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November 9, 2022

FoodTechIL 2022- Interview with Maolac Co-founder & CEO

FoodTechIL recap, including an interview with Maya Otmazgin, sharing the story of Maolac's proteins which are imitating breast milk

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October 26, 2022

Our portfolio company, Forsea, has raised USD5.2M in a seed round

“Depletion of world fisheries is a major threat to our food security,” adds Amir Zaidman, Chief Business Officer of The Kitchen Hub. “For this reason we teamed up with the founding team and backed Forsea from its inception at The Kitchen.

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July 21, 2022

Better Juice opens its pilot facility at the German GEA Group’s innovation center

In the center, companies will test their products with Better Juice's technology.

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July 12, 2022

Maolac pours new funding into superfood mimicking breast milk health benefits

Helping to accelerate the products is a new $3.2 million seed round that was closed in January. OurCrowd led the investment and was joined by the Strauss Group’s Kitchen FoodTech Hub, the Food Tech Lab, Ventures Israel, NAOMI Investments and Mediterranean Towers Ventures. The investment boosts the company’s total funding to just over $4 million.

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June 1, 2022

Demo-Day coverage for i24NEWS TV

*French alert*

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May 30, 2022

RiLBiTE is launching a new plant-based plant in Israel

RiLBiTE, a portfolio company of The Kitchen Hub, is launching its clean-label, plant-based meat products and was featured in Israel's most-read newspaper. * Hebrew Alert *

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May 29, 2022

Torr products will be on shelfs in Israel this summer

An interview with Roy Naaman, Torr CEO for YNET *Hebrew alert*

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May 27, 2022

Demo-Day coverage for Keshet12 Israeli TV

*Hebrew alert*

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May 18, 2022

The Kitchen portfolio Imagindairy Ltd announced an additional $15 M to their seed round: total investment capital is $28M.

"This substantial injection of capital will serve to advance our ability to make true dairy alternative products a day-to-day reality," says Imagindairy CEO, Eyal Afergan, Ph.D.

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March 24, 2022

Wanda Fish Nets Exclusive Collaborative Working Agreement With Massachusett’s Tufts University

Wanda Fish, who is the latest addition to The Kitchen portfolio, has signed two agreements with private research facility Tufts University. Working under a licensing agreement, Wanda will gain exclusive access to IP surrounding cultivated fish development, as created by David Kaplan.

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February 22, 2022

The Israel Innovation Authority had selected The Kitchen to continue to lead the FoodTech revolution.

Today we feel grateful and humbled. We will continue to invest, nourish and establish breakthrough innovative startups that will create better food for a better world. * Hebrew Alert

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February 21, 2022

Aleph Farms launches cultivated steak pilot production

New facilities, new abilities, and less than a year for the commercial launch of their cultivated steak. Amazing milestone for our portfolio company!

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February 17, 2022

Vanilla Vida, TKH portfolio company, has announced a $11.5M round

This ambitious team is working hard making their vanilla revolution into reality and we are so proud of them 💫 The round was led by Ordway Selections. Also participated PeakBridge VC, Strauss Group and Maagan Michael. Go Vanilla!

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January 24, 2022

Meet the new Israeli startups who will serve you sustainable and delicious cultivated fish!

In the last three months, The Kitchen Co-founded two new startups addressing ocean pollution and the environmental damage of the fish industry: Forsea & #WandaFish A great article by shlomit lan for Globes G magazine about this rising and new industry.

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January 5, 2022

The women of The Kitchen: A cover story at Mako.co.il

**Hebrew alert**

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January 2, 2022

Amir Zaidman, VP Biz-Dev of The Kitchen, interview for the Israeli channel 12

"The startups are the real heroes, we are just here to help" **Hebrew alert **

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December 23, 2021

An interview with the CEO of YEAP, recycled yeast startup

Food Navigator talked with Jonathan Goshen, Co-founder and CEO of YEAP about the soy disruption in the plant-based category.

