SIFOOD was initially founded by Mr. Koh Soo Keong and Dr. Ronit Koren to introduce new technologies from abroad that have the potential to disrupt traditional food industries on a global scale. SIFOOD is now wholly owned by Food Ventures as its operations and commercialisation arm, and is also a mentor to food-tech startups in the local ecosystem.
International Food Tech Exploration
SIFOOD explores cross border investments and growth opportunities for food tech startups overseas by leveraging on local networks in each country. SIFOOD is also an Accredited Mentor Partner for local startups under Enterprise Singapore’s Startup SG Founder scheme.
Fostering Vibrant Ecosystems
SIFOOD is a platform to build a synergistic ecosystem around promising businesses
SIFOOD provides technical and business expertise to help companies grow
Amz Organics has a vision to make tailored plant based nutrition available and affordable to every family, beginning with a plant based beverage for toddlers.
Ye Traditions crowdsources, tests and rapidly iterates traditional, authentic recipes from seniors and home-cooks, thereafter bringing these recipes to commercialization by manufacturing them at scale.
Incubaker offers Singapore’s first fully NEA licensed & approved co-working kitchen studio at Mediapolis for F&B start-ups to conduct R&D, small batch production, events, and provides a café for onsite market validation of products.
Confetti Fine Foods crafts award winning marvellous vegetable chips dressed in exotic adventurous flavors. The scrumptious plant based gourmet snacks are upcycled from ugly produce, and deliver a punch of veggie goodness.
Dr. Ronit Koren,
Managing Partner, SIFOOD
With more than 25 years of experience in venture capital and high-tech investment, Dr. Koren is recognised for talent in fostering highly productive relationships with key partners across multiple industries. She serves as board member for Ayalon Holdings and Cytegic.
A former Vice President of Battery Ventures, a global VC firm, Dr. Koren is a respected expert who has led investments in leading companies like FreshPoint, Technion Seed, and NeoClous. Prior to her career in investments, Dr. Koren held a number of executive positions in Israel and is personally familiar with the tight knit community of entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, and government agencies.
She holds an MA from Tel Aviv University and an MBA and PhD from Baruch College in New York City.
Mr. Koh Soo Keong,
Managing Partner, SIFOOD
Mr. Koh has over 20 years of experience in the logistics industry. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of SembCorp Logistics and the President of ST Logistics until he retired from the company in April 2007. Under Mr Koh’s leadership, the company’s market capitalization grew from S$70m in 1999 to S$2.5b in 2006 before the company was acquired by Toll Holdings Ltd.
He was a board member of Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) for more than 14 years and was the AVA Chairman for the last 8 years before his retirement in 2016. He was also Chairman/Independent Director of Ascendas Fund Manager for 8 years.
Currently, Mr. Koh sits on a few boards including Farrer Park Hospital and a US NASDAQ publicly listed company. He holds two patents and has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), a Master of Business Administration and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Law from the University of Singapore.
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