AgTech, or agricultural technology, has become a buzzing space for startups around the world. Focusing on innovative ways of increasing productivity in the agriculture industry, these companies are revolutionizing our methods of farming, and are particularly relevant in our current climate crisis. This article introduces 12 exciting AgTech startups, all of which were launched in the United Kingdom since 2020. These companies bring a wide range of innovations to the industry, from alternative protein production to geospatial data science, demonstrating the tremendous potential of the AgTech sector.
London, known as a hub of tech startups, has a growing number of companies in the AgTech sector that are revolutionizing the way we produce food and manage agriculture. Many of these startups are early-stage companies, founded in 2020 or later, making them the ones to watch as they grow and evolve. Their solutions target various areas of the agriculture sector, from dairy and meat alternatives to precision farming and crop management tools.
With the importance of agriculture in the UK, these startups are not only aiding in the transformation of traditional farming practices but are also contributing to global sustainability. Meet these promising startups that are redefining the AgTech industry in London and transforming the way we think about food production.
Based in London and founded by Christopher Reynolds and Jevan Nagarajah, Better Dairy is focused on manufacturing dairy products using precision fermentation. Their mission is to create familiar products like cheese, yoghurt, and ice cream without exploiting animals. Their approach drastically reduces environmental costs associated with traditional dairy farming. Follow them on LinkedIn.
Established in Borehamwood, Hertford, Verna uses geospatial data science to combat climate and nature crises. They offer solutions that promote land use beneficial to carbon reduction, biodiversity, and sustainable returns. Examples of their initiatives include woodland creation, habitat creation and enhancement, and regenerative agriculture. Learn more about their work on their LinkedIn page.
Animal Alternative Technologies is a biotechnology B2B startup spun out of the University of Cambridge. Founders Clarisse Beurrier and Yash Mishra are working to create a scalable, end-to-end production system for Cultured Meat, a sustainable solution for food production. Their system includes unique processes, technologies, software, and raw materials. Connect with them on LinkedIn.
Based in Oxford, Kyomei is creating a meat protein production system founded on sustainable plant cell biology. Their aim is to infuse a meat-like flavor into plant-based alternatives. Although relatively new, launching in 2021, they are already showing immense promise in AgTech innovation.
Albotherm is a unique AgTech startup offering a smart coating technology. Founded by Molly Allington and Sian Fussell, their product changes color based on temperature to regulate overheating, all without requiring any energy input. The Bristol-based startup is an exciting innovation in the field of sustainable farming. Keep up with their updates on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Offering consulting services in agricultural equipment, Kentford Consulting is a formidable player in the AgTech consulting scene. Founded in 2020 and based in Newmarket, England, this startup has quickly garnered much industry attention. Connect with them on LinkedIn.
Founded by Javier Soto, AgroCognitive is innovating in the farming industry with precision agriculture technology. Their cost-effective platform provides insights to farmers for automation of farming processes and helps save on chemical use, improves harvest output, and provides food traceability to consumers. Keep up with their progress on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Omar Berrada founded Kingslands.com to help make farmers more profitable by creating an online sourcing platform that provides everything they need in one place. From London, their goal is to streamline the sourcing process for farmers. Join their community on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Bx Technologies, founded by Antony Yousefian and Ben Bardsley, is a London-based AgTech company focused on reducing emissions in the food supply chain. Their data-backed reward system supports growers in regenerating soils and removing carbon from food production. Stay updated on their work on LinkedIn.
Based in London, E-NANO is an exciting robotics and AgTech startup founded by Christopher Young. Although they operate across a range of sectors, their sustainable technology advances are impacting the field of AgTech in unique ways. Follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Founders Krishna Srinivasan and Venkatesh Sivaraman launched Farmsio to help farmers increase efficiency, address food safety issues and provide Climate-Smart sustainable solutions through their platform. Headquartered in London, Farmsio offers tools that digitize the value chain providing solutions adaptable from single farmer to multinational organizations. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
These are just a few of the 2020 (and beyond) launches in London’s AgTech sector. Each is carving its niche in the industry and offering remarkable solutions to traditional agricultural processes. As these UK startups continue to innovate, they highlight the power of technology in revolutionizing our food and farming systems and move towards a more sustainable future.