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December 20, 2021

Edible Planet Ventures’ podcast with Amir Zaidman, The Kitchen VP BizDev

Listen to Edible Planet Ventures' podcast with Amir Zaidman, The Kitchen VP BizDev, having an honest and wide-ranging talk about the inner workings of success.

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December 14, 2021

The juice revolution of Better Juice, The Kitchen’s portfolio company

Better Juice will install their sugar-reduction technology in a major US fruit juice manufacture. "In just a few months, affordable, reduced-sugar fruit juice will be a ready option for American consumers", says Gali Yarom, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Better Juice. The commercial venture is a part of a long-term collaboration with GEA Group, a world leader in process engineering for the food and beverage sectors.

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December 6, 2021

Channel 12 Israeli news covers ‘The Future of Food’

Special broadcast for #FoodTechIL 2021, Including an interview with The Kitchen CEO, Jonathan Berger. *Hebrew alert*

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November 25, 2021

An Interview with Shalom Daniel, Mush Foods CEO and Co-Founder, for Green Queen Media.

Mush Foods, our portfolio company, believes that adding mycelium could boost the taste, texture, cost and nutritional value of products, which could ultimately help persuade consumers to make the switch away from unsustainable animal proteins.

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November 22, 2021

“Cost-parity will be reached in 2030,” says Jonathan Berger, The Kitchen CEO in an interview for SIC TV, Portugal

Obrigado Henrique Cymerman and Gil Novick from SIC Portugal for making this article about our activity for Friday central news edition.

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November 18, 2021

Imagindairy Ltd announced a $13M seed round to advance the animal-free dairy

Imagindairy, which was founded by The Kitchen, announced a $13M seed round. The funding was led by MoreVC, also participated Strauss Group, FoodSparks by PeakBridge VC, CPT Capital, and Entrée Capital. Published in The Guardian.

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November 10, 2021

Torr FoodTech is eliminating the use of sugar as a binder in snacks

Read the FoodNavigator article about Torr FoodTech. The Kitchen portfolio company.

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November 1, 2021

FoodTech 500

We are happy to support Forward Fooding while they are looking for visionary, trailblazing, pioneering FoodTech entrepreneurs to showcase in 2021 #FoodTech500. Apply today for a chance to make it onto this prestigious list, Deadline Nov 15th

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October 27, 2021

A TV article about The Kitchen work with the most innovative FoodTech startups in Israel

KAN - Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, filmed an article about our work side by side with our startups, working to turn Israel into a global center of food technologies. * Filmed just a few days before #FoodTechIL 2021* *Hebrew alert*

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September 23, 2021

Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in Aleph Farms and will join its advisory board

DiCaprio invested in Rehovot-based Aleph Farms as part of its $105 million financing round completed in July.

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September 9, 2021

Our sweetest portfolio company, Amai Proteins, developed a healthy sweetener made from computer-designed proteins.

Check out the article about their solution for cutting down on sugar feature on CTech

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August 18, 2021

The buzzing cultivated milk sector, featuring BioMilk, Remilk, Fantastic Farms and our portfolio company- Imagindairy Ltd.

Jonathan Berger, The Kitchen's CEO, shared his own POV about the arousing of real milk - no cow products.

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August 9, 2021

An article about The Kitchen’s activity on No Camels magazine

“Together with the startups, we will provide solutions to consumers who can rely on more sustainable, safe, and reliable food systems.” Amir Zaidman, VP Biz-dav The Kitchen

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August 2, 2021

Millennium Food-Tech Partnership leads $3.5 Series A round in Yofix

Millennium Food-Tech Partnership leads $3.5 Series A round in Yofix The partnership will lead the round in the plant-based milk startup by investing $2 million alongside Big Idea Ventures, The Kitchen FoodTech Hub, and others

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July 7, 2021

Aleph Farms raises $105m – the biggest round for Israeli cultured meat company

Aleph Farms, who was established by Strauss and The Kitchen in 2017, has announced the completion of a $105 million Series B financing round.

