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Agrifood tech innovators: cream of the 2019 crop

The Annual AgFunder AgriFood Tech Innovation Awards recognise the innovators and entrepreneurs driving the agrifood tech sector forward. Here are the winners, and nominees, in this year’s awards… [Astonishing innovation! Ed]

AgFunder is a leading US online investment platform for accredited investors looking to invest in curated food and agriculture technology companies. This is its third awards program – with the winners of these categories are highlighted by bold caps.

Supply Chain Tech

Most Innovative US Startup Pre-Series A
  1. Athena Intelligence – uses satellite imagery, it automates compliance and sustainability reporting
  2. Aromyx – a platform for the digital capture of scent and taste
  3. Brightseed – discovers plant-based nutritional bioactives from commodity crops for everyday food products
  4. CAMBRIDGE CROPS – NATURAL AND EDIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR EXTENDING FRESHNESS
  5. SnapDNA – next-generation DNA detection platform for food safety, traceability, and provenance
Most Innovative US Startup Series A and Beyond
  1. FoodLogiQ – food safety and traceability software
  2. FULL HARVEST – A B2B MARKETPLACE FOCUSED ON REDUCING FOOD WASTE
  3. Hazel Technologies – food packaging inserts to extend shelf-life of produce
  4. Phylagen – provides technology that monitors, maps, and manages microbiomes
  5. Sustainable Bioproducts – a biotechnology company developing a new way to grow edible protein
Most Innovative International Startup Pre-Series A
  1. AgreeMarket (Argentina) – the first global agri commodities marketplace
  2. AgNext Technologies (India) – agrifood supply chain sensor technology
  3. AMAI PROTEINS (ISRAEL) – A COMPUTATIONAL PROTEIN DESIGN BIOTECH FIRM AIMED AT THE FOOD MARKET
  4. EscaVox (Australia) – location and temperature tracking for the food supply chain
  5. Inno-3B (Canada) – vertical farming systems developer
Most Innovative International Startup Series A and Beyond
  1. CARGOX (BRAZIL) – FLEET OPTIMIZATION TECHNOLOGY FOR FREIGHT COMPANIES
  2. DeHaat (India) – agribusiness marketplace, connecting farmers with corporate buyers
  3. IntelloLabs (India) – computer vision technology for farmers, traders, millers, retailers, and consumers to communicate on product quality, infestation, plant health and more
  4. Novolyze (France) – microorganisms to improve food safety validation
  5. Nuritas (Ireland) – identifies peptides that have health benefits for food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and supplement ingredients

Retail & Consumer

Most Innovative US Startup Pre-Series A
  1. Berkeley Brewing Science – engineering brewer’s yeast to do incredible things
  2. Finless Foods – cultured fish developer
  3. PLANETARIANS– UPCYCLING BY-PRODUCTS INTO ALTERNATIVE PROTEIN AT THE PRICE OF FLOUR
  4. Prime Roots (formerly Terramino Foods) – fungi-based seafood and meat protein alternatives
Most Innovative US Startup Series A and Beyond
  1. CafeX – robotic coffee bars
  2. IMPOSSIBLE FOODS – PLANT-BASED BURGER THAT BLEEDS
  3. Label Insight – product transparency for retailers through cloud-based data engine
  4. Ripple Foods – plant-based dairy products
  5. Zume Pizza – robotic pizza delivery restaurant
Most Innovative International Startup Pre-Series A
  1. ALCHEMY FOODTECH (SINGAPORE) – DIABETES-FIGHTING FOOD INGREDIENT
  2. Aleph Farms (Israel) – cell-grown meat that resembles free-range meat
  3. Future Meat Technologies (Israel) – cell cultured meat
  4. Mimica Lab (UK) – innovative milk labeling technology
  5. Farmy (Switzerland) – independent producer-focused eGrocer
Most Innovative International Startup Series A and Beyond
  1. InFarm – vertical farming for retailers
  2. Mosa Meat (Holland) – cell cultured meat
  3. NotCo (Chile) – plant-based, animal-free food products
  4. Simple Feast (Denmark) – organic food delivery
  5. UKKO (ISRAEL) – IMMUNOLOGY, COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY, AND PLANT SCIENCE TO COMBAT FOOD ALLERGIES

AgFunderNews: Read more about these awards here

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