Alternative Protein Startup InnovoPro Raises $4.25 Million
Innovopro develops a technology for extracting concentrated protein from chickpeas using sustainable energy
Listed as ClearFarma Industries Ltd., Innovopro develops a technology for extracting concentrated protein from chickpeas, a legume commonly used for making the popular Mediterranean dish hummus. The company's chickpea-based 70% protein concentrate is a non-GMO, sustainable, and affordable vegan alternative to meat, and is being used as raw materials for the food manufacturing industry. In an August interview with Calcalist, Innovopro’s CEO Taly Nechushtan said that the company is also planning to launch a line of health-oriented products of its own. Innovopro was founded in 2009 in central Israel.