London’s 101 Fastest Growing Food and Beverage Startups

July 29, 2022

At Best Startup London we track over 100,000 London based startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and organisations we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.

We’ve ranked the top 101 Food and Beverage companies in London. The companies, startups and institutions listed in this article are all exceptional companies, well worth a follow. We have included links to their websites, socials and CrunchBase (if you’re interested in their financials).

We selected the organisations listed in this article based on:

  • Track record
  • Executive leadership
  • Market share
  • Innovation
  • ESG rating

Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as CrunchbaseSemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.

Top Food and Beverage Companies & Startups (London)


Better Dairy

FoundersChristopher Reynolds, Jevan Nagarajah
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Building the future of food, starting with dairy.


Too Good To Go

FoundersChris Wilson, Jamie Crummie
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Too Good To Go develops an app for fighting food waste and saving delicious food.


ckbk

FoundersJon Croft, Matthew Cockerill, Nadia Arumugam
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ckbk is the ultimate digital subscription service for cooks.


Urban Legend

FoundersUnknown
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Urban Legend is a food processing company, specializes in making low-fat donuts with low calorific value, but high nutritional value.


Raw Halo

FoundersMeg Haggar
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Raw Halo is an award-winning raw chocolate brand.


nuUnlimited

FoundersTim Sandford
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It’s about the food, not the order


Collectiv Food

FoundersJeremy Hibbert-Garibaldi
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Collectiv Food is an automated and sustainable food supply chain that provides businesses with transparency and lower costs of ingredients


Dishpatch

FoundersJames Terry, Peter Butler
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Bringing the UK’s best restaurants home. Exclusive menus, delivered across the country.


Feast It

FoundersDigby Vollrath, Hugo Campbell
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Feast It is an online marketplace that allows its customers to book independent caterers for their work or social events.


Mindful Chef

FoundersGiles Humphries, Myles Hopper, Robert Grieg-Gran
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Mindful Chef delivers all the fresh ingredients you need to create delicious, heathy meals.


Good Club

FoundersBen Patten, Danny Blackman, Tatsuya Ono
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Good Club is a Zero Waste supermarket that offers different brands and sells groceries in reusable packaging.


Beelivery

FoundersLee Parkinson, Yazan Bin Mohammad
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The UK’s largest nationwide, 15-60 minute grocery delivery service. A tech focused logistics marketplace, crowdsourcing from 10,000 drivers.


CleanCo

FoundersSpencer Matthews
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CleanCo produces low and no alcohol spirits.


Slerp

FoundersJP Then
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Slerp is an e-commerce platform for the hospitality industry.


TRIP

FoundersDaniel Khoury, Olivia Ferdi
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TRIP is a CBD drinks and oils brand with products that brings an amazing flavor for a more productive and less stressed feeling.


Honest Burgers

FoundersDorian Waite
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A burger restaurant inspired by great British produce


Unilever

FoundersJeremy Basset
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Unilever produces and supplies fast-moving consumer goods in food, home, and personal care product categories worldwide.


yhangry

FoundersHeinin Zhang, Siddhi Mittal
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yhangry is a private chef platform where users can book a professional chef to come cook for them at home


LEON

FoundersAllegra McEvedy, Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent
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Leon belives that food should taste good and do you good.


Pasta Evangelists

FoundersAlessandro Savelli, Chris Rennoldson, Finn Lagun, James McArthur
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Pasta Evangelists is freshly made by Italian hands every day.


Jinn

FoundersJoseba Mendivil, Leon Herrera, Mario Navarro
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Jinn is a mobile application that helps users have goods delivered to their door.


Delli

FoundersSimon Beckerman
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Delli offers a variety of food and beverages.


Better Nature

FoundersAmadeus Ahnan, Christopher Kong, Elin Roberts, Fabio Rinaldo
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By leveraging proprietary technologies, Better Nature is one of the UK’s fastest growing clean-label meat alternative startups.


