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Where greater good meets scale.

RIFF intends to invest in companies generating impact.

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The potential to be the next food hero.



New & Functional

Improving the
World of Protein

Super Foods

Bio Hacking

Personalized Nutrition

Artificial Intelligence

Digital Enablers & Coaching


Shortening the Chain

New Protein Brands

Plant-Based Brands

Functional / Healthy Brands

Food as Medicine

Sustainable Brands



Pre-Seed & Seed


to $2M



Capacity to Execute

Ability to Lead Exceptional Teams



Mission Drive


Scaleable & Viable 


Food Tech and Food Consumer Sectors with higher growth rates than their traditional alternatives.




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@meatifoods by Emergy out of Boulder is creating some waves in the alternative meat space. #unlockthefutureoffood @thegoodfoodinstitute ...

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Chef @hoorayfoods crushes it again with Sargent Peppers Lonely Heart sandwich. Never ceases to inspire. Tonight’s food innovation event was at Fifty Years new office. They have such a connected philosophy to the cause. Impressive to see such a great group of innovation in one space. Go @sri_artham for arranging a great event! ...

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Bacon 🥓 made entirely V GF SF and filled with flavor and texture. If I told you this had the mouthfeel and crunch of actual bacon, would you believe me? Coming soon and truly exceptional. #bacon #plantbased ...

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The future of food is global. This week our team was everywhere. @manuelgon1999 in Singapore and Hong Kong with @global.sanfrancisco and @foodsfuture presenting. @gdarqueavc was in Spain completing an Iron Man in Barcelona and then flexing his muscles experiencing the joys of true comida de España. And @rachebrand was home in Guatemala prepping for an upcoming event in San Francisco enjoying the abundance of fresh food from this time a year. What a crew! ...

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The future of food might be here as part of the @global.sanfrancisco tour of Asia and the upcoming October 11th @foodsfuture Summit in Hong Kong, but history rings true just as much with @twgteaofficial. Ancient flavors made from nature. Doesn’t get better than that! #teatime #singapore🇸🇬 #twgtea ...

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Sensational brands like @cadencecoldbrew presented @mistafoodoptimized today - sharing the #futureoffood and the mission of how the food system will evolve. Substantial development went into this creamy origin, single source ready-to-drink coffee based out of Madison, WI. Best component? Their line extension growth - from CBD to lightly sweetened, they never stop innovating, growing and trying new things.
#futureoffood #mistafoodoptimized #delicious #bestinclass #betterthananythingelse #grow #build #startups #vc

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Za'atar is a popular Middle Eastern spice mix consisting of oregano, thyme, sumac, ground sesame seeds, and salt—and you're going to see a lot more of it on menus at restaurants across the country. Beyond that, retailers are making room for the stuff on their shelves: There's Zesty Z, a spread that can be drizzled on top of grain bowls or used on baked chicken. Harvest Stone's new Sprouted Hummus Crackers offer a "taste of za'atar." And Sur la Table sells a special Marrakesh Za'atar Seasoning Mix.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#za'atar #spice #spiceyourfood #spiceyourlife #middleeasternflavors #globalriff #newspices #trendyspices #futureingredients

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Fluctuations in egg prices, supply problems and increasing demand for vegan food products call for formulations with reduced egg content, e.g. in the bakery sector. Plus, quality characteristics must be met to guarantee consumer satisfaction.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
WACKER’s CAVAMAX® W6, a dietary fiber with excellent emulsifying and structure-building properties, can be used to partially or fully substitute egg in baked goods. Next to being fully vegan and E number free, CAVAMAX® W6 offers formulation flexibility while resulting in excellent crumb structure with comparable volume.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#cavamax #vegan #eathealthy #eggs #eggfree #dietaryfiber #globalriff #newfood #futurefood #stilltastegood

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"How We Eat Can Be Just As Important As What We Eat" a commentary by Manuel E. González ☝🏼Published article just went live this week. Link in profile. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When it comes to “how” we eat, we often tend to blow off the importance of family meals, mindful eating (just eating), eating without working or driving, being present to our surroundings and savoring the food and the company with whom we are sharing it with.... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Mindfulness Eating: With mindfulness, eating becomes a joyful and transcendent experience, fully sensorial, that we are so sadly missing these days.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#familydining #fun #dinner #howweeatmatters

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In terms of trendy flavor, next year is all about sour. Thanks to the popularity and influence of Korean, Filipino and Persian cuisines, expect more and more sour elements on the plate. For instance, there are kimchee tacos, quesadillas, mac-and-cheese and ice cream in Korean-inspired “new” American dishes; vinegar-based recipes, marinades and sauces on Filipino menus; and plenty of tartness from calamansi, rhubarb, sour oranges, tamarind and pomegranate in Persian restaurants.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#trends #trendyflavor #sour #souristhenewsweet #souristhefuture #sourishere #inlfuence #newflavors #globalriff

