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Singapore’s Temasek Launches Platform For Asia Alternative Protein Startups

4 Mins Read Temasek, the Singapore government-backed investment firm, has just established a new platform dedicated to scaling and commercialising sustainable foods and alternative proteins. Providing R&D advisory, pilot facilities and opening up manufacturing and investment support to food techs, the Asia Sustainable Foods Platform aims to tackle “friction-to-adoption” in the region. Temasek has launched the Asia Sustainable […]

Israel Startup ChickP Starts Commercial Production Of Its Plant-Based Protein Isolate Ahead Of U.S. Expansion

4 Mins Read ChickP, the Israeli food tech behind the world’s first 90% chickpea protein isolate made with its patented technology, has announced that it has begun full-scale commercial production of its novel protein. It comes ahead of its planned expansion to the U.S., where it has forged a partnership agreement with Illinois-based food ingredient firm Socius Ingredients.  […]

With Climate Change As First Priority, Temasek’s Initiatives Are In Line With Singapore’s Sustainability Plans

6 Mins Read Singapore-based investment company Temasek recently announced that Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara, currently the CEO of their commercial arm Temasek International, will succeed Ho Ching in her roles as Temasek CEO and executive director from October of this year, with Pillay emphasizing that climate change will be the main focus for the firm going forward. This is […]

Pairwise: Food-Gene Editing Company Closes US$90M Series B Round To Scale Its Food Innovation Tech

4 Mins Read North Carolina-based biotech company, Pairwise recently secured US$90M funding in its Series B round which will boost its gene-editing creation of new fruit and vegetable varieties and break down barriers to increase consumption of fresh produce among American consumers. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Pairwise successfully closed its round of funding that was led by […]

Sustaintech Xcelerator: Temasek, DBS & Google To Incubate ESG Monitoring Startups With Nature-Based Solutions

4 Mins Read Recently launched by DBS, Google, Temasek and other partners, the climate-innovation accelerator ‘Sustaintech Xcelerator’ aims to provide support to those who are developing innovative tools to improve the monitoring and verification of environmental, social, and economic impacts of nature-based solutions (NbS). Apart from DBS, Google, and Temasek Holdings, the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Centre for […]

Growthwell-Backed ChickP To Patents Its Plant-Based Protein Isolate In Singapore

3 Mins Read ChickP, the company behind the world’s first 90% chickpea protein isolate, has successfully patented its technology in Israel. The Israeli food tech will now be applying for a patent in Singapore, where its investor Growthwell Group is based, and is gearing for its commercial scale-up in the city-state to meet the growing demand for plant-based […]

Singapore’s Plant-Based Maker Growthwell Secures US$8 Million To Bring Chickpea Protein To Asia

3 Mins Read The Growthwell Group, a Singaporean plant-based protein company, has just announced that it has raised US$8 million. The latest funding round was led by Singapore government-backed fund Temasek, alongside other investors including DSG Consumer Partners, Insignia Ventures, Genesis Ventures. Growthwell has also acquired a stake in Israeli food tech ChickP to develop the world’s first […]

Asia Needs US$800 Billion To Help Solve Food Security Crisis

4 Mins Read Asia is facing a massive food crisis. The continent is currently home to half of the world’s population – and it will continue to grow to almost 5 billion by 2030, amid a global climate crisis that will threaten crop yields and the stability of food supply all over the world. In a new report […]