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Producing sustainable animal free protein from bacteria

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Katelijne Bekers

CEO & Co-Founder at MicroHarvest

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Employees 6–20
Headquarters Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
MicroHarvest is a biotech developer of an alternative protein grown from natural bacteria. The company produces protein leveraging nature’s most efficient bacteria to make better and healthier protein. This process only takes a single day from the raw ingredients to the finished product, without compromising on protein and micronutrient content. With our technology we have a systematic advantage in regards of scalability, capex utilization and sustainability. The composition of ingredients and process is patented, and the company has closed an oversubscribed €8.5M Series A round to support the build of our pilot plant and market entry.

Notable Achievements

  • Raised over EUR 9M to date, investors include FoodLabs, Astanor, Happiness Capital and Faber Blue Pioneers
  • Developed proprietary technology creating the fastest protein production system in the world.
  • Recognised as Next Heroes in Food and Agtech 2022 by F&A Next

Press Mentions

September 20, 2022

Hamburg’s MicroHarvest reaps in €8.5 million to build protein production system

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May 10, 2023

Protein innovator MicroHarvest raises €1.5m from Simon Capital, accelerates path to commercialization

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May 9, 2023

Shrimp feed startup raises funding from German venture capital firm

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April 19, 2023

The Sustainable Protein Made of Fermented Microbes

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April 11, 2022

Meet the start-up converting raw materials into protein in a day: ‘We have the fastest protein production in the world’

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Work at MicroHarvest

Posted September 25, 2023

Process Engineer

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Bioprocess Technologist

Lisbon, Portugal

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