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The company started out making and selling “clean beauty” products, made with natural ingredients. It is currently preparing to launch a service that provides personalized skincare advice based on the customer's skin microbiome, and other services enabled by genomics research.

Cocoa beans are organically grown and sourced from small farms that practice sustainable farming methods, and Krakakoa's partner farmers are paid more than the Fairtrade Minimum price for their harvest. Krakakoa says its farmer-to-bar chocolate products "offer the unique flavors of Indonesia."

An EU-certified clinical genetics medical laboratory offering personalized genotype testing and analysis with software using machine leaning and modeling algorithms. The genotype tests and analyses target three different areas: cardiovascular health, pharmacogenetics and wellness, including providing tailored dietary advice and fitness programs based on genetic data.

Magalarva feeds organic waste to black soldier fly (BSF) larvae. The larvae are harvested after two weeks and sold in live, dried or powdered form for use as animal feed or protein source in manufacturing. Larvae droppings are also gathered and sold as fertilizer.

A three-step solution to replanting areas, suited to any terrain or vegetation, Big Data is used to evaluate and plot the species to be planted and conditions on the ground. Appropriate intelligent seeds are produced for that area and sown by drones which maintain the environment past seedling stage.

Bioo panels are the main B2B products sold. Each block of lawn (100x100x25 cm) can generate 280 kWh per year. It is the first plant panel that can generate electricity for buildings. Bioo also offers complementary products such as phone-charging Bioo Lite flower pots, Wi-Fi access with Bioo Pass and educational Bioo Ed kits.

Formerly known as Guangdong Technology Venture Capital Group, Technology Financial Group is a state-owned firm based in Guangzhou. It has a subsidiary in Guangdong province and has set up nine offices in other provinces across China. Technology Financial Group began investing in companies when it was founded in 1992, and it has assets under management of RMB 50bn. With a focus on VC investment, it also provides financial services such as asset management.The firm invests mainly in the high-end equipment manufacturing; new-generation information technology; new material; art, entertainment and media; consumption; biotech and pharmacy; energy and environmental protection; and automotive sectors.

Established in 1995 by Sean O'Sullivan, SOSV is a venture capital firm with six attached accelerator programs. Upon receiving investment from SOSV, portfolio companies join one of the accelerator programs that best suits their products. The accelerators are: Chinaccelerator, focused on the Chinese market; Indie Bio, supporting biotechnology and life sciences companies; Food-X, for food-tech and agriculture-focused companies; dlab, which supports startups exploring blockchain and decentralized tech; HAX, for IoT, robotics and other hardware-focused startups; and MOX, an accelerator specializing in mobile platforms and technologies. SOSV, along with the O'Sullivan Foundation, has also provided support for education initiatives such as Khan Academy and CoderDojo (which teaches coding skills to youth).

Established in September 2016, Chobe Capital is based in Shanghai. The firm is a registered private equity manager, focusing on pre-IPO and VC projects. Chobe Capital mainly invests in various sectors like TMT, biotechnology, consumer products and environmental protection.

B Capital Group is best known as the venture capital firm co-founded by Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook. Its investment thesis focuses on connecting highly innovative and agile startups with major corporates that are in need of innovation and have the resources to innovate. As such, B Capital has a special interest in B2B companies that have great potential to disrupt critical industries. This includes startups that are disrupting healthcare and biotechnology, as well as finance and insurance. B Capital has also supported some notable B2C companies, including coffee chain Kopi Kenangan and used car marketplace Carro.

Horizons Ventures is a Hong Kong-based venture capital firm that manages the personal investments of Li Ka-shing, one of Hong Kong’s richest businessmen. Horizons’ investments cover a wide range of tech, media, and telecommunications companies. Standouts include artificial intelligence company DeepMind (acquired by Google in 2014), plant-based meat replacement makers Impossible Foods, and video conferencing software Zoom. It has also backed consumer-facing businesses like Atomo Coffee in Australia, Kopi Kenangan in Indonesia, and US-based distilled spirits company Endless West.

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