12th October 2021 Funding / Innovation
Auckland’s The Kefir Co and Christchurch’s Badass Brownies are looking for funds via crowdfunding platform PledgeMe.
The government’s Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund is contributing $2.6m towards a $5m project to develop a commercial-scale autonomous robotic asparagus harvester.
The foodtech startup is moving from a successful trial with Fonterra to one with US dairy company Valley Queen Cheese.
Co-founders Ali Alomari and Leila Deljkovic are sounding out investors as the startup preps for a commercial pilot in Marlborough.
Think you know reusable takeaway coffee cup company Again Again? Think again (again).
Michal Garvey’s Auckland-based food waste startup has signed its first cafes in the capital.
Development of Hawke’s Bay new $18m food innovation hub, ‘Foodeast’, will start in September.
A sparkling mead maker, a plant-based food manufacturer, and a probiotic kefir company are among twelve startups selected for Sprout’s accelerator.
New Zealand’s largest kiwifruit grower, Seeka, has bought a $2.6m minority stake in hort tech startup Fruitometry.
The future of meat prices and production are likely to be challenged by the emergence of a cultivated meat sector on track to become a US$25bn global industry by 2030, according to a new report from McKinsey.
Package-free grocery store GoodFor is closing in on the half-way point of its capital raise target after the offer went live to the public this week.
New Zealand virtual fencing startup, Vence, has raised $16m which will help it prepare for its entry into the Australian and US markets.
Higher margin evidence-based health and wellness products present a huge opportunity to change the value of New Zealand’s agriculture and food sectors.
Meeting climate change and environmental challenges means backing innovation, writes AgResearch’s Dr Trevor Stuthridge.
The vehicle has attracted a $14m commitment from New Zealand Growth Capital Partners.
A new plant-based ice cream is one of five business start-ups moving through to the final stage of Venture Taranaki’s business accelerator, the PowerUp Ideas Competition.
Leading NZ food founders launch a new collective to grow the domestic food tech industry with an eye on long-term food stability.
Participants would embark on an intensive seven-week accelerator programme, after which the top eight finalists would present to a panel of experts where they would compete for a share in a prize pool of more than $130,000.
A competition to find innovative food and beverage startups has gone national in an effort to support new businesses and suppliers.
ASB is offering four $50,000 grants for New Zealand businesses choosing to innovate amid the Covid-19 pandemic.