“I believe the biggest challenges come between the time a startup formalizes a winning idea and scaling the technology to support it”, says Nadav. “It’s a period I’ve tagged ‘Death Valley’, because it’s when you’re tested most and need to draw on all the support you can get, to reach the other side successfully.”
Can you tell us how PeakBridge Partners connects F&A corporates with promising startups in sustainable food innovation?
We’re a fully licensed fund manager incorporated in Malta and a unique partner for burgeoning agri food tech companies. As a member of the EIT Food (European Institute of Innovation & Technology), we work closely with a community of like-minded food revolutionaries, sharing knowledge and ideas and empowering entrepreneurs to develop technologies that can:
- Transform our food ecosystem
- Stimulate sustainable growth and
- Create employment
We bring all of that, as well as decades of experience in fund management, best deal flow, due diligence practices and business development strategy to our clients, helping them find […]
“Greenhouse gas emissions, global warming, deforestation,” we all hear these words flooding our newspapers and television screens, we know the impact they are having on our ecosystem and our health, but do we know the true root of these environmental disasters?
Believe it or not, the way that we have been producing food since the industrial revolution is a major cause of our environmental deterioration. Agriculture is responsible for 75% of deforestation worldwide, and is the largest contributor of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions. Our food production practices have caused substantial damage to our oceans, our land and our air. It has led to significant shifts in consumption and become a major contributor to obesity, heart disease and other food related diseases.
What’s more, is that with the expected population growth of 2.7 billion by 2020 and agricultural demands that will increase by 70%, our food production practices will continue to deplete and intoxicate our natural resources
In response to these alarming insights there has been a shift in consumer behavior and demand regarding food. Concerned consumers are demanding cleaner labels, a decrease in carbon footprint, and more alternative protein options.
To this end, companies such as Impossible Burger, Beyond Meat and Hampton Creek, are developing ways to produce viable meat replacements. Research in insect protein development are being spearheaded in Europe, with companies such as Protix are not only developing alternative insect proteins for animal feed and fertilizer, however they are working within organizations such as the International Platform […]
The inauguration of the European Institute for Innovation & Technology Food Branch is a HUGE milestone for the future of food! This type of collaboration and institutional commitment is going to see us through a more sustainable, clean and positive future. Disruption is the key to success, the key to change and the key to our survival!