Grind

FoundersDavid Abrahamovitch, Kaz James
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Founded in Shoreditch in 2011, Grind & Co. has since opened espresso bars, cocktail bars, restaurants and recording studios across London.


Vita Mojo

FoundersB. Nick Popovici, Stefan Catoiu
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Vita Mojo’s menu allows anyone to eat for anyones’ individualized needs.


City Pantry

FoundersStuart Sunderland
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City Pantry is an online marketplace where users can discover interesting food for next event.


HungryPanda

FoundersKelu Liu
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HungryPanda is a Chinese food and grocery delivery company with extensive market coverage.


Gousto

FoundersJames Carter, Timo Boldt
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Gousto is an online meal-kit manufacturer and retailer, using AI and automation to provide extensive choice and personalisation.


Dash Water

FoundersAlex Wright, Jack Scott
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Dash Water is a provider of mainstream fizzy soft drinks.


Mimica

FoundersSolveiga Pakstaite
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Temperature-sensitive labels and caps that indicate food’s true freshness


Embargo

FoundersFryderyk Szydlowski, Nikolaus von Solodkoff, Tsewang Wangkang
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Beacon powered loyalty app and SaaS/CRM system for hospitality businesses and customers


Arborea

FoundersJulian Melchiorri
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Arborea is industrialising photosynthesis to expand the world’s food supply


Bio&Me

FoundersJon Walsh, Megan Rossi
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Bio&Me is inspired by your biome, which is central to the community of trillions of microbes.


Mighty Pea

FoundersNick Watkins, Tom Watkins
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Mighty Pea provides a smooth and creamy, dairy-free alternative to cow’s milk.


Finisterre

FoundersTom Kay
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Finisterre is a cold water surf company that designs products for cold water surfers around the world.


Finisterre

FoundersTom Kay
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Finisterre is a cold water surf company that designs products for cold water surfers around the world.


Deliciously Ella

FoundersElla Mills
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Deliciously Ella is a food company based in London.


Piccolo

FoundersAlice Fotheringham, Catherine Gazzoli, Kane O’Flaherty
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Piccolo is an organic baby food range and guaranteed to tickle tiny tastebuds.


Propercorn

FoundersCassandra Stavrou, Paul Fisher, Ryan Kohn
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“Done Properly” extends far beyond our popcorn


Just Eat

FoundersJesper Buch, Laurens Groenendijk, Marc Wesselink, Martijn Rozendaal, Ohad Folman, Per Meldgaard
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Just Eat provides convenient and easy access to a huge variety of delivery restaurants and order food online.


Oddbox

FoundersDeepak Ravindran, Emilie Vanpoperinghe
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Oddbox is a provider of fruit and veg box delivery service intended to reduce food waste.


AllPlants

FoundersAlex Petrides Petrides, Jonathan Petrides
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AllPlants is a VC-backed B-Corp on a mission to become Earth’s most forward-thinking food company.


The Vurger Co.

FoundersNeil Potts, Rachel Hugh
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The Vurger Co. is one of the UK’s fastest-growing vegan food brands.


Pip&Nut

FoundersPippa Murray
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Pip & Nut Makers of delicious all-natural nut butter.


Three Spirit

FoundersDashiel Lilley, Tatiana Mercer
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Three Spirit creates plant-based alternatives to alcohol by plant scientists & bartenders.


YETiCO

FoundersOliver Pugh, Tom Allin
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We build software for card machines that solves real world problems.


Omni

FoundersGuy Sandelowsky, Shiv Sivakumar
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Omni is a plant-based pet food company from the UK, that is developing healthy, sustainable food for dogs.


BKD

FoundersAdelle Smith
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BKD provides fun baking events, classes, and parties as well as handmade and hand-mixed innovative baking kits for kids.


