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Circular Economy startup join Glocalink Singapore Investment community

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Glocalink Singapore is proud to announce the first batch of investment included in the original sustainable economy business by TRIA. Their technology allows them to create products which can be turned into compost in 24 hours. In 2020, TRIA is currently joining ESG GIA program to explore Japan Market with Leave a Nest Singapore. Glocalink Singapore founded in Aug. 2019, specializes in supporting pre-seed and seed stage startups in the Food, Agri sector in the Southeast Asia region.

By investing in TRIA, Glocalink Singapore will also support TRIA to further explore market opportunities in Japan. This is possible due to the members of Glocalink Singapore which consist of Japanese Bio startup, euglena, Agriculture experts from Kobashi industries and Leave a Nest group. Each party is able to provide support in different areas to allow TRIA to explore opportunities in the Japan Market.

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Glocalink Singapore Invested in Singapore based company Austrianova, a company to bring solution through original encapsulation technology

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Glocalink Singapore is proud to announce the first batch of investment includedAustrianova who has technology which can be applied in both food and agri tech. Their technology allows them to deliver active components to target utilizing unique encapsulation technology. Austrianova was the finalist in TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in 2020. After joining the DEMO DAY, Austria Nova is currently joining ESG GIA program to explore Japan Market with Leave a Nest Singapore. Austrianova has two technologies, Cell-in-a-Box and Bac-in-a-Box. Leave a Nest and Glocalink Singapore are particularly interested in the agricultural and food tech aspects of Austrianova’s Bac-in-a-Box technology. Bac-in-a-Box is an encapsulation technology based on a derivative of a natural and sustainable polymer cellulose. The unique protective effects of Bac-in-a-Box are two fold (i) it protects bacteria and yeast from stomach acid so that lower, more cost effective doses are needed to achieve better beneficial effects and (ii) it allows storage of bacteria and yeast at room temperature with better shelf life. The advantages of Bac-in-a-Box can be applied to the delivery of probiotics, live oral vaccines and fecal microbiota transplantation (bacteriotherapy) using defined, proven therapeutic members of the microbiota.”

“Austrianova welcomes this strategic investment by Glocalink Singapore (formerly Germi8) and Leave a Nest Singapore, we welcome both on board. The investment has already supported Austrianova’s entry into the Japanese market and collaboration with Japanese companies and will continue to do so.”  

By investing in Austrianova, Glocalink Singapore will also support Austria Nova to further explore market opportunities in Japan. This is possible due to the members of Glocalink Singapore which consist of Japanese Bio startup, euglena Co., Ltd., Agriculture experts from Kobashi Industries Co., Ltd. and Leave a Nest group. Each party is able to provide support in different areas to allow Austrianova to explore opportunities in the Japan Market.

 “Both Leave a Nest and Glocalink Singapore are extremely competent, hard working and passionate in all of their endeavours and we look forward to future successes”.

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Glocalink Singapore founded in Aug. 2019, specializes in supporting pre-seed and seed stage startups in the Food, Agri sector in the Southeast Asia region.

 

Glocalink Singapore hopes to bring more choices in alternative proteins in the market with Singapore based Karana

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Glocalink Singapore is proud to announce the first batch of investment included plant based meat startup Karana. Their vision is to bring whole-plant based meats to consumer's tables. Karana brings a new taste of plant-based protein with texture similar to shredded pork. One of the issues for the plant based protein market is the heavy processing and use of chemicals. Karana is able to produce a whole foods plant based meat alternative. In addition, what’s unique is that Karana has decided to go with popular Asian dishes such as dumplings and baos. First product was launched in June 2020. Their technology will also help jackfruits farmers to utilize the fruits without going to waste as many fruits are discarded without fully utilized especially in Sri Lanka. 

“we're very excited about the Glocalink investment and the connections and introductions they can make to the Japanese market. We see a lot of opportunities in Japan but it is a market where we feel that having the right partners and advisors is key, Glocalink unlocks many opportunities for us to build that network. Additionally we appreciate the fund's focus on solving some of the world's most challenging food and agricultural issues, as a Mission driven business it's great to have investors that have a similar world view to ours.  Finally we love the Glocalink team's commitment to leveraging science and technology within the agricultural space.”

 

By investing in Karana, Glocalink Singapore will also support Karana to explore market opportunities in Japan. Jackfruits are not commonly known fruits in Japan. We probably need to educate the society about the nutritional value of jackfruits and how it has traditionally been used in Southeast Asia. Science based marketing is something Leave a Nest Group is experienced in thus we can support Karana with that aspect. What we want to achieve through start-ups we invest via Glocalink Singapore is to bring alternative choices for healthy living and eating habits to the society.

News release on Karana successful fund raising

Glocalink Singapore founded in Aug. 2019, specializes in supporting pre-seed and seed stage startups in the Food, Agri sector in the Southeast Asia region.

Glocalink Singapore invests in Nomatech Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian-based start-up to explore business opportunities in Japan.

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Glocalink Singapore is proud to announce the first batch of investment included Agri Tech Startups from Malaysia. The investment marks Glocalink Singapore’s continued focus on the agriculture sector & food technology with emphasis on innovative startups companies.

