Irish start-up Nuritas raises .2m to unlock food’s health secrets

A Dublin start-up that specialises in data mining food to to improve health has raised $3.2 million.The fundraising by Nuritas was led by Singapore-based New Protein Capital, a food and agro-tech investment firm, and involved investors across three continents, including Silicon Valley-based angel investor Ali Partovi, who was an early investor in both Dropbox and Facebook. Essentially, Nuritas uses big data techniques to discover peptides – molecules in food and food byproducts – that can be used by the life sciences sector in supplements and new drugs. It says it can find these peptides 10 times faster than with conventional research means and with 380 times more predictability of discovery and for one thousandth of the cost. Nuritas has already developed and patented health-improving ingredients that can address global challenges…


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