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The Next Wave: Biotech Takes on Food & Ag
The investment-worthy innovations redefining the industry

Don't miss this layered and lively discussion on June 22, where FoodBytes! Global Head Anne Greven discusses healthcare and its implications on food and ag with an all-female roster of industry experts. Tune in for conversations on personalized nutrition, cultural and regulatory implications affecting innovations in the space, the difference between "food as medicine" vs. "food is medicine" and more. 


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Carbon Scores Marked as "Next Big Thing"

FoodBytes! Global Head Anne Greven discussed the rising trend of carbon offsetting on our last FoodBytes! Forum, delving into one of 2021’s most talked about topics. Read Elizabeth Crawford’s takeaway in the article below for the full scoop on what’s driving carbon scoring – and just how quickly the food & ag world will adopt it.

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Upcycling Solutions for a More Efficient Food System 

Upcycling is becoming an increasingly larger initiative in the food & ag world. Learn how it's benefitting startups, corporates and VCs, and driving us toward a more sustainable option in this article by Food Navigator's Katy Askew.

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May 26: Clear Labs raised $60M of Series C venture funding in a deal led by Morgan Stanley and T. Rowe Price. The funds will help broaden availability of Clear Labs solutions to help public health organizations, reference labs, hospitals, and epidemiologists more easily identify and trace all strains of pathogens.
May 12: Farther Farms raised $12M of venture funding from Endico Potatoes, Richard Porter and other undisclosed investors.
May 11: GEM Health raised $10.5M of seed funding in a deal led by CircleUp Network. The funds will be used to expand beyond its direct-to-consumer operations and into retailers.
May 11: Pheronym raised $242K of seed funding in a deal led by Sacramento Angels.
May 10: Nourished raised $11.09M of Series A venture funding in a deal led by FB! Member ADM Ventures and Cibus Fund. The funds will be used to develop the portfolio further, adding lines for kids and personalized protein bars to the range this year along with production expansion to the US.
May 4: Renewal Mill raised $1M of venture funding from ICA Fund Good Jobs, Emil Capital Partners and other undisclosed investors. The funds will be used to further accelerate the B2B sales of the company's second ingredient, oat protein made from the by-product of oat milk production, and to grow retail sales of the baking mix line.


was acquired by Apeel Sciences for an undisclosed amount on May 11, 2021.
Tia Lupita wins Expo West Pitch Slam
AGI Announces Partnership with Bushel to further advance SureTrack offering
Snacklins is among the inaugural cohort of snack companies in Colab, the startup engagement program of SnackFutures (Mondelez)
Future Meat Technologies has reduced its production costs by almost 50 percent. It can now create 110g of slaughter-free chicken breast for under $4.
Mi Terro® has signed an memorandum of understanding with Budweiser Brewing Company APAC to further partnership on beer waste packaging material
ThisFish wins $150,000CAD at Innovation BC’s Aquaculture Innovation Awards

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Check out what our industry friends around the globe are up to and get involved:

Food Waste Repackaged Innovation Challenge: Only 3 more days to apply! Submit your packaging idea to minimize food waste by June 18. 

  Australia’s viti, wine and tourism tech revolution, just launched applications for their six-week accelerator program. Apply here by June 22.

🚀GLOCAL AgriFoodTech LATAM Program 🚀 is looking for the best startups that have a triple impact business strategy to transform the world of agrifood. Are you one of them? Apply now!

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