Protix Raises €45M in Funding

Protix, a Dongen, The Netherlands-based insect proteins company, closed €45m funding round.

Backers included Aqua-Spark, Rabobank, BOM and other private investors.

The company intends to use the funds to scale production of insect proteins.

Founded in 2009 by Kees Aarts and Tarique Arsiwalla, two former McKinsey & Company colleagues, Protix breeds insects for animal feed, as insects offer a low-impact protein alternative that can be cultivated on a variety of food scraps.
The company serves the animal feed industry while also developing food applications for consumers. Their products are used in over 12 countries to date – in feed applications ranging from pig and poultry to pet food specialties.



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