What 25 Leading FoodTech Investors Are Watching In 2022?

What 25 Leading FoodTech Investors Are Watching In 2022?

By
Arman Anatürk
January 14, 2022

Want to know what leading FoodTech investors are watching this year? We asked 25 FoodTech VC's, Angels and Corporates on what they're excited by in 2022. 

Some of the highlights include: 

  • Side stream valorisation (especially on coffee, cocoa and grains)
  • Cell-cultured enabling tech (scaffolding, medium, etc.)
  • Democratized nutrition (convenient, affordable and nutrient-dense)
  • Alternatives to seafood (plant & cell-based)
  • Precision fermentation (especially for lipids)

P.s. discover the startups & drivers behind these trends when you subscribe to FoodHack’s Weekly Trend Reports here.

p.p.s. Fundraising for your startup? Apply here to get in-front of our network of vetted foodtech investors.


  • Sivan @ Siddhi Capital
    - Advances in human bio-identical milk
    - Personalized nutrition.
  • Isabella @ REMUS Capital
    - soil health / regenerative ag tech (specifically software solutions)
    - restaurant robotics
    - grocery tech (specially around supply chain & logistics)
    - seed genetics
  • Gustaf @ Gullspang
    - New replacements for plastic packaging.
  • Timo @ Shio Capital
    - Mycelium and clean-label alt protein companies.
  • Beatriz @Portfolia
    - precision fermentation and biomass fermentation
    - healthier alternatives in plant-based (clean label and minimally processed)
    - biomaterials
    - alternatives to cheese
  • Daniel @ ADM Ventures
    - Ingredients for next gen alt-meat/dairy / Bio-based
    - Home compostable packaging
    - Carbon-neutral/negative CPG
  • Benjamin @ BIV
    - Whole-cut mycelium.
    - Plant-based seafood options
    - The future of fermentation in relation to animal-free proteins. :)
  • Gil @ Mondelez
    - Food as Medicine - Functional foods, supplements & ingredients to prevent or remedy physical & emotional conditions
    - Democratized Nutrition – Convenient, affordable and nutrient- dense ingredient & food solutions
    - Planet First – Reduction of food waste, circular economy models and sustainable packaging
  • Steve @ Clear Current Capital
    - Molecular farming
    - Structured products (i.e., whole cuts) either through biomass fermentation or plant-based technologies
  • Daniel @ Aerea VC
    - A. Precision fermentation
    - B. Both cell and plant based enabling tech - e.g texturisation tech or fbs replacements!
  • Katherine @ Nestle R&D
    - Side stream valorisation (especially on coffee, cocoa and grains)
    - Simplified food processing (e.g., drying and cooling and the means to avoid them)
    - Regenerative agriculture (especially means to measure soil health)
    - Fermented products, especially with demonstrated health benefits through clinical trials.
  • Daniel @ Migros
    - Side stream valorisation
    - Precision fermentation
    - Sugar reduction
  • Jessica @ Blue Impact
    - Precision fermentation
    - Biomass fermentation
    - Algae products
  • Martin @ Nestle
    - Precision fermentation
    - Biodegradable alternatives to plastic 
    - Further out... cell agriculture for meat replacement
  • Frederik @ Hazelpond Capital
    - Plant based smoked salmon
    - Just Egg coming to Europe
    - Good bacon alternatives
  • Rachel @ Cargill
    - Carbon sequestering tech (hardware & software)
    - Cell-cultured foods (across meat, seafood, dairy & fats)
    - Cell-cultured enabling tech (scaffolding, medium, etc.).
  • William @ Peakbridge
    - Valorisation of side streams
    - Animal-free dairy (including underlying ingredients)
    - Shift to clean label, cheap, whole cuts of alt-meat
  • Nicolas @ MassChallenge
    - Packaging, fermentation and personalised nutrition.
  • Thomas @ Peakbridge
    - Upcycling for novel ingredients, flavour & texture technologies applied in alt protein
    - Vertically integrated specialty ingredients
    healthy nutrition
  • Kristen @ UNOVIS
    - Molecular farming
    - Precision fermentation enabling technologies we are seeing emerge.
  • Andreas @ Be8 VC
    - logistics/warehouse and all tech-related start-ups
  • Sandra - EQT Ventures
    - food waste (e.g. through seed genetics)
    - infrastructure to scale next gen tech like precision fermentation and cultivation.
  • Laetitia @ Astanor
    - Precision fermentation - (in 2021 focus was on casein, 2022 will be lipids)
    - Soil quality / carbon sequestration
    - Alternatives to fish
  • Sejal - Pascual Innoventures
    - Precision Fermentation applied to the Dairy Space
    - Circular economy /Waste stream revalorization/Upcycling
    - Sustainable packaging/packaging-free solutions
  • Arman @ FoodHack
    - side-stream valorisation
    - the “next phase” in fermentation
    - the growth of molecular farming and crop genetics.

