Meet the three agri-tech startups selected for the second cohort of Gastrotope accelerator programme

Meet the three agri-tech startups selected for the second cohort of Gastrotope accelerator programme
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8 Jan, 2020

Gastrotope, the agri- tech accelerator co-founded by Taizo Son’s Mistletoe, Rajesh Sawhney’s GSF, and Infobridge, has announced the names of three startups in the second cohort of its acceleration programme. 

Out of the 150 applications received, Gastorotope shortlisted startups based on healthy food, healthy and sustainable tech, food safety, plant based and alternative protein and sustainable ecosystem. 

The programme will help these startups optimise and improve their business model, achieve product-market fit, and execute a scalable growth strategy.

 “We firmly believe that Gastrotope’s ecosystem will have an impact on Indian as well as the global world agri-food industry, and make a difference for a better future. We would like to further strengthen our Farm to Fork ecosystem more and more through such initiatives,” Masanori Yamamoto, Head-Operations of Gastrotope acceleration programme said.

 The first cohort of Gastrotope acceleration programme included Brown Foods by Lifenectar Health Care, Credible by Agzaken Risk Management (OPC), Fasal by Wolkus Technology Solutions, Occipital Technologies and Triton Foodworks.  

The three shortlisted startups are:

Sprinng Foods: Established in 2018, Sprinng Foods is an Indo-Irish venture producing international quality gluten free food in India. It produces baked food products, proprietary formulations, recipes and processes with selected local production partners. The company outsources its production while owning the brand and sales.

Clear Meat: Found in 2019, Clear Meat is a cell-based meat company focused on creating an affordable, nutritious and safe animal protein alternative for its customers. Their technology is unique and scalable. They claim to have significant technical expertise (more than 20 years) in cell culture, particularly growing cells from primary tissue, stem cells, iPS cells, 3D culture, maintenance, sub-culturing of cell lines and troubleshooting technical problems that arise during culture of adherent cells.

RAAV Techlabs: Established in 2018 by Rahul Kumar, Abhinandan Bhargava, Alphonse Dhas Antony and Varshnee Raj, RAAV Techlabs is designing quality analysis instruments for agricultural commodities. Their solutions are non-destructive, portable, and cost effective and provide nutrition, taste and adulteration parameters, which helps companies mitigate inventory risk, increase customer satisfaction, optimise logistics and segregate produce on the basis of quality thereby reducing food wastage, reducing expenses on lab analysis and labor and also increasing productivity. The commodities they are working with are fruits, vegetables and grains.