Corbion, Phase2.earth, Invest-NL, and Invest International unlock the Power of Small, with over EUR 9M
5 SEPTEMBER 2023 – Phycom announces an investment of over 9 million EUR from key partners today. The investment round secures microalgae cultivation with constant, top-tier quality on an industrial scale. The microalgae producer in Veenendaal, The Netherlands, is honoured that the investors have endorsed the future of food and funded microalgae production for healthy people and animals.
Phycom Poised to Transform the Future of Nutrition
All parties involved in this investment value Phycom’s distinctive technology for large-scale microalgae cultivation and advocate its systems’ cost-effectiveness and sustainability principle. As microalgae can transform and potentially play a crucial role in our food systems, investors support Phycom’s products and their promise for the food transition by providing this sustainable protein alternative.
The strategic partner and President of Corbion Algae Ingredients, Ruud Peerbooms, says: “At Corbion, we unleash the power of algae fermentation to enhance nutrition while preserving the world’s limited resources. Phycom’s shown capabilities offer great potential, and we believe combining complementary strengths through this collaborative partnership will help us continue to redefine what’s possible through algae-based technologies.”
“Through this investment, Phase2 has taken a step to strengthen our portfolio in the food transition. Microalgae will be a key ingredient in the foods of the future and will contribute to a more sustainable world,” adds Boudewijn Poelmann, Phase2.earth’s founder.
Investment Associate of Invest-NL, Daan Meijer, states: “Invest-NL aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable food system by investing in innovative technologies for alternative proteins. Microalgae’s role in this transition and Phycom’s unique technology and large-scale production make us exceptionally proud to add Phycom to our investment portfolio.”
Eelco Benink, Head of Equity at Invest International, concludes: “Investing in Phycom fits perfectly with our AgriFood strategy, helping drive important change in the food system, thereby contributing to the SDGs. Stepping in this together with Invest-NL, the investment creates direct jobs in the Netherlands, enabling the company to develop an international expansion plan. An excellent example of Dutch Solutions for Global Challenges.”
Apart from new investors, this round also drew renewed support from all existing shareholders.
The Phycom team spent the past four years building two production facilities in Veenendaal, proving the technology and scalability of microalgae production. This investment paves the way for intensifying the Phycom team on all levels of the organisation. With this, the appointment of new complementary board members is also on the horizon. Additionally, it will help expand marketing activities and fund further technology development.
About Phycom: the algae creators, your source for microalgae solutions.
Phycom is a microalgae ingredient producer that strives to improve and strengthen food availability and quality for humans and animals. We provide constant, top-tier quality on an industrial scale. Our unique modular systems offer unparalleled efficiency and eco-conscious solutions. We service the B2B food and feed industry with microalgae products and cultivation optimisation services. Founded in 2008, Phycom empowers food-producing companies with innovative algae ingredients and enhances specialty production in the feed industry through algae’s functional properties. Join us and explore the potential of microalgae-based ingredients and be part of a more sustainable food future. Follow @PhycomNL on LinkedIn.