GLOBAL FOODTECH PARTNERS

Innovation begins at a local level. We partner with key FoodTech hubs around the world, to tap into the local visionaries pioneering solutions for our food system.

PeakBridge is a member of the Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity Partnership. It is one of a total of 13 partners, each specializing in a field to which it brings exceptional experience and expertise. Together they create a differentiating value proposition and are a source of unique synergies and complementarity.

As an independent firm within Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity shares the group’s conviction-driven approach. Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity believes that the management of wealth should be considered not just in its own terms or as an end in itself, but as a uniquely powerful, exciting and important way to shape the world of tomorrow.

With 180 professionals, operations in 13 countries and over Euro 3 billion in assets under management, Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity has built a significant business. All are focused on 15 forward-looking strategies addressing current and future societal challenges, and all sharing the same intentions: success in terms of both positive financial outcomes, and measurable improvements in the quality of life for those involved, now and into the future.

Johnny El Hachem
CEO at Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity

“This partnership, with a professional agri-food tech asset manager close to our DNA, testifies to our desire to constantly improve our offer and to increase our impact in strategic sectors such as food and agriculture. We believe that with PeakBridge, we can make a lasting impact on social and environmental issues around the world.”

PeakBridge and EIT Food, the world's largest Agrifood Innovation Ecosystem supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), have an active partnership in PeakBridge FoodSparks® SCSp, the seed fund for European agrifood-tech startups. PeakBridge is the only venture capital fund to be an official partner of the world’s largest agrifood innovation initiative, EIT Food, which makes PeakBridges uniquely positioned to be a leading investor in global FoodTech.

Andy Zynga
CEO of EIT Food

“Funding the next generation of agrifood innovations is one of the most important steps we can take in ensuring a sustainable future for the global food system. That is why we are so excited to announce the launch of the FoodSparks® fund. By working with PeakBridge and its venture capital resources, we can offer entrepreneurs and start-ups across Europe the chance to realise their ambitions and scale up their ideas – whether that’s finding the next big meat alternative or reducing food waste.”

PeakBridge has an extended partnership with StartLife - a leading Agrifoodtech accelerator that assists PeakBridge in building a strong local community while better serving European startups in the Agrifoodtech space. Founded in 2010 by Wageningen University, StartLife is now Europe's longest-running Agrifoodtech accelerator. It provides startups with comprehensive support and funding to accelerate international growth, aimed at shaping a sustainable food system with breakthrough technologies.

Jan Meiling
Managing Director of StartLife

“Though we’ve always remained in close contact, we are happy to see Thomas return to the StartLife office in his new role. It’s also great that PeakBridge’s Wageningen location joins their other hubs worldwide. We look forward to taking our partnership to a next level, giving another great boost to the development of a sustainable food system.”

PeakBridge has a partnership with NC Food Innovation Lab (NCFIL) aimed to help startups in the FoodTech ecosystem and advance food innovation from concept to commercialization. Located on the North Carolina Research Campus, the NC Food Innovation Lab brings together the latest food processing equipment and expert food scientists to help food companies and entrepreneurs get their products to market quickly and effectively.

Bill Aimutis
Executive Director of the NC Food Innovation

“The partnership between PeakBridge and NCFIL strengthens the existing relationships between the two parties and provides companies in the PeakBridge network with better access to high-quality services for every stage of product development.”

PeakBridge has a partnership with NC Food Innovation Lab (NCFIL) aimed to help startups in the FoodTech ecosystem and advance food innovation from concept to commercialization. Located on the North Carolina Research Campus, the NC Food Innovation Lab brings together the latest food processing equipment and expert food scientists to help food companies and entrepreneurs get their products to market quickly and effectively.

Alexandre Bastos
Head of Front End Innovation, Taste & Wellbeing, Givaudan

"Partnering with PeakBridge allows us to expand our view of the broader ecosystem, to have our finger on the pulse of the best of innovation in food and where it's heading. Going far beyond pure cash deployment, their technical knowledge and impactful support for founders is a standout. Plus, PeakBridge's vast experience in the food industry allows us to speak the same language - with mutual trust and understanding of how food innovation, impact, and returns can go together."

PeakBridge has a partnership with NC Food Innovation Lab (NCFIL) aimed to help startups in the FoodTech ecosystem and advance food innovation from concept to commercialization. Located on the North Carolina Research Campus, the NC Food Innovation Lab brings together the latest food processing equipment and expert food scientists to help food companies and entrepreneurs get their products to market quickly and effectively.

Laura Thissen
Operations Director, StartLife

"PeakBridge shares our ambition to grow impactful and ambitious companies in food, and our partnership has proved incredibly fruitful in that mission. Their vast network, support, and commitment to the broader ecosystem are key in taking on the challenges in our food system together."

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