FoodTech is an ecosystem made of all the agrifood entrepreneurs and startups (from production to distribution) innovating on the products, distribution, marketing or business model.

Explore the 6 categories of FoodTech:
AgTech, FoodScience, Media, FoodService, Coaching, Delivery&Retail

agtech AgTech: startups disrupting agriculture. They come up with solutions to improve farming output and quality using drones, sensors and farm management software. AgTech is also about new farm products, next generation farms and urban farming.

PRECISION FARMING

Startups increasing the profitability of farms based using predictive analysis of data of agricultural areas. These services make it possible to optimise yields while decreasing the number of products used.

Example : Bilberry

FARM MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Startups assisting farmers in managing, organising and optimising all of the tasks on their farm.

Examples : ec2ce, ekylibre

DRONES & ROBOTS

Startups that provide farmers with robots and drones. These tools are used to collect data or directly to replace human tasks.

Example : Airinov

ALTERNATIVE PROTEINS

Startups meeting the challenge of global demand for protein for food or feed made using insects, algae or legumes.

Examples : Ynsect, NextProtein

FARMS OF THE FUTURE & URBAN FARMS

Startups developing urban farms to reduce the distance between production and consumption or developing new-generation farms to increase yields, quality and sustainability.

Examples : Agripolis, Agricool

MICRO-FARMING

Startups that allow everyone to grow fresh food at home in new containers or smart devices. These start-ups make home farming easier by creating vegetable gardens and other tools suitable for indoor growing.

Examples : Prêt à Pousser, La Boîte à champigon

AGRICULTURE MARKETPLACES

Startups developing e-commerce of farming equipment or the collaborative economy between farmers.

Examples : AgriFindAgriconomie

foodscience FoodScience: startups developing new food products answering the need for more transparency, health and environmental concerns. Products range from market innovations to radical disruptions using revolutionary ingredients.

FUTURE FOODS

Startups working on breakthrough food products, mostly to replace those currently in use with more sustainable and healthier alternatives.

Examples : Jimini’s, Algama

MEAL SUBSTITUTES

Startups changing the way we perceive a meal. Their bars, drinks or powders replace a traditional meal, snack or breakfast with a highly nutritious alternative.

Examples : Feed, Smeal

PACKAGING

Startups developing smarter and more sustainable food and beverage packagings.

PRODUCT INNOVATION

Startups working on a new take on already well-established ingredients or markets (such as chocolate or the baby food). The innovation is either in the product itself, the transparency of its composition, the means of distribution or greater customisation of the products.

Examples : Comme des Papas, Le Chocolat des français

DRINKS

Startups working on new forms of drinks, to promote either new ingredients or an healthier life.

Examples : PAF, Nubio

media Media: startups answering consumers questions about food products and enabling them to discover new foods matching their needs. These services combine recipes and nutritional information in a way that is entertaining and more easy to reach for the  consumer.

INFOTAINMENT

Startups proposing to reinvent the recipe online. Instead of the recipe card, it is about interactive games or addictive videos broadcast on social networks.

Examples : ChefClub, Koam

INTERNET OF FOOD

Startups enabling consumers to access quality information on food products. The goal is to create standardised content that is easily accessible by everyone and potentially exchangeable between different services.

Examples : Allergobox, Youmiam

CULINARY EXPERIENCES

startups creating tourist experiences around food-related point of interest (brewery, vineyard …) or reinventing access to cooking classes.

Examples : Nicetomealyou, Baguette Academy

foodservice Foodservice: startups reinventing the restaurant industry. It means improving the management of restaurants and institutional catering, connecting customers and businesses directly to local chefs for catering and new experiences.

RESERVATION PLATFORMS

Services to book a restaurant table. These startups can specialise by focusing on unsold food, high-end restaurants, etc.

Examples : BIM, Too Good To Go

FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT

Services to improve restaurant management. These startups help with the online presence, cash management, marketing, customer feedback, order taking, inventory management, traceability, recipes, etc.

Examples : Zenchef, Tiller, FoodMeUp

CHEF AS A SERVICE

Startups enabling anyone to hire the services of a chef to organise a dinner or cocktail party based on their tastes and budget. These start-ups namely rely on a network of local chefs and farmers.

Examples : La Belle Assiette, Monbanquet

NEW RESTAURANTS

Startups reinventing the restaurant as we know it with new experiences ranging from meeting strangers around a meal to dinging at foreigners’ homes.

Examples : Vizeat, Avekapeti

STAFFING SERVICES

Startups helping restaurants’ for hiring additional staff. These “go-between” platforms enable restaurants to reserve additional staff in just a few clicks and include the management of administrative procedures.

Examples : Brigad, Extracadabra

FOODSERVICE ROBOTS

Startups developing robots to replace kitchen or waiting staff. These startups can build their own robots or focus on the software.

bigdatacoaching Coaching: startups answering the questions “is my food good for me?” and “what should I eat?”. These services target the final customer and help him to have a better view of his food purchases and intakes in order to reach his personal goals.

FOOD LOGGING

Services offering to their users the ability to enter in an application all the ingredients consumed to obtain a nutritional opinion. The input of information can be done textually (individual ingredients, dishes, barcodes for packaged products) or by photo recognition.

Example : FoodVisor

PERSONALISED NUTRITION

Startups working genome or microbiota-based tests to establish the personalised nutritional needs of each customer.

Example : Bloomizon

RECOMMENDATION & AI

Startups answering the question “what should I eat (or drink)?” with recommendations of meals, recipes, shopping lists or wines based on each customer expectations. These startups use manual recommendations from specialists or algorithms based on artificial intelligence.

Examples : Alantaya, Matcha

 Delivery&Retail: startups answering e-commerce challenges in the food industry. The scope is broad, from the improvement of the shopper experience in actual food stores to the home delivery of groceries or restaurant meals.

MEAL KITS

Startups regularly delivering to their customers all the ingredients to make meals by adapting quantities to the home. This concept meets several expectations including the desire to eat better with new recipes.

Examples : Foodette, La Grande Dinette

LOCAL DELIVERY

Startups that meet the challenge of revitalising downtown businesses by including them in e-commerce platforms where customers can buy from several stores before having their products delivered.

Examples : Epicery, C’est Frais

MARKETPLACES

Startups developing food e-commerce platforms. Special diet and farm-to-home solutions are among the most popular.

Examples : Peligourmet, La Ruche Qui Dit oui

DELIVERY ROBOTS

Startups developing store robots dedicated to answer customers’ questions and scan shelves for a potential restocking.

DISCOVERY BOX

Delivery services to receive products selected by experts every month. Wine, tea, coffee and exotic new products from around the world are among the most popular themes.

Examples : La Thé Box, Le Petit Ballon

RESTAURANT DELIVERY

Startups that enable its customers to receive at home prepared meals from nearby restaurants, mostly through independent drivers.

Examples : Deliveroo, Foodora

FULL STACK DELIVERY

Startups delivering meals prepared in their own kitchens.

Examples : Frichti, Nestor

DATA FOR SUPPLY CHAIN

Startups that address the issues of the food supply chain with tools to facilitate data management.

Examples : Alkemics, Connecting Food

SHOPPER EXPERIENCE

Startups working to (re)build the bond between brands and the end consumer and provide information to industrial firms on customer behaviour in stores or restaurants.

Examples : Vazee, Shopmium