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Apeel Sciences is a California-based company that’s fighting the $2.6 trillion-dollar global food waste crisis by utilizing advances in materials science to prevent waste in the first place—a sustainable approach to the world’s growing and urgent food demands. The company's plant-derived solution for fresh food providers doubles the lifespan of harvested fruits and vegetables—even without refrigeration. Apeel's private investors and philanthropic partners include Andreessen Horowitz, Viking Global Investors, Upfront Ventures, S2G Ventures, Powerplant Ventures, DBL Partners, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation.
AppHarvest is building some of America's largest greenhouses, combining conventional agriculture techniques with today’s technology to grow non-GMO, chemical-free produce. Our first greenhouse in Morehead, Kentucky, will span 60 acres. The facility will use 90% less water than traditional open-field agriculture. A technological marvel, our closed-loop water system utilizes a 10-acre rainwater retention pond and creates zero agricultural runoff. And we're doing it all while creating nearly 300 jobs and helping Appalachia build a more resilient economy. Our central location here is within a day’s drive of 70% of the U.S. population, also allowing us to reduce the amount of fuel consumed in transportation by 80%.
Arable is a developer of an integrated system for agriculture that helps digitize and optimize decisions from seed breeding to food production. The platform measures everything that matters to the crop, from the weather to the soil, to the plant itself by the use of a unique set of spectral and thermal sensors. This enables Arable to observe a crop’s development through the season and determine the onset of stress due to a lack of water or nutrients. Its integrated hardware, agronomic modeling, and software suite is enabling farmers, agronomists, researchers, processors, and food companies to understand the crop system at the plant, field, and region level, which helps to reduce risk, improve productivity, and optimize for sustainability.
Avant is the first cultivated fish company in Asia, with operations in Singapore and Hong Kong. Thanks to Avant's technology, we will be able to have fish meat without killing fish. Our cultivated fish products are more nutritious than conventionally produced fish, GMO-free, and pollutant-free. The pilot product focus of Avant's technology platform is fish and seafood tailored for the food culture of consumers in China and Asia.
Back to the Roots
Back to the Roots is an Oakland, California based company founded in 2009 by two UC Berkeley seniors who gave up corporate jobs to become urban mushroom farmers. Our first product was a mushroom kit that allowed anyone to grow fresh mushrooms right out of a little brown box in just ten days. Today, we offer a variety "ready-to-grow" and "ready-to-eat" products which are sold in thousands of locations including Whole Foods, Costco, Nordstrom, The Home Depot, Target, World Market, Petco, Loblaw, Wegman's, Fresh Market, Safeway, Kroger, Urban Outfitters, Sam's Club, Crate & Barrel and many other fine retail locations nationwide. Back to the Roots was a Martha Stewart American Made Awards winner and named as one of Forbes 25 Most Innovative Consumer Brands in 2013.
Benson Hill moves food forward with Cloud Biology® and the CropOS™ platform, a leading food innovation engine that combines data science and machine learning with biology and genetics. Benson Hill empowers innovators to unlock nature’s genetic diversity from plant to plate, with the purpose of creating healthier, great-tasting food and ingredient options that are both widely accessible and sustainable.
Big Bold Health is a platform company providing immune solutions for the 21st century. The company combines the best of nature’s wisdom with modern science to create nutrition products and educational tools that help individuals rejuvenate their immune health. Current research initiatives focus on soil health, the effects of plant nutrients on human immunity, and the development of digital tools for consumers, patients, and health practitioners alike. Big Bold Health is positioned to become the world leader in science-backed paths to vibrant immune health for people and planet.
Bluestar Energy Capital
Bluestar Energy Capital (Bluestar) is a global renewable energy investment company focused on development platforms and project development capital. Bluestar delivers investable clean energy projects at scale through its regional development platforms, Nova Clean Energy, LLC and Bluestar Energy Australia. Bluestar is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices in Austin, Texas and Dublin, Ireland.
Brightseed is a biotechnology company that features artificial intelligence that reveals powerful compounds hidden in nature. The company enables a healthier future by illuminating and activating the connections between people and plants. It was founded in 2017 and headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Brilliant Planet is unlocking the power of algae as an affordable method of permanently and quantifiably sequestering carbon at the gigaton scale. The company’s innovative process enables vast quantities of microalgae to grow in open-air pond-based systems on costal desert land. This is achieved without using fresh water, by harnessing a natural process that contributes to the health of oceans and air.