20 food & agri start-ups to pitch at FoodBytes! London

Where food, agriculture, and technology meet

A flat pack wine bottle, data-driven beehives and salmon-skin chips are among the innovations that 20 agrifood tech start-ups will pitch to investors at the first-ever London edition of Rabobank’s FoodBytes!

FoodBytes! connects food & agriculture start-ups from across the globe with industry leaders and investors. On September 13, a new cohort of 20 enterprising companies will showcase their products and ideas at London’s first FoodBytes! pitch competition and networking event.

Granted just 3.5 or 1.5 minutes on stage, these start-ups will share tech-driven concepts from across the spectrum of food & agriculture sectors. Precision farming – from AI-enhanced dairy farming to data-driven beekeeping – will meet food waste solutions and packaging innovations, such as chips made from salmon skin and a flat wine bottle fabricated from recycled PET. Another dominant theme is supply chain transparency, including light-emitting hardware that reduces seafood bycatch and a portable DNA detection kit aimed at food safety.

“We are blown away by the caliber of the presenting companies”

- Nick Fereday, Rabobank

Nick Fereday, Executive Director of Food & Consumer Trends at Rabobank, will be one of the FoodBytes! judges next month. He shares his enthusiasm for the entrepreneurs who are leading the way to the future of food & agriculture: “This is Rabobank’s first FoodBytes! event in London and we are blown away by the caliber of the presenting companies that are developing technologies and products to disrupt the food system, whether it is to improve the transparency of the supply chain or bring alternative proteins to the market.”

Find the full list of companies pitching in London and get tickets on the Foodbytes! website.