Nasekomo is founded by Olga Marcenac, Xavier Marcenac and Marc Bolard. We became the first insect-rearing farm in the South-East European region.
feed and agricultural
industry since 2017.
Lab phase of our growth plan completed. We mastered the insect's lifecycle in a controlled environment.
Nasekomo becomes the Chivas Venture finalist for Bulgaria.
First round of €1,000,000 raised from private investors. The funds were used to complete our lab and demo factory phases, as well as expand the team.
Demo factory in Bulgaria becomes fully functional. Our capacities meet the needs of small to medium-sized clients.
The team grows 6 times since inception to support growth. Experts in the areas of industrialization, entomology, quality assurance, operations, AgTech, and IT join the team.
Nasekomo is among 5 insect producers in Europe to secure needed permits for the sale of insect protein.
Nasekomo is accepted in the Climate-KIC Accelerator program that supports green companies developing sustainable solutions. First several tons of insect meal shipped to clients in the European Union –– pet food and aquafeed producers.
LOI signed with a major agro-industry producer to secure co-product supply to meet our mid-term needs.
Nasekomo signs the largest publicly announced early stage AgTech deal in
Emerging Europe, raising €4 million to deploy its proprietary robotized insect rearing technology.
Announcing Fly Genetics
FlyGenetics is our European champion established as a joint venture with the French Groupe Grimaud to build genetics expertise on the Black Soldier Fly as part of our strategy to fuel the insect-based bioconversion industry
Admitted as a member of EIT Rising Food Stars
EIT Rising Food Stars is the scale-up association of EIT Food - Europe’s community of food innovators. Nasekomo is featured as the only company from the Central and South-East Europe region in the Alternative Proteins category.
Green Start-Up of the Year Award by the Bulgarian Stock Exchange BeamUp Lab Program.
National winner of the international Energy Globe Award
Chosen among applicants from over 2000 applicants from 180 countries. Since 1999 the Award recognizes the most feasible projects to tackle global environmental problems.
Featured among the success stories of the European Investment Bank (EIB)
Nasekomo was honored to appear among the video case studies of the financial instruments platform of EIB, Fi-Compass among the successful start-up projects