Nine billion people will have to be fed by 2050! Amongst the considered solutions, microalgae could be a real game-changer. Algama, a young French startup is in the starting-block, with already two products just about to go on the market.
Behind Algama there is a friendship story, shared by the three co-founders, Alvyn, Gaëtan and Mathieu. Shortly after an accident, one of them tested microalgae to scar over his own injuries. Thus, the three childhood friends came up with the idea of producing microalgae-based dietary products. In 2012, despite the young entrepreneurs still being students, they decided to launch the project. They quickly moved from one startup competition to the other, snatching prices and starting funds at the same time.
Based in Paris, the company is now making eyes at industrial partners, eager for innovation in the food industry.
Since day one, Algama is partnering with scientists from well-known research centers, like CNRS, to develop their product. Algama’s flagship product, Springwave, comes from this partnership and contains a spirulina-based beverage.