DouxMatok gets $8.1m funding for sugar reduction

22 Sep 2017

DouxMatok, a developer of targeted flavour delivery technologies, has announced $8.1m in funding to commercialize its patented sugar reduction solution by the end of 2018.

DouxMatok gets $8.1m funding for sugar reduction

DouxMatok, a developer of targeted flavour delivery technologies, has announced $8.1m in funding to commercialize its patented sugar reduction solution by the end of 2018.

Tests conducted by Food & Beverage multinationals have, the company says, confirmed that, when using DouxMatok sugars, they can reduce up to 40% of the sugar content in their products while retaining the same taste profile.

By maximizing the efficiency of sugar delivery to the taste buds and enhancing the perception of sweetness, DouxMatok claims it significantly reduces the caloric value and sugar levels of products. Perception of sweetness is stronger, and lingers longer, resulting in higher satisfaction and reduced craving for sweetness. Unlike sugar substitutes or artificial sweeteners, DouxMatok is said to carry no aftertaste and is produced using sustainable green chemistry principles while being fully compliant with FDA and EU regulations.

Following successful sensory validation and pilot testing, the company says it is currently working closely with leading Food & Beverage multinationals to scale-up and commercialize the first consumer products with DouxMatok’s sugar reduction technology.

“This round of financing facilitates speeding up our scale-up and commercialization. We hope that DouxMatok will become a trusted leading brand in the efforts to reduce sugar consumption to healthier levels, so we can continue to enjoy the foods we love,” said Eran Baniel, CEO and Co-Founder, DouxMatok. “Given all the investment opportunities they explore, we’re proud that Pitango chose DouxMatok, and are already contributing to our speedy progress. We are grateful to Gil Horsky and FoodLabCapital, our existing investors, for their continued support.”

“The potential of DouxMatok’s technology is immense,” said Ittai Harel Managing General Partner, Pitango “Having been tested independently by 3 rd party evaluators, as well as by major food manufacturers, the company has proven its ability to achieve desired sweetness level with significantly reduced sugar content. Major food manufacturers are actively seeking healthy viable alternatives to the high levels of added sugar currently in use and we are confident DouxMatok will become an enabler and trusted partner to the industry, and for consumers, in this mission.”

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