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Brightseed Completes $68M Series B to Commercialize Novel Hemp Ingredients

Brightseed, a pioneer in tech-based phytonutrient research, announces it has raised $68M in Series B funding to accelerate its plant nutrient discovery and bring new ingredients, including special hemp-derived compounds, to market. The company’s first hemp compounds, NCT and NFT, are derived from upcycled seed hulls and are expected to launch in the next nine months.  Hemp may lower fat Using its Forager AI platform, Brightseed is able to identify and map plants’ bioactive compounds and relate them to human health benefits with rapid speed, reports NutraIngredients-USA. Forager technology has so far mapped 2 million plant compounds, including N-trans caffeoyltyramine (NCT) and N-trans-feruloyltyramine (NFT) from hemp hulls. Preclinical research suggests the hemp compounds help to reduce liver fat and regulate lipid levels. To commercialize these …


Plantbased Business Hour

Are Phytonutrients The Answer to Our Health Crisis?

Are phytonutrients the answer to our health crisis? Sofia Elizondo, co-founder & COO of Brightseed joins Elysabeth Alfano on the Plantbased Business Hour to discuss how AI technology is breaking through “Dark Matter” and revolutionizing our health. 1) What the heck is Dark Matter? 2) Why do we need AI to find it? 3) Why has it taken so long?  and 4) Will big pharma be a competitor or a collaborator? Find out on the Plantbased Business Hour.  A highlight clip (2:27) of Sophia discussing the cutting edge between science and health, and plants and nutrition is below. For the full interview, click here.  Click here for the audio podcast. Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from YouTube. Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy. Always …