Bilbao-based foodtech startup Innomy has raised €1.3 million to develop alt-protein sources based on the humble mushroom. The company is now ready to scale up its tech and promote a new, more sustainable protein of choice.
Founded in 2021, Innomy is creating meat alternatives that combine mycelium (a mushroom tissue) with biotechnology to create a new generation of alt-protein sources. The company, led by Argentinian Juan Pablo de Giacomi, Pablo Sánchez Rey and Francisco Kuhar, has dedicated years of research to the properties of mushroom-based proteins and their benefits for the health of people and the planet. Now, the team has picked up €1.3 million to scale the tech and bring the product to market.
Juan Pablo de Giacomi, CEO and founder, Innomy: “We were born as a platform to channel many years of research in the field of the properties of edible mushrooms. Our mission is to respond to consumers that demand good food products for their health but also for the planet’s wellbeing. We want to reach new markets and bring our product to thousands of people”.