Duopharma Biotech Berhad Invests $1M in The Live Green Co to Pioneer Plant-Powered Wellness
Malaysian Pharmaceutical Giant Teams Up with COREangels Pacific's Portfolio Startup to Revolutionize Functional Foods and Pharmaceuticals
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In an exciting development that underscores the growing trend towards plant-based wellness solutions, Malaysian pharmaceutical powerhouse Duopharma Biotech Berhad (DBB) has announced a substantial investment of up to $1 million in The Live Green Co, a cutting-edge AI company based in the United States. This strategic move shows the trendy of plant-powered pharmaceutical products and functional foods that cater to the increasing demand for healthier and more sustainable options.
Embracing the Plant-Powered Future
Duopharma Biotech Berhad's decision to invest in The Live Green Co indicates the global shift towards embracing plant-based alternatives in healthcare and nutrition. As Group Managing Director Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar explains, "We are pursuing opportunities to venture into plant-based functional foods in response to rising demand among consumers keen to improve health via their diet, as well as to serve the needs of patients who require special dietary products, such as diabetic-friendly foods."
The Founding Team
The Live Green Co, led by Priyanka and Sasikanth, has been at the forefront of reimagining the potential of plant-based solutions since its inception. Priyanka's inspiring journey from India to Chile to actualize her entrepreneurial vision has been remarkable. Together with her highly qualified and diverse team, she has harnessed the power of modern science, traditional knowledge from Ayurveda and other medicinal practices, and advanced machine learning to create transformative products.
COREangels Pacific Has Been Fuelling Dreams
At the heart of The Live Green Co's journey is the support of COREangels Pacific, an angel fund composed of enterprising entrepreneurs with a fervent commitment to nurturing early-stage startups in the Pacific Ring of Fire region. This symbiotic relationship between visionary investors and passionate innovators has been instrumental in The Live Green Co's rapid growth and global recognition.
Science Meets Nature In Charaka
Central to The Live Green Co's success is its groundbreaking recommendation engine, Charaka, named after the ancient text that documented the properties of countless plants in Ayurvedic Indian medicine. This innovative engine, with its wealth of data encompassing 15,000 plants and properties, guides the formulation of plant-based alternatives to over 5,000 regulatory-approved food additives. By fusing traditional wisdom with scientific rigor, Charaka paves the way for healthier, tastier, and more sustainable food choices.
A Global Footprint and Mission
The Live Green Co's impact transcends borders. With operations spanning the United States, Chile, Singapore, and India, the company's influence is truly global. Collaborations with renowned brands and its commitment to precision fermentation technology have positioned The Live Green Co as a driving force in addressing food safety, health, and climate change challenges.
Cultivating a Greener Tomorrow
At the heart of this remarkable journey is the steadfast belief and support of COREangels Pacific. As one of the earliest backers of The Live Green Co, this angel fund's commitment to fostering innovation and propelling startups forward has played a pivotal role in bringing Priyanka and Sasikanth's visionary concept to fruition. Their unwavering faith in The Live Green Co's potential has not only fueled the startup's growth but also exemplifies the power of collaboration between visionary investors and pioneering entrepreneurs. With their backing, The Live Green Co's plant-powered revolution is positioned to redefine not just wellness, but our relationship with the very essence of nature itself.
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Ela is the global community manager at COREangels. With a background in sales, marketing, engineering, communications, and creative writing, Ela fosters collaboration, curate engaging content, and facilitate valuable connections among entrepreneurs, angel investors and fund leaders at COREangels.
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