Pesky Fish

FoundersAiden Berry, Ben King
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Rebuilding the global seafood supply chain through tech and the transparency it enables. Currently based in UK.


mySupermarket

FoundersAmir Ofer
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mySupermarket designs a supermarket shopping and comparison website that helps users to compare prices across different stores.


GROUNDED

FoundersGabriel Bean
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GROUNDED makes functional plant-based drinks without the cr*p.


The Smart Container Company

FoundersEduardo Garcia, Tamara Goldstein
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IoT-enabled intelligence, transparency, and net-zero solutions for the beverage industry


Market Halls

FoundersSimon Anderson
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Market Halls are elevating street food, bringing you restaurant quality food with food hall prices and convenience.


MPowder

FoundersRebekah Brown
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MPowder is a producer of high protein vegan powders for women.


ORDR

FoundersCarlos Butler Almécija, Francesco Boffa
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Online in-restaurant food ordering, queueing and reservation, and takeaway ordering software.


Taster

FoundersAnton Soulier
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Taster is a food delivery company that operates dozens of restaurants that only exist on food delivery platforms.


TRIBE

FoundersGuy Hacking, Robert Martineau, Tim Waldron, Tom Stancliffe
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Tribe Pack // Monday delivery of five nutrient-rich snacks and inspiration for runners. Run Tribe // Running community.


Neat Burger

FoundersUnknown
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Neat Burger is a planet-friendly plant-based full-flavoured game-changer that the world has been waiting for.


Everyman Media Group

FoundersDaniel Broch
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Everyman is an independent cinema group in terms of cinema venues, screens and admissions.


Flight Club

FoundersSteve Moore
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Flight Club is the home of Social Darts, Spectacular bar, Electric atmosphere, Mind-blowing experience.


Little Dish

FoundersHillary Graves
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Make perfectly nutritionally balanced food for toddlers


Skinny Tonic

FoundersIan Minton
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Skinny Tonic uses the most natural ingredients instead of anything artificial or ‘nasty’. Sweetened by plants instead of chemicals.


Preoday

FoundersAndrew White
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B2B pre-ordering platform for integrated e-commerce solutions for businesses serving food and beverages


SENS Foods

FoundersDaniel Vach, Radek Husek
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SENS Foods aims to make sustainable insect protein super-tasty and the most affordable high-quality protein.


MunchFit

FoundersAngus Fay
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MunchFit is a food production company that provides customised meal plans for home delivery on subscription.


Little Tummy

FoundersNadine Hellmann, Sophie Niedermaier-Patramani
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Little Tummy is a meal plan delivery programme that provides parents with fresh, nutrient-dense and balanced baby food made from organic.


London Food Production

FoundersHumberto Ayres Pereira, Pedro Teixeira, Rahul Parekh, Torben Schulz
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London Food Production is a food delivery business offering healthy, high-quality lunches.


MOJU

FoundersUnknown
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MOJU performance powered by nature, ginger shots, turmeric shots, vitamin C shots, vitamin D shots, prebiotic shots.


Change Please

FoundersCemal Ezel, Chris Baker
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Change Please is empowering the homeless community by training them as baristas and giving them jobs.


EarlyBird

FoundersOliver Pugh
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EarlyBird is a postal snacking service that delivers healthy snacks to its users doorstep.


CRU Kafe

FoundersBodil Blain, Colin Pyle, John Quilter
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Organic, Eco-Friendly alternative to Nespresso


Vagabond Wines

FoundersStephen Finch
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Vagabond Wines is owns and operates wine bars and shops in the United Kingdom.


Gunna Drinks

FoundersChris Prowting
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GUNNA is an award-winning range of craft soft drinks, with less sugar, but more flavour.


Nix & Kix

FoundersJulia Kessler, Kerstin Robinson
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Nix & Kix make better-for-you soft drinks for the growing craft adult soft drinks market.


NOQ

FoundersParam Kanabar
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NOQ is making food & drinks transactions at events and venues efficient, secure and enjoyable.