❓ Want to add your contributions to the list?

Email: arman (at) foodhack (dot) global with 2-3 areas in FoodTech you're excited by in 2022?

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Want to know what leading FoodTech investors are watching this year? We asked 25 FoodTech VC's, Angels and Corporates on what they're excited by in 2022. 

Some of the highlights include: 

  • Side stream valorisation (especially on coffee, cocoa and grains)
  • Cell-cultured enabling tech (scaffolding, medium, etc.)
  • Democratized nutrition (convenient, affordable and nutrient-dense)
  • Alternatives to seafood (plant & cell-based)
  • Precision fermentation (especially for lipids)

P.s. discover the startups & drivers behind these trends when you subscribe to FoodHack’s Weekly Trend Reports here.

p.p.s. Fundraising for your startup? Apply here to get in-front of our network of vetted foodtech investors.


  • Sivan @ Siddhi Capital
    - Advances in human bio-identical milk
    - Personalized nutrition.
  • Isabella @ REMUS Capital
    - soil health / regenerative ag tech (specifically software solutions)
    - restaurant robotics
    - grocery tech (specially around supply chain & logistics)
    - seed genetics
  • Gustaf @ Gullspang
    - New replacements for plastic packaging.
  • Timo @ Shio Capital
    - Mycelium and clean-label alt protein companies.
  • Beatriz @Portfolia
    - precision fermentation and biomass fermentation
    - healthier alternatives in plant-based (clean label and minimally processed)
    - biomaterials
    - alternatives to cheese
  • Daniel @ ADM Ventures
    - Ingredients for next gen alt-meat/dairy / Bio-based
    - Home compostable packaging
    - Carbon-neutral/negative CPG
  • Benjamin @ BIV
    - Whole-cut mycelium.
    - Plant-based seafood options
    - The future of fermentation in relation to animal-free proteins. :)
  • Gil @ Mondelez
    - Food as Medicine - Functional foods, supplements & ingredients to prevent or remedy physical & emotional conditions
    - Democratized Nutrition – Convenient, affordable and nutrient- dense ingredient & food solutions
    - Planet First – Reduction of food waste, circular economy models and sustainable packaging
  • Steve @ Clear Current Capital
    - Molecular farming
    - Structured products (i.e., whole cuts) either through biomass fermentation or plant-based technologies
  • Daniel @ Aerea VC
    - A. Precision fermentation
    - B. Both cell and plant based enabling tech - e.g texturisation tech or fbs replacements!
  • Katherine @ Nestle R&D
    - Side stream valorisation (especially on coffee, cocoa and grains)
    - Simplified food processing (e.g., drying and cooling and the means to avoid them)
    - Regenerative agriculture (especially means to measure soil health)
    - Fermented products, especially with demonstrated health benefits through clinical trials.
  • Daniel @ Migros
    - Side stream valorisation
    - Precision fermentation
    - Sugar reduction
  • Jessica @ Blue Impact
    - Precision fermentation
    - Biomass fermentation
    - Algae products
  • Martin @ Nestle
    - Precision fermentation
    - Biodegradable alternatives to plastic 
    - Further out... cell agriculture for meat replacement
  • Frederik @ Hazelpond Capital
    - Plant based smoked salmon
    - Just Egg coming to Europe
    - Good bacon alternatives
  • Rachel @ Cargill
    - Carbon sequestering tech (hardware & software)
    - Cell-cultured foods (across meat, seafood, dairy & fats)
    - Cell-cultured enabling tech (scaffolding, medium, etc.).
  • William @ Peakbridge
    - Valorisation of side streams
    - Animal-free dairy (including underlying ingredients)
    - Shift to clean label, cheap, whole cuts of alt-meat
  • Nicolas @ MassChallenge
    - Packaging, fermentation and personalised nutrition.
  • Thomas @ Peakbridge
    - Upcycling for novel ingredients, flavour & texture technologies applied in alt protein
    - Vertically integrated specialty ingredients
    healthy nutrition
  • Kristen @ UNOVIS
    - Molecular farming
    - Precision fermentation enabling technologies we are seeing emerge.
  • Andreas @ Be8 VC
    - logistics/warehouse and all tech-related start-ups
  • Sandra - EQT Ventures
    - food waste (e.g. through seed genetics)
    - infrastructure to scale next gen tech like precision fermentation and cultivation.
  • Laetitia @ Astanor
    - Precision fermentation - (in 2021 focus was on casein, 2022 will be lipids)
    - Soil quality / carbon sequestration
    - Alternatives to fish
  • Sejal - Pascual Innoventures
    - Precision Fermentation applied to the Dairy Space
    - Circular economy /Waste stream revalorization/Upcycling
    - Sustainable packaging/packaging-free solutions
  • Arman @ FoodHack
    - side-stream valorisation
    - the “next phase” in fermentation
    - the growth of molecular farming and crop genetics.

