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Startups

Since 2010, StartLife has build, supported and funded startups propelling breakthrough technologies designed to build a sustainable food system. Check our listing below for a quick glance of our startup portfolio and learn about their solutions.

Startups

Since 2010, StartLife has build, supported and funded startups propelling breakthrough technologies designed to build a sustainable food system. Check our listing below for a quick glance of our startup portfolio and learn about their solutions.

A selection of StartLife Startups

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  • AgriTech

    AgOS

    AgOS

    Software supporting agrifood business through supply chain finance, business intelligence and information flow

  • AgriTech

    Agriportance

    Agriportance

    Here for all things related with the production, certification and marketing of high-quality biomethane.

  • AgriTech

    AgriSim

    AgriSim

    Calculate all the suitable crops for your land and manage them with satellite imagery and data analytics

  • FoodTech

    Aircohol

    Aircohol

    We produce drinkable alcohol from CO2 captured from fermentation.

  • AgriTech

    Albotherm

    Albotherm

    Improving crop productivity by up to 20% through optimizing light in greenhouses.

  • FoodTech

    Alghètica

    Alghètica

    Produces next generation algae with CRISPR to produce improved plant-based ingredients tailored to customers needs.

  • FoodTech

    Algreen

    Algreen

    Helping microalgae producers in all aspects of their business: from production to downstream, regulation and certification.

  • AgriTech

    Allozymes

    Allozymes

    On a mission to replace traditional manufacturing methods with cleaner, greener, scalable methods, by unlocking the power of custom designed enzymes.

  • AgriTech

    Ant Robotics

    Ant Robotics

    Designing quality robots for heavy farm duty with intuitive user interaction and route planning for improving efficiency.

  • AgriTech

    B-mex

    B-mex

    B-Mex makes mathematical crop models to apply scientific information in growing fields.

  • AgriTech

    BBBLS

    BBBLS

    Novel technologies for developing next generation greenhouse design for cultivation with unprecedented energy efficiency.

  • FoodTech

    Beterschappen

    Beterschappen

    We help kidney patients to improve their health through diet and lifestyle shift.

  • FoodTech

    Better Dairy

    Better Dairy

    We exist to develop and deploy cutting edge technology to create sustainable, animal-free food products.

  • Agritech

    BioMosae

    BioMosae

    Developing a widely effective, low-cost biological crop protection & enzyme-based ingredient Canto.

  • FoodTech

    Blakbear

    Blakbear

    Provides freshness sensors and a cloud API, to improve quality control, add shelf-life and cut food waste from producer to consumer.

  • Agritech

    Blomitec

    Blomitec

    Unleash the beneficial power of natural microorganisms near the plants to design robust crops that grow with a minimal input of chemicals and energy.

  • FoodTech

    Bosque Foods

    Bosque Foods

    Harnessing the natural power of Fungi to create a nutrient-dense, fibrous and tender whole-cut piece of “meat”.

  • FoodTech

    Botanic Bites

    Botanic Bites

    Valorisation of by-products of tomato and oyster mushroom feet into long-lasting vegetarian snacks at room temperature.

  • AgriTech

    Bsafe Biotech

    Bsafe Biotech

    Helping agriculture to become more sustainable by providing specific and safer biopesticides based on RNAs.

  • FoodTech

    Cano-ela

    Cano-ela

    Extract innovative ingredients out of oil seeds to create the next generation of plant-based foods.

  • AgriTech

    Carbominer

    Carbominer

    Using novel modular Direct Air Capture technology with electrochemistry regeneration

  • AgriTech

    CE-Line

    CE-Line

    Enables full control of water and nutrient management in greenhouses and vertical farms

  • FoodTech

    CellRev

    CellRev

    Their innovative cell expansion technology is founded on the ability to continuously grow, detach, and collect adherent cells.

  • AgriTech

    ChainCraft

    ChainCraft

    Develops mixed culture fermentation technologies in order to produce sustainable biobased chemicals from organic waste residue.

  • AgriTech

    CIED

    CIED

    An AgTech company that builds web, mobile, AI, and blockchain-based applications practical for agri-food supply chains to ensure transparency, trust, and fair ownership.

