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The Protein Brewery raises $26m from pea protein maker Roquette, Novo Nordisk affiliate
The Protein Brewery, a Netherlands-based fermentation tech company working on replacements for animal proteins, has raised €22 million ($26 million) in its Series A round. Lire la suite >>
No more rotten tomatoes: Improving agricultural logistics through technology
Certain foods, such as tomatoes, need to be transported delicately. Tomatoes can be damaged by being tossed around in shipping containers, become rotten due to inappropriate packaging, or spoil due… Lire la suite >>
Where are the world’s first ‘lab burger’ growers now? Enlarging their Series B raise
These days, it feels like most days are a ‘World Something Day.’ If there’ll ever be an ‘International Cultured Meat Day,’ an apt date to mark it is August 5. Lire la suite >>
Startup Spotlight: Forager wants to help local food digitalize by connecting farmers and buyers
The Covid-19 pandemic has rocked the local food movement in the US. Some farmers who relied on wholesale accounts found themselves with a plethora of food and nowhere to sell… Lire la suite >>
Aqua-Spark leads $12.6m Series A round for Singapore alt-seafood startup Shiok Meats
Singapore’s Shiok Meats has raised $12.6 million in a Series A round led by Aqua-Spark, a Netherlands-based VC firm focused on sustainable aquaculture. Lire la suite >>
Brightseed banks $27m to build out its plant nutrient discovery platform
San Francisco-based Brightseed has raised $27 million in a funding round led by Lewis & Clark Agrifood. Lire la suite >>
Danone dares to dream of regenerative dairy
Danone has been crafting pledge after pledge on sustainability, urging its rival big food conglomerates to follow suit. Recently recognized for its work reducing deforestation, the French multinational last year… Lire la suite >>
Better Meat Co gets $8.1m to ‘enhance’ animal products with its plant-based protein
The Better Meat Co has raised $8.1 million in a seed round co-led by US funds Greenlight Capital and Green Circle Foodtech Ventures, a division of Green Circle Capital. Lire la suite >>
Chinese food delivery giant pumps $14m into robot maker PuduTech
Chinese robotics startup PuduTech has raised just over ¥100 million ($14.2 million) in Series B funding from on-demand platform Meituan Dianping, as Covid-19 accelerates investment into ‘contactless’ food-related technologies. Lire la suite >>
Nestlé enters Asian plant-based protein market with $103m China investment
Asia’s plant-based protein space seems to be growing more competitive by the day, with a multitude of startups, investors, and major food corporates announcing plays in the region. Lire la suite >>
Foodtech will be a vital part of any ‘new normal’
Editor’s Note: Ivan Farneti is a founding partner at the European early-stage foodtech investor Five Seasons Ventures. Saskia Hoebee is a former analyst at Rabobank who joined Five Seasons this… Lire la suite >>
(English) Packaging tech TIPA raises $25m to fuel European, Australian, US growth
Finding new solutions for packaging materials that are biodegradable and sustainable is all the rage these days, not only in the food industry but the entire consumer products space, as… Lire la suite >>