First Bite

Backing from the start

First Bite is our initiative to support fresh and aspiring founders at the very beginning of their startup journey.

Founders will receive investments of between US$ 50k and 150k to help their projects get off the ground.

So far we have backed 7 teams from idea to early R&D stage - to learn more visit our two blog posts: first and second

We continue to seek founders focused on climate-friendly solutions in the following areas:

- Rice production
- Palm oil
- Cocoa/coffee
- Fertiliser and inputs
- Food waste
- Other high emitting parts of food and agriculture

Criteria for applications:

- based in (or with significant connection to) the Asia Pacific region
- idea stage or recently started

Apply via the form below.

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