Urban Tiller

Urban Tiller

Redefining nutrition through sustainable leaf-based ingredients

Company Details

Singapore, Singapore
Not Fundraising

Management Team

Arjun Ayyagari avatar

Arjun Ayyagari

Co-founder and CEO

Vaibhaw Dwivedi avatar

Vaibhaw Dwivedi

Co-founder and COO

Shiva Susarla avatar

Shiva Susarla


Malay Ranjan Mishra avatar

Malay Ranjan Mishra

Research Scientist - Protein Extraction

Shreyas Srinivasa avatar

Shreyas Srinivasa

CTO - Platform Development

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About Urban Tiller

The problem we're solving:

Current plant-derived protein ingredients have three problems: 1) Flavor: They introduce off-notes in the food formulations that then need extensive masking 2) Nutrition: Their protein digestibility is lower than meat and they could cause allergies 3) Environmentally Unsustainable: While ingredients like soy are less environmentally intensive than meat, they still have a significant land-use and environmental footprint

Our solution:

Urban Tiller aims to use the surplus leaf biomass from Agri sector to extract RuBisCo protein. RuBisCo is the world’s most abundant high-quality protein.When extracted and isolated optimally, Rubisco protein is colorless and odorless, has a perfect PDCAAS score of 1 and also exhibits foaming and gelling properties. It has all essential amino acids. This makes Rubisco a fantastic inclusion for emerging plant-based meat analogue & plant based beverage industry

Our differentiator:

1) A platform that can adapt to any type of leaf and extract Protein 2) Ongoing R&D to build library of information of protein & other leaf derivatives from multiple variety of leaves that suit end applications 3) Uniquely positioned with access to Agri network & low cost manufacturing set up in India for cost competitiveness 4) Inhouse experience in building startup & network effects via Renergii Pte Ltd 5) Collective work experience of over 40 yr in varied fields

Our biggest achievement:

1) Soft launched 3 products in a record time of 10 months 2) Selected as one of the top 5 companies in smart protein summit Oct'22 3) Selected as the most innovative technology by Plant based food association of India in May'23 4) Selected by Asia's largest food accelerator innovate 360, Singapore 5) Selected by India's premier life sciences incubator Aspire Bionest