❓ Want to add your contributions to the list?

Email: arman (at) foodhack (dot) global with 2-3 areas in FoodTech you're excited by in 2022?

A list by FoodHack

Want to know what leading FoodTech investors are watching this year? We asked 25 FoodTech VC's, Angels and Corporates on what they're excited by in 2022. 

Some of the highlights include: 

  • Side stream valorisation (especially on coffee, cocoa and grains)
  • Cell-cultured enabling tech (scaffolding, medium, etc.)
  • Democratized nutrition (convenient, affordable and nutrient-dense)
  • Alternatives to seafood (plant & cell-based)
  • Precision fermentation (especially for lipids)

P.s. discover the startups & drivers behind these trends when you subscribe to FoodHack’s Weekly Trend Reports here.

p.p.s. Fundraising for your startup? Apply here to get in-front of our network of vetted foodtech investors.


  • Sivan @ Siddhi Capital
    - Advances in human bio-identical milk
    - Personalized nutrition.
  • Isabella @ REMUS Capital
    - soil health / regenerative ag tech (specifically software solutions)
    - restaurant robotics
    - grocery tech (specially around supply chain & logistics)
    - seed genetics
  • Gustaf @ Gullspang
    - New replacements for plastic packaging.
  • Timo @ Shio Capital
    - Mycelium and clean-label alt protein companies.
  • Beatriz @Portfolia
    - precision fermentation and biomass fermentation
    - healthier alternatives in plant-based (clean label and minimally processed)
    - biomaterials
    - alternatives to cheese
  • Daniel @ ADM Ventures
    - Ingredients for next gen alt-meat/dairy / Bio-based
    - Home compostable packaging
    - Carbon-neutral/negative CPG
  • Benjamin @ BIV
    - Whole-cut mycelium.
    - Plant-based seafood options
    - The future of fermentation in relation to animal-free proteins. :)
  • Gil @ Mondelez
    - Food as Medicine - Functional foods, supplements & ingredients to prevent or remedy physical & emotional conditions
    - Democratized Nutrition – Convenient, affordable and nutrient- dense ingredient & food solutions
    - Planet First – Reduction of food waste, circular economy models and sustainable packaging
  • Steve @ Clear Current Capital
    - Molecular farming
    - Structured products (i.e., whole cuts) either through biomass fermentation or plant-based technologies
  • Daniel @ Aerea VC
    - A. Precision fermentation
    - B. Both cell and plant based enabling tech - e.g texturisation tech or fbs replacements!
  • Katherine @ Nestle R&D
    - Side stream valorisation (especially on coffee, cocoa and grains)
    - Simplified food processing (e.g., drying and cooling and the means to avoid them)
    - Regenerative agriculture (especially means to measure soil health)
    - Fermented products, especially with demonstrated health benefits through clinical trials.
  • Daniel @ Migros
