Dealflow | March 22, 2018

Hatch aquaculture accelerator gets funding from Aqua-Spark

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Aqua-Spark, based in the Netherlands, invests in small and mid-size sustainable fishing ventures, including frozen meals company Love the Wild, feedstock venture Calysta, and others.

The firm’s co-founders are backing Hatch, a Bergen, Norway-based accelerator program, to cultivate investable startups.

Hatch says it is the first accelerator specifically for aquaculture. “Aqua-Spark often encounters great ideas, products, and technologies that could have benefitted from ideation phase support,” Aqua-Spark said in a statement.

Aqua-Spark did not disclose the amount of the investment. The accelerator will work with eight companies in Bergen between April and June 2018.