The MiniCrops Initiative.
PRODUCE CLOSER TO HOME.
Vertical Future’s food initiative, MiniCrops, uses food technology to bring food production closer to London homes, reducing food miles and providing fresh, consistent, sustainable produce to households and restaurants.
Our first site in Deptford produces over a tonne of fresh produce every month - across more than 40 varieties. All produce is pesticide-free and our set-up yields up to 100 times more produce per square metre compared to traditional farming practices.
In addition to food production, we're also redefining the way that produce is transported in cities. All of our produce is delivered fresh to our end consumers within 6 hours of harvest using our own electric vehicles. This reaffirms our commitment to improving the environment and also means an end-to-end service for our customers.
Education is also central to the initiative as we create ties with local schools, charities, further education, and higher education. This also includes collaborative research partnerships to make the most of our product data.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED.
REINVENTING URBAN FOOD MODELS.
Food Technology is one of the most promising sectors, not only from an investment standpoint, but also in terms of what it will do for the general public and what it will mean for the future of food. Vertical Future's growth plans include an aggressive expansion into multiple sites across London, commencing in Winter 2019. However, setting up successful sites means engaging with local business, communities, and decision-makers. If you are interested in collaborating with us, please get in touch.
COMMUNITY & RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS.
For the public to be able to benefit the most from the our work, it's important that we identify and forge local partnerships - both with the community and with research organisations. Beyond the physical (food) element, we're interested in partnering with other social enterprises, universities, research organisations, and local businesses to ensure that the value of our work is realised.
Vertical Future how shown healthy growth, outperforming similar companies in different geographies. We completed one round of funding in May 2018 and in June 2018, we embarked on our seed round. To know more, please email our team at email@example.com or contact our Corporate Financiers, Acceleris Capital, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.