Marketplace exchange platform for ingredients, inputs, & services
Connecting the buyers and sellers of the ingredients, inputs, and services needed to produce alternative proteins.
- Raw Materials, Ingredients, & Inputs
- Business Services
- Cell culture media
- Crop development
- End product formulation & manufacturing
Connecting the buyers and sellers of the ingredients, inputs, and services needed to produce alternative proteins is often a slow, inefficient, and ad hoc process. There is lots of whitespace for marketplace exchange platforms to help alternative protein companies source inputs and help incentivize sellers to enter this market and expand their offerings. An effective matching platform would likely include parameters to allow users to filter by region, volume, certifications, regulatory needs, and would enable easy comparison between competing products.
Several ingredient and input marketplaces already exist, including:
Manufacturing & production
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Developing rigorous demand forecasts
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Targeted alternative protein industry events & workshops
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