Investment Opportunities 

EIT Food Facilitates Access to Finance for Europe’s most promising agri-food start-ups through various initiatives and a close partnership with FoodSparks® Fund

Direct Financial support: The EIT Food Start-up Impact Fund

EIT Food can provide direct funding of up to € 300,000 per venture to the most promising companies, whose innovation activities contribute to making the global food system more sustainable, healthy, and trusted

The funding opportunity is open to all EU agri-food startups that have been successfully selected in – or have recently graduated from – our flagship start-up support programmes: Seedbed Incubator, EIT Food Accelerator Network or RisingFoodStars

EIT Food invests through a future equity instrument called SAFE warrant or, under certain conditions, a revenue-based investment scheme

For more detailed information on EIT Food direct funding, read our Terms & Conditions

Scroll down this page to take a look at our investment portfolio of high impact agri-food startups

FoodSparks® by PeakBridge a close partnership with EIT Food 

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FoodSparks® bridges the gap as the first pan-European FoodTech seed fund, managed by PeakBridge, a core EIT Food Partner

FoodSparks® is fully embedded into the EIT Food ecosystem. Investment-ready start-ups supported in EIT Food programmes have direct access to the FoodSparks® investment team

FoodSparks® invests in seed and early-stage start-ups from farm to fork: ingredient innovations, alternative protein technologies, digitalization and food systems 4.0, nutrition and health, alternate farming systems, with ticket sizes of €300.000 – €500.000 in one or multiple tranches, through equity, convertible notes or SAFE warrants

Since it’s formal creation in March 2021, FoodSparks® has already invested in +5 companies (incl. Orsbisk, ImaginDairy, Mediterranean Food Lab, Vanilla Vida and Kern Tec)

Find out more here about FoodSparks® Fund and PeakBridge, or contact directly FoodSparks® team here

Investor Community

We have strong connections with investors, who work with our startups to support the scaling of global impact food tech innovations

Interested in joining our ecosystem as an investor?

Companies supported by EIT Food from early entrepreneurs to companies that we support in scaling internationally

Collaborative innovation projects with startups and EIT Food Partners

Million euros direct financial support in grants & investments in 2020 - including directly supporting those through Covid-19

Million euros external investments attracted by supported start-ups

EIT Food Startup Impact Fund Investment Portfolio

To date, the EIT Food Startup Impact Fund has supported the growth of many high-impact agri-food startups

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Apply to participate in one of our funded flagship programmes

LAUNCH - Seedbed Incubator

ACCELERATE - EIT Food Accelerator Network

SCALE - RisingFoodStars

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