Plant-based alternatives to milk and dairy products: BayWa Venture GmbH invests in YoFix Probiotics


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Plant-based alternatives to milk and dairy products: BayWa Venture GmbH invests in YoFix Probiotics

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Munich, November 24, 2021 – BayWa continues to develop its activities in the field of alternative proteins by investing in the Israeli start-up YoFix Probiotics. The investment, made through BayWa Venture GmbH, the investment and collaboration arm of BayWa AG, was part of YoFix Probiotics’ second round of funding, in which it raised a total of $ 3.5 million. . YoFix Probiotics produces alternatives to milk and dairy products such as yogurt and porridge, using oats, lentils, sunflower seeds, sesame, and coconut in place of milk.

“Investing in solutions dedicated to the development of high protein plant foods is a strategic step both for us at BayWa and for the food chain as a whole,” said Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz, CEO of BayWa AG. “YoFix has developed a unique production process without additives and without waste for its healthy and tasty dairy alternatives. By combining our efforts, we seek to meet the growing demand in Europe for plant-based, sustainable and dairy-free products. ”

“This investment reaffirms our commitment to alternative sources of protein,” says Marcus Pöllinger, BayWa board member whose responsibilities include agricultural activities in Germany. “We are too

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aimed at strengthening our role in product trading and developing business relationships in manufacturing. At the same time, we are exploiting new and promising sales channels for our agricultural customers. We are responding to changes in consumer demand, with plant-based foods becoming increasingly popular among a younger population in particular. ”

YoFix currently offers two product categories in a variety of flavors: Yo’Ridge dairy-free and soy-free porridge and yogurt alternative Only, which is available as a drink and a pot. Other dairy-free alternatives are expected to be added in the future, including cream cheeses, drinks, desserts and ice cream. The goal of YoFix Probiotics is to offer dairy-free alternatives to all current milk and dairy products.

BayWa Venture GmbH

BayWa Venture GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of BayWa AG. Through its venture capital activities and collaborations with start-ups, BayWa Venture facilitates access to new technologies and the development of innovative business models for BayWa and the companies of its Group. YoFix Probiotics is BayWa Venture’s third alternative protein investment so far this year. “A sustainable, healthy and safe way to produce plant protein is necessary if we are to meet the demand for non-animal protein sources,” says Marion Meyer, director of strategy and innovation at

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BayWa Venture GmbH. “We are meeting this challenge by investing in scalable and innovative technologies and by establishing reliable and dynamic partnerships. Our investment in YoFix marks a further addition to our technology portfolio and a new area of ​​application in the field of alternative proteins.

BayWa Venture has already participated in financing rounds for start-ups Amfora and Amai Proteins in mid-2021. Biotech company Amfora uses genome editing to increase the protein density of plants like soybeans. Amai Proteins develops special proteins as ingredients for the food industry, such as a sweetener made from computer-designed proteins and produced using precision microbial fermentation.

Learn more about BayWa Venture: venture.baywa.com

Learn more about YoFix: yofix.co.il/

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