The next generation of fermentation technology: Why we invested in Standing Ovation and MicroHarvest

Standing Ovation: Making the case for caseins

Standing Ovation produces caseins through fermentation, enabling animal-free cheese that delivers on aroma, texture, taste and nutrition.
Standing Ovation co-founders: Romain Chayot (left) and Frédéric Paques (right)

MicroHarvest: Need for speed

MicroHarvest has designed an ‘elegantly simple’ fermentation technology approach that can be scaled in a decentralized way to produce single-cell proteins
MicroHarvest co-founders: Jonathan Roberz (left), Luisa Cruz (middle) and Kate Bekers (right)

Where do we go from here?

With the fresh capital injection and ambitious roadmaps ahead, both companies will expand their teams. If you want to contribute to the future of fermentation technology-based food production, we recommend you reach out to the teams. Our team at Astanor is certainly looking forward to accompanying them as they continue their impact journeys.



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Astanor invests where tech meets nature to build a sustainable, nutritious and delicious future of food for all.