Wednesday 27 November 2019
eToro has launched a new global investment portfolio focused on the foodtech sector, one of
the world’s fastest growing and most innovative industries, on track to be worth $700 billion1
Manufacturers and suppliers are investing $billions in developing new foods and services as the
world grapples with multiple challenges. A surge in the global population is likely to increase
food demand by 60%1 in the next 30 years, requiring more sustainable agricultural production.
Closer to home, the move towards plant-based diets and consumer demand for out of home
dining options is opening up opportunities for manufacturers, retailers and even technology
eToro’s new foodtech investment portfolio is unique as it comprises a diverse range of
companies working in the sector, from innovators through to established players. It includes
well-known brands like Danone (BN.PA), which invests its own capital in foodtech disruptors2
,through to relative newcomers such as Beyond Meat (BYND), which quadrupled its stock value3
in three months following its IPO in May.
Yoni Assia, CEO and Co-founder of eToro, says: “We always say invest in your passions, and
there is little that excites more passion and debate than food these days. Whether it is taking
more interest in the food we consume and our own health, or the way it is produced and the
impact it has on the environment.
“But it is a fast moving industry and it can be confusing for the private investor to understand the
factors that drive the performance of individual stocks. While there are well-established big
brands like Danone and Nestle, start-ups like Beyond Meat and Blue Apron are also having an
impact on the sector. eToro’s foodtech portfolio has been designed to provide a diversified
long-term investment option for investors.”
As with all of eToro’s ready made portfolios, the foodtech portfolio comes with a risk rating so
people can ensure the investment is in keeping with their risk appetite. Initial investment in the
portfolio starts at $2,000, and investors can access tools and charts to track the portfolio’s
performance, while the social feeds will keep them up to date on developments in the foodtech
To help investors understand how the portfolio has been created, as well as the underlying
trends driving the foodtech sector, eToro has created a guide and video. The guide explores the
research and science behind some of the biggest food developments today, as well as a
sobering analysis of the challenges businesses and consumers face.
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