FoodBytes! London 2019 Media Kit

The Discovery Platform for Food & Ag Innovation

FoodBytes! is a next-generation pitch competition and networking platform for startups, investors and corporates building a continuous community for the entire F&A ecosystem. We’re pioneering a more sustainable future of food and agriculture through discovery, connection and strategic growth.

Since launching in 2015, 280 startups have pitched onstage and over 1,900 have applied from 70+ countries. More than 5,000 guests have attended FoodBytes! competitions in North America, Europe and Australia.

FoodBytes! is an initiative of Rabobank, a leading global bank providing sector expertise, strategic counsel and tailored financial solutions to clients across the entire food value chain. Rabobank believes that sustainability and innovation are critical in promoting a thriving F&A industry that will feed the increasing global population, a key focus of our Banking for Food vision to grow a better world together by 2050.

Through FoodBytes!, Rabobank is turning today’s new ideas and technologies into tomorrow’s game-changing solutions.

When we say the disruptors meet at FoodBytes! we mean it

Take a look at the trends emerging from the FoodBytes! applicant pool and our 15 pitch companies.

 

 

 

What People Are Saying

The event provided great traction, leads and relevant network. FoodBytes! provided an opportunity to connect with the bank’s network.

Jessi Baker

Provenance

Happy that a bank like Rabobank is engaging in the F&A ecosystem. There are a lot of investment gaps to fill in F&A and a lot of European startups struggle with finding the right investments and/or corporates to do pilots with and share knowledge.

Chris Fung

Angel Investor Food & Bev

Great in terms of media attention and lead generation. Expanded a relevant network in Ag Tech. And winning the prize gave the company a lot of credibility.

Andrew Diprose

Rootwave

Our involvement with Foodbytes! has enabled us to champion real innovation in Food and AgTech.

Tony Hinds

Saputo Dairy UK (FoodBytes! Sponsor)

Judging Criteria

• Team / Management: Exceptional domain and entrepreneurial experience.
• Business Model: Company has a strong view on its revenue model, competitors, how to scale, customer acquisition and cost base. Company knows its margins and how it can improve as it scales.
• Market Opportunity: High growth market opportunity and high barriers to entry.
• Product Innovation: Concept is a game-changing approach to solving a problem or gap in the market.
• Production Validation & Traction: Team is on track or building a successful business and is building something that consumers or industry needs/wants. Company was able to raise external funds.
• Sustainability / Social Impact: Concept is focused on the triple bottom line: people, profit and planet.

Past Winners

Click here for our full list of FoodBytes! alumni and winners.

FoodBytes! Buzz

Dive into recent press releases and media coverage.

Press Contact

Melanie Rawlings

+44 (0) 7388 662 147

melanie@mrawcomms.co.uk