Investment Opportunities 

EIT Food facilitates investment for Europe’s most promising agrifood startups

 We offer two routes to gain access to finance:

EIT Food Startup Impact Fund

Direct financial support – receive up to 500,000€ in equity funding for your startup

Our Investor Community

To attract additional investments, we tailor match selected startups with pan-european agrifood investors. This includes our core parter 

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EIT Food Startup Impact Fund

EIT Food can provide direct funding of up to €500,000 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 agrifood startups that are alumni or currently participating in one of our flagship entrepreneurship programmes: Seedbed IncubatorEIT 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


Our Investor Community

We tailor match selected startups with pan-european agrifood investors

including our core partner

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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 FoodSparks® team here

A selection of our Investor Community members

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Investment Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the EIT Food Impact Fund and other funding within our investor community, all applicants have to be  current participant, or an alumni, of one of our three entrepreneurship programmes

To apply for one of our entrepreneurship programmes join our startup community


Launch - Seedbed Incubator

Accelerate - EIT Food Accelerator Network

Scale - RisingFoodStars

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