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The FoodBytes! Summit (2/25/15 – SF, CA)

February 25, 2015

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--  Cricket-flour Cookies, Probiotic Sodas, Algae Proteins, “Smart” Beer and Much More --

REGISTER NOW @ On Wednesday, February 25th from 2:00-7:00pm, join us and our esteemed partners at the first-ever FoodBytes! Summit to see the newest startups in the food tech industry and learn about investment opportunities that will shape the future of food.
FoodBytes! — a production of Rabobank, the world's premier bank to the food, agribusiness and beverage industry and SF New Tech, San Francisco's largest and longest-running tech showcase event — is dedicated to helping investors in the food industry meet new companies that are disrupting and/or innovating in food-related software and applications, distribution, manufacturing, production and more.
Presenting companies include:
  • Kuli Kuli (Founder & CEO, Lisa Curtis) - Introducing a new superfood, moringa, to the US market.
  • Patrick’s Fine Sodas (CEO, Shawn Patrick) - Drinks capitalizing on the collision of the rise of probiotics and new awareness around sugary soda.
  • Bitty (Co-Founder, Megan Miller) - Making delicious baked goods powered by cricket flour.
  • The Algae Factory (Co-Founder, Pierluigi Santoro) - Addressing the need of alternatives to animal proteins and soy based products.
  • RapidBio Systems, Inc. (CEO & President, John Erickson) - Developing a unique and fast food borne bacteria pathogen detection system.
  • Agerpoint (CEO, Thomas McPeek) - Developing industry-leading technologies that redefine data acquisition, analysis, and translation for growers of fruit bearing trees and vines.
  • Cherrysh (Co-Founder & COO, Bhushan Surve) - Bringing revolution to the soda industry by creating bubbly drink using fruits and vegetable juices with zero sugar added but tastes refreshingly sweet without a sense of guilt!
  • BagIQ (CEO, Matthew Stanfield) – Helping consumers make better informed decisions on purchases that impact health, budget and lifestyle.
  • Pantry (Co-Founder & COO, Alex Yancher) - Making fresh food accessible. Anytime. Anywhere!
  • FarmX (Co-Founder & CEO, Sanjay Rajpoot) - Solving problems in Food, Water, Education, Poverty and the Environment - deploying FarmMap Soil to create an IT infrastructure for outdoor industrial farms.
  • Rocket Brewing Company (CEO, Ulrik Lehrskov-Schmidt) – “Beer that makes consumers smart!”
  • Produce Pay (Founder & CEO, Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck) - A payment platform that connecting Farmers, Distributors and Banks to ensure faster cash turnover and provide necessary financing throughout the supply chain.
We’ll also sit-down for a spirited fireside chat with Nick Fereday, Executive Director, Senior Analyst - Food & Consumer Trends atRabobank and Deven Clemens, Managing Partner at White Road Investments. AND, we're offering a chance for YOUR food-related to be featured on stage during the “60 Second Spots”. We will provide a mic and an audience… you’ll have 60 seconds to impress. Plus, visit the Investor’s Den where you can meet leaders in food and ag investments including White Road Investments, Anterra Capital, DFJ Global Network, Boulder Food Group, and Barnraiser.  All tickets include food, wine, option for the 60 seconds pitch, and access to the Investor’s Den. Big thanks to our partners: WisePR,, The Vault SF, Credibles, eFactor, Keiretsu Forum, The Food Business School, The Bold Italic,, Parisoma, Food + Tech Connect, DoubleDutch, and UpOut. To register, visit