5 Top Food Tech Startups to Watch in 2022

Curious about startups that will impact the food industry? Discover 5 hand-picked Food Tech Startups to Watch in 2022 in this report & learn what their solutions have in store for your business!

Thousands of new startups are founded every year – emerging companies with the potential to disrupt the food industry. To give you a head-start on emerging technologies and startups that will impact the food sector in 2022, we analyzed a total of 4 061 global food tech startups & scaleups. Meet 5 of the most promising startups to watch!

Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Food Tech Startups to Watch in 2022

Out of 4 061, the 5 food tech startups to watch are chosen through the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering over 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. As the world’s largest resource for data on emerging companies, the SaaS platform enables you to identify relevant startups, emerging technologies & future industry trends quickly & exhaustively.

The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the 5 food tech startups you should watch in 2022 as well as the geo-distribution of the other 4 056 startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. We hand-picked the 5 highlighted food tech startups based on our data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, the relevance of technology, and funding, among others.

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FUL Foods provides a Superfood Drink

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Founding Year: 2020
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Funding: USD 300 000
Partner for: Food Supplement, Superfood, Energy Drink

FUL Foods is a Netherlands-based startup that offers a sparkling superfood drink. The startup uses a climate-active process to extract vitamin- and mineral-rich beverages from the microalgae Spirulina. The drink is available in multiple flavors and is also contains immunity boosters, calcium, and potassium, among others. Through it, FUL Foods addresses the growing demand for superfood and health supplements while conforming to sustainable sourcing practices. Besides, it does not need arable land or chemicals and converts carbon dioxide into oxygen during production. The startup, thus, provides consumers with a healthy and sustainable beverage to keep themselves hydrated and energetic throughout daily routines.

OurEye.ai enables Automated Surveillance

Cover-2-2022-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeFounding Year: 2020
Location: Bengaluru, India
Funding: USD 100 000
Partner for: Footfall Monitoring, Customer Insights

Indian startup OurEye.ai provides an automated surveillance solution for restaurants, hotels, and kitchens. The startup’s real-time artificial intelligence-based video analytics platform leverages pre-existing CCTV-IP infrastructure. The platform alerts users on deviations in kitchen standard operating procedure (SOP), track hygiene, monitor footfall, and more. Unlike CCTVs that only provide evidence after an infringement, OurEye.ai proactively tracks the activities of the staff and customers, for example, identifying unattended billing counters. Kitchen and restaurant managers receive constant updates on operation status and discrepancies as smartphone notifications, thus facilitating timely interventions and informed decisions.

Bluu Biosciences offers Cultured Seafood

Cover-3-2022-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeFounding Year: 2020
Location: Berlin, Germany
Funding: USD 8,4 M
Partner for: Sustainable Seafood Sourcing, Seafood Product Inputs

German startup Bluu Biosciences develops cultured seafood. The startup extracts stem cells from fish and isolate their cell lines for cell growth in bioreactors that also contain a nutrient-rich medium optimized for cell growth. Fish cells start growing on scaffolds to form cell biomass required for food production. The biomass is further enhanced based on the production requirements. Bluu Biosciences, thereby, facilitates the transition to alternative protein sources, driven by the environmental impact of food and agriculture, by enabling a sustainable alternative for seafood products. Furthermore, the startup’s seafood is healthy, mitigates animal cruelty, and eliminates byproducts.

Coco advances Last-Mile Food Delivery

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Founding Year:
2020
Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
Funding: USD 36 M
Partner for: Food Delivery Robots, Contactless Food Delivery

Coco is a US-based startup that develops remotely-operated mobile robots for last-mile food delivery. The startup’s robotics platform allows restaurants to undertake on-demand food deliveries. Once a customer places an order, Coco drives to the restaurant to pick up the order, where the merchant staff loads the food package. It then delivers the food to the customers within 30 minutes. This, in turn, enables restaurants to integrate robotic delivery systems without upfront development costs. Besides, the service segment of the food industry lacks staff but incurs high labor costs. Coco efficiently addresses both these concerns while significantly enhancing delivery operations.

kitch designs Ghost Kitchens

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Founding Year: 2020
Location: Dubai, UAE
Funding: USD 15 M
Partner for: Delivery-Only Food Outlets

UAE-based startup kitch creates cloud kitchens. The startup provides fully equipped 20 square meter kitchens tailored for delivery services along with scalable kitchen designs. In addition, it comes with dispatchers and maintenance support. This enables restaurants as well as delivery-only brands to expand their brand reach and move food production closer to their customers. This serves the growing number of customers who now prefer takeouts and deliveries. The startup also minimizes capital investments and improves customer experience and retention.

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