About Cold Hubs
Cold Hubs is a "plug and play" modular, solar-powered walk-in cold room, for 24/7 off-grid storage and preservation of perishable foods. It addresses the problem of post-harvest losses in fruits, vegetables, and other perishable food. Cold Hubs are installed in major food production and consumption centers. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Owerri, Nigeria.
Latest Cold Hubs News
Feb 6, 2023
Share Heifer International’s sponsored agritech storage solution, ColdHubs, has launched its solar-powered facility for smallholder farmers and sellers of perishable farm produce at the ABAT CBD Market in Ibeju-Lekki. The agritech company made this know during the launch on Tuesday in Lagos which was witnessed by farmers, traders and government officials. The Country Director of Heifer International, Nigeria, Rufus Idris, explained that ColdHubs innovation would help Nigeria to attain food sufficiency and reduce hunger. Idris noted that young entrepreneurs across Africa have the capacity to develop homegrown solutions that would support and encourage young people to develop a keen interest in the agriculture sector. According to him, Heifer International believes that one of the ways to end hunger and poverty is to intervene in agriculture by reducing post-harvest losses incurred by farmers and removing the pressure that forces traders to sell their produce below cost price. “We want to do our part to help young innovators deploy tech innovations that will boost farming and food production and provide smallholder farmers with the support they require to grow a sustainable, profitable business.” Also speaking at the ceremony, the founder and CEO of ColdHubs, Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, said “We are inspired by the need to provide storage solutions for smallholder farmers who have no way of keeping their produce fresh, forcing them to sell it soon after harvest. With support from Heifer International, we are expanding our affordable, pay-as-you-go refrigeration option and making it available right in the middle of local markets”. He noted further that “post-harvest loss is huge in Nigeria but with ColdHubs’ innovation, we have gotten production and processing of farm produce right.” Share
Cold Hubs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Cold Hubs founded?
Cold Hubs was founded in 2015.
Where is Cold Hubs's headquarters?
Cold Hubs's headquarters is located at 1 Umugakwo - Umuoba Road, Owerri.
What is Cold Hubs's latest funding round?
Cold Hubs's latest funding round is Incubator/Accelerator - IX.
How much did Cold Hubs raise?
Cold Hubs raised a total of $1.7M.
Who are the investors of Cold Hubs?
Investors of Cold Hubs include Catalyst Fund, Legatum Foundry Fellows, AYuTe Africa Challenge, Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity, First City Monument Bank and 7 more.
Who are Cold Hubs's competitors?
Competitors of Cold Hubs include Ecotutu and 4 more.
Compare Cold Hubs to Competitors
HAC Agri ensures the availability of off-season fruits and vegetables that are fresh and high quality through their controlled atmosphere warehouse. Currently, HAC Agri offers a range of fruits and vegetables by directly connecting with farmers to access products and offer an advantage to harvesters.
Janny MT offers modular storage solutions for fruit and vegetables. It provides controlled atmosphere and air-tight storage facilities to keep the freshness of the vegetables and fruits intact. It was founded in 2009 and is based in Peronne, France.
AgroGreen provides controlled atmosphere storage (CA Store) facilities. The CA storage modifies the entire atmosphere of the storage room according to the fruit requirements and keeps them fresh. The company caters to growers, wholesalers, retailers, hyper-stores, and others. It was founded in 2017 and is based in Karachi, Pakistan.
Asclepios Tech provides a digitalized, non-thermal lighting solution allowing users to decontaminate fruits and vegetables to enhance their preservation and quality with a drastic reduction of food loss, chemical usage, and foodborne diseases. Its solutions are used in the farming, food service, food transport and logistics, and retail sectors and industries. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Tournefeuille, France.
Sunswap develops hardware and software to accelerate the decarbonization of transport refrigeration. The company offers a zero-emission, cost-effective, and smart alternative to diesel transport refrigeration with energy prediction. It was founded in 2020 and is based in Leatherhead, United Kingdom.
FishLog operates as a fisheries supply chain company. The company brings together fishermen, fish farmers, cold storage processing, logistics services, and SME buyers on a singular platform to exchange value. It enables cold storage warehouses to improve utility by connecting them with fishermen and buyers. The company was founded in 2020 and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.