You Should Be Watching What Comes out of Food Tech Studio…Bites!

The Lempert Report
February 10, 2021

Over the past few years we have seen the emergence of lots and lots of food innovation centers, but this is one I am particularly watching – and so should you!

Launched in September, 2020 Scrum Ventures created the studio program to build a stage-agnostic, global community of best-in-class startups with a common vision of bringing better and more efficient processes within the food development ecosystem. Just last week they made two announcements: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, and the governments of Kaga City, Kobe City, and Niigata City  who all join the program as new strategic partners to create a new community focused on solving the challenges plaguing the world's food supply including (but not limited to) safety, waste reduction, and health. Existing partners include Fujicco, House Foods, Kagome and Tokyo Gas. The second: the program has selected 85 startups from eighteen countries around the globe from 218 applications from 30 countries. Here’s a few:

  • Finless Foods (USA)
    An early-stage biotechnology company that is making fish meat out of stem cells.
  • TurtleTree Labs (Singapore)
    A startup addressing the value gap created by an insufficient and unsustainable animal-based dairy industry.
  • IXON (Hong Kong)
    The creator of advanced sous-vide aseptic packaging that allows protein to remain stable at room temperature for up to two years.
  • MeliBio (USA)
    A producer of bio-fermented honey in a lab without using bees.
  • Drop Kitchen (USA)
    A smart kitchen platform specializing in recipe and kitchen appliance technology to connect the whole cooking journey.
  • Ukko (USA)
    Uses immunology, machine learning, and protein engineering to make safer proteins for people with food allergies and sensitivities.
  • Fybraworks (USA)
    A producer of substitute meat, using fermentation and protein ingredients to replicate the taste.
  • Kiwibot (USA)
    Manufacturer of rover robots to provide affordable and technological delivery service for local commerce around the world.

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