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Founder Stories Feb 09, 2024

NotCo’s plant-based foods are on store shelves, but its AI engine “Giuseppe” is the real business

While it might look like a plant-based food company, NotCo is in the data and AI business—and aims to disrupt R&D in many industries that use animal and plant ingredients.

Founder Stories May 17, 2023

Prolific Machines Has The Key to Affordable Cultured Meat

While volunteering in a Syrian refugee camp, stem cell biologist Deniz Kent saw what climate change could do to humanity at a massively greater scale. He co-founded Prolific Machines with Max Huisman and Declan Jones to address a top source of greenhouse gas emissions: livestock.

Founder Stories Apr 11, 2023

Smartex is Creating the Textile Factory of the Future

Gilberto Loureiro grew up inspecting fabrics in a Portuguese textile factory. With Smartex, he and co-founders Antonio Rocha and Paulo Ribeiro are eliminating textile defects—and their enormous cost both to manufacturers and the environment. 

RхAll co-founders Adebayo Alonge and Amy Kao
Founder Stories Jun 14, 2022

RxAll’s Life-Saving Deep Tech for African Pharmacies

Adebayo (“Ade”) Alonge and Amy Kao, co-founders of RxAll had invented a handheld scanner for detecting counterfeit prescription drugs—an illicit, multibillion-dollar industry that kills an estimated 1 million people annually around the world and 100,000 in Africa.

MarketForce Co-founders
Founder Stories Jun 14, 2022

From Freshmen to Founders With a $40 Million Series A

Tesh Mbaabu rarely showed up to his freshman computer science class at the University of Nairobi. His classmate Mesongo Sibuti noticed.

Chiu Chau, OpenTrons co-founder
Founder Stories Jun 14, 2022

Chiu Chau Reboots a Robot into a Billion Dollar Business

It was 2015, and Chiu Chau was on the ropes. He had pitched nearly 150 venture capital firms. No one would invest. Everyone doubted the startup with the open-source laboratory robot.

Prellis founder Melanie Matheu, PhD.
Founder Stories Jun 14, 2022

How a pandemic pivoted Prellis from laser-printed organs to in vitro immune systems

In December 2021 Prellis raised a $14.5 million Series B and has signed partnerships with pharmaceutical behemoths including Bristol Myers Squibb and Sanofi.

Uma Valeti photo
Founder Stories Jun 10, 2022

Upside Foods Serves Up a Sustainable Future

To find the future of food, you may have to look no further than Emeryville, CA, a small city by the San Francisco Bay, where Upside Foods has built a 53,000-square-foot production facility for cultivated meat.

Cradlewise Founders
Founder Stories Jun 10, 2022

Sleeping Beauty

In a timeless dilemma for new parents, Radhika and her husband Bharath discovered early that their baby daughter was a fussy sleeper. The situation left them tired and frustrated; being effective at work became a challenge.

Novoloop founders
Founder Stories Apr 03, 2022

Novoloop Is Upcycling Your Future

Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao have an uncanny talent for finding value where others see waste. Their plastics upcycling company, Novoloop, just raised a $21m Series A to prove it.