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When you see the word flour, it typically means that something has been ground into a flour, either from its original state or a dried state. It is no different with green banana flour. Not to be confused with the plantain, organic green banana flour may be familiar to you if you are always on the lookout for gluten-free flours, making it popular among those who suffer from celiac or are gluten-intolerant.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Green banana flour — which made my list of 19 Healthy New Ingredients to Cook With — has become increasingly more common since it is a source of resistant starch, also known as insoluble dietary fiber, a go-to for those who lean toward Paleo or primal-like diets.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Green Banana Flour Benefits: May improve negative effects of metabolic syndrome, promotes a healthy colon, could reduce insulin sensitivity, possibly aids weight loss, may reduce cholesterol levels, among others.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#bananaflour #bananas #greenbanana #glutenfree #organic #globalriff #futurefood #benefits #eathealthy #eatclean #stayhealthy #eatbananas

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Consumer attitudes to the meat industry are shifting as concerns arise over the environmental and social costs of eating animal products. A survey released in March 2018 revealed that 7 per cent of the UK population now classify themselves as vegan. That is more than 3.5 million people, up from just 540 000 in 2016.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As the trend for veganism soars, so too does demand for ingredients which can mimic traditional animal-based products, and as consumer support for “clean labelling” grows, these can no longer be highly processed and of spurious provenance.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One of the most popular ingredients currently is a Japanese delicacy known as “umeboshi” - apricot-like fruits which are pickled and salted. Used as a medicine since ancient times, umeboshi are known to be an excellent source of iron and calcium, with three times as much citric acid as a lemon and the power to prevent colds, cure hangovers, and possibly even inhibit stomach cancer growth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#umeboshi #umeboshipaste #vegan #vegetarian #healthy #eatclean #eathealthy #japan #delicacy #thefutureisnow #neweatingtrends #globalriff #futurefood

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Bitter blockers!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
While more plant-based proteins are being adapted to better-for-you-foods, some taste bitter. Four-year-old food tech developer MycoTechnology Inc. ( has created a fermentation process using shiitake mushrooms root systems, which results in a flavorless bitter blocker called PureTaste.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Chewing food releases invisible fungi molecules that block naturally occurring bitter flavors, which some food companies have hidden with sugar. Preventing people from tasting bitterness, PureTaste can reduce sweetness in chocolate, coffee, green coffee and tea and grains. “We’ve created the opposite of a masking agent,” points out Alan Hahn, co-founder and CEO of MycoTechnology. “We've created a bitter blocker.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#shiitake #shiitakemushrooms #PureTaste #protein #natural #organic #plantbased #vegan #healthy #futurefood #globalriff

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In recent years, the popularity of coconut and particularly coconut oil has soared because of touted health benefits. Fueling the coconut oil trend, celebrity endorsements have claimed the ingredient to help blast away belly fat, curb appetite, strengthen the immune system, prevent heart disease, and state of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. A survey found that 72% of Americans rated coconut oil as “healthy,” though only 37% of nutrition experts agreed. Coconut oil is popular in several trending diets including ketogenic and Paleo diets.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#coconutoil #organic #coconut #vegan #healthy #healthbenefits #boostyoursystem #consumenatural #buyorganic #globalriff #futureisnow

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In the age of nutraceuticals, where plants and nature meet health, we are diving into alternatives around traditional forms of medicine. It’s the opportunity to challenge the system and grow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Let’s start now! Changes are happening now, the future is now and new ways of staying healthy are arriving. Global Riff encourage people to give these new kind of pharmaceuticals a try. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#nutraceuticals #newera #ageofnutraceuticals #plants #nature #food #health #alternativemedicine #challengeyoursystem #futurepharmaceuticals #globalriff

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Odds are, you’ve been taking one of the most important ingredients in the vegan larder and tossing it in the garbage can. It’s called Aquafaba, and it’s (basically) free! When we refer to aquafaba, we’re talking about the liquid in a can of chickpeas.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We think aquafaba’s most magical quality is its ability to whip to a stiff, fluffy foam. You can fold this foam into blueberry muffins to lighten them, and you can also whip aquafaba with sugar and vanilla to make egg-free meringues, once you add the sugar and vanilla, the bean flavor is undetectable.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#aquafaba #chickpeas #vegan #eggfreemeringues #whippedaquafaba #fuffly #yummy #stayhealthy #globalriff #futurefoods #futureisnow

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Molecular gastronomy seeks to generate new knowledge on the basis of the chemistry and physics behind culinary processes. For example, why mayonnaise becomes firm or why a soufflé swells. One side goal is to develop new ways of cooking that are rooted in science.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Molecular gastronomy, or progressive cuisine, is a movement that incorporates science and new techniques in the preparation, transformation and artistic presentation of food. It is the study of molecules as they relate to the chemical and physical processes of cooking.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#molecular #moleculargastronomy #gastronomy #culinarytrends #progressivecuisine #preparation #newwaystoeat #enjoyfood #futurefood #globalriff

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The 5 senses are all interconnected, and going to a restaurant to enjoy a meal is going to be more and more experiential over time. How the appearance of food and its smell influence what we eat, but the effect sound has on taste is an expanding area of research and quite intriguing. A recent study by scientists at Oxford University found certain tones could make things taste sweeter or more bitter. The Bittersweet Study, conducted by Charles Spence, a professor of experimental psychology at Oxford University, found the taste of food could be adjusted by changing the sonic properties of a background soundtrack.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"We're not entirely sure what happens in brain as yet, but something does happen and that's really exciting," says Jones.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#music #makeyourfooddbetter #foodtrends #globalriff #futurefood #tasteoffood #bitter #sweet

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