Foodland Ventures, the Taiwan-based venture capital and accelerator built for AgriFood Tech founders, has officially kicked off its third accelerator cohort intake.

With the previous two promotions, Foodland Ventures said in a statement on Wednesday that it has not only participated funding-wise but also accelerated the growth of the startups with key business connections and investor networks globally.

According to the statement, the third cohort aims to further engage Foodland’s support to startups that set their sights on international expansion, and help fundraise with institutional investors.

The three-month, equity-free program will include a curriculum with high flexibility, allowing global founders to remotely gain access to program content and key resources.

Startups could benefit from an array of services, ranging from direct access to tailor-made AgriFood business connections in Asia Pacific (APAC) and the United States, pitch opportunities to strategic corporate partners and investors, 1-on-1 sessions with senior venture partners, and also potential investments from Foodland Ventures and its investment partners.

Notable alumni of Foodland’s accelerator program include Botrista Technology, a Silicon-Valley based automation startup that has raised over $55 million with its automated DrinkBot, and Lypid, the alternative-fat startup that has collaborated with leading food brands such as the largest coffee chain in Taiwan with 500+ stores, Louisa Coffee, and has also recently launched the world’s first plant-based pork belly.

AgriFood Tech startups with tech-enabled solutions and initial market validation are welcome to apply, notably smart agriculture / aquaculture, logistics, software as a service (SaaS), automation, functional ingredients and alternative protein solutions.

The applications for Foodland Ventures’ accelerator cohort #3 open until 1st June 2023.

Foodland Ventures is the venture capital and accelerator investing in the new generation of AgriFood Tech founders changing the global food industry with technology.

With operations in Asia and North America, the firm leverages its partnership with leading food and beverage (F&B) brands, industry partners, mentors, and investors, helping startups fundraise effectively while growing their business.

Accel introduces Atoms 3.0 with sector-focused thematic cohorts for early-stage companies