GLOCALINK Singapore (GLOCALINK), is a Singapore-based company, with a mission to tackle global issues related to food security, safety, food waste, nutrition and sustainable agriculture. GLOCALINK invests in innovative early-stage agriculture and food tech startups led by passionate individuals, with scalable & differentiated business models, all across Southeast Asia (SEA). Towards achieving its mission, on the 23rd of November, GLOCALINK participated in the TECH VENTURE MEETUP 2019 in Singapore, that was organised by Leave a Nest Singapore Private Ltd.
TECH VENTURE MEETUP is a unique platform that brings together Japanese corporates and venture capitalists to meet deep tech start-ups with some initial success and the intention to expand their business secure additional support in the form of investments. Furthermore, the platforms allow both start-ups and corporates to leverage on each other’s strengths and tap into mutual networks.
During this years’ TECH VENTURE MEETUP, GLOCALINK was represented by its growth manager,
Mr Daiki Kumamoto. GLOCALINK was honoured to be given the opportunity to make the opening presentation ahead of the Panel discussion, discussing “Food and Healthcare: Future Food & How We Define Healthy Living in the Coming Era”. Mr Kumamoto in his presentation introduced GLOCALINK, its origin, the founders and their vision as well as the investment themes. Furthermore, Mr Kumamoto discussed the potential needs and significance for Singapore-based agri-food tech start-ups, in entering and doing business in Japan.
The panel made up of , Dr. Shinji Fukuda (Metabologenomics Inc.), Ms. Isabelle Decitre (ID capital Pte. Ltd.), Dr. Brian Salmons (Founder, CEO and President AustriaNova Pte. Ltd.), Mr. Daiki Kumamoto (Growth Manager, GLOCALINK Singpore) was moderated by Dr. Virginia Cha (Prof.-in-Residence, Platform E), and was extremely engaging & thought provoking. The panel discussed about the possible forms of future food that may be available for human consumption within the next ten years. Topics such as perception of the general public towards engineered meat, plant-based meat or full-course medications were also discussed.
The TECH VENTURE MEETUP Singapore, also featured interesting startups in the Agri & food tech ecosystem, namely
Soyenergy Pte Ltd- a startup the converts okara into vegan okara probiotic drink.
Ira Noah LPP (formerly known as Biotrampil) – a startup, involved in creating plant based (jackfruit) meat.
Pro-Health Water Technologies Pte Ltd – a start up involved in converting tap water to mineral water by using proprietary technologies.
Probicient Pte Ltd – a startup, creating beer containing live probiotics.
Insectta Pte Ltd – a startup involved in extracting high value biomaterials from black soldier fly larvae.
If you are a deep tech startup, in the agri-food tech sector, with the mission to solve real world problems and achieve global happiness, please contact us now!