  • AgriTech

    ClearDetections

    ClearDetections
    ClearDetections offers agricultural (inspection) laboratories a turnkey solution for plant health diagnostics.
  • AgriTech

    ClearLeaf

    ClearLeaf

    Developing effective, non-toxic, and safe products for plant protection

  • AgriTech

    Clevabit

    Clevabit

    Platform with a vast variety of sensors to capture data on farms and correlates them in order to increase animal welfare

  • AgriTech

    Corvus Drones

    Corvus Drones

    Saves time, reduces cultivation risk and leads to more efficient space planning using drones.

  • AgriTech

    COWMAS

    COWMAS

    Cattle monitoring and analytics platform that uses IoT sensors and own software with AI & ML protocols for more efficient farming.

  • AgriTech

    Crocus Labs

    Crocus Labs

    Disrupting the horticulture industry with smart lighting solutions

  • FoodTech

    Cultivated

    Cultivated

    Delicious, dairy alternatives developed by fermenting creamy fats.

  • FoodTech

    De Krekerij

    De Krekerij

    Uses eco-friendly grown insects like crickets and locusts for making delicious meals.

  • FoodTech

    Deep Branch

    Deep Branch

    We utilise clean and renewable carbon and energy sources to create high-quality ingredients.

  • FoodTech

    Digital Bites

    Digital Bites

    Uses virtual Reality (VR) based consumer experiments for fast and accurate insights in the foodtech industry.

  • AgriTech

    Eaglesensing

    Eaglesensing

    Georemote sensing system and  commercial exploitation of geo-information in agricultural sector

  • FoodTech

    Ekolive

    Ekolive

    Leading provider of an EU/ETV certified eco-innovative bioleaching method (InnoBioTech®) for processing waste/minerals/soil using bacteria.

  • AgriTech

    Ellipsis Earth

    Ellipsis Earth

    Ellipsis Earth provides environmental monitoring by providing environmental waste audits in roads, towns, cities, rivers and coastlines globally.

  • Agritech

    Envirometrix

    Envirometrix

    Improving the management of natural resources by enhancing the quality and utility of spatial/temporal data

  • FoodTech

    Enzymit

    Enzymit

    To create the knowledge and tools to design and build novel biomolecular components, pathways, and networks to rewire and reprogram organisms.

  • FoodTech

    Epinutra

    Epinutra

    Science driven innovation for consumer healthcare, focussing on mucous membranes.

  • AgriTech

    EVJA

    EVJA

    Optimizes irrigation, nutrition and protection of crops through the use of advanced system for precision agriculture

  • FoodTech

    Evologic Technologies

    Evologic Technologies

    Using pharma technology in combination with our production technology platform, we deliver high quality biologicals at competitive costs.

  • AgriTech

    FarmOn

    FarmOn

    We provide access to independent, expert agronomists with specialised knowledge in various fields in and around regenAg.

  • AgriTech

    FarmTree

    FarmTree

    Quantifies and projects agro-systems’ on the basis of their Biomass, Yields, Labour, Finance, Carbon sequestration etc.

  • AgriTech

    Farmtree

    Farmtree

    FarmTree quantifies and forecasts the performance of Agroforestry systems, which helps small landholders to review costs and benefits.

  • AgriTech

    Farmvent

    Farmvent

    Next Generation Vertical Farms For On-Site Production affordably from seed to harvest – whenever and wherever you want.

  • AgriTech

    Feltwood

    Feltwood

    Developing biodegradable and sustainable alternative to polluting and toxic industrial materials from agri-food waste.

  • AgriTech

    Fermata

    Fermata

    Created a robust, yet affordable platform to detect pests and diseases in crops significantly earlier than human

  • FoodTech

    Foodcase International

    Foodcase International

    develops innovative methods to create ready-to-eat snacks and meals with an extended shelf life, using customized preservation technologies

  • AgriTech

    Fotoniq

    Fotoniq

    Developing tech that reduces energy consumption of buildings and a coating that increases crop growth in greenhouses.

  • FoodTech

    Frankles

    Frankles

    Working on designing, formulation and production of new and natural ingredients for the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage industry.