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June 28, 2021

The Israeli Channel 12 News broadcasted an article about our portfolio company, ANINA Culinary Art .

Ready-to-cook meals, wrapped in pouches made from damaged vegetables. (Hebrew video)

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June 28, 2021

The Kitchen’s portfolio company Better Juice raised $8 million in a seed funding roundAngels.

Better Juice reduces up to 80 percent of all sugars in juice.

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June 16, 2021

Don’t have a cow: Imagindairy introduces animal-free dairy products

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May 31, 2021

Thanks to profits from the FoodTech incubator – Strauss’s net profit grew by 20%

Capital gains from private placements of three companies in The Kitchen were the main factor in the increase in Strauss' profits in the first quarter of 2021.

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May 23, 2021

Interview with The Kitchen CEO, Jonathan Berger, about the milk substitute industry and cow-free milk (Hebrew)

An article was broadcasted on the Israeli #Kan11 news about the milk substitute industry and cow-free milk. Here is a glimpse of the article where the reporter meets Jonathan Berger, The Kitchen CEO.

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March 1, 2021

The meal ‘capsule’ made of unwanted veg aiming to disrupt the ready meal category

An Israeli start-up is leveraging culinary art and upcycling in an attempt to overhaul the perception of the run-of-the-mill and often unwholesome ready-to-cook food sector.

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February 24, 2021

Cutting out the middlecow: Israeli start-up Imagindairy on why lab-made milk will prove tastier and healthier than the real thing

The trend of consumers – rightly or wrongly – seeking to cut down their dairy consumption for environmental and ethical reasons is a growing one, and food and beverage manufacturers smell an opportunity.

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February 24, 2021

Bio-Fence raises $3.8 million in capital for its disinfectant technology

The company is planning to enter the tourism and aviation markets after Covid-19 subsides

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February 18, 2021

What’s Cooking?

The Kitchen Hub Demo Day

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February 12, 2021

Reducing fresh fruit juice sugar naturally: GEA and Better Juice break new ground

Process engineering group GEA and Israeli foodtech start-up Better Juice have joined forces to help beverage manufacturers produce healthier, lower-sugar fruit juice.

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February 9, 2021

Raising the steaks: First 3-D-printed rib-eye is unveiled

The steak, by Israeli company Aleph Farms, is a lab-grown rib-eye made using 3-D bioprinting technology and animal cells. (Aleph Farms)

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December 21, 2020

Zero Egg Partner With Diplomat

Zero Egg is partnering with Diplomat, one of Israel's leading distributors to lead the plant-based movement in Israel.

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December 14, 2020

Amai Proteins Partner With Ocean Spray

Amai Proteins and Ocean Spray partnerto create the first protein-sweetened reduced suger cranberry juice

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November 12, 2020

Zero Egg secured $5M

Plant-based startup Zero Egg raises $5m to support US expansion; brand is a 'gamechanger,' says Powerplant Ventures

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November 12, 2020

Mondelez invests in Torr food tech startup

Mondelēz International invests in our portfolio company, Torr FoodTech! Torr's proprietary technology brings real, simple ingredients together to offer multi-textural, sensorial experiences.

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November 9, 2020

Interview with our CEO, Jonathan Berger, at Future Food-Tech

Read about The Kitchen's mission, the value of partnerships, and the transformations and changes he would like to take effect in 2021. Jonathan will chair the panel discussion 'Cell-Based Products Breakthroughs on the Road to Commercialization' at Future Food-Tech on December 3.

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October 26, 2020

Aleph Farms is heading to space!

