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Founded Year



Series D | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$175.93M | 2 mos ago

About Ynsect

Ynsect is an insect processing and biochemical company. It develops Entoraffinerie for the nutritional and green chemistry markets. The company uses insects to bioconvert organic substrates, such as cereal by-products and turns those insects into sustainable nutrient resources for agro-industries and bioactive compounds for green chemistry. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Evry-Courcouronnes, France.

Headquarters Location

1 Rue Pierre Fontaine

Evry-Courcouronnes, 91000,


+33 1 64 93 71 00

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Ynsect Patents

Ynsect has filed 27 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Carbohydrate chemistry
  • Carbohydrates
  • EC 2.4.1
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Latest Ynsect News

Ÿnsect launches Sprÿng

May 27, 2023

Ÿnsect launches Sprÿng Insect-based brand features premium ingredients Ÿnsect , the world leader in insect production, announces the launch of Sprÿng, its new B2B2C brand for the pet food market. The brand features premium ingredients, which combine scientifically proven benefits with a low environmental impact. Sprÿng offers easy-to-incorporate, neutral-tasting, odorless and light brown ingredients, designed with the needs of pet food manufacturers in mind. Made using the Molitor mealworm, the ingredients are natural, highly nutritional and healthy and can be used in the production of dry and wet pet food. The ingredients boast the highest protein content in the insect market (up to 71%), low ash content (less than 5%) and linolenic acids(1). Sprÿng embodies the company's mission to revolutionize our food system, whether for humans or pets. It comes on the back of Ÿnsect’s recent announcement to reaffirm the pet food market as one of the pillars of its short-term development strategy, alongside the opening of Amiens, the world's largest vertical farm, which is preparing to make its first deliveries in 2023. Sprÿng offers highly technical products to help reduce the environmental footprint of pet food. Sprÿng has the concrete ambition to revolutionize the pet food market towards more sustainability. Compared to other ingredients with equivalent properties used in pet food, Sprÿng’s ingredients have a smaller environmental footprint. "At Sprÿng, we raise mealworms to provide a new quality source of food for pets while limiting our impact. The contribution to climate change of one kilo of our Protein70 feed, for example, is seventeen times lower than that of beef offal, but also lower than that of chicken offal" explained Maximilien Jouy, impact manager Ÿnsect. As the number of pets in the world continues to grow, especially in Europe(2) and the United States(3), pet owners are becoming increasingly demanding in order to satisfy the specific needs of their companions. Our pets are an extension of our family and there is nothing more important than your family’s health and safety. With that in mind, we looked for a way to maximize your pet’s quality of life by creating Sprÿng. Our brand guarantees pet food manufacturers a sustainable option with the highest quality nutrition for their fur babies. It is the key to rebalancing our pet diets, providing nutrition, and protecting the environment,” said Benjamin Armenjon, PhD, general manager for Animal Nutrition & Health at Ÿnsect. "More than just ingredients, Sprÿng wants to enlighten pet owners and embody a real choice in the way they consume for their companions." "A choice without concession: quality without feeling guilty about its environmental footprint,” said Alice Pabst Landon, head of marketing at Ÿnsect. With Sprÿng, Ÿnsect intends to continue asserting itself as the leader in alternative proteins with health benefits and sources of performance, and thus rapidly increase its order book, which is currently estimated at more than $175 million in signed contracts and $1 billion in contracts under negotiation. The scale-up intends to rapidly gain a strong position in this market, which is estimated to be worth 78.4 billion dollars by 2026. "Our mission with Ynsect has always been to create a natural, healthy and sustainable solution to combat world hunger. Sprÿng is the next evolution in bringing that mission into reality. This unique pet food provides our customers with a nutritious option for their pets that has the lowest environmental impact possible, something that has been unavailable before now," remarked Antoine Hubert, CEO Ÿnsect. Related Articles While forecasts can have short shelf lives, being overtaken by unforeseen events, there’s no question that the U.S. economy and American houseeholds have been buffeted by COVID-19 shutdowns and illnesses, patches of job insecurity despite low unemployment rates and record price inflation only partially offset by wage increases.

Ynsect Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Ynsect founded?

    Ynsect was founded in 2011.

  • Where is Ynsect's headquarters?

    Ynsect's headquarters is located at 1 Rue Pierre Fontaine, Evry-Courcouronnes.

  • What is Ynsect's latest funding round?

    Ynsect's latest funding round is Series D.

  • How much did Ynsect raise?

    Ynsect raised a total of $569.39M.

  • Who are the investors of Ynsect?

    Investors of Ynsect include Astanor, Upfront Ventures, Credit Agricole, Happiness Capital, Caisse d’Epargne and 18 more.

  • Who are Ynsect's competitors?

    Competitors of Ynsect include Ittinsect, Protenga, FarmInsect, Agricool, Better Origin and 12 more.

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