Nomatech has commercialised a variety of red rice with low glycaemic index (GI) under the brand name of PrimeraTM in late 2017. It is being distributed by Serba Wangi Sdn Bhd which is the largest rice distributor in Malaysia. PrimeraTM Red Rice is now available at more than 1,200 retail outlets in Malaysia such as Tesco, AEON Big, MyDin, The Store, Village Grocer, Giant, and in online platforms at Lazada, Shopee and Presto Mall. Nomatech owns a technology that allows it to produce low GI variation staple rice that feeds Southeast Asian population with food they like to eat while keeping them healthy. 

Dr. Wicki of Nomatech commented “With strong retail presence of PrimeraTM in Malaysia, we would like to encourage the use of this low GI rice in Food and Beverage industries and healthy food restaurants. We hope to develop PrimeraTM inspired food with strategic partners for the local and overseas markets.” In addition, Nomatech has also commercialised 2 varieties of white rice (UKMRC-2 and UKMRC-8) with MADACorp in 2019. MADA is about the largest rice producer in the country and MADACorp has assumed responsibility for planting and commercialising the varieties.

Nomatech also received support from the Malaysian government via its agency, Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC). MTDC is actively providing support to Nomatech via funding and commercialisation assistance under its Commercialisation of R&D Fund (CRDF) and National Technology and Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) Fund programmes. The CRDF offers support for Nomatech’s go-to-market efforts while the NTIS facilitates challenges faced by the company in terms of regulatory issues.

By investing in Noma Tech, Glocalink Singapore will also support Nomatech to bring a healthy alternative to Asian’s staple food. This is possible due to the members of Glocalink Singapore which consist of Japanese Bio startup, euglena Co., Ltd. Agriculture experts from Kobashi Industries Co., Ltd. and Leave a Nest group. Each party is able to provide support in different areas to allow Noma Tech to explore opportunities in the Japan Market.

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8th investment by Glocalink Singapore was co-investment with Leave a Nest Singapore Pte. Ltd.

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~ProfilePrint, bringing food safety and quality assurance with AI based food ingredient fingerprinting technology~

Glocalink Singapore is proud to announce the 8th investment is AI food fingerprinting technology ProfilePrint. Their originality comes from A.I. food fingerprint technology that powers its ProfilePrint SaaS platform to allow any untrained user within seconds to ascertain quality, taste profile and freshness of ingredients like an expert.

 

“ProfilePrint empowers any regular person to perform like food assessment experts and that is why we decided to locate the Enabling Village, a place where people with different abilities are accepted for who they are and be valued for their contributions, because we believe that our A.I. technology not only helps sharpen the competitive edge for our clients, but also promotes stronger community inclusiveness and social mobility. We work with PhDs, MBAs, graduates from Universities, Polytechnics and ITE vocational schools, as well as persons-with-disabilities and maintain a diverse and inclusive hiring policy.”

    Mr Alan Lai, Founder and CEO of ProfilePrint

 

ProfilePrint has joined TECH PLANTER DEMO DAY in Singapore 2019 and received Mitsui Chemicals Award. Since then we have been in discussion with ProfilePrint to explore the way to support their business development. Together with Leave a Nest Singapore, Glocalink Singapore will be able to further support ProfilePrint to expand their business beyond the Singapore Market, especially to Japan.

ProfilePrint was founded in 2018 by Alan Lai and Rehan Amarasuriya. It is a Singapore based food technology startup. Their technology is combining metabolomics, artificial intelligence and sensor technologies.  Thye successfully commercialised the solution via a cloud-based platform with a portable analyser.  By having portable devices,  this allows stakeholders in the ingredient supply chain, ranging from growers, collectors, wholesalers, manufacturers to retailers to predict quality profiles rapidly without human intervention nor destroying the sample. 

 

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Food Technology company Kombynation Co.,, which can bring healthy lifestyle has joined our ecosytem via Innovation360 network

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Glocalink Singapore is proud to announce the first batch of investment included Kombynation Co. who has technology which can bring healthier living with food technology. More and more people are looking for alternatives to eat and live healthy nowadays. However, we also want to enjoy what we eat. Kombynation Co., allows that to happen with their technology to bring tasty Kombucha to your home. Drinks are brewed with careful combination and knowledge with fermented teas and superfruits to bring full health benefits.

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“Glocalink Singapore’s investment in Kombynation Co. was crucial in aiding Kombynation Co.’s goal to bring delicious, gut healthy fermented beverages to more consumers in Singapore and beyond. I am looking forward to exploring potential synergies to grow with Glocalink Singapore, in terms of both gut health research and Japan market penetration, together with the team of experts and established startups in the Glocalink ecosystem.”

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Glocalink Singapore founded in Aug. 2019, specializes in supporting pre-seed and seed stage startups in the Food, Agri sector in the Southeast Asia region. We work closely with local Food & Agri Tech startup ecosystem builders. This time we were able to learn about Kombynation Co., through our friends at Innovate360. Together we hope to bring Kombynation products to more people in Southeast Asia and Japan.

By investing in Kombynation Co., Glocalink Singapore will also support Kombynation Co. to further explore market opportunities in Japan. This is possible due to the members of Glocalink Singapore which consist of Japanese Bio startup, euglena, Agriculture experts from Kobashi industries and Leave a Nest group. As euglena also has a lineup of functional drinks, there may be possible collaboration in the future. Each party is able to provide support in different areas to allow Kombynation Co., to explore opportunities in the Japan Market.

 

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