    - Side stream valorisation
    - Precision fermentation
    - Sugar reduction
  • Jessica @ Blue Impact
    - Precision fermentation
    - Biomass fermentation
    - Algae products
  • Martin @ Nestle
    - Precision fermentation
    - Biodegradable alternatives to plastic 
    - Further out... cell agriculture for meat replacement
  • Frederik @ Hazelpond Capital
    - Plant based smoked salmon
    - Just Egg coming to Europe
    - Good bacon alternatives
  • Rachel @ Cargill
    - Carbon sequestering tech (hardware & software)
    - Cell-cultured foods (across meat, seafood, dairy & fats)
    - Cell-cultured enabling tech (scaffolding, medium, etc.).
  • William @ Peakbridge
    - Valorisation of side streams
    - Animal-free dairy (including underlying ingredients)
    - Shift to clean label, cheap, whole cuts of alt-meat
  • Nicolas @ MassChallenge
    - Packaging, fermentation and personalised nutrition.
  • Thomas @ Peakbridge
    - Upcycling for novel ingredients, flavour & texture technologies applied in alt protein
    - Vertically integrated specialty ingredients
    healthy nutrition
  • Kristen @ UNOVIS
    - Molecular farming
    - Precision fermentation enabling technologies we are seeing emerge.
  • Andreas @ Be8 VC
    - logistics/warehouse and all tech-related start-ups
  • Sandra - EQT Ventures
    - food waste (e.g. through seed genetics)
    - infrastructure to scale next gen tech like precision fermentation and cultivation.
  • Laetitia @ Astanor
    - Precision fermentation - (in 2021 focus was on casein, 2022 will be lipids)
    - Soil quality / carbon sequestration
    - Alternatives to fish
  • Sejal - Pascual Innoventures
    - Precision Fermentation applied to the Dairy Space
    - Circular economy /Waste stream revalorization/Upcycling
    - Sustainable packaging/packaging-free solutions
  • Arman @ FoodHack
    - side-stream valorisation
    - the “next phase” in fermentation
    - the growth of molecular farming and crop genetics.

❓ Want to add your contributions to the list?

Email: arman (at) foodhack (dot) global with 2-3 areas in FoodTech you're excited by in 2022?

A list by FoodHack

Want to know what leading FoodTech investors are watching this year? We asked 25 FoodTech VC's, Angels and Corporates on what they're excited by in 2022. 

Some of the highlights include: 

  • Side stream valorisation (especially on coffee, cocoa and grains)
  • Cell-cultured enabling tech (scaffolding, medium, etc.)
  • Democratized nutrition (convenient, affordable and nutrient-dense)
  • Alternatives to seafood (plant & cell-based)
  • Precision fermentation (especially for lipids)

P.s. discover the startups & drivers behind these trends when you subscribe to FoodHack’s Weekly Trend Reports here.

p.p.s. Fundraising for your startup? Apply here to get in-front of our network of vetted foodtech investors.


