Top 3 Startups of the Week on FoodHack | January W2

Top 3 Startups of the Week on FoodHack | January W2

By
Nicola Spalding
January 15, 2021

Our first Discovery of the year, and it was a goody! Every week we get tonnes of applications to take part in the competition, and we select the best of the best for you to discover and vote for your favourites. 2021 so far has brought vegetable-based pasta, nootropic drinks and sweet spreads made from garbanzo beans, but here are the top three as voted for by you:

1. NØKO | Paris, France

Source: NØKO

Sports nutrition is a serious business (real serious: it was valued at $15.9Bn in 2019 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2020 to 2027). It can be pretty generic, and often aimed at getting those ‘gainz’ with no real credentials behind how it’ll help you train better. Not so for French brand NØKO, set up by professional boxer, engineer and coach in sports and nutritional sciences, Maxence Damarey, who has designed a range of plant-based protein-rich foods specifically for fighters and intensity training. The products, which range from protein balls and smoothies to brownies and pancakes, are tested and approved by 13 world-class fighters, so if you like to get in the ring then these bad boys are your thing.

2. Zeemart | Singapore, Singapore

Source: Zeemart

Convenience is key, and it’s no different in the world of B2B food and beverage procurement. Zeemart is Singapore’s first B2B platform for the F&B industry, aimed at connecting buyers and suppliers through a simple online interface which gives complete visibility of orders and allows all users to save time and money, the two most fundamental elements of procurement. Users can track their stock levels and spending, dive into the details and uncover business-specific insights. Plus, the fully digital platform is hassle-free and stores every invoice in the cloud, so no more being chased by your accountant for losing your proof of purchase.

3. Mama Dolce | London, UK

Source: Mama Dolce

Allergies and intolerances are increasingly common. Dairy’s a pretty big one, with around 65% of the population displaying some level of intolerance to lactose, which is why dairy-free ice cream has seen such a boost in the last few years, having been valued at $455.9M in 2018 and expected to see a CAGR of 14.8% to 2025. But what of the other allergens? London-based brand Mama Dolce has them covered, with its luxury ice creams which are vegan-friendly and totally free from the main allergens, without compromising on taste. But it doesn’t stop there: Mama Dolce is a company with a conscience, giving opportunities to young people from difficult socio-economic backgrounds to inspire future generations to develop careers in the food industry, alongside ensuring its ingredients and packaging are sustainably and ethically sourced.

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Our first Discovery of the year, and it was a goody! Every week we get tonnes of applications to take part in the competition, and we select the best of the best for you to discover and vote for your favourites. 2021 so far has brought vegetable-based pasta, nootropic drinks and sweet spreads made from garbanzo beans, but here are the top three as voted for by you:

1. NØKO | Paris, France

Source: NØKO

Sports nutrition is a serious business (real serious: it was valued at $15.9Bn in 2019 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2020 to 2027). It can be pretty generic, and often aimed at getting those ‘gainz’ with no real credentials behind how it’ll help you train better. Not so for French brand NØKO, set up by professional boxer, engineer and coach in sports and nutritional sciences, Maxence Damarey, who has designed a range of plant-based protein-rich foods specifically for fighters and intensity training. The products, which range from protein balls and smoothies to brownies and pancakes, are tested and approved by 13 world-class fighters, so if you like to get in the ring then these bad boys are your thing.

2. Zeemart | Singapore, Singapore

Source: Zeemart

Convenience is key, and it’s no different in the world of B2B food and beverage procurement. Zeemart is Singapore’s first B2B platform for the F&B industry, aimed at connecting buyers and suppliers through a simple online interface which gives complete visibility of orders and allows all users to save time and money, the two most fundamental elements of procurement. Users can track their stock levels and spending, dive into the details and uncover business-specific insights. Plus, the fully digital platform is hassle-free and stores every invoice in the cloud, so no more being chased by your accountant for losing your proof of purchase.

3. Mama Dolce | London, UK

Source: Mama Dolce

Allergies and intolerances are increasingly common. Dairy’s a pretty big one, with around 65% of the population displaying some level of intolerance to lactose, which is why dairy-free ice cream has seen such a boost in the last few years, having been valued at $455.9M in 2018 and expected to see a CAGR of 14.8% to 2025. But what of the other allergens? London-based brand Mama Dolce has them covered, with its luxury ice creams which are vegan-friendly and totally free from the main allergens, without compromising on taste. But it doesn’t stop there: Mama Dolce is a company with a conscience, giving opportunities to young people from difficult socio-economic backgrounds to inspire future generations to develop careers in the food industry, alongside ensuring its ingredients and packaging are sustainably and ethically sourced.

