HUMAN ESSENTIALS

Technologies for agriculture, water, food and healthcare

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Urbanization is an undeniable trend. As the researchers have recently provided data in several publications, more than half of the world’s population will live in cities by 2040-2050 timeframe. In other words, the population of the cities will increase from 3.8 billion of today’s population to 7 billion by then, almost doubling today’s population in the cities. This trend points to tremendous challenges for our generation and beyond to find alternatives or new solutions in farm to fork value chain. The complexity of such challenges requires us to think and engage globally, as the challenges we face are not local.

Through our programs, we invest with our partners in startups that have innovative and scalable solutions for the future essential needs of people, including the products and technologies in the areas of food, agriculture, water and digital health.

Upcoming Program

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FOODTECH: HEALTH & WELLNESS

APR 2021 - APR 2022

Trailblazing and sustainable solutions to improve, personalize and lead the future of food and how it's produced

Current and Past Program Partners

Yildiz Holding
ArcaContinental
NOBO
Pladis
F6S
Rockridge Venture Law
McVities
GODIVA Chocolatier
Ingredion
Griffith Foods
Shibumi International
Growray Lighting Technologies

Investment Portfolio

HUMAN ESSENTIALS

AgEYE

AI-powered platform for indoor farming that monitors every moment, of every plant

ISTMOS

IoT solution for protecting wine (from winery to consumer)

TradeMonday

Retail experimentation platform

Arkim

Natural food preservatives

Nom

Edible straws and spoons meant to accompany snacks

Vibe Vision

We help you understand the experience beyond satisfaction

Colorado Hemp Works

Premier hemp grain processor and premium supplier

Paragon Pure

Carrying natural flavors, colors and nutrients into wholesome foods

iShence

Maximizing plant potential with technology

DeepNeed

AI-based platform for increasing customer loyalty and reducing churn

PhenoLogic

Smart Fertigation

GrowRay

Indoor agriculture lighting technologies

The Bon Company

IOT based AI-powered analytics solutions

Meet our Mentors

HUMAN ESSENTIALS

Yagmur Sagnak

Investor

Yoon Lee

Chief Innovation Officer

march5

Thiag Loganathan

Serial Entrepreneur

Rob Ward

Forward Food Tech

Nahel Gandhi

Ideology

Founder

Alan Bonsett

Founder & President

NOBO Inc.

Hayati Molinas

Stario Investment

Management

Gul Erol

Chief Information Officer,

Yıldız Holding

Ryan Lafferty

Kush Design Studio,

Fusion Innovation Grp

Lori DeCarlo

Regional Director

NOBO Inc.

Ash Ganley

CEO

GrowRay Technologies

Past Programs

HUMAN ESSENTIALS

Greenhouse

INDOOR AGTECH

OCT-DEC 2021

Innovative solutions and technologies to improve, automate and streamline agriculture in greenhouses and indoor growing environments

Snack Shop

INNOVATION IN FOOD & INGREDIENTS

JUN 2020-2021

Novel ingredients, snacks, packaging and technology that can meet the needs and desires of an ever-evolving consumer landscape.

Cashier

CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT IN FOOD & RETAIL

FEB 2020-2021

Digital technologies that can help connect food and retail brands with their ever-evolving consumer community.