HUMAN ESSENTIALS

Technology-driven innovation for the future of food, agriculture, water and general human wellbeing.

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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.

Investment Focus Area for 2022

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FOODTECH: HEALTH & WELLNESS

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
Griffith Foods
Pladis
Curbell Medical
Growray Lighting Technologies
McVities
European Circular Bioeconomy Fund
Ingredion
F6S
Shibumi International
GODIVA Chocolatier

Investment Portfolio

HUMAN ESSENTIALS

AgEYE

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

GrowRay

Indoor agriculture lighting technologies

TradeMonday

Retail experimentation platform

Arkim

Natural food preservatives

ISTMOS

IoT solution for protecting wine (from winery to consumer)

Vibe Vision

We help you understand the experience beyond satisfaction

Bon Intelligence

We enable Brick & Mortar Retailers through Real Time AI powered analytic

Nom

Edible straws and spoons meant to accompany snacks

iShence

Maximizing plant potential with technology

Colorado Hemp Works

Premier hemp grain processor and premium supplier

Paragon Pure

Carrying natural flavors, colors and nutrients into wholesome foods

DeepNeed

AI-based platform for increasing customer loyalty and reducing churn

PhenoLogic

Smart Fertigation

Meet our Ecosystem Members

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

Ryan Douglas

Cannabis Growth

Consultant

Ryan Lafferty

Kush Design Studio,

Fusion Innovation Grp

Lori DeCarlo

Regional Director

NOBO Inc.

Gul Erol

Chief Information Officer,

Yıldız Holding