Spanish Startup CUBIQ FOODS Receives 5M EUR From Blue Horizon Ventures For Cultivated Fats

Andrés Montefeltro CEO and co-founder of CUBIQ FOODS - Dr. Raquel Revilla CSO
Andrés Montefeltro CEO and co-founder of CUBIQ FOODS - Dr. Raquel Revilla CSO (© Céline Pech Fotografia)
Blue Horizon Ventures joins MOIRA CAPITAL PARTNERS on an investment project for Spanish startup CUBIQ FOODS‘s product; clean fats created with cell culture. CUBIQ was founded in Barcelona by  Dr. Raquel Revilla and Andrés Montefeltro in response to an increasing industry demand for health and wellness ingredients.

Blue Horizon Ventures along with Moira Capital Partners SGEIC contributed 5 million Euros (USD 5.4M, GBP 4.4M) in order to accelerate the production of CUBIQ FOODS omega-3 healthy fats, based on cellular systems and the industrial development of healthier and novel fat replacers. CUBIQ FOODS is the first cultivated fat cell platform to produce high-quality omega-3’s.

Speaking in interview with vegconomist last April, Co-founder Andrés Montefeltro described the company mission: “Raquel and I believe that we are eating less healthily and paying more for poor quality food. Current food production processes are limited in the generation of nutritional or healthy food. Processed food is viewed badly and the only current option is to go to ecological food production. This is unsustainable and un-scalable to deal with a growing population that will reach 10Bn in 30 years. Cultured food, meaning food made from cultured cells, is scalable, sustainable, nutritious, and can be enriched in vitamins or essential fatty acids like omega-3. It is probably the best way to produce new healthy products and we would like to be part of this change.”

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Two new CUBIQ FOODS products will be commercially available to domestic and international markets later this year:

  • CUBIQ FOODS vegan SMART FAT offers a full flavour profile with fewer calories and less saturated fats. Vegan SMART FAT is a sustainable emulsion, with 100 percent natural ingredients. The function of SMART FAT is to replace animal fats in processed meat products, dairy derivatives and saturated vegetable fats (such as coconut oil) in vegan food products.
  • CUBIQ FOODS micro03 is a new-generation of microencapsulated omega-3 for ‘functional foods’ with high omega-3 content. Multilayer microencapsulation protects the highly concentrated essential oils, maintaining their properties without any of the fish flavours. This can help food manufacturers to deliver doctor recommended daily amounts of omega-3 into new, affordable products to support optimal health, particularly cardiovascular and the central nervous system.

Andrés Montefeltro, CEO and co-founder of CUBIQ FOODS says; “Sustainable omega-3 and vegan healthier fats inspire our team and partners. We are ready to deliver a new generation of nutritious, healthy and accessible products at industrial scale by the end of this year.”