Givat Brenner, Israel
Computerized breeding technology provides optimized seeds for the food industry
Equinom was founded in 2012 by Gil Shalev who realized that by utilizing genomic sequencing breakthroughs, he could develop a technology that would revolutionize seed and legume design, enabling AgTech to achieve unprecedented goals: to breed new, highly strategic varieties in a fraction of the time with newfound accuracy. The company has developed high-yield, shatter-resistant sesame, and has become the world’s largest provider – with farms in the USA, Australia and Europe. Concurrently, Equinom is breeding super trait plant protein – sustainable, reliable and healthy legumes for alternative proteins.