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Helix Center Client Announces 2019 Portfolio Companies

The Yield Lab North America announces five new companies for 2019.

These companies were selected out of a pool of 100+ applicants from around the world that are focused on solutions for more sustainable agriculture and food.  The Yield Lab runs a business development program and invests $100,000 into each new portfolio company:


Aggio (St. Louis, MO) – Aggio provides a suite of cloud-based platforms built from the ground up for the agriculture industry that enable sales and marketing professionals to market and sell more effectively.

Arch Innotek (St. Louis, MO) – Arch Innotek is a biotech company focused on developing innovative technology to produce high-value natural ingredients for human and animal health by low-cost, sustainable fermentation-based processes.

Eiwa (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – Eiwa focuses in Digital Phenotyping Services for Seeds and select Chemical Farm Inputs. Eiwa’s Cloud based services include Platform as a Service (PaaS) Workflows & Tools as well as detailed Software as a Service (SaaS) AgIntelligence Apps that provide concrete value add results for our clients.

Foodshed (New York, New York) – Foodshed is AgTech built by farmers for farmers.  It is a logistics platform that enables independent local farms to distribute to wholesale buyers safely and at scale.  We use blockchain for transparency and aggregate inventory to open up new markets.

Planetarians (Palo Alto, CA) – Planetarians is a food ingredient technology company, upcycling by-products and solid food waste into high protein and high fiber ingredients.  Their first product is processed sunflower seeds as a flour.

VakSea (Baltimore, MD) – VakSea offers the first specific solution to viral disease outbreaks in shrimp aquaculture: immune-boosting proteins that are delivered in feed and yield shrimp survival rates of up to 80%

“We are very excited to have these new companies’ part of the Yield Lab network,” says Matt Plummer, Principal of the Yield Lab, “these new portfolio companies have an opportunity to change how food is grown, moved and consumed and we look forward to working with them as they grow.”

About the Yield Lab

The Yield Lab enables entrepreneurs to sustainably revolutionize agrifood tech systems globally in order to sustainably feed the world. We do this through our accelerators in St. Louis, Missouri (North America); Buenos Aires, Argentina (Latin America); Dublin, Ireland (Europe); and Singapore (Asia Pacific.) Each accelerator invests $100,000 in early stage agrifood tech companies, provides network focused programming with an emphasis on customers, collaborators, and capital, and provides mentorship from our team of agribusiness experts.

Are you an entrepreneur or startup and would like to learn about our incubators? Email Colleen at [email protected].