October 2020

Switzerland’s TOP 3 foodtech startups 2020

Every year, the Swiss Startup Award jury select the 100 most innovative and promising Swiss startups. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the top startups featured in the agri-food vertical.

This article is inspired by Venture Lab’s Switzerland TOP foodtech startups 2020 by Isabelle Mitchell

Swiss Startup Award Official Selection

1. AgroSustain

Nyon, VD

AgroSustain, a spin-off from the University of Lausanne and Venture Leader China 2020, has developed a natural vegetable product that fights mold. This extends the shelf life of fruit and vegetables significantly and thus minimizes food waste. For commercialization, the agrotech startup is relying on collaboration with partners in the Americas and Russia.

2. Yamo

Zug, ZG 

Yamo’s baby food with fresh ingredients and no artificial additives is popular not only in Switzerland but also in Germany and Austria. The most important sales channel is the online shop, but sales via the retail trade in Switzerland and Germany are also steadily expanding. This summer, yamo raised EUR 10.1 million to expand further.

3. Planted Foods

Kemptthal, ZH 

The meat substitute “Planted Chicken” from the ETH spin-off is hardly distinguishable from the real thing. The chicken made from vegetable pea protein is already available in more than 500 Coop branches and the Coop online shop. Planted Foods was supported by Swiss Accelerator Venture Kick and raised CHF 7 million in growth capital last fall. The goal is to increase production capacity 10-fold and conquer new markets in Europe.

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