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Disruption can come from anywhere and anyone and partnering with innovative startups is key to keeping us at the forefront of our consumers’ wants and needs.  Connecting with the startup ecosystem is an enabler in Fonterra Ventures’ drive to accelerate growth for our Co-op. We are constantly scanning the market for startups that are aligned to our strategic areas of focus and finding that win-win partnership.


Case Studies



foodspring is Germany’s fastest-growing food start-up with an international team of 100 employees and a large R&D department. The Berlin-based company was founded in 2013 by Tobias Schüle and Philipp Schrempp alongside their co-founding partner ECONA AG. Being pioneers in making functional food accessible to everyone, foodspring’s nutrition solutions are the key to a fitter, happier and more productive life: strengthen the body, sharpen one’s mind and balance the soul. High-quality ingredients, great taste and convenience go hand in hand foodspring’s customer-focused always-there-to-support philosophy. Today, foodspring provides 17 countries worldwide with premium functional food: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong, China and the United Kingdom.


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