StartLife proudly supports the 2021 edition of FoodTech 500, the ‘Fortune 500’ of the FoodTech sector, an initiative by Forward Fooding. Together we will uncover the most promising and positive FoodTech disruptors of 2021. AgriFoodtech companies around the world can apply till 15 November to be considered for the coveted ranking.

CEO of Forward Fooding, Alessio D’Antino stated: “We created the FoodTech 500 to shine a light on the leading global innovators across AgriFoodTech, those who are creating powerful solutions to heal and transform our food system. We are thrilled to launch the 2021 edition of The FoodTech 500 to reveal the companies that will become global mainstays. And we are delighted to have StartLife on our side as partner.”

FoodTech 500 winners gain access to a global network of industry stakeholders including Fortune 500 F&B companies, investors and advisors. “In addition to the prestige granted from the ranking,  applying for FoodTech 500 is a relatively easy way for startups to find out how their business scores against other startups in the food & agriculture industry,” says Bram van Beek, StartLife’s Marketing Manager.

Most innovative AgriFoodTech players globally

Applications are subject to a rigorous review. Company are ranked based on a scoring system devised to capture the true pioneers within the sector, which includes the following three scoring elements:

  1. business size,
  2. digital footprint and
  3. sustainable practices

The 2020 edition of the FoodTech 500 attracted some of the most innovative AgriFoodTech players globally including Plenty (USA), which has raised over $500 million in venture funds – Too Good To Go (UK), which engaged 6 million people in their food waste efforts and NotCo (Chile), which has surpassed a $1.5B valuation with its last round. The list obviously also contains a long list of innovative agrifoodtech startups, including StartLife Accelerate alumni Orbisk (SLA F18), Evja (SLA F19) and Sphera Encapsulation (SLA F20) to name but a few.

Why apply for FoodTech 500?

✓ Applying takes less than 10 minutes and is completely free.

✓ Companies that rank in the FoodTech 500 gain access to a global network of industry leaders including Fortune 500 F&B companies, Food Tech VCs, business angels, and other institutional investors.

✓ The FoodTech 500 provides a platform for engagement, networking and global visibility.

✓ It’s a great opportunity to become part of a vast community of FoodTech industry stakeholders and get powerful press coverage by renowned media including Food Navigator, Sifted and AgFunder.

Apply before 15 November 2021

Startups can apply now for a chance to rank amongst the top 500 FoodTech companies in the world! Application deadline is 15 November 2021, subject to early closing once 2,000 applications are received.

The full list of winners will be announced in March 2022.

Apply for FoodTech 500 ’21 Edition