most innovative and sustainable vegan protein for food, using a proprietary fungi-based process. The research work carried out in Sweden by Mycorena’s founder and CEO Dr. Ramkumar’s Nair, formed the basis of the concept of creating Mycorena’s unique fungi-based protein – […]

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Agriculture AgTech Fund Raise Precision Ag

Agritech company MagGrow raises €6m for crop-spraying technology

Irish agritech company MagGrow raises €6m for crop-spraying tech in Series A round of funding led by Astanor Ventures. It brings the total fund raised for the Agritech startup to €18 million. MagGrow uses magnetic technology to spray crops more precisely, producing higher crop yields, and reducing water and pesticide use. Farmers using the system […]

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AgTech Fund Raise Hydroponics

Agtech startup Fork Farms raised funds from TitletownTech

Appleton-based Fork Farms, an agriculture technology startup that makes hydroponic systems, raised funds from TitletownTech venture capital fund, a $25 million fund and venture studio led by the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft. The VC fund, which is managed from the Packers’ Titletown District in Green Bay, writes checks between $100,000 and $1 million. Fork […]

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AgTech FoodTech Sustainability

‘The CovHack Virtual Innovation Challenge’ on circular food economy

iFarm, Palm Co. win “The CovHack Virtual Innovation Challenge” on the theme “Circular Economy for Food”. iFarm, from Finland, topped the Start-ups category, while Palm Co. from the UAE dominated the Teams category. The challenge received 339 entries. A total of 112 applications – 43 in the Teams category and 69 in the Start-ups category […]

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AgTech FoodTech Protein

AgTech startup Grubbly Farms raised $2.9 million seed funding

Grubbly Farms, an Atlanta-based AgTech startup that develops fresh feed and snacks for chickens, has raised about $2.9 million from VC firm Overline Ventures. Other investors in the round include Oval Park Capital, Create-X and Techstars. The funding will primarily be used for growing the Grubbly Farms team, building a more robust supply chain and […]

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FoodTech Plant-based Vegan

Plant-based meat alternative startup SavorEat raises $3 million

SavorEat raised $3,000,000 Series A from Investment houses: Mor and Meitav Dash. The investment is at a company valuation of $25 million and will be conducted in two stages in accordance with the company’s milestones. SavorEat develops a new generation of meat alternative products which recreate the unique experience, taste and texture of meat in […]

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Beverages FoodTech Plant-based Sustainability

Eat your straws for a kinder planet

Ooble Innovations has developed 100% plant-based straws that are edible, biodegradable and come in different flavors. With the onset of a single-use plastic ban in 2021, finding functional and sustainable alternatives has become extremely essential. One product that has gained a lot of attention is the plastic straw. Over 1 billion straws are used every […]

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AgTech Biotech Precision Ag Sustainability

Novel pheromones to combat climate change

PheroSyn, a company spun-out from Rothamsted Research, the world-leading agricultural research centre, has announced its plans to develop and supply new types of insect pheromones.  PheroSyn’s mission is to develop and supply novel insect pheromones that will be deployed to protect crops and reduce the use of pesticides. The first products are designed to target […]

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Food Processing Fruits Sustainability

Frutco has made it a mission to be 100% sustainable by 2030

Switzerland-based Frutco AG, founded in 1992, as a sales partner for banana puree in Europe for Paradise Ingredients and Mexifrutas in Costa Rica, has made it a mission to be 100% sustainable by 2030. We see sustainability as an opportunity to combine economic, ecological and social aims to ensure long-term success. We, therefore wholeheartedly support […]

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AgTech Biotech

Innatrix has been awarded a NSF grant of $225k to address critical crop losses

AgTech startup Innatrix has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research grant of $224,594 to conduct research and development on creating high-affinity protein ligands to address critical crop losses caused by damaging pathogens and pests. Innatrix is developing technology for the production of high-affinity, high specificity protein ligands to protein targets […]

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FoodTech Webinar

Expert Talk: How Foodtech is Disrupting Through Sustainable Meat Alternatives

By 2040, more than 60% of the global meat consumption will be lead by alternative meats. That’s a market value of 1,000 billion USD. Are you ready to lead the change within the industry? Come join a special panel on Wed, 08.07.2020, 6PM CEST sponsored by Stryber, an independent corporate venture builder based in Munich, […]

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AgTech FoodTech Protein

AgTech start-up Nasekomo has raised EUR 4 million for its insect rearing technology

Bulgarian agtech start-up Nasekomo, producing an alternative protein from insect for animal feed, has raised EUR 4 million to deploy its proprietary robotized insect rearing technology. By feeding insects with local agricultural by-products, it contributes to creating an environmentally positive local loop. The VC funds Morningside Hill and New Vision 3 backed by the Fund […]

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AgTech Biotech

TerMir selected as the winner of AgTech Innovation Competition

TerMir Inc., a North Carolina–based agtech company, focusing on solutions for citrus greening and natural weed control, has been selected as recipient of funding and membership of AgTech Innovation Competition hosted by Alexandria LaunchLabs. Alexandria’s national competition, was successful in attracting approximately 70 emerging agtech applicant companies in areas like crop protection, digital platforms, robotics, […]

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AgTech Biotech

AgTech startup Enko Chem raises $45 million to bring sustainable biopesticides to market.

Enko Chem Inc. (Enko) publicly launched after securing $45 million in a Series B round of financing, bringing its total funding raised to date to $66 million. Specialised in small-molecule pest control products, the startup’s tech platform is used to discover new ways to protect crops from pests and diseases. The Bill & Melinda Gates […]

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AgTech Climate Change

Combating climate change with AgTech and FoodTech

SHAKE Climate Change is a consortium-based programme led by Rothamsted Research. SHAKE helps entrepreneurs and start-ups who are combating climate change with science or tech-based ideas in the areas of agriculture and food production The £3.5m SHAKE Climate Change Programme has announced its first three ventures to invest in. Energy from manure, a yield boosting […]

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AgTech Research

High-performance PPE masks using wool

Lincoln Agritech, a multidisciplinary research and development company owned by Lincoln University in New Zealand, has received $290,000 in government funding to create biodegradable wool-based personal protective equipment (PPE) masks for COVID-19 pandemic response. Established in 1964, Lincoln Agritech delivers leading-edge science and engineering knowledge and technologies into environmental, primary, processing and new materials applications. […]

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FoodTech Plant-based

FoodTech startup, Heartbest, raised US$2 million in Series A funding

Heartbest Foods, the foodtech startup from Mexico has secured an investment of US$2 million from venture capital fund Blue Horizon Ventures. The company has been working with ingredients like amaranth, quinoa, and peas to develop vegan dairy products like milk and cheese. Heartbest Foods, founded in 2017, can currently be found in retailers like Soriana, […]