GASTROTOPE

Create sustainable “Farm to Fork Ecosystem,” Start from India

Gastrotope Mission

Seek creators of food, the chefs and farmers, who value gastronomy and sustainability, and help grow food and agriculture startups which will support such a vibrant ecosystem.

What is Gastrotope ?

Established in 2017. Gastrotope is a catalyst/Farm to Fork accelerator which is a joint venture of 3 companies: Mistletoe, GSF India and Infobridge. Mistletoe is a Japanese investment firm founded by serial entrepreneur Taizo Son. GSF India is No.1 tech accelerator in India founded by serial entrepreneur Rajesh Sawhney. Infobridge is an Indo-Japan business consultancy firm which is a bridge between Japan and India.

Our Goal

Accelerate food producers (including Farmer, Fisher, Distributer) and Chefs who are looking for Leapfrog, and build the community which shares and continues updating recipes and methods of farming/fishing in order to create Food, Agriculture and Fishery for after 10 years and decades. Share problems through this activity, and strive for problem-solving by seeking and growing technology/Start-up which can solve them.

Gastrotope Ecosystem

Gastrotope is a catalyst in the formation of a new farm to fork ecosystem, which is not only sustainable but also enriches the lives of billions. We believe that farmers are artists and chefs are curators of new experiences that new age consumers desire. We will support disruptive startups holistically by contributing people development education, setting agendas and networking the entrepreneurs who share the vision. And by finding a new path of success for the startups.

Acceleration Program

FORTISSIMO

2nd Cohort

Grow and create great ecosystem with Gastrotope Partners

In 2018 (Last year), We “Gastrotope” started it’s first “Farm-to-Fork” acceleration program called “Fortissimo” in association with Government of Andhra Pradesh. This program is open for ALL Farm-to-Fork sector(such as Agri/Food/Aqua-tech) startups, and 5 startups was selected.

In 2019, We hereby launch our 2nd acceleration program and will choose 5 startups for this 2nd Cohort. Through this acceleration program, startups can get funding (₨ 25L~50L), mentoring with our awesome partners (Top players in Agri/Food industry and Investment field), Field test partners, facility support, market access, investor/corporate network etc.

For this year, we will accelerate this program with our partners (Startup, Corporate, Investor, Govt. etc) to provide great support for startups to grow them up rapidly. Let us grow up and create sustainable farm to fork ecosystem with Gastrotope and our partners!

Focus themes of

2nd Cohort

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Healthy Food

Healthy & Sustainable tech

Food Safety

Plant based | Alternative protein

Sustainable Ecosystem

Partners

Startup Partners

Investor Partners

Corporate Partners

Government Partners

Portfolio (1st Cohort)

TEAM

Founders | Mentors

TAIZO SON

Founder, Mistletoe Inc

ATSUSHI TAIRA

Chief Growth Officer, Mistletoe Inc

RAJESH SAWHNEY

Founder & CEO, GSF India

Founder CEO, InnerChef

NAHO SHIGETA

Founder & CEO, Infobridge

Mentors

Hemendra Mathur

Venture Partner, Bharat Innovation Fund

Pratik Bose

Managing Partner, Indian Angel Network

Mark Khan

Managing Partner, Omnivore

Amit Singal

CEO, Startup Buddy

Ritu Vermal

Co-Founder | Managing Partner, Ankur Capital

Victor Ng

Executive Director (Investments) & Futurist at Mistletoe

Kengo Kitaura

CEO, AGRIBUDDY

Raj Kancham

Managing Director (India), AGRIBUDDY

Thiru Nagarajan

Co-Founder/CEO, Ninjacart

Sreeram Raavi

CEO, Eruvaka Technologies

Aditya Agarwalla

Co-founder, Kisan Network

Shan Kadavil

CEO, Fresh to Home

NEWS

JAN, 2019

AI can’t solve farm distress but takes baby steps to improve productivity

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JAN, 2019

Gastrotope shortlists five agritech startups for first cohort programme

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JAN, 2019

Agri food tech accelerator Gastrotope shortlists 5 startups

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JAN, 2019

Startup Watchlist: 10 Agritech Startups To Look Out For In 2019

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DEC, 2018

Meet 5 startups that are helping farmers with new-age and innovative agricultural practices

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DEC, 2018

Ninjacart raises Series B funding of Rs 250 crore led by Accel US and Syngenta Ventures

Real Article

OCT, 2018

Announcement of Series-A round funding

Real Article

APR, 2018

Gastrotope partners with Andhra govt to nurture agri, food-tech startups

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SEP, 2017

Japanese firm sets up agri-food tech accelerator ‘Gastrotope’

Real Article

AUG, 2017

How this startup produces 700 tonnes of fruits and vegetables without soil

Real Article

EVENTS

December, 2017
Gourmet World Nights

February, 2018
Evolution of Indian Farm to Fork Economy

July, 2018
Farm to Fork Event, Gurgaon

August, 2018
Farm to Fork Event, Mumbai