We're thrilled to share our investment in Biofeyn: a Boston-based startup pioneering a targeted and modular delivery mechanism for compounds and nutrients tailored to meet the critical needs of the aquaculture and adjacent food production industries.
Feeding growing populations, sustainably
We need to augment international food supplies in an economic and environmentally conscious manner to sustain our increasing global population, which is projected to hit 9.7B by 2050. Market experts state that farmed fish is a cheaper and more sustainable alternative to other livestock products. Complications around sustainable scaling include product supply chain disruptions, absorption issues, and pollution risks. Feed prices are likewise consistently higher than in other, more developed, industries.
Biofeyn, founded in 2019, developed a method of nanoencapsulation to deliver payloads. Payloads are the vital vitamins, minerals, and nutrients required by living organisms, which they call Feyns. Nanoencapsulation allows both feed producers and farmers to optimize the operation’s profitability, the health of their stock and subsequently the quality of the final market product. This method carries the dual benefit of satiating increasing consumer demands while addressing sustainability issues.
The team behind BioFeyn
After receiving his MA in Bioethics from Harvard, and an MSc in Environmental Sciences from Oxford, Co-Founder Timothy Bouley worked on a variety of aquaculture-related projects at UCSF, the US National Academy of Sciences, the World Bank, the UN, and the World Health Organization. His Co-Founder, Marie-Christine Imbert, is a seasoned entrepreneur who received her P.h.D in Molecular Biology from the University of Cambridge. Joining Marie-Christine and Timothy are four talented PhDs in the relevant industries of aquaculture, nanotechnology and microencapsulation.
We are glad to announce our participation in BioFeyn’s raise alongside key Industry players like Katapult Ocean, SOSV, Agfunder, and the Kuok Family. Plug and Play is happy to support BioFeyn’s efforts to transform the aquaculture industry for the better.