100+ startups disrupting the way we eat and drink

Article originally published by cbinsights.com

Excerpt: To illustrate the diversity of categories within food tech and call attention to some of its most prominent players, we created the Periodic Table of Food Tech. The table focuses on active food tech startups that have raised funding since 1/1/2013. While it can’t encapsulate every startup in the space, it highlights many of the most well-funded and high-momentum companies within each category. The table also shows most notable food tech exits and most active food tech investors.

The 119 companies and investors on the table were pulled from analysis using CB Insights data around funding, company momentum as captured by our predictive Mosaic algorithm tracking the health of private companies, and recent deals in the space.

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Promising Israeli startup already in Foodlab Capital’s company portfolio

By Andrea Hayley / Epoch Times

Excerpt: The Israeli startup DouxMatok, which means double-sweet in Hebrew, has engineered a new form of the sugar that offers the same sugar experience in up to half the calories. It’s the same sugar, but it’s physically altered to maximally satiate our tongues, so we consume less and protect our health.

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Beyond Meat at the 2016 Natural Products Expo West trade show

Beyond Meat at the 2016 Natural Products Expo West trade show

Test Marketing Set to Begin

By Elaine Watson, foodnavigator-us.com

Excerpt: Beyond Meat – the California-based maker of plant-based “meat” – is preparing to test market what it claims is “the first plant-based burger that will be placed in the meat counter,” according to executive chairman Seth Goldman.

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Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison outside the company’s headquarters in New Jersey. | Image Credit: Associated Press

By Hannah Furlong / sustainablebrands.com

Excerpt: The Campbell Soup Company has announced that it is launching a $125 million venture capital (VC) fund to invest in food startups. The fund, under the banner Acre Venture Partners L.P., will be managed by unidentified outsiders independent of Campbell, although the food giant is its sole limited partner.

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