Shell is expanding its beverage range with mineral water from share

At nearly 1,200 Shell gas stations throughout Germany, customers can now make a contribution to social and sustainable consumption with their purchases.

by AFL


We are thrilled to announce the closing of Mushlabs $10M Series A funding

We live in highly unpredictable times with a very fragile food system. Mushlabs is bringing about a real change to food production and consumption, backed by science and technology. Mushlabs is very excited to begin our next chapter in strong partnerships with Redalpine, VisVires New Protein, Happiness Capital and Joyance Partners who share and believe in our vision.

by AFL


Our portfolio company Mitte offers a tap water testing service

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to our health. To ensure that your tap water is free of pollutants, you can now order the easy-to-use test kit home. In cooperation with accredited laboratories, Mitte will then test your water on the most common contaminants such as copper, nickel, chromium, lead, and bacterial pathogens.

by AFL


Podcast Partnership: Red to Green Solutions x AFL

We are excited to announce our partnership with Red to Green Solutions, Germany's first podcast about food innovations that are good for the planet and for us. Feel free to listen in on the episode about the future of dairy with Dr. Britta Winterberg, Chief Science Officer of our portfolio company Legendairy Foods.

by AFL


Our Managing Director Mario shared his thoughts with Gründerszene on the future of food startups in times of crisis

According to him, concepts such as alternative protein, regional supply chains, agri-tech, sustainability, and CO2 reduction have significantly gained in interest in 2020. Another topic he is eager to tackle with AFL is the rising obesity issue in our society.

by Gründerszene


Traditional canteen meets remote work: heycater! has just launched their heykarantine!

After the recent start of the home office delivery service EAT, we are proud to introduce heycater!'s next taste revolution: heykarantine! - the first mobile canteen for companies in Berlin with teams in the home office! With the classic canteen is digitalized and at the same time made more delicious, easier and faster.

by AFL


Thrilled for our portfolio company Sanity Group as they announced €20.1M in new funding!

We are very excited to be partnering with such an amazing team on their journey to become the leading medical cannabis and wellness brand in Europe. The round was led by Calyx Capital Partners and HV Holtzbrinck Ventures. Among the participants were also Karan Wadhera (managing partner at Casa Verde Capital), TQ Ventures and Cherry Ventures.

by Handelsblatt


Deutsche Bahn expands cooperation with share – buying mineral water on the train supports aid project and reduces plastics

Congratulations to share, who is now the exclusive water supplier of DB! From now on, Deutsche Bahn will be purchasing 2.3M share water bottles every year, thus building at least one drinking water fountain per month.

by Deutsche Bahn


Legendairy Foods closes a $4.7M seed round, led by Agronomics and M Ventures

The team around Raffael Wohlgensinger and Britta Winterberg is taking clean dairy production to the next level by combining cutting edge technology with traditional European cheese manufacturing processes. The fresh capital will now be used to accelerate the development of various animal-free cheese products, expand existing development facilities and hire talent from leading universities and companies in the industry.

by AFL


We are delighted to be a member of the Principles for Responsible Investment

By this we commit to zero greenhouse gas emissions from our portfolio companies by 2050. The United Nations-backed PRI is a network of international investors working together to integrate ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors into their investment decisions and contribute to the development of sustainable capital markets.

by AFL


Meatable raises $10M to develop cultivated pork prototype

Congrats to Meatable raising a stellar $10M seed round! The new capital will help them to expand their scaling and cost reduction teams and to accelerate development of the pork prototype, that should be ready to launch by next summer. We are very excited to be part of their journey!

by The Spoon


Water tasting Berlin – register your interest

Beginning of next year, mitte® will hold a water tasting for all water lovers out there! The tasting will help you to find out what waters you really like and introduce you to the minerals and nutritional physiology of water. Moreover, you get an exclusive early taste of Mitte water. Please sign up here to register your interest and to get further information - we hope to see you there.

by Mitte


Top 40under40 – Entrepreneurs

Congratulations to the Top 40 under 40 entrepreneurs who got honered by the Capital Magazin as the most important talents that shape our country. We are particularly proud of the outstanding founders Erez Galonska from INFARM, Finn Age Hänsel from Sanity Group and Sebastian Stricker from share, who actively represent the Atlantic Food Labs portfolio.

by Capital


$8M funding for hundred (former Made For_)

We are thrilled to announce our participation in the $8M round of our portfolio company hundred, investing alongside Insight Partners among others. hundred (former Made For_ ) is a modern wellness company on a mission to democratize access to nutrition for future generations. The recently announced rebranding resulted from the strategic evolution into a vitamin company with digital service, offering customers continuous support from a true nutritionist.

by Cision PR Newswire


Beginning the journey to sustainable packaging

Our portfolio company Wildcorn and Innovia Films have worked together to produce a fully recyclable and sustainable pack for their Wildcorn organic popcorn range. "As a consumer goods company, we are responsible to look at the complete ecological impact of our product; and packaging waste is one of the key challenges for our generation.", said Tobias Enge, founder of Wildcorn.

by Bakery and Snacks


Anxious about the climate? Mushlabs thoughts on feeding people without putting more pressure on land

Land is already under growing human pressure and climate change is adding to these pressures. At the same time, keeping global warming to well below 2ºC can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors including land and food, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its latest report. Mushlabs just published an inspiring article dealing with this issue. Read about how land, food and climate are related, and what Mushlabs is doing to reduce pressure on agricultural land.

