DNAphone, a Parma, Italy-based developer of a device to conduct food quality and safety analysis, raised €200k in funding.
Backers included Borealis Tech Ventures, Capital B! and some industry veterans including Giampaolo Cagnin (Campus Italy) and Francesco Mutti (Mutti srl).
The company intends to use the funds to finalize development, certification, and start production of the device.
Created in March 2014 by researchers Alessandro Candiani, Michele Sozzi and Alessandro Tonelli professors Stefano Selleri and Annamaria Cucinotta within the University of Parma, and accelerated within b-ventures nel luglio 2014, DNAphone is an innovative startup (according to Italian law) that is advancing an optic device integrated with mobile phones that allows users to conduct quality and safety analysis of food in the main agroindustrial supply chains (wine, oil, fruit, diary, etc.).