Doisy & Dam

FoundersEdward Smith, Richard Wilkinson
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Doisy & Dam makes and package everything by hand in the UK, using globally sourced ingredients and the highest quality organic chocolate.


Press London

FoundersEd Foy, Georgie Reames
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Health food and nutrition business.


Incipio Group

FoundersCharlie Gardiner, Edward Devenport
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Incipio Group is a restaurant and bar chain intended to offer exciting social venues concentrated around food and drink.


Something & Nothing

FoundersOliver Dixon, Rupert Pugsley
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Something & Nothing specializes in seltzer made from natural ingredients and low in calories.


East London Liquor Company

FoundersAlex Wolpert
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East London Liquor Company is a distillery producing and importing a range of quality spirits including gin, vodka, rum and whisky.


Camden Town Brewery

FoundersJasper Cuppaidge
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Camden Town Brewery is one of London’s biggest breweries.


Freed Foods

FoundersDaniel Zachmann, David Ventura, Tomas Mesa
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Free’d is the UK’s most exciting gluten free brand. With over 50 stockists throughout East and North London.


Remeo Gelato

FoundersFilippo Psacharopulo, Jacopo Cordero di Vonzo
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Remeo Gelato is the leading brand of Gelato & Sorbetto in the UK.


NOVELTEA

FoundersLukas Passia, Vincent Efferoth
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NOVELTEA is a premium alcoholic tea blend inspired by globetrotting travels.


Daily Dose

FoundersGeorge Hughes-Davies
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Daily Dose produces 100% fresh unprocessed cold pressed juices.


CupClub

FoundersSafia Qureshi
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CupClub is a returnable packaging service provider for drinks


Rhubarb

FoundersLucy Gemmell
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Rhubarb is a food company that creates and delivers culinary services.


Rubies in the Rubble

FoundersJenny Costa
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Rubies in the Rubble is a sustainable food brand, making high quality relishes and jams out of surplus supplies.


ADONIS

FoundersIngo Braeunlich
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ADONIS is an innovation focused, plant based low sugar and keto snacking brand from London with mainly UK and EU wide distribution.


Pronto Technology

FoundersJames Roy Poulter, Simone D’Amico
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Healthy meals to your desk or door, fast.


Humble Grape

FoundersJames Dawson, James Dawson
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Humble Grape enables its clients to enjoy hand selected wines, food pairings, and discussions before deciding what to purchase.


Hill & Friends

FoundersEmma Hill CBE
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Hill and Friends is a brand that produces exceptionally crafted and luxuriously functional bags, each affirmed with a subversive wink.


Candy Kittens

FoundersJamie Laing
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Candy Kittens is an innovative, gourmet sweet range that set out to focus on quality.


Devo

FoundersSamuel Adesanya
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Devo is an end-to-end operating system enabling the digital transformation of convenience stores.


New Motion Labs

FoundersMarcel Fowler
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Mechanical Engineering


Hackney Gelato

FoundersEnrico Pavoncelli, Sam Newman
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Hackney Gelato provides gourmet ice cream for Michelin starred restaurants.


99NINETYNINE

FoundersAdam Malik
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Integrated E-Commerce System


The Five Points Brewing Company

FoundersEdward Mason, Greg Hobbs
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The Five Points is one of London’s best known craft breweries


Cawston Press

FoundersSimon Dunn, Stephen Unwin, Steve Kearns
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Cawston Press is made by people who have a love & understanding for creating delicious tasting drinks that you can feel good about drinking.


Sourced Market

FoundersBen O’Brien, Dan O’Neill
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Sourced Market Bond incredibly proud of the suppliers that They work and believe Their role is seeking out & bringing to market the best.


Oppo Ice Cream

FoundersCharlie Thuillier, Harry Thuillier
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Oppo Ice Cream provides a wide range of ice creams such as madagascan vanilla, mint choc swirl, and salted caramel.

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