- Origin: CA
- Grant awarded in: 2019
What is PLANETARIANS?
PLANETARIANS is an ingredient tech company, upcycling by-products and solid food waste into high-protein high fiber ingredients. PLANETARIANS technology: sterilizes, destroys anti-nutrients and functionalizes fiber in one step. The company’s functional protein flour made from upcycled defatted sunflower seeds has 3x the protein and 2x the fiber at the same cost of wheat flour. The company protein concentrate is allergen free unlike Soy having twice as lower price. PLANETARIANS’ process was tested at the University of Minnesota, scalability tests resulted in investment from manufacturing partner Cereal Docks. PLANETARIANS ingredients won AgFunder Innovation Award 2019 and scored investments from Barilla’s venture arm Blue1877 and Amadori.
Inventor (7 patents granted) and Serial Entrepreneur, started 100%FOOD, Usarium, MOBYS. Being an expert in Lean Startup methodology, Aleh run open innovation projects for Aeroflot and Google.
Food and Culinary Scientist, with a natural born gift. Gave up her career in government agencies (MAI, NABA) for culinary passion. Previously formulated 100%FOOD with over 1M servings sold.