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Our first Discovery of the year, and it was a goody! Every week we get tonnes of applications to take part in the competition, and we select the best of the best for you to discover and vote for your favourites. 2021 so far has brought vegetable-based pasta, nootropic drinks and sweet spreads made from garbanzo beans, but here are the top three as voted for by you:

1. NØKO | Paris, France

Source: NØKO

Sports nutrition is a serious business (real serious: it was valued at $15.9Bn in 2019 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2020 to 2027). It can be pretty generic, and often aimed at getting those ‘gainz’ with no real credentials behind how it’ll help you train better. Not so for French brand NØKO, set up by professional boxer, engineer and coach in sports and nutritional sciences, Maxence Damarey, who has designed a range of plant-based protein-rich foods specifically for fighters and intensity training. The products, which range from protein balls and smoothies to brownies and pancakes, are tested and approved by 13 world-class fighters, so if you like to get in the ring then these bad boys are your thing.

2. Zeemart | Singapore, Singapore

Source: Zeemart

Convenience is key, and it’s no different in the world of B2B food and beverage procurement. Zeemart is Singapore’s first B2B platform for the F&B industry, aimed at connecting buyers and suppliers through a simple online interface which gives complete visibility of orders and allows all users to save time and money, the two most fundamental elements of procurement. Users can track their stock levels and spending, dive into the details and uncover business-specific insights. Plus, the fully digital platform is hassle-free and stores every invoice in the cloud, so no more being chased by your accountant for losing your proof of purchase.

3. Mama Dolce | London, UK

Source: Mama Dolce

Allergies and intolerances are increasingly common. Dairy’s a pretty big one, with around 65% of the population displaying some level of intolerance to lactose, which is why dairy-free ice cream has seen such a boost in the last few years, having been valued at $455.9M in 2018 and expected to see a CAGR of 14.8% to 2025. But what of the other allergens? London-based brand Mama Dolce has them covered, with its luxury ice creams which are vegan-friendly and totally free from the main allergens, without compromising on taste. But it doesn’t stop there: Mama Dolce is a company with a conscience, giving opportunities to young people from difficult socio-economic backgrounds to inspire future generations to develop careers in the food industry, alongside ensuring its ingredients and packaging are sustainably and ethically sourced.

Our first Discovery of the year, and it was a goody! Every week we get tonnes of applications to take part in the competition, and we select the best of the best for you to discover and vote for your favourites. 2021 so far has brought vegetable-based pasta, nootropic drinks and sweet spreads made from garbanzo beans, but here are the top three as voted for by you:

1. NØKO | Paris, France

Source: NØKO

Sports nutrition is a serious business (real serious: it was valued at $15.9Bn in 2019 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2020 to 2027). It can be pretty generic, and often aimed at getting those ‘gainz’ with no real credentials behind how it’ll help you train better. Not so for French brand NØKO, set up by professional boxer, engineer and coach in sports and nutritional sciences, Maxence Damarey, who has designed a range of plant-based protein-rich foods specifically for fighters and intensity training. The products, which range from protein balls and smoothies to brownies and pancakes, are tested and approved by 13 world-class fighters, so if you like to get in the ring then these bad boys are your thing.

2. Zeemart | Singapore, Singapore

Source: Zeemart

Convenience is key, and it’s no different in the world of B2B food and beverage procurement. Zeemart is Singapore’s first B2B platform for the F&B industry, aimed at connecting buyers and suppliers through a simple online interface which gives complete visibility of orders and allows all users to save time and money, the two most fundamental elements of procurement. Users can track their stock levels and spending, dive into the details and uncover business-specific insights. Plus, the fully digital platform is hassle-free and stores every invoice in the cloud, so no more being chased by your accountant for losing your proof of purchase.

3. Mama Dolce | London, UK

Source: Mama Dolce

Allergies and intolerances are increasingly common. Dairy’s a pretty big one, with around 65% of the population displaying some level of intolerance to lactose, which is why dairy-free ice cream has seen such a boost in the last few years, having been valued at $455.9M in 2018 and expected to see a CAGR of 14.8% to 2025. But what of the other allergens? London-based brand Mama Dolce has them covered, with its luxury ice creams which are vegan-friendly and totally free from the main allergens, without compromising on taste. But it doesn’t stop there: Mama Dolce is a company with a conscience, giving opportunities to young people from difficult socio-economic backgrounds to inspire future generations to develop careers in the food industry, alongside ensuring its ingredients and packaging are sustainably and ethically sourced.