Avalo.ai is a crop improvement company that has invented a genome prediction algorithm that radically improves accuracy, deciphers complex traits, and dramatically speeds up gene discovery.
We eat the meats we do not because they are the tastiest, but because they are the easiest to industrialize. Like humans, animals are what they eat—so the ones who graze freely in nature beget better flavors. At Black Sheep Foods, we're experts at recreating wild and heritage flavors using plant-based sources. Our mission is to bring consumers an array of delicious, sustainable, plant-based meat products while reducing the destructive environmental impact of industrial meat production.
The #1 challenge facing agriculture today is labor. We're on a mission to solve this problem, beginning with collaborative robots built around computer vision and AI, called Burros. Burros are fully autonomous robots that help people work more productively in the most labor-intensive areas of agriculture today.
Farm finance is a headache. We make it simple. FarmRaise organizes your financial information into one profile that seamlessly connects your farm with the best financial resources.
FarmTrace connects to and manages farm information for use by farm-partners across the food value chain. Our digital infrastructure and analytics platform digitizes and integrates relevant records from farms, all the way down to the individual animal level. This empowers ag and food companies to deliver more transparent, more sustainable, and safer products at an unprecedented scale.
FUL Foods is a Netherlands-based startup on a mission to produce food and beverage products that actively benefit our earth by reducing carbon emissions, freeing up arable land and utilizing fewer resources – all while offering our consumers superior health benefits (plant-based protein and key micronutrients), convenience and satisfaction (taste, texture, smell). We have developed a trademarked planet positive protein-rich ingredient – FUL® – through a proprietary biorefinery of microalgae that addresses key issues around taste, solubility, stability and bio assimilation. Our flagship product (out of a larger portfolio of delicious, nutritious products featuring FUL®) is a refreshing functional climate-active beverage.
Fyto is unlocking sustainable agriculture with aquatic plants. Through an automated and distributed technology platform, Fyto produces premium, affordable, nutrient-dense crops with radically lower carbon emissions. The company serves multiple markets, including feed, food, and biofertilizer.
Kingdom Supercultures is transforming microbial cultures into a new class of natural technology for CPG manufacturers. We assemble natural microbes into new combinations, which can be used to make plant-based cheeses with authentic dairy tastes, lower-alcohol wines with full flavors, and personal care products with natural functional ingredients. We are currently in active R&D projects with multiple national food brands in the plant-based food, beer, and wine verticals.
Kula Bio is a leader in sustainable nitrogen solutions, helping farmers improve crop yield and reduce environmental impact. We make a cost-competitive biofertilizer that boosts a naturally occurring process to deposit meaningful amounts of nitrogen in the soil.
Lypid makes fat alternatives with a rich meaty mouthfeel to elevate the taste, texture, and appearance of alternative proteins.
Milk Moovement provides actionable intelligence across the dairy supply chain through its cloud-based software.
At New Culture, we are making an animal-free Mozzarella cheese that is sustainable, healthy, ethical, and indistinguishable from current dairy Mozzarella in taste, texture, and function. Using microbial fermentation to produce casein proteins, food science to combine those proteins with plant-based fats and sugars and traditional cheesemaking methods to make any cheese of choice, we are bringing about a new culture for the cheese industry.
Nuritas is a global leader in the discovery of peptides to improve human and animal health. Founded in 2014 by mathematician and computer scientist Dr. Nora Khaldi, Nuritas utilizes its powerful AI capabilities to quickly and accurately interrogate its vast library of natural peptides to identify compounds that exceed industry standards for management and treatment of a broad range of health conditions. Nuritas advanced PeptAIde™, its first healthcare product, from concept to market in less than three years. By leveraging peptides high target specificity, the Nuritas team of data scientists and experienced molecular biologists combine in-silico predictive capabilities, in-house laboratory research and in-vivo and human clinical validation to commercialize first-in-class advances in therapy to discover life-changing ingredients and products.
Pow Bio uses AI-driven fermentation optimization to help biomanufacturing customers scale up faster, getting them to market quicker. We are using our current customer engagements to build the foundation for launching a SaaS service to give AI superpowers to every fermenter in the world, from the bench to the factory floor. This has been recently hailed as "The biggest open opportunity in synthetic biology" in a recent a16z blog post. Our approach is hybrid: Fermentation-as-a-Service at the beginning to build our experience (think Zymergen) in strategically important markets so that we can develop generalizable models that can be deployed at scale in the enterprise. Pow is headquartered in an old chocolate factory in West Berkeley.
Proteinea is building the next-gen biomanufacturing platforms. Proteinea is redefining the economics of building with biology by offering a one-step process to produce high-quality recombinant proteins of interest in an affordable, environmentally sustainable, and predictable manner, and rather than growing high-value complex biologics in E-coli, or in yeast, or even in insect cells – inside large steel bioreactors – Proteinea uses whole insect larva, growing on low-cost feedstocks.
Regrow's mission is to unlock profit potential of resilient agriculture. A multi-national team of scientists and engineers at Regrow delivers scalable low-cost monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) solutions supporting the business case for ecosystem services and climate-smart farming practices. Regrow monitors over 150 million acres of agricultural land, supporting sustainability leaders across the agriculture supply chain.
Seed-X is an AI company setting new standards of quality and efficiency for the entire seed and grain ecosystem. The company's vision is to ensure a smarter, more sustainable and secure food future by optimizing seed & grain supply chains with the world's first AI-powered seed analysis and sorting platform.
Making good on its mission to "ensure every single seed and grain sold fulfills its genetic potential," Seed-X helps customers save time, money, agricultural inputs and human resources, while maximizing confidence in food safety and quality.
Seed-X's solutions are deployed worldwide by seed breeders & researchers, seed companies and multinational food companies to boost quality, safety and operational efficiencies.
In the near future, Seed-X plans to leverage its vast crop knowledge to create the world's largest phenotype-genotype correlations database, accelerating the discovery of better crop breeds, while maximizing resource efficiency.
Strella creates novel sensing platforms that enable maturity-based inventory management in produce. Their initial market is in apple and pear packing in the Pacific Northwest, where they monitor and sequence controlled atmosphere storage rooms of fruit. Currently, Strella works with customers that represent 60% of the US apple and pear market. They are currently conducting trials in import and retail perishable inventory management with major supply chain partners.
Torr is an innovative food tech startup, aiming to disrupt the multi ingredient snacking categories with our breakthrough technology.
Torr dreams, develops and produces snacks that serve a unique, tasty and much healthier bite.
Vertical Oceans is an innovative urban aquaculture system producing highly sustainable, same day farm-to fork-shrimps produced in vertical aqua towers. Vertical Oceans makes no use of chemicals or antibiotics and is highly data-driven and automated.