Entocycle grabs $5 million for its insect breeding technology
- In particular, with this new injection of cash, Entocycle plans to iterate on its flagship product — the Entocycle Neo.It’s a hardware module that can be used in insect farms to monitor and collect data on the health and productivity of black soldier flies.
- Insect farms could also integrate into the waste management cycle as black solider flies gobble down food waste.Image Credits: Entocycle
- The idea is that Entocycle can help companies in the food industries get started with black soldier fly larvae so that they can secure their supply of proteins.And this is key to understanding the appeal behind Entocycle.
- Even if insects don’t sound appealing to you, black soldier flies could play an essential role in the food chain in the coming years.
- In particular, these flies’ larvae can become an important source of proteins for livestock and fish.That’s why Entocycle is raising another $5 million in a Series A funding round led by Climentum Capital, a European climate-focused VC firm.
- The Entocycle Neo uses optical sensors combined with a software solution that analyzes images and accurately measures production.By automating these processes, Entocycle hopes it can increase productivity in insect farms.
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