Enabling the top
food and agriculture
ventures in the world
Meet the Dutch
These are the scale-ups, corporates, VCs, and supporting institutions that are shaping the future of F&A in the Netherlands.
Should you be on there?
ScaleUpFood is a scaling catalyst
for upstream F&A scale-ups
Pinpoint your exact place in the scaling journey and identify priorities for growth
Tailored and peer learning support on scaling priorities and industry challenges
Enabling successful partnerships and growth opportunities for scale-ups
Scaling is hard...
- I feel like I need to clone myself in order to be a good CEO
- Sales aren’t taking off as fast as expected
- We’re acing our home country, but struggling to replicate it internationally
- We take great pride in our start-up culture, but are we organized for high growth?
- My team and shareholders are misaligned on growth priorities and it’s causing friction
...especially in F&A
- Strategic selling to powerful corporate customers and distributors, while protecting your IP and values
- Data-driven business models that extend the value of your core proposition
- Designing and constructing production at scale including in-house and outsourcing options
- Specialized finance focused on the long-term, to capture scaling opportunities
Scaling is a journey
We are on a mission to develop The Art of Scaling – the set of qualities and practices that differentiate the companies that scale from those that stall. We have studied hundreds of ventures and mapped out their scaling journey.
This research directly feeds our methodology – we have developed tools that help you identify your priorities, interventions that double your chances of scaling, and a network of best-in-class experts who help you unleash your potential.
Our diagnostic tool benchmarks your venture on the scaling success factors, both against your competition and our database of scale-ups and stall-ups. It helps you identify exactly where you need to focus in order grow your business in the next 6-12 months.
We’ve launched the tool last May, and have since used it as an intake tool for our programs, as well as the primary evaluation tool for TechLeap’s Rise program. Learn more here.
Since our founding, we have worked intensively with over 125 scale-ups in the Netherlands, Germany and Israel, operating in food&agriculture, health, energy and circularity. The content of our programs is directly fed by our research on the scaling success factors.
We actively track the impact we have on the companies we work with versus the performance of those that declined collaboration. The numbers show that we are able to double their success rate in scaling.
A key part of our offering – and of scaling – is ecosystem partnerships. All ventures that join ScaleUpFood become members of Foodvalley, the largest food&agri ecosystem in the Netherlands.
We also facilitate access to corporate partners and other key members, such as board members and venture partners.
Get a grip on food
waste in your kitchen
Orbisk’s fully automatic food waste monitor enables catering establishments to reduce food waste by up to 70%. Discover the trends in your kitchen based on data!
The insect-based food
revolution starts here
Protifarm has created AdalbaPro, the world’s first ingredient line made from insects for the food and beverage industry. Planet-friendly food solutions that are nutritional and produced efficiently.
for everyone, everywhere
Using the latest advances in mobile, cloud, sensor and big data technology, eFarmer makes precision farming readily available for all the farmers in the world.
The Kingfish Company
The future of sustainable
aquaculture is on land
Using the latest advances in mobile, cloud, sensor and big data technology, eFarmer makes precision farming available for all the farmers in the world.
Rooibos tea that proves
being healthy can be fun
“Go Bos!” is a South African saying that means to go crazy (in a fun way). That’s exactly what the team of BOS did with its flashy cans of tea, made from the superfood local rooibos plant.
The data platform
30MHz’s technology tracks the climatic conditions of produce, allowing growers to continuously improve the production process of crops, plants, seeds, and bulbs.
“The modules triggered discussions which will improve our company and increase the chance to grow from start-up to scale-up.”Christo du PlessisGeneral Manager Kingfish Zeeland
“ScaleUpFood provided the shared framework and terminology to address scaling challenges within the organization.”Hein KruytCEO Solynta
“ScaleUpFood came at exactly the right moment for our company and helped us get into the right mindset for scaling.”Peter WeltersCEO Phytowelt
“You only THINK you know it already, and then boom!”Shimrit Bar-ElCOO ChickP
All ventures that join ScaleUpFood become members of Foodvalley - a Dutch ecosystem that brings together world-class innovative Food&Agri companies, knowledge institutions, education and governments.
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