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NATURAL
COLORS
FOR A
BETTER
WORLD

...AND BURGER

 
 
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INTRODUCTION

Chromologics is a Danish biotech spin-out from the Technical University of Denmark. We have developed a fungal biotech platform for the production of novel, natural colorants.

Our proprietary fermentation process allows us to be first movers to introduce lab-grown food colorants to the market.

Our production is sustainable, scalable and cost-competitive. Unlike other existing natural colors, our colorants are not extracted from high value raw materials like fruit and vegetables, but produced by our wild type cell factory.


Our fungal strains are non-GMO and our pigments are compatible with most dietary needs, including kosher, halal, and vegan diets.

Sustainable colors made by nature.

 
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CHROMORED

 

ChromoRed is the first in a new generation of colorants. It is the food colorant of the future. ChromoRed is novel and unique. ChromoRed is natural. It will replace current natural red food colorants like carmine and betanin.


ChromoRed performs excellent over a broad range of pH values and under high temperature treatment. By using ChromoRed, there is no consumer restriction as our colorant is compatible with vegan, kosher and halal diets.


By using ChromoRed, your food product will look appealing every step of the way while helping for a more sustainable future. ChromoRed is produced by biotech. Unlike other natural colorants, the production of ChromoRed is independent of harvest seasons.


Due to its high color intensity, ChromoRed has a lower cost-in-use than carmine and betanin.

 

CHROMOLOGICS FOUNDING TEAM

Chromologics founding team combines experience of cell factory design, natural product chemistry and entrepreneurship.

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GERIT TOLBORG, PHD

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ANDERS ØDUM, PHD

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HENRIK DALBØGE, PHD

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ASSOC. PROF ANDREAS LAUSTSEN

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PROF. THOMAS OSTENFELD LARSEN

 

CHROMOLOGICS OPERATIONAL TEAM

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GERIT TOLBORG

CEO

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ANDERS ØDUM

CTO

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PATRICK COLLOPY

Head of Product Strategy

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LOUISE BAKKE

Fermentation Scientist

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GIORGIANNA GRANT

Food Scientist

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ALICE CANTINO

Student Assistant

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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THOMAS GROTKJÆR, PHD

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LAURI
REUTER,
PHD

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HENRIK DALBØGE,
PHD

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JARNE ELLEHOLM

 

CAREER

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Join our dynamic and international team as we getting ready to commercialize our revolutionary natural colorant for vegan products.


We are a small team of seven and quickly growing! With international investors backing our product development, we are working to change the world of natural food colorants through natural fermentation rather than relying on intensive agricultural inputs. 

We are looking for a driven and entrepreneurial minded individual to take responsibility of the commercialization of our lead product. 


Welcome to Chromologics

Chromologics is a Danish biotech spin-out from the Technical University of Denmark. We have developed a fungal biotech platform to produce novel, natural colorants. Our proprietary fermentation process allows us to be first movers in lab-grown food colorants. Unlike other existing natural colors, our colorants are not extracted from high value raw materials like fruit and vegetables but are produced by our wild-type cell factory. Our fungal strains are non-GMO and our pigments are compatible with most dietary needs, including kosher, halal, and vegan diets.


Enabling our strategy to bring our products to life

The Business Development manager will be instrumental in executing our company strategy to drive the commercialization of our novel food colorant formulations. This person will be responsible for board-ready deliverables on a quarterly basis summarizing the key decisions and actions taken towards the commercialization of our lead product. Although it is difficult to estimate, occasional travel to visit potential clients will be expected.


Your responsibilities:

Commercialization:

·      Identify potential B2B and B2C opportunities. Generate leads, map out the key pain points and pricing structures for different segment-specified formulations, and build partnerships

·      Own a detailed business case and financial model along with the key activities to drive success in the key segments

·      Market sizing, customer interviews, and competition mapping

·      Development of best practices for customer relations management


Strategic analyses:

·      Prioritize primary, secondary, and tertiary segments for product launches. 

·      Evaluate new commercial opportunities with robust inputs to create sound financial analyses and plans

·      Coordinate and communicate with R&D to ensure formulation development meets the customer needs and consumer preferences for all newly proposed segments.


