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🍓 New in Funding: Series B for vertical berry farming

9 new FoodTech funding announcements

🍓 US vertical farming company Oishii, which primarily produces berries, secured $134 million Series B funding in a round led by Japanese telecommunications firm NTT to expand its distribution to new markets, open a new solar-powered facility and invest in advanced robotics and energy-saving innovations.

🍫 Food Brewer AG, based in Zurich, secured over CHF 5 million seed funding to support its plant cell culturing approach to making alternatives to cocoa and coffee, plus sustainable fats.

🏭 The government of Catalonia, Spain has awarded €12 million for the construction of a new alt protein scale-up plant in the region.

🍭UK-based Zya came out of stealth, having raised £4.1 million across two funding rounds, with its enzyme-based dietary solution that can convert sugar into fibre for your gut. It is working towards regulatory approval and plans for commercialisation in 2026.

🌾 Mondra, based in London, raised £3.6 million pre-Series A funding for its food supply chain decarbonisation platform, which uses AI to create digital twins of food supply chains and provides tools to encourage participating organisations to collaborate on net zero policies.

🇮🇱 Israeli startup Ingrediome secured $2.46 million to develop recombinant animal matrix proteins made from carbon dioxide to produce alternative meat and seafood which ‘taste better’ than existing options.

🍴 Prague-based Choice raised €2.3 million to expand its B2B SaaS platform for restaurants, which allows website creation plus restaurant-related business tools including online menus with QR payments, table reservations, and a CRM system.

🥖 TWF Flours, based in India, secured $1.4 million pre-Series A funding from Rainmatter. Its milling technology creates better quality flour which is healthier and retains higher levels of nutrients.

💰 Three groups in the North East of England – the Centre for Process Innovation, MarraBio and Aelius Biotech – have collectively been awarded £500,000 in grant funding from Innovate UK to support a project to develop cost-effective cultivated meat in the region.