Brightseed raises $27 million for phytonutrient identification tech used in food and nutraceuticals – TechCrunch
Using the company’s machine learning platform called “Forager,” Brightseed can identify the presence of phytonutrients in species of plants. Instead of looking at protein replacements broadly, Flatt has shifted the focus at Brightseed to concentrate on human health and functional ingredients — chiefly these phytonutrients. “This capital raise is going to really allow us to really accelerate that exploration of the dark matter of nutrition. For instance, Brightseed is already partnering with a company to evaluate an underutilized superfruit and work on improving and boosting its cultivation. “These discoveries already have a major impact on ingredient selection and how we’re formulating the things we consume every day.