We are honored to share that we've been selected as a . With the announcement, Apeel joins a community of early-stage companies whose products, services and innovations are expected to have a significant global impact in the years ahead.
Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to contribute diverse solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. Past Technology Pioneers include Google, Airbnb, Kickstarter, Palantir Technologies, Twitter and Wikimedia. In 2018, Apeel joins a cohort of 61 trailblazing companies offering solutions in the fields of information technology, renewable energy, the environment, biotechnology and health.
Apeel was founded in 2012 with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop new ways of extending the lifespan of fresh fruits and vegetables . Today, we've developed products for dozens of USDA Organic Certified and conventional produce categories and work with a wide variety of partners to make better quality fruits and vegetables available for all.
The Technology Pioneer announcement comes on the heels of this week's news that for the first time. We are thrilled to be selected as a 2018 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and look forward to bringing more fresh produce to people around the world in the years ahead.
Thanks for your support!
-- The Apeel Team