Startup Spotlight #96 Nanomik Biotechnology

March 28, 2023

Agtech is an innovative approach combining agriculture and technology to optimize food production and create sustainable practices. Biotechnology and Agtech are pivotal in transforming the agriculture and food industries, addressing the need for sustainable solutions, and ensuring food security. Nanomik Biotechnology is an innovative startup that harnesses the power of nature to create natural alternatives to synthetic chemicals commonly used in pesticides, animal health products, and food preservatives. By integrating cutting-edge biotechnology, Nanomik develops eco-friendly, cost-effective, and highly productive products, such as bio-fungicides and bio-insecticides, for crop and animal health and food preservation. Ayşegül AKI, Food Category Executive at Nanomik, shares their story: 

Tell us about your team.

Buse Berber Örçen, the CEO, completed her master's degree in microbiology. She continues to do her doctorate on microencapsulation of biological actives in the bioengineering department. Arda Örçen is working on discovering fungicidal and insecticidal active substances of biological origin (microorganisms and protein origin) and production methods using synthetic biology methods. He is still pursuing his doctorate in biotechnology.  He has 2 different start-up experiences before.

When and why did you found your startup?

The company's foundations were laid in the direction of Buse Berber Örçen's studies against bread mold. The company establishment started with a master's thesis in 2013 (Nanomik Nanobiotechnology). With Arda Örçen in the team, Nanomik Biotechnology has been accelerated as of 2018.

What are your key and unique features?

  • Biopesticides
  • Pesticide
  • Natural pesticide
  • Biological pesticide 
  • Organic agriculture
  • Cleantech agritech
  • Social impact agriculture
  • Crop disease control 
  • Fungicide
  • Insecticides
  • Biological solutions
  • Crop protection 
  • Sustained capsule suspension
  • Zero plastics
  • Fungal pathogens 
  • Zero waste residue 
  • Biopeptides technology 
  • Biocontrol
  • Natural extender shelf life

What is your startup's stage? Please select one. 

Scaling - $25.000 and more revenue per month

What are your plans for next year and the next 5 years?

  • Being in many countries with global strategic cooperation
  • Factory in high-volume production
  • Expanded product portfolio
  • To be the leader of biological protection in Turkey

Did you raise funds before?


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