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ACCESS TO COLLABORATION & EXPERTISE

Our goal is to build long-term mutually beneficial strategic partnerships.

We match startups with legacy food brands to forge meaningful, high-value relationships that promote mutual growth and strategic partnerships. 

Interested in partnering up?

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Oisix is a Japanese e-commerce platform that sells groceries and meal kits to over 190,000 subscribers.

WHAT THEY OFFER STARTUPS

  • Sales and distribution opportunity in Japan with no international custom declaration or re-labeling
  • Fulfillment center in San Francisco, CA
  • Visibility and marketing on Oisix e-commerce platform

STARTUPS THAT SHOULD APPLY

  • Shelf stable consumer packaged goods
  • Better-for-you and organic products
  • Plant-based and “Free-from” products
  • Healthy snacks

The world’s largest pasta maker and their venture arm, BLU1877, want to collaborate with
innovative food startups.

WHAT THEY OFFER STARTUPS

  • Access to technical expertise in product development, manufacturing and commercialization.
  • Opportunity for investment
  • Long-term mutually beneficial partnership

STARTUPS THAT SHOULD APPLY

  • Better-for-you and clean label products
  • Sustainable ingredient & technology solutions
  • Pasta, alternative pasta, and baking innovations
  • Sauce and condiments
  • Plant-based products

Smucker’s is an iconic American brand, guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire. 

Their robust portfolio of brands boosts #1 products in fruit spreads, peanut butter, at-home coffee, dog snacks and more.

WHAT THEY OFFER STARTUPS

  • Flexible manufacturing assets from bench top to pilot plant to industrial scale
  • Robust consumer and shopper insights
  • Strategic relationships with all major food and beverage retailers across all channels

STARTUPS THAT SHOULD APPLY

  • Ready-to-drink coffee and energy beverages
  • Pet food and treats, both natural and conventional
  • Wellness supplements for pets
  • Healthy snacks and snacks for kids

Royal DSM is the leading global supplier of food enzymes, cultures, bio-preservation, and health ingredients.

WHAT THEY OFFER STARTUPS

  • Access to technical expertise in ingredient nutrition
  • Access to high-quality ingredients

STARTUPS THAT SHOULD APPLY

  • Functional food and beverage products
  • Products with probiotics and prebiotics
  • Any products using enhanced nutrition ie. vitamins, minerals, etc.

CASE STUDY

Barilla Invests in Planetarians Upcycled Ingredients

By collaborating with Barilla, Planetarians was able to test and validate their ingredients at an industrial scale and use the findings to market the functionality and scalability of their product to investors and customers.  Since then, Barilla invested in the SEED round of funding and continues to be a close, strategic partner of Planetarians.

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