Food Technology

Alternative Dairy Startups Disrupt the Dairy Industry

Disruption is one of those words in the tech world lexicon that is used as both a noun and verb. It’s also perhaps one of the most overused. It should be used to denote a true breakthrough in a technology or process that could upend an entire industry. A handheld ultrasound device for your smartphone […]

How Plant Sciences Will Feed 10 Billion People By 2050

Regular readers know that we don’t just publish articles, but foster a conversation about emerging technologies and how they will improve the world (and our investment portfolio). One of our ongoing themes – aside from Elon Musk’s hair – is how this little green and blue ball we inhabit can continue to sustain life as […]

7 Robot Baristas That Will Make You Coffee

While the first Starbucks was founded in 1971, the company didn’t start properly expanding until 1987 when they went from nine outlets to more than 29,000 outlets as of 2018. That translates to opening 2 stores a day for 32 years in a row. It all started in ‘Murica, where 90% of Americans consume caffeine in various […]

8 Alternative Protein Sources to Meat and Dairy

When did food become so complicated? There are dozens of diet fads out there with names that seem like they were based on vanished civilizations from the time of Conan – Keto, Dukan, Optavia. Science seems to flip-flop between glorifying and demonizing everything from coffee to fat. In some circles, meat has become public enemy […]

How to Make Beer Taste Better with Smart Brew Tech

We write about emerging technologies at Nanalyze because we fundamentally believe that advancements in areas like artificial intelligence and robotics will make life better in tangible ways – and investors need to understand the companies behind the curtain. These technologies can obviously be abused to oppress people (or create a great society, depends on who you […]

An Organic Sugar Substitute That Tastes Good

In Western cultures, there are some topics that you aren’t supposed to raise in casual conversations without people getting a little bit upset. For example, you really shouldn’t remark that someone appears to be overweight. In China, however, all bets are off. Don’t be surprised if a Chinese person tells you that you’re looking a bit fatter […]

Beyond Meat Stock Offered in IPO – Yay or Nay?

Few things are more entertaining than watching a vegan try and mime their way through ordering a meal without meat in a country like Mongolia where the waiter thinks that people who don’t eat meat have a screw loose. Still, vegans and vegetarians around the world suffer for the sake of – well, who knows – […]

Why McDonald’s May Never Use Robots to Flip Burgers

We spend the vast majority of our waking hours trying to figure out the best way to invest in disruptive technologies, but that’s not where we actually allocate the lion’s share of our investments. Instead, our hard-earned dollars can be found in boring industries like insurance or consumer goods which are more likely to provide predictable cash flows in […]

8 Startups Selling Edible Insects and Bugs

There is a Western aversion to insects in general. They are thought of as pests who transmit diseases, and we look at them with same kind of disgust we would reserve for public relations people who want us to do free work for their paid clients. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is happily munching […]

Are Soylents the Foods of the Future?

If you are someone who is fortunate enough to have an “office job” that pays better than 99.99% of the jobs most people have to work around the globe, your daily life probably looks something like this. You drive to work in a car you only use 5% of the time, grab an overpriced coffee, sit in […]