  • FoodTech

    Ful Foods

    Ful Foods

    FUL® comes from Spirulina, a blue-green algae long embraced as a powerful source of nutrition.

  • FoodTech

    FUMI ingredients

    FUMI ingredients

    We produce animal-free food ingredients from micro-organisms.

  • FoodTech

    Gaia Tech

    Gaia Tech

    Transforms agricultural sidestreams to high-value ingredients for the processing industry

  • FoodTech

    Geneus Biotech

    Geneus Biotech

    Offers a new approach to the sourcing and use of animal fibres by cultivating cell-based materials removing the need for high intensity farming.

  • AgriTech

    Glaia

    Glaia

    Nanotechnology-based solutions that optimize plant performance for a sustainable agriculture

  • FoodTech

    Glucozero

    Glucozero

    Assist in the development, manufacture and the marketing of new healthy food products.

  • FoodTech

    Greencovery

    Greencovery

    Greencovery is best way to start recover compounds from food side-streams and achieve zero waste.

  • FoodTech

    GreenFood50

    GreenFood50

    Develops, produces and sells innovative quinoa ingredients for tasty, sustainable and healthy food

  • FoodTech

    Groam

    Groam

    Converts agricultural biomass waste streams into new biodegradable foamed materials.

  • FoodTech

    Harmonize Solutions

    Harmonize Solutions

    Using an objective and data driven approach to analyse flavour and taste.

  • AgriTech

    Healthycrop.world

    Healthycrop.world

    Developing economically important agricultural crops that are naturally resistant to fungal infections, leading to a pesticide-free agriculture

  • FoodTech

    Helia Biomonitoring

    Helia Biomonitoring

    Develops technologies based on micro- and nanoparticles for biosensing and continuous biomolecular monitoring with single-molecule resolution.

  • AgriTech

    Heliopas.AI

    Heliopas.AI

    Reducing efforts and risks in open-field irrigation with sensorless environmental monitoring.

  • FoodTech

    Holloid

    Holloid

    Leveraging artificial intelligence to monitor bioreactors and in the environment to improve quality and safety.

  • AgriTech

    Horizon Technologies

    Horizon Technologies

    Global Leader in Innovative SIGINT and Space-Based Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Intelligence Solutions.

  • AgriTech

    Hudson River Biotechnology

    Hudson River Biotechnology

    Providse solutions to enhance the functions of plants using CRISPR plant breeding and smart delivery systems

  • AgriTech

    In2Care

    In2Care

    It is a patented technology for transfering high doses of biocides to flying insects.

  • FoodTech

    Infitiv

    Infitiv

    Early-warning solution for food quality degradation and spoilage detection

  • FoodTech

    InPhocal

    InPhocal

    Sustainable and waste-free marking of food and packaging

  • AgriTech

    InsectoCycle

    InsectoCycle

    Revolutionary breeding cage for mass production of black soldier fly eggs.

  • FoodTech

    InsectSense

    InsectSense

    Complex sensing startup inspired by insects and their sensitive sensors for “detection” and “measurement” of compounds in low concentrations.

  • FoodTech

    Inulox

    Inulox

    Developing a novel solution to reducing sugar after consumption without compromising on taste or texture.

  • AgriTech

    Irriot

    Irriot

    Wireless intelligent irrigation automation

  • FoodTech

    Kern-Tec

    Kern-Tec

    Developing innovative, sustainable ingredients and ready-to-use solutions for the food industry using unused fruit kernels.

  • FoodTech

    Komra Vision

    Komra Vision

    Develops AI powered spectrometer that sets the market standards for food and material analysis.

  • AgriTech

    Lambda Agri

    Lambda Agri

    Designs novel red emitting films that can be applied to greenhouses to boost crop yields by ~20% and reduces artificial lighting.

  • AgriTech

    Lite+Fog

    Lite+Fog

    Developing tools for high efficiency, great quality, low cost farming, and remote control platform capabilities.

  • AgriTech

    Loamin

    Loamin
    An Earth Intelligence platform, using remote sensing and AI to provide carbon and biodiversity metrics
  • FoodTech

    MaGie Creations

    MaGie Creations

    Lowers the footprint of food production by upcycling beer grain into ingredients that are proven that deliver high taste & nutritional value

  • FoodTech

    MarinasBio

    MarinasBio

    Turns cultivated meat from reality to profitability.