  • Sivan @ Siddhi Capital
    - Advances in human bio-identical milk
    - Personalized nutrition.
  • Isabella @ REMUS Capital
    - soil health / regenerative ag tech (specifically software solutions)
    - restaurant robotics
    - grocery tech (specially around supply chain & logistics)
    - seed genetics
  • Gustaf @ Gullspang
    - New replacements for plastic packaging.
  • Timo @ Shio Capital
    - Mycelium and clean-label alt protein companies.
  • Beatriz @Portfolia
    - precision fermentation and biomass fermentation
    - healthier alternatives in plant-based (clean label and minimally processed)
    - biomaterials
    - alternatives to cheese
  • Daniel @ ADM Ventures
    - Ingredients for next gen alt-meat/dairy / Bio-based
    - Home compostable packaging
    - Carbon-neutral/negative CPG
  • Benjamin @ BIV
    - Whole-cut mycelium.
    - Plant-based seafood options
    - The future of fermentation in relation to animal-free proteins. :)
  • Gil @ Mondelez
    - Food as Medicine - Functional foods, supplements & ingredients to prevent or remedy physical & emotional conditions
    - Democratized Nutrition – Convenient, affordable and nutrient- dense ingredient & food solutions
    - Planet First – Reduction of food waste, circular economy models and sustainable packaging
  • Steve @ Clear Current Capital
    - Molecular farming
    - Structured products (i.e., whole cuts) either through biomass fermentation or plant-based technologies
  • Daniel @ Aerea VC
    - A. Precision fermentation
    - B. Both cell and plant based enabling tech - e.g texturisation tech or fbs replacements!
  • Katherine @ Nestle R&D
    - Side stream valorisation (especially on coffee, cocoa and grains)
    - Simplified food processing (e.g., drying and cooling and the means to avoid them)
    - Regenerative agriculture (especially means to measure soil health)
    - Fermented products, especially with demonstrated health benefits through clinical trials.
  • Daniel @ Migros
    - Side stream valorisation
    - Precision fermentation
    - Sugar reduction
  • Jessica @ Blue Impact
    - Precision fermentation
    - Biomass fermentation
    - Algae products
  • Martin @ Nestle
    - Precision fermentation
    - Biodegradable alternatives to plastic 
    - Further out... cell agriculture for meat replacement
  • Frederik @ Hazelpond Capital
    - Plant based smoked salmon
    - Just Egg coming to Europe
    - Good bacon alternatives
  • Rachel @ Cargill
    - Carbon sequestering tech (hardware & software)
    - Cell-cultured foods (across meat, seafood, dairy & fats)
    - Cell-cultured enabling tech (scaffolding, medium, etc.).
  • William @ Peakbridge
    - Valorisation of side streams
    - Animal-free dairy (including underlying ingredients)
    - Shift to clean label, cheap, whole cuts of alt-meat
  • Nicolas @ MassChallenge
    - Packaging, fermentation and personalised nutrition.
  • Thomas @ Peakbridge
    - Upcycling for novel ingredients, flavour & texture technologies applied in alt protein
    - Vertically integrated specialty ingredients
    healthy nutrition
  • Kristen @ UNOVIS
    - Molecular farming
    - Precision fermentation enabling technologies we are seeing emerge.
  • Andreas @ Be8 VC
    - logistics/warehouse and all tech-related start-ups
  • Sandra - EQT Ventures
    - food waste (e.g. through seed genetics)
    - infrastructure to scale next gen tech like precision fermentation and cultivation.
  • Laetitia @ Astanor
    - Precision fermentation - (in 2021 focus was on casein, 2022 will be lipids)
    - Soil quality / carbon sequestration
    - Alternatives to fish
  • Sejal - Pascual Innoventures
    - Precision Fermentation applied to the Dairy Space
    - Circular economy /Waste stream revalorization/Upcycling
    - Sustainable packaging/packaging-free solutions
  • Arman @ FoodHack
    - side-stream valorisation
    - the “next phase” in fermentation
    - the growth of molecular farming and crop genetics.

❓ Want to add your contributions to the list?

Email: arman (at) foodhack (dot) global with 2-3 areas in FoodTech you're excited by in 2022?

A list by FoodHack

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