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FoodTech Meat Sustainability

Aleph Farms Hires Chief of Regulatory Affairs Ahead of Global Commercialization

New Chief of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance will help the company accelerate commercialization amidst a growing consumer demand and advancements in the regulatory environment. Aleph Farms, the first cultivated meat company to grow steaks directly from non-genetically engineered animal cells, today announced the addition of Yifat Gavriel as Chief of Regulatory Affairs and Quality […]

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FoodTech Plant-based Foods Protein

Dynameat to tackle Singapore food security issue to avoid future chicken shortages

Singapore-based food-technology startup Dynamic Foodco is working to tackle Singapore’s food security issue and will be launching Dynameat plant-based chicken alternative by the end of 2022. Dynamic Foodco will be using the seed funds raised to deepen its research and development capabilities, strengthen its core team and build its IP facility as it works to commercialize the product. “With […]

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FoodTech Fund Raise Milk

Imagindairy Closes its Seed Round, Reaching a Total of USD28M in Investment

FoodTech startup Imagindairy, Ltd., developer of animal-free milk proteins, secured an additional USD15M in its extended seed-round. The initial round in November 2021 brought in USD13M. This brings the total investment capital to USD28M, making it one of the highest-earning seed rounds in the alternative protein space. The funding was led by Target Global and […]

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FoodTech Plant-based Foods Protein

IFF, DuPont Join SimpliiGood to Develop Smoked Salmon From Spirulina

International food conglomerate IFF-DuPont is teaming up with Israeli foodTech start-up SimpliiGood by Algaecore Technologies LTD. to develop the first commercial smoked salmon analog made entirely from a single ingredient: whole fresh spirulina. The company is climate protection-oriented, growing its spirulina in the desert under controlled, ideal conditions.  Single-ingredient algae-based product The plant-based salmon-like cut […]

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Cellular Agriculture FoodTech Protein

Dutch government agrees to invest €60M toward building full cellular agriculture ecosystem

The Dutch government announced that it will be earmarking € 60 million ($ 65.4 million), to support the formation of an ecosystem around cellular agriculture, which is the technology to produce animal products like milk and meat directly from cells. It represents the largest public funding into the cellular agriculture field ever, globally. The funding […]

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AgTech FoodTech Investments

Convent Capital introduces Agri Food Growth Fund 

Convent Capital today announces the launch of its new Agri Food Growth Fund, which offers growth capital to innovative and sustainable companies in the AgriFood industry. The fund has raised more than €50 million in capital from its investor network and will in the coming months acquire capital from institutional investors to grow to €150 million or beyond. […]

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AgTech FoodTech Startups

GROW Impact Accelerator names its 2022 cohort of impact-driven agrifoodtech startups

GROW, the ecosystem catalyst for agrifoodtech impact, has announced the latest GROW Impact Accelerator cohort – and it’s the most diverse one yet. Showcasing innovations across the value chain – from IoT solutions for biodiversity to alt-protein products made from industrial sidestreams – the selected companies offer technologies that will drive positive transformation across our […]

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AgTech FoodTech Meat Sustainability

BioBetter Breaks Bottleneck in Cultivated Meat with Tobacco Plants

FoodTech start-up, BioBetter, Ltd., has assigned a new role for the much-maligned Nicotiana tabacum plant upon discovering it can overcome the greatest hurdle in cultured meat—that of scaled production. Working behind the scenes of the emerging cultured meat industry, BioBetter is repurposing tobacco plants to create the growth factors necessary for the cellular development of […]

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FoodTech Protein Sustainability

Wanda Fish Technologies Enters Collaboration with Tufts University

FoodTech start-up Wanda Fish Technologies, Ltd. has signed two agreements with Tufts University to advance the company’s goals in the emerging field of cultivated fish. Under a licensing agreement, Wanda Fish gains exclusive rights to certain intellectual property in fish cell cultivation developed by Tufts researcher David Kaplan, a leader in the field of cellular […]

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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 […]