Cooks Venture is a vertically integrated agricultural company to operate solely on regenerative agriculture. Their very special chickens come from an ancestry of breeding heirloom and heritage chickens that have better health and livelihood than conventional chickens. Their breeds develop juicier meat and crispier skin that is more flavorful and more tender than that of conventional chickens. In addition, they are air-chilling their chickens (as opposed to water-chilling), so their chickens have a better flavor and texture. Cooks Ventures touts itself as the only vertically integrated chicken producer in the US that has an independent genetics operation breeding through selection, not genetic engineering without ties to the two globally consolidated genetics companies. They support local farmers by feeding their bird's local Non-GMO feed grown using methods that improve soil health and directly translate to better nutrition for the bird and farmers. Cooks Ventures was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in New York, NY, United States.
Copper Cow Coffee is a premium specialty Vietnamese Coffee Company based in Los Angeles. CCC supports sustainable agriculture in Vietnam and works to make specialty Vietnamese coffee more accessible in the US through modern design, innovative packaging, as well as socially and environmentally-conscious sourcing.
Corvium is a food intelligence company that develops food safety software designing and analysis solutions. It offers floor plans, scheduling, test data management, corrective actions, and seamless reporting solutions. The company CONTROL-PRO workflow solution reduces food safety risk by accelerating the EMP testing lifecycle and eliminating repetitive error-prone manual tasks that lead to unplanned adverse financial outcomes such as undetected contamination and recalls. CONTROL-PRO enables continuous visualization, monitoring, analytics, and up-to-date documentation of food safety testing across multiple production facilities. Corvium delivers data, insights, and superior customer service to ensure that clients' products are safe. The INSIGHTS food intelligence solution works hand in hand with CONTROL-PRO to aggregate and visualizes all relevant internal and external data, while continuously monitoring data flows and providing tailor-made and up-to-date analysis of food safety performance across multiple production facilities.
Culture Biosciences develops automated bio-reactor that helps biotech companies optimize their manufacturing processes and brings products to market faster. The company also builds automated tools for fermentation. It has a digital bio-manufacturing platform to enable scientists to run, monitor, and analyze bio-reactors faster than traditional approaches by robotic sample handling and cloud data monitoring and analysis. Culture Biosciences was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Descartes Labs launched as a spin-out from Los Alamos National Laboratory in December of 2014. The underlying technology uses computer vision, machine learning, and cloud-based infrastructure to teach computers to see and understand the world around them. Initially, the technology was applied to develop an agricultural model to analyze corn and soy production in the United States. Using imagery from various satellite constellations, weather data, and other datasets, the model accurately predicted yield six months prior to the end of the growing season. Realizing the potential for the technology applied to use cases around the globe, Descartes Labs turned its focus to developing a cloud-based supercomputing platform for the application of machine intelligence to massive data sets. This platform could be used by anyone to develop intelligent learning models to do science on data, and make that data actionable. Capitalizing on the confluence of advances in AI and high-performance cloud computing – along with the rapid increase of sensors capturing information all over the globe – Descartes Labs has created an enterprise data refinery that enables organizations to model – and predict changes in – natural resources and the entire value chains in which they live. With an initial focus on satellite imagery, Descartes Labs processes a pipeline of data flows from all the major satellite constellations, at scale, to provide instant access to analysis-ready images of the entire world via a massive, searchable, on-demand interface. For example, petabytes of imagery can be searched and retrieved, and all features from various constellations accessed, in under 100 milliseconds. By collecting, normalizing, and presenting science-ready data generated by satellites, the Descartes Labs Platform is advancing and accelerating unique applications of machine intelligence for consumers, corporations, and governments worldwide. Descartes Labs is headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with offices in San Francisco, Los Alamos, and New York City.
At Full Harvest, our vision is a world where there is 0% food waste and 100% 'full harvests', where all edible produce grown goes towards consumption. We aim to reinvent the produce supply chain with technology to bring the industry online for the first time ever and maximize resources.
Geltor is the bio-design company creating high-value designer proteins, including collagen. Its proteins are 100% animal- and GMO-free, and are cultivated using a sustainable fermentation process. Geltor’s products provide unprecedented functionality and benefits for consumers, while producing less waste and consuming fewer natural resources than archaic protein production platforms such as animals.
Indico Data transforms unstructured data into actionable insights. With the AI and ML-powered Indico Unstructured Data Platform(tm), enterprises of all sizes can automate, analyze, and apply unstructured data - documents, emails, images, videos and more - to a wide range of enterprise workflows. This enables them to gain rich insight and maximize the value of their existing software investments, including RPA, CRM, ERP and BI, by enabling these systems to work with unstructured data.
Leaf is a data network that connects apps and services to farm data from equipment, sensor, and software platforms. Leaf’s API allows developers to easily validate grower consent, access high quality agriculture data, and scale their products. With Leaf, developers are building a food system that makes us healthier, increases farmers’ profits, benefits the environment, and is accessible to everyone. For more information, visit https://withleaf.io/.
Nuritas is revolutionising the discovery of novel, natural and scientifically proven active ingredients that can manage and improve human health. The company’s disruptive computational approach to discovery uses artificial intelligence and genomics to, for the first time ever, rapidly and efficiently predict and then provide access to the most health-benefiting components hidden within food, called bioactive peptides.
[Sandbox Industries](http://www.sandboxindustries.com), founded in 2003, is a Chicago-based venture capital firm with three main business lines: venture funds formed alongside strategic corporate partners, new business accelerator programs, and an innovation consulting business. Sandbox is the exclusive partner for [Blue Cross and Blue Shield Venture Partners I and II](http://www.bcbsvp.com), which connects entrepreneurs innovating in the healthcare space with 25 Blue plans across the country for strategic investment and partnerships. The [Cultivian Sandbox Food & Agriculture Fund II](http://www.cultiviansbx.com) is a leading fund in the US which invests in new technologies in the food and agriculture space. [Healthbox](http://www.healthbox.com), founded in partnership with BCBSVP, is a healthcare accelerator with a presence in several US cities as well as in London. Sandbox is also partnered with TechStars Chicago (formerly Excelerate Labs). The firm's innovation consulting business, Sandbox Innovation Partners, connects established corporations with emerging companies and helps them work together through pilots, partnerships, investments, or acquisitions.
Sound Agriculture uses molecular discovery to create climate-resilient crops, enhancing harvest yields for growers. They also use an innovative life science approach to sustainably increase farming productivity. The company was founded in 2013 and headquartered in Emeryville, California.