September 2021

FoodHack announces top 40 selected startups at upcoming Demo Day

FoodHack just announced the 40 FoodTech startups participating in its first ever Demo Day. The selected cohort is a glimpse into some of the most promising segments of FoodTech today.

The Batch 

  • 177 companies from 29 countries applied to pitch at FoodHack’s Demo Day.
  • The top 40 were selected by a panel of 19 independent analysts and top FoodTech VCs based on market opportunity, traction, team and impact.
  • The batch represents a diverse group, with startups hailing from 16 different countries, 35% female-led teams, and covering a wide array of high impact sectors across FoodTech, Biotech and AgriTech
  • Company stage: 7 pre-seed, 27 Seed, 6 Series A
  • All selected startups are on a mission, from supporting sustainability and fixing broken food systems, to promoting health and increasing efficiency through tech.

FoodHack’s co-founder and CEO Arman Anaturk commented on the Demo Day:
 2020 was the year FoodTech made the mainstream, but 2021 is the year we start to see what sectors in FoodTech are here to stay. After a thorough selection process, we’re excited to announce the final batch of selected companies which we feel represents the current state of FoodTech in 2021. 

This comes at a time when AgriFoodTech funding is set to reach an all-time high, with 34.5% growth YOY in 2020 and more expected in 2021 (Agfunder 2021 report). 

FoodHack’s Demo Days

FoodHack’s plan is to make these Demo Days a twice-a-year regular event, with the next dates already set for mid March 2022. “Our long term goal is to make these events the YC of FoodTech, synonymous with high quality startups. A successful Demo Day for us would be that post-event, a number of pitching startups will have closed funding from the attending investors, or collaborate with a fellow startup in the batch” said Arman Anatürk. 

The very first FoodHack Demo Day takes place October 6th through a virtual pitch competition. Whilst applications for startups have closed, accredited investors and VCs in FoodTech are welcome to apply to attend before the deadline of September 25th. 

Audience: They will join an audience of 200+ active investors in FoodTech, including London-based AgriFood Fund, Astanor, Stockholm’s EQT Ventures (which just led the record-breaking $50m investment into alt-dairy startup Formo) and Delivery Hero’s recently-launched venture arm, DX Ventures. 

 

Top 40 Startups pitching :

View the full list here

4 Swiss Startups selected :

B’ZEOS (🇨🇭 Switzerland)

B’ZEOS is a start-up offering sustainable/renewable, home compostable, marine degradable, bio-digestible and non-chemically modified packaging solutions made from seaweed extracts. Combating plastic pollution and helping companies to decarbonise industries.

 

Embion (🇨🇭 Switzerland)

Embion commercializes the next generation in biomass processing technology to meet the planet’s demand in nutrition, materials and energy supply. Embion’s aim is to become the technology leader for producing natural, sustainable and high functionality products.

 

KITRO SA (🇨🇭 Switzerland)

With artificial intelligence as the foundation, KITRO offers an automated food waste data collection and analysis solution for the food service industry.

 

Pick8ship (🇨🇭 Switzerland)

Pick8ship shelf-less robot fulfillment and delivery – revolutionary logistics system for fast urban e-commerce – game changer regarding efficiency and sustainability – flexibly scalable, ready in days not years.

View the full list here

This event is supported by the Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley

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