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Food Snapshot: Female Founders Get Shortchanged

Source: Money Where Our Mouths Are – Female Funding Gaps in Agri-FoodTech, Sept. 2019.

Food Snapshot: Female Founders Get Shortchanged

Source: Money Where Our Mouths Are – Female Funding Gaps in Agri-FoodTech, Sept. 2019.

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Female Founders Get Shortchanged

Female Founders receive a very small percentage of the investment funds for agri-food tech startups.

When It Makes Sense to Make a Pitch

Winners of the FoodBytes! Chicago pitch event share their rationale behind competing in pitch event competitions

Fortifying salt with micronutrients; Plant-based protein demand on the rise

News about food science research, food companies, food regulations, and consumer/marketplace trends

Investors Favor Alternative Dairy/Protein Startups

Food and beverage startups in the United States procured about $1.45 billion in investments on 200 disclosed deals in 2018. The categories of alternative dairy (14% of total funding) and alternative protein (13%) captured more than one-quarter of all investment dollars to food and beverage startups.

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Royal DSM announces CEO succession

Royal DSM has announced that after 20 years on the managing board and almost 13 years as CEO, Feike Sijbesma has decided to step down as CEO and hand over the company’s leadership, as he seeks to pursue other business and personal roles.

PepsiCo to acquire maker of PopCorners

PepsiCo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BFY Brands, the maker of PopCorners snacks.

IFF grows Tastepoint to serve middle-market customers

IFF has announced its intention to expand its Tastepoint by IFF model in multiple geographies around the world and provide localized service to the middle-market customers in a variety of locations.

18% of U.S. adolescents are prediabetic

A new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study suggests that nearly one in five (18%) American adolescents aged 12–18 and one in four (24%) young adults aged 19–34 are living with prediabetes.