by Mushlabs


Proud to share our latest investment into SanityGroup

Proud to share our latest investment into SanityGroup – helping people living a healthier life with medical cannabis. The company founded by Finn Age Hänsel and Fabian Friede will develop new cannabis-based pharmaceuticals & wellbeing products, and further build the infrastructure to make them readily accessible.

by Wirtschaftswoche


HeyCater raised a seven-digit amount to promote further growth and expand into new regions

Great news for heycater! With the beginning of the year, HeyCater raised a seven-digit amount to promote further growth and expand into new regions. Investors are the IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Hevella Capital and the Trivago founders Malte Siewert and Rolf Schrömgens amongst others. We can look back on a highly successful HeyCater year with tripled revenue and predominant profitability for most of the months in 2018.

by AFL


Our portfolio company Keatz raises further €12M to further expand their “cloud kitchen” network

As the first investor, Atlantic Food Labs is part of Keatz already since 2016. We are more than happy to see the company growing! Next to AFL, backing this round are existing investors Project A Ventures, UStart, K Fund and JME Ventures, which are joined by RTP Global. It adds to €7 million raised last May and will be used by the Keatz to further expand its roll-out of cloud kitchens across Europe.

by Techcrunch


share will be the new water supplier for Eurowings with a yearly estimated purchase volume of 500,000 bottles

As a continuously growing airline, Eurowings constantly assumes responsibility for the society, the climate and environment. The switch to share water (instead of former Nestlé water) will be a significant part of the airline's sustainability initiative - not only with the 1+1 principle, but also with the water bottles made from fully recycled plastic. What a great One-Year-Anniversary achievement for share!

by AFL


Is the egg toast? With its price up and its image down, the industrial egg is starting to crack.

The chicken egg industry is in decline, such that The New Food Economy (NFE) has denounced, “The industrial egg is an unloved, $8-billion utility ingredient with a serious PR problem.” Credit goes in large part to animal welfare reform and the rise of vegan eggs.

by The New Food Economy


Plant based protein market worth $10,892.3M by 2022

The global plant based protein market will grow at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2017 to 2022 to reach USD 10,892.3 million by 2022, according to the latest publication from Meticulous Research®.

by Meticulous Research®


The tomorrow of growing and eating food

Daan Luining, CTO of Meatable, has been invited to speak at Slush 2018 in Helsinki. Daan talks about what cultured meat can mean for the climate and how the future development of the field might look like.

by Meatable


The ultimate comparison of different water purification systems

Did you already know how mitte®'s purification system differentiates from other ones? Inspired by the natural water cycle, it works in two steps: First, it purifies water with a proprietary distillation-based method and an added layer of GAC. Then, it enhances the pure water with essential minerals.

by mitte®


Infarm expands its ‘in-store farming’ to Paris

INFARM just launched their operations in France! Once again, Infarm is partnering with Metro due to the installation of a 80 square meters vertical farm in the retailer's flagship store in Paris, leading to a production of approximately 4 tonnes of premium quality herbs, leafy greens, and microgreens annually.

by Techcrunch


Lisa Mosconi at Techfestival 2018: Brain food & the Alzheimer’s epidemic

In a time of an ageing population, the world will see the exponential spread of Alzheimer's and other dementia brain diseases. Adding to that, recent advancements in technology have allowed scientists to reveal that a typical Western diet makes the brain age faster.

by Techfestival


Plant-based ‘dairy’ products aren’t new. Neither is the U.S. dairy industry’s hostility.

Plant-based milks are booming as consumers seek to eliminate dairy from their cereal bowls and coffee cups, mostly for health, welfare or environmental reasons. The demand for milks and cheeses from soy, almonds, coconuts, cashews and even flaxseeds is steadily rising - just like the dairy industry's hostility.

by Washington Post


Cannabis grown from yeast: Does the future of pot lie in a lab?

Two of marijuana's most sought-after compounds are THC, the compound in marijuana that gets you high, and CBD, another cannabis compound used for its medicinal effects, such as controlling pain or the seizures of epilepsy. Multiple companies have begun genetically engineering yeast that can produce cannabinoids. They have been taking the genes responsible for the cannabinoid-making pathways in the marijuana plant and inserting them into yeast strains.

by The Guardian


Share Launches 100% Recycled Plastic Mineral Water Bottle

We are incredibly proud of share, who is the first German manufacturer that introduced mineral water bottles made of 100% recycled plastic. The material does not differ in appearance from commercially available bottles and offers consumers an environmentally friendly alternative.

by ESM Magazine


Gene Editing for a Sustainable Agriculture?

Silencing or editing genes with the CRISPR technology could improve the quality and availability of wide range food, from cabbage to chocolate. In contrast to the typical GMO technology, with CRISPR, scientists can tweak only the genes without introducing foreign DNA.

by The Conversation


We are happy to share our latest investment: Meatable

Recent technology advancements have enabled the unbundling of meat production from animals. The team behind Daan Luining and Krijn De Nood at Meatable solves crucial technological and ethical barriers on the way to produce lab-grown meat at scale. Just one cell could be enough to create enough burgers to feed the world.

by Business Insider


Nestle Wants to Tell You How to Live a Healthier Life

Nestle SA, the world’s largest food company, has joined the trend for personalized nutrition with a blend of artificial intelligence, DNA testing and the modern obsession with Instagramming food.

by Bloomberg