  • AgriTech

    Metabolic Insights

    Metabolic Insights

    Developing sustainable agriculture solutions through utilization of plant-based compounds for crop protection and productivity

  • FoodTech

    Michroma

    Michroma

    Creating the next generation of natural ingredients in partnership with the most powerful biofactory in nature, fungi.

  • FoodTech

    Microfuel Innovations

    Microfuel Innovations

    Microfuel Innovations focuses on the development of renewable biofuels based on non-food competitive industrial feedstocks.

  • FoodTech

    MicroHarvest

    MicroHarvest

    Producing sustainable protein ingredients of the future by harnessing the power of microorganisms.

  • FoodTech

    Milkways

    Milkways

    Leading the intercontinental milk shipping for  sustainable dairy model.

     

  • FoodTech

    MOA Foodtech

    MOA Foodtech

    We combine biotechnology and artificial intelligence to transform waste and by-products of the agri-food industry into a ” next generation protein ” with high nutritional value and 100% sustainable

  • AgriTech

    Muddy Machines

    Muddy Machines

    New generation of agricultural field robots

  • AgriTech

    MusaRadix

    MusaRadix

    A biotechnology company with the aim to secure the global banana production by supplying farmers with disease resistant banana varieties.

  • FoodTech

    Mylium

    Mylium

    Experts in producing high-tech leather-like textiles with mycelium, the thread-like structure of mushrooms.

  • AgriTech

    Mythronics

    Mythronics

    A cloud crop monitoring platform which is enabled by machine learning algorithms that allows yield and IPM forecasting.

  • FoodTech

    N-Chroma

    N-Chroma

    Develops and produces healthy, sustainable and high quality colours for use in the food, colour cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries

  • FoodTech

    NanoInGreen

    NanoInGreen

    It adds value to plant-based products by incorporating our specific formulation to transform them into functional foods.

  • Natcap

    Natcap
    natcap is a nature intelligence company spawned out of the University of Oxford. It provides scientifically rigorous data to enable companies to...
  • FoodTech

    Naturannova

    Naturannova
    Unlocking the potential of novel plant proteins to create healthier, sustainable and clean label ingredients.
  • AgriTech

    Natuurhuisje.nl

    Natuurhuisje.nl

    Helps you find a cottage home in nature, away from the hustle of cities.

  • AgriTech

    Nerit’e

    Nerit’e

    Cost-effective, high-quality, actionable, digital & sustainable, real time soil monitoring.

  • FoodTech

    Next Generation Sensors

    Next Generation Sensors

    Portable, sensitive, accurate, and user-friendly technology for easy detection of harmful substances in our food, bodies, and environment.

  • FoodTech

    No Fairytales

    No Fairytales

    Offers recipes that are healthy and obese free

  • FoodTech

    NoA Biosciences

    NoA Biosciences

    Building the first production ecosystem for alt protein production and eaters using wood as fungal proteins

  • FoodTech

    NoPalm Ingredients

    NoPalm Ingredients

    Produces sustainable microbial oils to replace the use of palm and other tropical oils in food, cosmetics, and detergents.

  • FoodTech

    Norbite

    Norbite

    Our goal is to transform 300 Mt of waste plastic into sustainable goods like fertilizers, skin care and medicines

  • AgriTech

    Novioponics

    Novioponics

    Our mission is to develop and produce sustainable products for the horticulture and animal industries.

  • FoodTech

    NutriLeads

    NutriLeads

    Develops scientific and clinically proven natural health ingredients from plant-based sources that meet consumer and market demand

  • AgriTech

    Odd.bot

    Odd.bot

    Our mechanical weed removal robot reduces and eventually eliminating the need to use any chemical pesticides used as herbicides.

  • AgriTech

    OneThird

    OneThird

    Developing cloud-based and handheld fresh produce scanners, allowing you to make smarter supply chain decisions that save money and improve freshness.

  • FoodTech

    Orbisk

    Orbisk

    Orbisk helps professional kitchens to get a grip on their food waste with its fully automated food waste monitor.

