In our attempt to map some of the most compelling sustainable startups from each region or country, we now have a look at sustainable startups from Israel.
Specifically, we will focus on those that have hit the news in the last couple of months. Either because of their capital raise or their achievements.
With over 6,000 active startups in the country, Israel has been known as a startup nation. Over forty of those reached unicorn status, nine just in 2022.
5 Sustainable Startups From Israel
Zooz Power is an Israeli startup that has developed ultra-fast charging stations for EVs. They just won one million USD at the 2022 New York-Israel Smart Energy Innovation Challenge.
At the Innovation Challenge, Zooz demonstrated it is possible to integrate its fast charging station with the local grid, without losing its fast charging feature. Zooz uses a proprietary flywheel technology to achieve that.
Terrapeutics received investments earlier this month from the Illumina accelerator. What this healthtech startup is working on is quite impressive: some infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria and RAS-driven cancers (pancreatic, colon, and more), are currently not curable with the “regular” drugs.
Replacing these drugs with small bioactive molecules produced by microorganisms could have tremendous potential to cure these infections. Research in this field has been very limited – up to now. Terrapeutics will work to screen and select microorganisms that produce small molecule inhibitors targeted against resistant bacteria infections and oncogenic RAS.
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Amai Proteins won the Extreme Tech Challenge in June. That is one of the largest startup competitions in the world. This startup produces a 100% sweet protein that can replace up to 70% of the added sugar in the food industry. This will not just benefit consumers. By using a fermentation process to produce its protein, Amai could save up to 2.5 trillion liters of water and 6.5 million acres of land, that are currently used in the sugar industry.
Mermade raised a $3.3M seed round at the beginning of September. This alternative protein startup is pioneering cellular aquaculture. According to Mermade, their process will allow for more sustainable food production.
Mermade uses algae to recycle the cells’ growth substrate allowing the cultivation of scallop cells. This application of aquaponics with cells has been named by the company Cytoponics.
Taranis completed a $ 40M series D round earlier this month. This startup is the leading AI-powered crop intelligence provider. With this capital raise, Taranis is looking to expand its business in more countries. With the global population growing, and the amount of land allocated to agriculture decreasing, Taranis AI technology could help farmers grow their crops in a more efficient way.
Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed here by Impakter.com columnists are their own, not those of Impakter.com –In the Featured Photo: A view of Tel Aviv, home of at least half of Israeli startups. Photo credit: Unsplash.