- The only alternative protein (for humans, not for animal feed) starting at this top is at the last place with Air Protein (using captured CO2 as a feed for a biomass fermentation process which produces protein). So, even if alternative protein startups make all the noise, they have already fallen out of grace and had a hard time in 2023 to attract significant funding.
- Delivery startups are well represented. If quick-commerce (grocery delivery in less than 15 minutes from small warehouses inside city centres) startups have mostly failed in their effort to scale in developed economies, they are doing quite well in developing countries (notably India and Latin America).
- Bioinputs and biocontrols (bio-based compounds to replace traditional fertilisers and other chemical-based products in agriculture) are the new hype.
North America, USA & Asia