What does your startup do and what is your mission?
Shweta: We create functional protein ingredients in their purest form, so that they can be easily integrated into the whole spectrum of plant-based food products.
Our mission for the next 10 years is to replace animal-protein-sourced meals with healthier, sustainable, and cleaner plant-protein options. We want to see Altein Ingredients at the heart of food production across India.
Where did the idea for your company come from?
Tarak: It all started when a friend of ours was having trouble procuring the right high-functionality ingredients for his product. After some exploration, we realised the crucial need for quality protein creators in India. Consumer brands are looking to easily source ingredients without extending lead time. In order to bridge that gap, we started Altein Ingredients.
Tell us about your team. Why are you the right people for the project?
Shweta: By combining technical expertise and business knowledge, the Altein Ingredients co-founders make a powerful and effective team..
Tarak: Shweta completed her Ph.D. in food-process engineering at IIFT, Tanjore, India, and has years of hands-on experience in developing plant-based protein products.
Shweta: Tarak completed his business professional degree in Nagpur, India, and has previously worked as a business-development executive, from startup to scale-up.