  • AgriTech

    Organifarms

    Organifarms

    Farming robots for indoor farms, starting with a strawberry harvester

  • FoodTech

    Ostara Innovations

    Ostara Innovations

    Commercialise modern technological solutions for consumer markets by investing in high level R&D by partnering up with leading research institutes globally.

  • FoodTech

    Pectcof

    Pectcof

    Pectcof has patented a preservation and extraction technology to transform and separate coffee pulp biomass into valuable bio compounds.

  • FoodTech

    PEF technologies

    PEF technologies

    We apply nanosecond pulsed electric fields for efficient preservation of the food and beverages

  • Phagos

    Phagos
    Phagos is a French biotechnology startup founded in 2021. It develops a sustainable alternative to antibiotics based on bacteria’s natural predator,...
  • AgriTech

    Phenovation

    Phenovation
    Delivers cutting-edge, multispectral imaging systems for plant growers, researchers, and multinationals.
  • FoodTech

    Phycom

    Phycom

    Produces high-quality microalgae with functional and nutritional properties as food a significant food resource.

  • AgriTech

    Plant-e

    Plant-e

    Plant-e develops technology in which living plants produce electricity

  • FoodTech

    Plantcarb

    Plantcarb

    Developing a novel flour from Barley, which is instrumental for eliminating diabetes and the problem of microplastics.

  • AgriTech

    Plantik

    Plantik

    Develops powerful plant breeding technologies to cut down the time to create a new plant variety considerably

  • AgriTech

    Plense Technologies

    Plense Technologies

    Uses ultrasound sensors to provide quick and reliable data about crops

  • AgriTech

    PreMal

    PreMal

    The MTego targets human seeking mosquitoes and catches them before they bite.

  • FoodTech

    Reinvent Protein

    Reinvent Protein

    Uses hydrolysis and fermentation to break down plant-based proteins into smaller, more digestible molecules.

  • AgriTech

    Respyre

    Respyre

    With the bioreceptive concrete, Respyre turns any unused surface into an opportunity to bring vegetation into the urban environment.

  • AgriTech

    Resurrect Bio

    Resurrect Bio

    Using gene editing to make crops resistant to disease, rapidly resurrecting native resistance genes which have been defeated by pathogens, allowing farmers to spray fewer pesticides and increase food production.

  • FoodTech

    Rival Foods

    Rival Foods

    Brings out true culinary plant-based alternatives to traditional products such as meat and fish, without compromising on taste and experience.

  • AgriTech

    Saia Agrobotics

    Saia Agrobotics

    Making indoor farming accessible and affordable with robots and automation of field work.

  • AgriTech

    Scope Biosciences

    Scope Biosciences

    This CRISPR-Cas based test is sensitive enough to detect the smallest amount of genetic material, at single nucleotide specificity.

  • AgriTech

    SendB

    SendB

    Seed-Embedding Technology to provide better germination environment for seeds

  • AgriTech

    SENI preps

    SENI preps

    Developing products to reduce nitrogen and methane emission on the farm level.

  • foodtech

    Sensip-dx

    Sensip-dx

    Sensip-dx product can detect bacteria and molecules like toxins and residues from food, antibiotics and crop protection agents.

  • AgriTech

    SERA

    SERA

    SERA formulates and executes the best cultivation strategy for your crop by combining analytics, software, and remote crop expertise.

  • AgriTech

    Serket

    Serket

    Our recognition software helps farmers to monitor and trace their pigs individually and automatically with any cameras

  • AgriTech

    Sigrow

    Sigrow

    Producing sensor technology and data to improve greenhouse climates, plant productivity and sustainability.

  • AgriTech

    SmartFarming

    SmartFarming

    SmartFarming offers a full Agri-tech service that provides farmers with practical knowledge and supports organizations to increase their impact.

  • AgriTech

    Solarfoil

    Solarfoil

    Develops and produces advanced foils that optimizes the light towards plant and algae growth in greenhouses and polytunnels.

  • AgriTech

    Solasta Bio

    Solasta Bio

    Nature-based insecticides for safe and effective crop protection

  • FoodTech

    Solmeyea

    Solmeyea

    Patented technology to produce carbon neutral microalgae ingredients that are increasingly sought by FMCG’s.

