When I saw the recent news about Geltor’s $91.3 million series B funding round, I knew I had to cover them in the Weekly Find. I’m all about innovation, especially in food and tech, especially if it has a nerdy element to it. This unique company ticks all the boxes. ✅✅
You’ve heard of software-as-as-service (SaaS) and its various as-a-service companions (aptly described by the umbrella term “everything-as-a-service”)? Geltor is bringing an entirely new concept to the market — ...
Food waste is a huge deal. And I mean huge — about 1/3 of all food produced for people globally is wasted every year. In the U.S. alone, 30% to 40% of food is lost or wasted somewhere along the supply chain or at the consumer level, amounting to around 80 billion pounds of food getting chucked per year.
Happy Monday, my Modern Nerd friends! 😎 Trying to stay cool here as the weather works on deciding if it would like to to melt us or provide a 24-hour outdoor sauna. 😰
This week’s news roundup is all about health and food. With the new Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report out and some interesting things happening in the CPG world, there’s plenty to explore.
Babies Shouldn’t Eat Sugar (No, Really??)
In an absolutely stunning statement of the obvious, the committee responsible ...
Happy Friday, fellow nerds! Coming at you with a Weekly Find feature that’s sure to get your geek going: Protera Biosciences. 🧪🔬
Based in Chile but soon to be relocating to France, Protera aims to do something that has the potential to revolutionize the food industry: create clean-label protein-based ingredients to replace the ubiquitous chemicals in packaged goods.
Protera uses a unique combination of deep learning and fermentation to identify and produce proteins as the basis for their novel ingredients. The ...
As entrepreneurs, we have a lot on our plates. Days fly by in a blur of meetings, calls, project management and fiddly back-end administrative stuff we’d rather not be doing. All to chase the dream of success.
But have you ever asked yourself, 💭 “Why, deep down, do I want my company to succeed?”
Challenging Traditional Business Paradigms
It’s a question that runs counter to many of the fundamentals of business. But asking it could radically transform your approach.
Good Monday, fellow nerds! 👋🏻 It’s time to start the week with some industry headlines from the agtech sector. 👨🏻🌾🚜 There’s a lot going on to excite anyone’s inner nerd, so I’ll just delve right in.
USDA Supports Development of CEA Training
Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is growing fast. (Pun intended.) So fast, in fact, that the USDA recently gave the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ School of Integrative Plant Science a grant specifically to ...