INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT BOLD EMERGING FOOD BUSINESSES READY FOR RAPID GROWTH?
We nurture a wide ecosystem that connects innovative and fast moving ventures with the investors and industry stakeholders that may help them reach the next market level.
WHY INVEST IN FOOD?
Other commodities will come and go, but food is guaranteed to always be in demand. As our population grows and life expectancy increases, our environment is becoming overstressed, creating a rising need for food innovation.
Consumers demand that the foods and beverages they consume change to meet their needs in taste, convenience and nutritional composition. Their busy lifestyles push them to seek flexible and accessible ways to get them, flocking to solutions that incorporate the latest technologies and distribution networks to solve the problems in a traditional segment.
The market is ripe for disruption through innovation and emerging solutions that reduce food waste, revolutionize the supply chain or reduce contamination through viable business models which may increase production yield, increase visibility with data analytics or automate with advanced robotics.
Food startups have a hunger for success that drives them to innovation. With the proper guidance and structure, they may be able to tackle the challenges that provide barriers to consumers, providing promising returns to investors who can understand their vision.
Food and agribusiness companies have traditionally yielded higher total returns to shareholders than many other industry sectors,* giving food startups lucrative investment potential. The difficulty lies in finding the right investment opportunity.
Our decades of experience give us the perspective to identify the most viable food-startup solutions. Each year, we evaluate hundreds of projects to find the entrepreneurs with the highest potential for success and connect them with the investors that can make the possibility become reality.
*Source: Pursuing the global opportunity in food and agribusiness, Mc Kinsey, 2015
We offer you several different ways to find the most promising F&B startups:
During our annual investor-only demo days, we can introduce you to the best-performing F&B startups of our Accelerator Program. It’s an opportunity to meet and network with other top-tier investors while connecting with hot new companies on the rise.
Join Food Business Angels, our network of private investors specializing in the F&B industry. Our angels have privileged access to early-stage food companies, with exclusive, first-hand access to the innovative projects that have the highest potential.
Lead generation for funds
Our decades of experience on the business side of F&B give us the ability to spot the outliers in the early stages. We identify the most relevant opportunities with the highest potential and connect you with a highly curated selection of disruptive startups or Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Although our network of angel investors, Food Business Angels, can provide support for early funding rounds, we partner with venture funds and financial institutions interested in early growth investment to provide the amount of capital these startups need for optimum development.
We are always on the lookout for the best partners to strengthen the food-startup ecosystem, providing them with guidance and access to the large pool of projects generated by the FoodEntrepreneurs network.