Malta, October 8th, 2019 – Two more different people could not have walked into Future FoodTech 3 years ago! We realised we had both grown up in the food industry, both started and managed FoodTech funds, before FoodTech was a thing, and that most of all, we both wanted to leave a better world to our 5 (combined) daughters…Although we still have a long way to go, it feels good standing so high up the mountain!
Tastewise Raises $5 Million Series A Funding Round from Leading FoodTech Investor PeakBridge, Accelerating Expansion of AI-Powered Food Trends and Intelligence Platform
Tel Aviv, September 25th, 2019 – Tastewise, an AI-powered food trends prediction and intelligence startup, announced today it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round led by PeakBridge, an investment firm specializing in FoodTech. Last year Pico Venture Partners provided Tastewise $1.5 million in seed funding, bringing the company's total funding to $6.5 million to date.The Series A round will be used to further develop Tastewise's AI technology, focused on understanding human interactions with food, such as the motivations behind why people select and prefer certain foods over others. By breaking down data to the specific functions that interest consumers, Tastewise not only knows what foods are trending, but [...]
Malta, September 19th, 2019 – Cannot believe it has already been two months since we, the PeakBridge family, were celebrating a meeting of minds at the 'Peak Bridge' at Glacier 3000, kicking off our fund with our great friends from #TO.org in the 1st annual PeakBridge/To.org FoodTech forum. Words cannot describe what a truly insightful experience this was, but maybe this video can...
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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!