StartLife's Global Partnership Network

StartLife's Partners

To help agrifoodtech startups succeed, StartLife has established strategic partnerships with world-renowned corporates, dedicated investors and leading service providers. They support our startup community with a broad range of measures, including industry and market insights, pilots projects, testing facilities. financing opportunities and services that will speed their go-to-market process. Meet our partners.

StartLife's Partners

To help agrifoodtech startups succeed, StartLife has established strategic partnerships with world-renowned corporates, dedicated investors and leading service providers. They support our startup community with a broad range of measures, including industry and market insights, pilots projects, testing facilities. financing opportunities and services that will speed their go-to-market process. Meet our partners.

Meet StartLife’s Partners

StartLife believes that many of our startups can benefit from partnering with corporates and that corporates benefit from interacting with startups. Startups are not hindered by any status quo and have the radical focus to serve a customer need. Yet often they need a corporate partner to scale their solutions more quickly. Corporates on the other hand get inspired and can learn from new technologies or business models, and increase their own innovation speed.

Below you will find corporates we have partnered up with. As you can see, our corporate partners range from Farm to Fork and cover a world-wide network, from the Netherlands, to Japan and Brazil.

Meet our Founding partners

Foodvalley NL

Foodvalley NL
An independent international organisation working together with front runners to accelerate the global transition to a sustainable food system.

Oost NL

Oost NL
Oost NL provides risk capital, knowledge, network and supports companies in setting up business activities in the eastern region of the Netherlands.

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen is one of the top-ranked universities in the world and ranks world’s best in the field of Agriculture & Forestry.

Meet our Corporate partners

Agrifirm

Agrifirm
A leading agricultural cooperative with an international network of subsidiaries in 16 countries within Europe, South America and Asia.

Citrosuco

Citrosuco
One of the world’s largest producers of orange juice, concentrated orange juice and ingredients for the juice and beverage industry.

CJ Cheiljedang

CJ Cheiljedang
Korea’s no 1 food and bio company, providing a broad range of foods and beverages in every part of the supermarket.

Cosun

Cosun
A leading international agricultural cooperative with more than 8,400 sugar beet growers.

Givaudan

Givaudan
A Swiss manufacturer and the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances.

ICL Planet

ICL Planet
A leading global specialty minerals company, creating impactful solutions for sustainability challenges in food, agriculture and industrial markets.

Klasmann-Deilmann

Klasmann-Deilmann
The leading group of companies in the international substrate industry, with subsidiaries and trade partners in more than 70 countries.

Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz
One of the largest food and beverage companies in the world.

Kubota

Kubota
A comprehensive manufacturer of agricultural machines for both rice farming and dry-field farming.

LIDL

LIDL
One of Europe’s leading food retailers with around 12,000 stores in 31 countries.

Limagrain

Limagrain
An agricultural cooperative and international seed group owned by French farmers.

Martin Braun Gruppe

Martin Braun Gruppe
Leading European bakery, confectionery and frozen bakery supplier, member of Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG.

PHW

PHW
A food conglomerate company producing and marketing poultry products, animal food, and supplements.

Rabobank

Rabobank
Founded by farmers in the 19th century, nowadays the largest Food & Agriculture bank worldwide.

Yili

Yili
Yili Innovation Centre is the R&D Centre of the Chinese dairy giant Yili, located at Wageningen Campus.

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Meet our Investor partners

Anterra Capital

Anterra Capital
An international VC investor dedicated to financing the growth of technology-driven companies in food, agriculture, and animal health.

Astanor Ventures

Astanor Ventures
Impact investor that backs ambitious entrepreneurs across the world with disruptive, scalable solutions that will create systemic change across the...

BOX

BOX
A business accelerator investing in high tech startups focusing on food, agri, life science and suitability technologies offering that are both...

Doehler Ventures

Doehler Ventures
A long-term oriented and entrepreneurial investor supporting early-stage startups in the nutrition & technology ecosystem.

Future Food Fund

Future Food Fund
A seed capital fund aimed at Dutch companies that want to impact the food & agricultural sector with innovative technology and/or disruptive...

Horticoop

Horticoop
Dutch investment cooperative that invest in innovative solutions in the horticulture chain.

Icos Capital

Icos Capital
A collaborative venture capital firm working at the intersection of digital and sustainable industry.

Invest-NL

Invest-NL
Dutch impact investor committed to financing companies and projects that speed up the transition towards a carbon neutral and circular economy.

Oost NL

Oost NL
Oost NL provides risk capital, knowledge, network and supports companies in setting up business activities in the eastern region of the Netherlands.

PeakBridge

PeakBridge
A venture capital fund that invests in, and connects people, technology and processes that will shape the future of food.

Pymwymic

Pymwymic
A co-owned organization of European wealth holders who take a frontrunner role in the transition towards investing with care for people and planet.

SHIFT Invest

SHIFT Invest
A Dutch impact investment fund that invests in disruptive innovations within the field of agri, food, health and clean/biobased technologies.

Signature Agri Investments

Signature Agri Investments
Impact investment boutique building and supporting agribusiness champions.

The Yield Lab

The Yield Lab
Leading funder of early-stage food and agtech companies that revolutionize agriculture and food systems seeking to sustainably feed the world.

Interested in investing our Startups?

Early access to most promising and qualified innovative startups in agrifood.
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Meet our Program partners

BDO

BDO
The 5th largest accountancy and advice network in the world.

Catalyze

Catalyze
Innovation consultancy that supports grant application and funding advice to businesses in life sciences, agri, food and bioeconomy.

Double

Double
Growth marketing agency specialized in marketing for early-stage startups and scale-ups

EP&C

EP&C
Patent agency that helps innovative entrepreneurs protect their intellectual property.

FleXIEbel

FleXIEbel
Law firm specialised in contracts, information technology and intellectual property.

NIZO

NIZO
One of world’s advanced R&D centers, helps bring the latest food technologies to life in Europe’s largest food grade production plant.

NoMilk2Day

NoMilk2Day
Headhunting agency that connects organisations and professionals in agribusiness, food and industry

Normec Foodcare

Normec Foodcare
Specialist offering a proven total solution in the field of quality and industrial food safety in the food industry.

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