Thirteen new startups join Brinc’s Accelerator Program in Hong Kong

Guillermo Ginesta

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Brinc is proud to welcome thirteen new startups that have joined the Spring ’21 MedTech, Food Technology, and Logistics accelerator programs in Hong Kong. Brinc is excited to help these game changers solve some of the world’s biggest problems through their technology solutions.

The latest teams to join the Brinc family are representative of our four core investment categories: How We Feel, Where We Live, What We Eat, and How We Move. It’s rewarding to support a new batch of startups in the areas that we’re most passionate about and believe will drive the most sustainable impact to the planet delivering against our thesis of driving profit with purpose.

 

Here’s a quick rundown of the startups joining the Brinc family:

MedTech

Altris AI (US) applies computer vision and deep learning algorithms to build innovative ophthalmology diagnosis to detect retinal diseases on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans. They create entire ecosystems of products for ophthalmology equipment manufacturers, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, health insurance companies, ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Careful Systems (UK) is a clinical collaboration application that saves hospitals money and improves patient care by optimizing patient flow, reducing errors in care, and minimizing the length of stay. CAREFUL has adopted a mobile-first approach to patient handover lists, encouraging safe care through better information management.

Healium Digital Systems (Singapore) focuses on the early detection and management of high burden diseases like chronic kidney disease through non-invasive methods. They are developing a new AI engine detecting Kidney Disease 10 years earlier than any existing system. They achieve this by applying our proprietary renal hemodynamic modelling which enables them to detect and predict the progression of disease.

SAMAFertility (US) is a marketplace for diagnostics (e.g. an “AppStore”) for running analysis on genomic data (among others) from fertility clinics. SAMA provides tools for the laboratory staff (for sample management, requisition, and accession), the laboratory technicians (analysis) and the clinic (patient and sample management). Each and every diagnostic that goes to market must repeat the same steps to develop their own bioinformatics pipeline, and painfully deploy and distribute their diagnostic solution. SAMA is a solution to this highly disordered process.

 

Logistics

Everlog (Brazil) is a SaaS platform that connects shippers with the best logistics providers, allowing them and their customers to track and trace their deliveries. They are a cloud transport management platform with a disruptive concept of TMS 4.0, which applies artificial intelligence and big data to tender freight, to monitor deliveries and to audit and pay freight. Everlog solves transport problems without the difficulties of implementing a common and old TMS, generating faster results, greater customer satisfaction and at a more affordable cost.

 

Food Technology

Clear Meat (India) is India’s first lab-grown meat company focused on developing harmless, safe, and affordable solutions for the meat industry. With their pilot market as the second most populous country on the planet, Clear Meat offers two products (a) cultured chicken meat at the lab scale, and (b) ClearX9™️ culture media, ready for industrialization.

Exponential Foods/Asanté (US) offers an authentic experience of Mexican cuisine through all-natural, shelf-stable, plant-based meat products in Mexico and the USA. Asanté, their purpose-driven lifestyle brand, celebrates people who are making a full or partial transition from meat to plant-based diets and creating exponential change through food.

FairFlavor (Indonesia) focuses on making non-dairy alternatives through developing their own proprietary microbial cultures and fermentation processes. Their products include cheese, ice cream, and desserts made of the novel and sustainable Indonesian Kenari nut. They combined their passion for food, science and technology to enhance the texture and flavor of their products to match that of traditional dairy products with a sustainability centric approach.

Nature Foods (Latvia) is a food and beverage production company founded in Latvia. Their goal is to combine medical and scientific knowledge with technological innovation to provide the best food options for a modern and health-conscious consumer. Their first products are a line of pea-based milk, free from all 14 common allergens, and replace dairy products in terms of nutrition and taste, consistency, and looks.

Omni.pet (UK) makes nutritionally complete pet food using sustainable alternative protein sources to solve the disproportionate environmental impact of the pet food industry and pet health problems related to processed meat diets. Omni.pet is co-founded by a vet; their products are formulated by world leading veterinary nutritionists and they plan to expand their product offering by researching novel proteins, such as mycelium protein and lab-grown meat, in the context of pet food.

Update Foods (France) develops the next generation of dairy alternatives powered by algae and faba protein. Their mission is to ease the transition towards plant-based diets without compromise by providing milk’s creaminess, reassuring mouthfeel, the nutritional advantages of its key ingredients, and a unique taste.

Sophie’s Bionutrients (Singapore) is developing a new sustainable plant-based protein out of microalgae using fermentation technologies. As the only microbe fermentation startup using microalgae to produce food-grade protein, they are solving the looming protein shortage issue with their patent-pending sustainable protein production technology.

Yoconut (USA) is bringing gut health innovation to dairy alternatives by incorporating fermentation technology in non-dairy products. They have developed a coconut yoghurt packed with probiotics that is scientifically proven to boost immunity and digestive health. Their company’s mission is to give people a wellness boost in a delicious, joyful, and sustainable way.

If you are interested in connecting with any of the startups or becoming a program partner, please email Guillermo Ginesta (guillermo.ginesta@brinc.io).

 


 

Brinc is a different breed of venture capital and accelerator platform. Core to our business is the belief that some of the world’s biggest challenges can be solved by entrepreneurs, who we like to call GAME CHANGERS. We believe that deep technology-focused startups can fundamentally change how we move, what we eat, how we feel and where we live for the better if they are given the right backing. That’s what we at Brinc believe are here for. To support and mentor founders and their teams from across the world and provide investment to help them grow. We currently operate twelve multi-disciplinary accelerator programs across six countries and have made 150+ investments.

Learn more: https://www.brinc.io/

Guillermo Ginesta

Guillermo is the Managing Director at Brinc Hong Kong. He heads up Brinc’s accelerator programs for Greater China and Hong Kong, and is responsible for the company’s corporate engagements, partnerships, and operations. Guillermo has over a decade of experience investing in startups and corporate innovation: as an angel investor, he has had two exits, and as a venture capitalist, he has invested in a growing portfolio of over 200 companies. Guillermo has also worked with some of the largest multinational companies in automotive, luxury, consumer electronics, food technology and financial services.

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Guillermo Ginesta

Guillermo is the Managing Director at Brinc Hong Kong. He heads up Brinc’s accelerator programs for Greater China and Hong Kong, and is responsible for the company’s corporate engagements, partnerships, and operations. Guillermo has over a decade of experience investing in startups and corporate innovation: as an angel investor, he has had two exits, and as a venture capitalist, he has invested in a growing portfolio of over 200 companies. Guillermo has also worked with some of the largest multinational companies in automotive, luxury, consumer electronics, food technology and financial services.

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  • Guillermo Ginesta

    Guillermo is the Managing Director at Brinc Hong Kong. He heads up Brinc’s accelerator programs for Greater China and Hong Kong, and is responsible for the company’s corporate engagements, partnerships, and operations. Guillermo has over a decade of experience investing in startups and corporate innovation: as an angel investor, he has had two exits, and as a venture capitalist, he has invested in a growing portfolio of over 200 companies. Guillermo has also worked with some of the largest multinational companies in automotive, luxury, consumer electronics, food technology and financial services.

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