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PeakBridge Invests in NICK’s, fueling international growth

By |2019-07-30T14:14:42+04:00July 30th, 2019|News|

Malta, June 27th, 2019 – PeakBridge invests €1.7 m in the Swedish zero sugar food company Luthman Backlund Foods AB (LUB Foods) in order to support the company's strong international expansion plan. LUB Foods develops, manufactures and markets tasty and healthy snacks, protein bars, confectionery, ice cream, sweeteners and other "functional foods" under the brand name NICK's. NICK's offers "a lot better for you" alternatives with no added sugar, no palm oil, no wheat/gluten and no artificial sweeteners. Only the good stuff. NICKS's is currently growing rapidly in over ten European countries. In 2020 NICK's world-leading, low-calorie ice cream will be launched in several European markets and nationwide in the [...]

More big news! PeakBridge First Close

By |2019-07-30T14:13:06+04:00July 30th, 2019|News|

Malta, June 17th, 2019 – Delighted to share that we've surpassed our First Close goals for our NEWtrition FoodTech venture fund! We could not have done it without the support of a great team, investors and many friends. Now the work starts - investing in meaningful impact FoodTech ventures to create better and more accessible nutrition for all. Watch this space for more about our first investments!

PepsiCo Executive Ellen de Brabander to Join PeakBridge as Venture Partner and Head of Technical Due Diligence

By |2018-10-21T22:37:24+04:00October 21st, 2018|News|

Malta, October 18, 2018 - PeakBridge today announced that Ellen de Brabander will join the firm as a Venture Partner and Head of Technical Due Diligence. PeakBridge is a member of EITFood and manages Newtrition, a dedicated FoodTech investment fund. Ms. de Brabander will continue to serve as a Senior Vice President of Research & Development for PepsiCo with global oversight responsibilities for the company’s key R&D governance and compliance functions. Erich Sieber and Nadav Berger, Founding Managing Partners at PeakBridge, said, “We are delighted to have someone of Ellen’s talent and experience joining PeakBridge. Her vast knowledge will be a great asset to us as we invest in sustainable [...]

Nadav Berger on the Future of Sustainable Food Tech & Overcoming Startup “Death Valley”

By |2018-10-21T22:40:14+04:00October 1st, 2018|News|

PeakBridge Partners co-founder and FoodBytes! judge Nadav Berger, lives and breathes food innovation, so we caught up with him on the tail end of our London event to get his take on overcoming the most common food and agtech startup challenges, the trends he’s tracking and what he’s doing to help empower sustainable change-makers. “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 [...]

The Future of Food is Now

By |2018-10-21T22:41:54+04:00August 29th, 2018|Trends|

“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 [...]

Inauguration of EIT Food

By |2018-10-01T00:18:57+04:00August 29th, 2018|News|

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!