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Time is almost out! Applications for our FoodBytes! Pitch program end this Sunday, May 16. This is your chance to pitch your business to our 30+ corporate, investor, and consultant members.

Benefits of participating: selected entrepreneurs gain connections to corporates and investors aligned with your business, stage and goals, resulting in conversations that open the door for long term outcomes, including:

  • Investment (from strategic and financial investors)
  • Corporate Pilots 
  • Corporate customer relationships 
  • Key service provider relationships 
  • Targeted introductions within corporate organizations
  • Feedback on products and technology 
  • Insight into corporate resources and viewpoints that can refine startups' approach to collaboration 

We're looking for startups innovating in the following sectors:

  • Sustainable supply chains: blockchain/traceability, livestock management, animal feed efficiency, meat processing automation, byproduct upcycling, commodities processing, shelf-life extension, clean food processing
  • Improved resource management: carbon sequestration & reduction, precision irrigation, food loss mitigation, sustainable packaging, manufacturing robotics, on-farm automation, ag biotechnology, precision ag & AI, indoor farming
  • Next frontier of nutrition: functional ingredients (i.e., aging, mental clarity, performance, immunity), food biotechnology/fermentation, cellular agriculture, grain & sugar alternatives, meal prep/home cooking simplification, personalized nutrition, consumer wearables & data gathering  

Don’t miss the application window - apply now to get the exposure and connections that FoodBytes! Pitch can offer.

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

Registration is now open for our June 22 Forum, focused on examining the burgeoning crossover between healthcare and food companies and its implications, rising trends like personalized nutrition and nutraceuticals, and where investment dollars are flowing to. Don't miss it - register below.

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FoodBytes! Alum Vence Raises $12M with Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund
The 2017 Pitch alum raised this Series A to enable rotational grazing with their virtual fencing technology. The round was led by Tyche Ventures and joined by Rabobank's own fund, RFAIF.

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: Over $50M in fundraising this past month:
  • May 4: ​Mazen Animal Health raised $2M of seed funding in a deal led by Next Level Ventures. The funds will be used to further regulatory development for Mazen's lead Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) vaccine candidate, scale-up of pipeline products, and preparation for registration studies. 
  • May 4: Renewal Mill raised $1M of venture funding from ICA Fund Good Jobs 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 byproduct of oat milk production, and to grow retail sales of the baking mix line.
  • April 20: Bushel raised $47M of Series C venture funding in a deal led by Continental Grain Company (a Pitch member) and Lewis & Clark AgriFood. The funds will be used to introduce payments, credit, trading offerings, and increased data services, including capabilities to help consumer brands sustainably source commodities in the global grain supply chain along with accelerating Bushel's current product offerings.
  • April 20: Evo Foods raised $0.84M of pre-seed funding from Inventus Law, Better Capital (India), and Kale United. The funds will be used to gear up for its launch in the Indian market as well as scale its R&D and Marketing team to prepare for an international launch in 2022.

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