  • Somatech

    Somatech
  • FoodTech

    SomaTech

    SomaTech

    Developing a scalable, modular solid-state fermentation platform to upcycle food side streams creating affordable and healthy ingredients.

  • FoodTech

    Sophie’s Bionutrients

    Sophie’s Bionutrients

    Develops a range of microalgae-based protein flours for plant-based meat and alt dairy categories

  • AgriTech

    Source.ag

    Source.ag
    Develops A.I. powered hi-tech indoor farms, which are more efficient, making indoor farming accessible, profitable and globally scalable.
  • AgriTech

    Spatialise

    Spatialise

    Develops solutions for estimating the soil organic carbon content of farmland topsoils, using satellite data and AI.

  • FoodTech

    Sphera Encapsulation

    Sphera Encapsulation

    First Italian Biotech company dedicated exclusively to research and development in the field of sustainable micro and nanoencapsulation.

  • FoodTech

    Sun Bear Biofuture

    Sun Bear Biofuture

    Producing low-carbon, low-impact & deforestation-free daily essentials.

  • AgriTech

    Sundew

    Sundew

    Sundew is developing cost-effective, environmentally benign biotechnologies to target water-borne pests, diseases and
    invasive species

  • AgriTech

    Surfix

    Surfix

    Ultrasensitive plug-and-play photonic diagnostics platform

  • AgriTech

    Sylvarum

    Sylvarum

    Developing electrostimulation technology to improve crop yields in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) systems.

  • FoodTech

    Time Travelling Milkman

    Time Travelling Milkman

    Uses European seeds, water and our processing magic to produce ingredients that add an irresistible mouthfeel in dairy alternatives.

  • AgriTech

    Trabotyx

    Trabotyx

    Provides robots that use computer vision to accurately remove 80% of weeds and reduce manual labor with 25% on organic farms.

  • FoodTech

    Umami Meats

    Umami Meats

    Pioneering cultivated seafood by crafting delicious, nutritious and affordable cultivated fish.

  • FoodTech

    Upstream Foods

    Upstream Foods

    Animal-free, cell-based fish fat to improve plant-based protein

  • FoodTech

    Verdify

    Verdify

    Develops innovative software for personalising online meal inspiration, enabling people to make better food choices for personal health

  • AgriTech

    Veridi Technologies

    Veridi Technologies

    Pioneering the use of computer vision and automated microscopy to diagnose plant pathogens and analyse soil biodiversity.

  • AgriTech

    Vertigo

    Vertigo

    We develop hardware and software tools to enhance accuracy in the fields of (bio)material testing.

  • AgriTech

    VineForecast

    VineForecast

    Creating the perfect digital assistant for your vineyard with farm management and forecast services.

  • FoodTech

    Viroteq

    Viroteq

    Intelligent AI-powered software to optimize stacking and packing processes

  • AgriTech

    VitalFluid

    VitalFluid

    Provider of Plasma Activated Water, the solution for natural nitrogen, seed treatment, crop protection and medical wound treatment.

  • AgriTech

    Voltiris

    Voltiris

    Transforming greenhouses into renewable powerplants with solar modules optimized for agriculture

  • FoodTech

    Wholy Greens

    Wholy Greens

    On a mission to make nutritious products from vegetables from happy farmers and healthy fields.

  • AgriTech

    Wingssprayer

    Wingssprayer

    An innovative system that ensures optimum dispersal of every spray fluid saving time, water and spraying fluid

  • FoodTech

    YEASTIME

    YEASTIME

    Uses sensors and mechanical stimulation to reduce time, consumption and energy costs of the fermentation process.

  • AgriTech

    YellowPallet

    YellowPallet

    Working with experienced strategic mechanical engineering partners to realise the factories and services that produce blocks and pallets from residual agri-fibers.

  • AgriTech

    Zip Drill

    Zip Drill

    Developing tools for conservation agriculture by focussing on no-tillage seeding and fertilization.

  • FoodTech

    Zymoptiq

    Zymoptiq

    A disruptive analytic tool to characterize, measure and assay the enzymes activities in a very fast, simple and cheap way.

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