Fresh investments in Koa allow it to scale-up sustainable cocoa drive in Ghana

Founded in 2017, Koa is disrupting the cocoa industry through its innovative upcycling of the cocoa fruit. Koa is the first company in West Africa to have unlocked a new value chain around the so-far-discarded cocoa pulp. Working closely with cocoa smallholders, Koa reduces on-farm food waste around the cocoa fruit and generates additional farmer … Read more

Fresh Start accelerator targets clean label, plant-based disruptors

According to the mission-driven company, the accelerator will help scale up brands by leveraging its farm-to-shelf, vertically integrated platform. The Fresh Factory has helped dozens of companies build their brands, becoming a growth partner in everything from crafting go-to-market strategies to e-commerce capabilities. The Chicago, US-based agency provides guidance, actionable information and introductions across formulation, … Read more