Category Archives: Accelerators & startups

PepsiCo Selects 10 Startups for First North American Food Tech Accelerator

PepsiCo Ventures has launched the North American version of its startup accelerator called Nutrition Greenhouse, a year after its inaugural European program.

The CVC has been focused on finding emerging brands that offer premium yet functional products with benefits that consumers can easily understand and feel – two things the investment arm has identified as markers of long-term success.

Dairy Quality Detection Tech Wins FoodBytes! Judges’ Choice Award as Food Waste Takes 2 Prizes

SomaDetect, an agriculture technology startup that measures milk quality from every cow at milking, won the FoodBytes! New York Judges’ Choice Award. SomaDetect uses sensors that fit into existing milking equipment to measure the fat and protein content of dairy as well as somatic cells — an indication when a cow is suffering from mastitis — progesterone, and antibiotics.

China’s Tech Giants Drive $1.8bn Investment in Chinese AgriFood Startups – new report!

The fledgling startup industry looks different to other global markets with the vast majority of innovation and investment ($1.7 billion) taking place downstream; but China’s agrifood startup scene has something the US market does not.