From saving the bees to eco-friendly concrete: Promising ESG startups from Israel
Founders: Itai Kanot, Michal Roizman, Omer Davidi and Yuval Regev.
Funding: Raised $24 million from 18 investors, including: Arison Group, Matias Ventures, Entrée Capital, FirstTime, UpWest, Cibus Fund, iAngels
BeeHero has developed a platform that combines algorithms, Big Data, and an IoT component that enables the collection of data from beehives alongside environmental information. The company optimizes the pollination process by identifying colonies at risk and reducing hive problems, through targeted intervention.
Data from BeeHero systems in hives is stored in the cloud, analyzed by machine learning tools, and the information is delivered to beekeepers in real time. These data associated with environmental indicators such as the type of culture, the density and the geographical location make it possible to measure the performance of the hive. Farmers and beekeepers use this information and are able to reduce bee mortality rates and operating costs, and improve pollination productivity.
Founders: The late Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel and Ido Sella
Funding: Raised $14m from 6 investors including: Barclays, Bridges Israel, Goldacre
ECOncrete focuses on beach rehabilitation by providing animal-friendly concrete. The startup has developed a special concrete for marine construction, which contains a mixture of materials that promote the settlement of marine animals that help purify the water in the region and promote the return of the ecological environment to built-up areas. where he was lost.
ECOncrete also provides precast concrete units that mimic natural rock forms such as tidal pools. In addition, the company has developed technologies to create concrete elements for construction on land that promote the growth of vegetation on it.
Founders: Aviran Yaakov and Yaron Harel.
Funding: Raised $10 million from 5 investors, including: Ecolab, Techstars Ventures, Benhamou Global Ventures
Ecoplant uses IoT technology to save energy and optimize infrastructure maintenance in industrial plants. The start-up’s SaaS cloud solution monitors and controls air compressors in factories by connecting and monitoring the air compression system. The solution makes it possible to manage individual compressors or the entire system under varying conditions, such as changes in compressed air production and consumption.
Ecoplant’s artificial intelligence-based forecasting system optimizes energy consumption and provides energy savings, leading to reduced air pollution and unplanned production shutdowns.
Founders: Ofek Ron, Dr. Hila Elimelech, Dr. Ron Sicsic and Dr. Ariel Szklanny
Funding: Raised $14.5 million from 14 investors including: State of Mind Ventures, TechAviv Founder Partners, FoodHack, Pitango Venture Capital, Alumni Ventures
Plantish helps reduce overfishing in the oceans by producing plant-based pieces of whole fish fillet, replacing edible sea fish meat. The company’s first product is a printed salmon with the same nutritional values as the original.
Utilizing a food technology team, Plantish’s laboratory produces select legume proteins, seaweed extracts and seaweed oils, to optimize the fish eating experience and taste. The company’s 3D printing technology also allows it to use these materials to produce a portion of cooked salmon fillets at the end of the process.
Founders: Ido Green and Orly Glick
Funding: Raised $7 million from Glilot Capital Partners
ESGgo develops an organizational tool that helps companies understand what ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) data they need to collect, organize the data in the form of metrics allowing comparison with what exists in the industry and the areas in which companies operate, and finally, generate reports as needed. The product is designed as a “one-stop-shop” for data monitoring, gap analysis and AI-based optimization.
Companies that participated in the creation of the list: Bridges Israel, StageOne Ventures, Intel Ignite, Pitango, Vertex Ventures, Grove Ventures, Esil, Value2, Elron Ventures, OurCrowd, Good Company, UpWest, KPMG Israel, Calcalist