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Collaboration between startups and corporates is great – but the 'human fit' has to be right

A growing number of big companies are looking to form partnerships with entrepreneurs. But significant hurdles to collaboration remain, says Alessio D’Antino of Crowdfooding.
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In conversation with: Alessio D'Antino, Co-founder and MD, Crowdfooding

Alessio D'Antino, Co-founder & MD of Crowdfooding, talks to us about how advances in food tech are helping create new forms of food; and the thinking behind the new Food Tech Lab at Food Matters Live 2017.
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Crowdfooding

It can be tough to succeed in the food industry. Even if you have a fantastic product, it isn’t always plain sailing and funding can be tough to secure.

Thankfully, there are guys out there that can help you along the way – Alessio D’Antino is one of those. He has co-founded Crowdfooding – they are there to help when it comes to funding with their advice platform.
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FOOD CROWDFUNDING, HELPING YOU SELL YOUR STARTUP AND FIND FUNDING

Good news for food entrepreneurs who have amazing ideas for innovation but not the funding or sales-savvy to make them happen. Crowdfooding – a platform that connects food entrepreneurs with investors – is aiming to be the one-stop shop for food and drink entrepreneurs, through providing an investment matchmaking service that helps startups to raise the capital they need to develop their businesses or a Food Crowdfunding platform on which they can sell their product.
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LAUNCH Food

How can we improve health outcomes by enabling people to make healthy food choices? In September, the LAUNCH team asked the world to answer that question. The LAUNCH Food challenge received 280 applications from 74 countries, and our panel of expert reviewers helped us choose the most promising innovations. Eleven Innovators were selected to participate in the LAUNCH Food program.
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Crowdfooding CEO: Why Funding Food and Drink Startups is So Difficult

Securing funding for food and drink start-ups is more difficult than doing the same job for innovators in other industries, according to Alessio D’Antino, CEO and co-founder of Crowdfooding UK.

Speaking at the recent Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum (ROIF 2017), he said the dynamics of the food and drink sector were so ‘peculiar’ that startups need to work doubly hard to get their pitches in front of the right investors.
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6 Food Crowdfunding Platforms Launch in 2014

Last year, a staggering 26 new food and agriculture funding sources launched across the globe. This year, that number has almost doubled.

To help you navigate the sea of new food startup funding options, we’re publishing lists of the new food and agriculture focused funds, accelerators, crowdfunding sites and corporate incubators. Last week, we published our roundup of the 21 new food and ag investment funds. Today, we’re excited to share the food crowdfunding platforms that launched in 2014.
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