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The Beelong Eco-score lands in Coop
The Beelong Eco-score lands in Coop

Lausanne company Beelong has made it easier than ever for shoppers to make informed and environmentally sound decisions about the foods they buy. Their system, run by 15 staff members, has already analysed more than 150,000 food products and categorised them based on...

Foodetective raises $5.5 million in seed funding round
Foodetective raises $5.5 million in seed funding round

Valley Partner Foodetective, a tech-enabled hospitality startup, has raised $5.5 million (CHF 5.25 million) in a seed round led by Prediction Capital. The team is now building its most sought-after feature, ‘Intelligence’, which will push smart notifications &...

EHL President Carole Ackermann joins the SFNV Steering Committee
EHL President Carole Ackermann joins the SFNV Steering Committee

As President of the EHL Foundation and Holding and CEO & Co-Founder Diamondscull - a company that invests in tech startups - Carole will bring unique insight into the fields of innovation, investment and academia. We recently took the opportunity to sit down with...

Food waste in Switzerland: 5 questions for Claudio Beretta
Food waste in Switzerland: 5 questions for Claudio Beretta

Today, around one third of all food produced for human consumption is thrown away. That's about 2.8 million tons per year for the whole of Switzerland, and contributes to emissions and climate change. Claudio Beretta, scientific assistant for sustainability and food...

Ice cream innovation from Geneva-based startup Konoï
Ice cream innovation from Geneva-based startup Konoï

Genevan company Konoï creates fresh frozen ice cream treats made from Cannabis sativa seeds. Their innovative process aims to reintroduce hemp - the "Royal Seed" - into Swiss diets. Konoi's products are more than "just" ice cream. In addition to their gourmet flavors,...

Planted Closes Series B Financing Round of CHF 70 Million
Planted Closes Series B Financing Round of CHF 70 Million

Swiss Foodtech startup Planted, known for its clean-label biostructured meat, successfully closed its series B financing round of CHF 70 million. The round was led by L Catterton, the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm. Planted will use the funds to...

Nestlé launches new Youth Entrepreneurship Platform
Nestlé launches new Youth Entrepreneurship Platform

As part of its Global Youth Initiative, Nestlé recently launched the Nestlé Youth Entrepreneurship Platform (YEP), a new digital platform for young innovators and entrepreneurs who want to learn new knowledge and skills, test an idea or grow their businesses, in areas...

How two lifelong friends are redesigning the beekeeper economy
How two lifelong friends are redesigning the beekeeper economy

When Alex and Giangio started making honey in their spare time, they had no idea it would eventually lead to them founding a bee-focused startup. Inspired by nature, PrimalBee® is disrupting a product that has barely seen innovation in 170 years: the beehive. Now...

Luya Foods launches its first products in over 130 Coop outlets
Luya Foods launches its first products in over 130 Coop outlets

Back in 2021, a foodie, a food scientist and a chef led a successful crowdfunding campaign - and Luya was born. The Swiss startup transforms Okara - or soy pulp - into juicy plant-based alternatives. As of May 30 their products are available in over 130 Coop outlets...

SFNV launches a new Impact Platform on Food Systems 4.0
SFNV launches a new Impact Platform on Food Systems 4.0

On June 9, food innovators from around the globe came together to explore the opportunities and challenges around Food Systems 4.0. SFNV is now inviting members to submit collaborative project proposals to spearhead purpose-driven innovation in the smart food era.Food...

How iSense is mapping taste just like Google mapped the Earth
How iSense is mapping taste just like Google mapped the Earth

Up until now, flavors have been functional black boxes. But Mathieu Asté, Founder and CEO of iSense, is eager to disrupt this 120-year old, $14 billion industry. His solution standardizes flavor taste measurement to enable comparison and provides a software (SaaS) to...

SFNV takes a deep dive into the world of cultured meat
SFNV takes a deep dive into the world of cultured meat

This week, as part of our Impact Platform on sustainable proteins, we brought together three expert speakers to take a closer look at the topic of cultured meat. Watch the replay or check out our 60-second takeaways below. New solutions to our protein problem We’ve...

Planted doubles production volume to fuel their European expansion
Planted doubles production volume to fuel their European expansion

SFNV member Planted has invested to double its production capacity at its site in Kemptthal to meet growing international demand for its products. The Swiss scaleup now sells 4 meat alternative products in different varieties in 6 European markets.Boosting capacity to...

Embion is selected as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum
Embion is selected as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum

Valley member Embion has made it their mission to catalyze the world’s transition to zero wasted resources. To do this, they specialize in upcycling industrial food production by-products through their platform technology. This week they were selected to become a...

Valley members come together for SFNV’s third General Assembly
Valley members come together for SFNV’s third General Assembly

On Friday May 6, SFNV members came together at our third General Assembly to celebrate our joint achievements so far and explore the key opportunities for impact in the coming months. Here are a few of our highlights. A vibrant and diverse community Martin Vetterli,...

MagicTomato invites supporters to invest in its nationwide expansion
MagicTomato invites supporters to invest in its nationwide expansion

SFNV member MagicTomato has made it their mission to democratize access to local and sustainable food. Now they’re inviting both Swiss consumers and institutional investors to invest in their solution to strengthen food ecosystems across Switzerland.The story so far...

AgroSustain kick off their commercial rollout
AgroSustain kick off their commercial rollout

AgroSustain - a rapidly growing UNIL spin-off - recently secured CHF 4.8 Million in their Series A funding round, followed by a FIT Tech Growth loan to the tune of CHF 500’000. The team has now kicked off their commercial rollout and have big plans for 2022. We sat...

SFNV launches its Impact Platform on Sustainable Protein
SFNV launches its Impact Platform on Sustainable Protein

Last Friday, 100+ attendees from 12 countries came together at a roundtable event to mark the launch of the Valley's Impact Platform on sustainable protein. SFNV is now inviting members to submit projects to drive forward innovation in this space.Innovating for impact...

Swiss scaleup Ecorobotix gears up for further European expansion
Swiss scaleup Ecorobotix gears up for further European expansion

After securing CHF 13.2 million in one of Vaud’s largest funding rounds last year and ranking in the FoodTech 500, Ecorobotix is preparing to ramp up its European expansion in 2022. But as their list of international distributors grows, this dedicated B Corp continues...

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