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October 15, 2020

How Yofix is prioritising clean label for plant-based dairy

Learn all about Yofix's clean label revolution for plant-based dairy products

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October 9, 2020

Zero Egg enters US market with b2b launch of plant-based egg replacement

Following a successful launch in Israel and the Netherlands, Israeli startup Zero Egg is hoping to crack the US market with the launch of plant-based egg alternatives for CPG manufacturers and foodservice operators

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September 2, 2020

8 Israeli start-ups to keep an eye on

Early-stage foodTech companies producing next-gen ingredients and alternative proteins set to hit the market in the next six-to-twelve months

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September 27, 2019

Israeli inventions to help food companies prevent infections

Recall is every food manufacturer's worst nightmare, it costs a lot of money and damages the brand image. Strauss' technology incubator is developing innovations that will make our food cleaner and more economical

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September 26, 2019

18 innovations that can improve our diet and help save the planet

RilBite is ambitiously positioning itself as the basis for “The burger that saves the world.”

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September 22, 2019

Israeli startup that wants to eat protein from flies.

Israeli Flying Spark will receive investment from a Thai company that produces tuna in a box and looks for protein substitutes

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September 22, 2019

The Israeli entrepreneurs who cracked the system

The Israeli Podtech community is attracting investors from all over the world: the entrepreneur who leveraged a technology corridor that takes the poll out of fruit, the entrepreneur who broke the omelette at breakfast, the entrepreneur who became the Axel Hamburger standard. Three of the dozens of participants in the Strauss Group's FoodTechIL conference

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September 19, 2019

Breakfast startup

At the "The Kitchen" podiatry incubator in Strauss, in cooperation with the Innovation Authority, 12 innovative food projects are carefully selected and selected from hundreds of proposals.

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September 19, 2019

The sweet new Israeli development – healthy sugar

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September 19, 2019

Fodtech 2019: From Big Problems to Big Opportunities

"Almost every action we do and is related to food has a question mark for us today. Our mission is to find solutions."

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September 19, 2019

The Future of Food: FoodTechIL 2019 is Here With the Most Revolutionary and Breakthrough Food Technologies in the World

The Israeli food tech ecosystem is rapidly growing and making Israel the foodtech nation. According to estimates, Israel has more than 500 food and agricultural technological startup companies that plan to revolutionize the food sector. Strauss group has invested in food tech innovation through the kitchen food tech hub and the formation of alpha Strauss 8 years ago with a vision to leverage technologies and enable the company to accelerate

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August 4, 2019

Better Juice at Keshet 12

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July 15, 2019

Zero Egg at Keshet 12

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June 4, 2019

Israel’s Only Food Tech Hub Has Something Cooking In The Kitchen

Food tours, culinary festivals, #foodstagram – our generation seems to be obsessed with food. Between billions of social media posts displaying meticulously composed plates and perfectly marbled lattes, the next Netflix original series about extraordinary cuisine, and millions of sites with recommendations for “the best” vegan, gluten-free, and rainbow-colored food, we can’t get enough of the aesthetic that comes with enjoying our meals.

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May 14, 2019

Israeli Startup Aleph Farms Raises $11.65 Million To Create Steaks

Aleph Farms, a startup co-founded in 2017 by Israeli food-tech incubator The Kitchen, has just completed a financing round of $11.65 million. The round was led by Vis Vires New Protein. Other investors in the round include Cargill and M-Industry (Industrial Group of Migros). The company previously raised $2.25M from The Kitchen, Peregrine Ventures, CPT Capital and New Crop Capital.

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April 11, 2019

‘Over Ten Thousand Times Sweeter Than Sugar’: Meet The Man Making Some of The World’s Sweetest Proteins

Mary Poppins used to sing about how a spoonful of sugar “helps the medicine go down.” She’d perhaps change her tune if she ever met Dr. Ila Samish, the CEO and founder of Amai Proteins — an Israeli startup lab-designing hyper-sweet, thermo-stable, zero-calorie proteins out of exotic fruits.

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January 21, 2019

Aleph Farms at Barcode – Reshet 13

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December 27, 2018

Aleph Farms and RILBITE at Keshet 12 News

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