Asia Pacific’s agrifood tech occasion, AgriFutures evokeᴬᴳ⋅, is quick approaching. We take a sneak peek on the startups that will likely be vying for investor consideration with a number of the most progressive concepts in farming and sustainability right this moment.
From February 21 to 22, the 2023 evokeᴬᴳ⋅ Right down to Earth occasion will carry collectively native and international buyers, researchers and farmers to collaborate on the way forward for sustainable agrifood tech on the Adelaide Conference Centre.
Kickstarting the official occasion program, evokeᴬᴳ⋅ 2023 launches with The Investor Pitch Dinner on Monday, February 20. This networking-based dinner provides 5 investment-ready Australian and New Zealand agrifood tech startups a chance to pitch to a room filled with native and international buyers.
Having beforehand raised capital in profitable funding rounds, every startup has already established themselves within the rising market. To push their momentum additional, every will current their options for a number of urgent points that deal with sustainability and the longevity of our present agrifood tech business.
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The 2023 contributors characterize a number of the most progressive concepts in agrifood right this moment. Every of the 5 startups contains a feminine founder, as nicely. Let’s meet them.
Geora: Bridie Ohlsson and Cadel Watson
This New South Wales-based startup presents blockchain-based options for provide chains in every single place, unlocking sustainable agribusiness. Co-founded by Bridie Ohlsson and Cadel Watson, Geora makes use of safe information know-how to trace and finance native and international provide chains throughout the agrifood business.
Bridie and Cadel’s sensible software of tech is ready to help farmers in unlocking sustainable agribusiness, to allow them to concentrate on what they do greatest. Bridie, co-founder and CEO of Geora, has used her background in legislation and early growth startups to develop her newest enterprise.
Nanobubble Agritech: Lauren Oehme and Leon Energy
Nanobubble Agritech is a game-changing startup from New Zealand, developed by Taranaki co-founders, Lauren Oehme and Leon Energy. Lauren and Leon found large potential for cutting-edge nanobubble know-how to be utilized throughout agricultural irrigation methods.
Additional growing the strategy of pressurised dissolution of fuel into liquid, Nanobubble Agritech targets irrigation water by infusing supersaturated ranges of oxygen. This ground-breaking methodology permits the water to carry as much as eight instances extra oxygen than standard. Utilizing this know-how for crop irrigation throughout the agricultural business, can enhance the expansion charges and yield of produce, stretching restricted assets additional. In brief, Nanobubble Agritech is disrupting standard irrigation.
Eighth Day Meals: Jen Drew and Roger Drew
Based by Jen Drew and Roger Drew, Eighth Day Meals is a Victorian-based startup growing the newest in plant-based protein know-how. The corporate focuses largely on producing the lupin-based protein, LUPREME, a flexible and cost-effective meat different. This protein different might be grown merely, primarily utilizing one ingredient, posing no vital provide chain calls for.
Becoming a member of the opposite pitching startups at this 12 months’s Investor Pitch Dinner, Jen and Roger want to safe investments from like-minded companions keen about bettering meals sustainability. Along with a profitable $1M seed funding spherical in 2022, Eighth Day Meals’ LUPREME was awarded the title of greatest World Plant Primarily based Meals in 2021.
LYRO Robotics: Dr Nicole Robinson, Dr Juxi Leitner and Norton Kelly-Boxall
The co-founders of this Queensland early-stage robotics firm have mixed their scientific data and keenness for sustainability to enhance the post-harvest packing of contemporary fruit and greens.
The startup is tackling the rising toll of inflation on the agricultural business, in addition to labour shortages throughout the nation. With effectivity and round the clock implementations, LYRO Robotics is able to introduce its resolution to deal with the large post-harvest meals wastage seen throughout Australia annually. Its low-friction know-how ensures meals merchandise will not be broken or wasted all through its provide chain journey from farm to shelf, relieving individuals of tedious duties.
The Leaf Protein: Fern Ho and Connor Balfany
Fern Ho and Connor Balfany’s Victoria-based protein firm, the Leaf Protein Co is decided to resolve the dearth of biodiversity within the plant protein ingredient market. By exploring the potential of leaf protein in fuelling the inhabitants, Fern and Connor envision a future by which sustainable meals sourcing will considerably affect our international meals safety.
By partnering with Australian farmers, The Leaf Protein sources giant volumes of leafy by-products that might in any other case go to waste, mindfully extracting the protein elements for wider use. They mix progressive know-how with a grounding perception that essentially the most sustainable reply to the worldwide meals disaster lies throughout the Earth’s most ample, but untapped, supply of protein- inexperienced leaves.
In case you are an investor who want to attend the investor-only occasion please attain out to Lauren Sharkey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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