2014 | FoodTech
Our goal is to take the Israeli FoodTech ecosystem forward every year.
Following a vision of doing good by doing food, The Kitchen Hub is both a FoodTech incubator and a seed investor supporting startups that address global food challenges and inefficiencies in supply chains and improving food production processes.
The Kitchen was founded by the Strauss Group in 2015 in collaboration with the Israeli Innovation Authority as part of the technological incubators plan and is the leading FoodTech investor in Israel with 22 investments and a cumulative experience of over 20 years in supporting early-stage FoodTech startups. In addition to capital investment, The Kitchen's portfolio companies benefit from daily and close mentorship from a team of technology, business, and HR specialists' access to expertise and know-how from within the Strauss Group and its global partners, connections with leading F&B companies, and access to international investors.
"Our program is somehow different from many other players as we do not have cohorts: our startups start the incubator program each one in its own time, after getting the final approval of the Israeli Innovation Authority," says Dikla Montekio, Director of Investments. "We provide a home and a workspace where founders can meet and interact with other mission-driven visionaries and are here to nourish promising FoodTech ventures that can disrupt the global food system making it more productive, affordable, sustainable, and healthier."
To date, its portfolio startups have raised more than $210M combined and include promising brands like Zero Egg, Yofix probiotics, Aleph Farms, Maolac, Mush-Foods, Prevera, and others. "We are humbled to be part of the food revolution,” says Dikla, “Our job is to help change the way humanity is treating Earth through adjusting what is on our plate. It's a combination of sustainability, health, and ethics.”
Photo courtesy of The Kitchen