Last activity: 09.04.2024
Categories: AgriTechAlternativeCultureFoodTechFutureManufacturingProductProductionSocialTechnology
Our disruptive social enterprise, Aspire, aims to improve access to edible insects worldwide. We develop and distribute affordable and sustainable insect farming technologies for countries with established histories of entomophagy, or insect-consumption. Our farming solutions stabilize the supply of edible insects year-round, drastically improving and expanding the economic ecosystem surrounding insect consumption in the regions serviced. Not only do we create income stability for rural farmers, we aim to have a wider social impact by lowering the price of edible insects. This is central to our mission of increasing access to highly nutritious edible insects amongst the poorest, and therefore neediest, members of society.
Location: United States, Texas, Austin
Employees: 51-200
Founded date: 2014

Investors 3

Mentions in press and media 17

09.04.2024From novelty to necessity? The evolution of insect farmingOn paper, insect farming ticks all the right boxes. Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL), mealworms and c...agfunderne...
21.03.2023Aspire Food Group ramps up world’s largest cricket productio...If crickets—which pack an attractive nutritional punch with a low environmental impact—are going to ...agfunderne...
03.03.2023Meet the founder: Insect bar pioneer Pat Crowley, investor s...Armed with cash from a Kickstarter campaign and a fervent belief that edible insects were the next b...agfunderne...
30.10.2021Edible insects in focus part II: Scale and automation… Aspir...If crickets – which are hugely attractive both from a nutritional and sustainability perspective – a...foodnaviga...
22.10.2021Edible insects in focus, part I: CPG 2nd wave focuses on ben...On paper, crickets tick all the boxes. They are low in fat, but high in complete protein (60-70%), p...foodnaviga...
19.06.2020Ten cleantech companies receive $41.8 million from federal g...Ten cleantech companies have received a collective $41.8 million from the federal government
17.06.2019WATCH: Edible insect cos that survived 'ruthless winnowing' ...A pioneer in the US edible insects business, Austin, TX-based Aspire​​ was created in 2012 by five M...foodnaviga...
02.10.2018Cowboy Cricket Farms: Cricket protein powder prices will com...Right now, a 1lb bag of cricket protein powder (68% protein) sold through the Cowboy Cricket Farms​​...foodnaviga...
09.03.2018Ag Industry Brief: Insect M&A, Kraft Heinz Launches Incu...Alltech president and founder Dr. Pearse Lyons dies at 73 Dr. Pearse Lyons founded Alltech in the 19...agfunderne...
19.01.2018Ag Industry Brief: Plenty Makes Plans in China, Remote Sensi...Plenty, Inc. Announces Plans to Build 300 Vertical Farms in China The SoftBank-backed indoor farming...agfunderne...
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