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Contact: Sente Ventures


The company produces natural ingredients for food and cosmetics from fruit waste

Chicago, IL (July 11, 2023)Sente Ventures ("Sente") announces funding of Oxypome, a startup with a unique process for extracting antioxidant ingredients from fruit waste.


The company worked with Sente to develop a strategic plan for scaling internationally and a robust B2B sales model. The company received a pre-seed cash investment and has a production facility ready to take in its first orders from customers in Turkey and internationally.


"Oxypome has developed a unique extraction method that produces high quality antioxidant from pomegranate peels that can be used in food products, cosmetics, feed and cleaning products. With this technology the team has a mission to save all pomegranate residues and upcycle them into valuable ingredients. We are very happy to welcome Oxypome to Sente family, not only because the company has a cutting-edge technology in natural antioxidant production, but also it makes positive contribution to managing waste in the food production process” said Serhat Cicekoglu, Managing Partner of Sente Ventures.


The Oxypome team joins a robust ecosystem of FoodTech and upcycling startups in Sente’s family. “We chose to work with Sente because it has a professional team and reliable working style”, said Aslihan Çoban, the company’s founder. “At the same time, Sente gives great support to startups with high potential with its pre-seed investments and provides our first outside investment for realizing our vision. We think that Sente gives great support to the circular economy ecosystem”.


Sente continues to search the globe for promising startups with international potential. Participants should be early-stage startups with unique technologies or innovative business models to solve the problems of supply chain, waste management, energy management and sustainable and healthy food and agriculture. For more information about Sente's investment focus and portfolio, please visit their website. For more information about Oxypome, visit



About Sente Ventures

Sente Ventures ("Sente") is a Chicago-based early-stage startup investment firm that works with corporations, family offices, and institutional investors to connect startups with innovative and scalable opportunities using its unique international investment platform. Sente searches the world for the most high-potential startups and helps them scale through partnerships with its partners. With Sente, startups can scale faster and do so internationally; investors get line-of-sight, a new way to invest in the world's most promising startups; and corporations accelerate innovation like never before. Since its founding in 2013, Sente has supported early-stage companies that operate in over 40 countries, received over $35M in funding, and has generated revenues exceeding $80M. Find Sente online at sente.vcLinkedIn, and Twitter.

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