Your profile:

You are seeking a change from working in a large, highly-matrix-ed organization and want to shape your own experience with a direct impact within the startup.

·      Business degree at Master’s level

·      Must have 3-5 industry experience beyond your educational credentials 

·      Excellent project management skills and capable of managing several concurrent projects while delivering quality deliverables in a timely manner to multiple levels of stakeholders

·      Has a can-do attitude and independently drives progress while recognizing the advantages of working together as a team

·      Excellent command of MS Office and English are essential. Danish is an advantage, but not required.


The ideal candidate possesses:

·      3-5 years within a business development role preferably at an industrial biotech company or working with disruptive technologies at a FMCG, biotech, pharma, technology company, management-consulting firm or similar. 

·      Previous experience leading the launch and commercialization of biotech solutions

·      Experience executing partnership agreements such as out-licensing, in-licensing, supply agreements, JDAs or similar

·      Conceptual mindset with a highly structured approach to problem solving while being pragmatic and action-oriented

·      Results-driven rather a perfectionist

·      Experience implementing best-practices for CRM in a startup atmosphere or new market entry outside of a larger organization’s core competencies

·      A good sense of humor and a positive spirit that is solution oriented and open to feedback

·      Motivated by joining a growing start-up company with its opportunities and challenges


Although a technical/scientific degree is beneficial for this role, the motivation to understand our technology “enough to be dangerous” outweighs the need for such degrees.


Why Chromologics?

Chromologics offers you the ability to gain experience and take on broader responsibilities that might be limited within roles at larger organizations. We are an international and diverse team located at the Innovation House at Alfa Laval in Søborg. We thrive on innovation, sustainability, and applied technologies. Our facilities are within cycling and public transportation distance of Copenhagen with access to the Alfa Laval canteen, Friday breakfast, locker rooms & showers, secure bicycle parking, and fitness facility (during non-pandemic times). If you have always dreamed about building your own role within an organization, this is the team for you to join!


Salary and terms of employment are commensurate with experience and background of the successful candidate.


Please apply by submitting your cover letter and your CV to career@chromologics.com

Deadline 04.05.2021

 

INVESTMENTS

Series Seed

Copenhagen, Denmark, 01 September 2020


  • Funding Enables Accelerated Development of Fermentation-Derived Next Generation Food Colorants

  • Flagship Product Targeting 2$ Billion Market Opportunity for the Food Industry

Chromologics, which is developing innovative natural food colorants, today announces it has raised €1.9 M in seed financing led by Novo Seeds and supported by Nordic FoodTech VC and Vækstfonden. Chromologics just recently won the Bioacceleration Academy Award from the BioInnovation Institute in Denmark.


Chromologics, a spin-out from the Technical University of Denmark, is set to change how natural colorants are produced. The company has developed a fermentation-based color platform for production of ChromoColors, its high-performing and sustainable food colorants. The funds will enable Chromologics to accelerate development and regulatory approval of ChromoRed, its flagship food colorant.


ChromoRed has the potential to be the first natural colorant that is exclusively produced by sustainable fermentation processes, instead of being extracted from plants or animals. Consumer awareness over food ingredients, the rise in veganism and the importance of more sustainable eating habits, has led to a re-evaluation of food manufacturing. ChromoRed is targeting a very significant market opportunity in excess of $2 billion, in an area of high consumer and industry demand. ChromoRed’s unique performance has been validated by leading players in the industry, and Chromologics is in ongoing discussions with a number of commercial partners to expand the collaboration.


Gerit Tolborg, Chief Executive Officer of Chromologics, said: “We are very pleased to welcome these strong and experienced investors to Chromologics. Their support provides validation for our strategy to develop better and more sustainable food colorants. They recognize the extraordinary economic opportunity in introducing lab-grown food colorants to the market at a time where alternative meats and food safety is a high consumer demand. This investment will allow us to accelerate the development of our flagship product ChromoRed and maximize the potential of our platform as we develop food colorants that meet the needs of industry and consumers.”

Thomas Grotkjær, Principal at Novo Seeds, added: “Our mission at Novo Seeds is to identify disruptive technologies, enable entrepreneurs to build companies and bring them to real inflection points. Chromologics has an excellent team which has developed a truly innovative platform with the potential to transform how natural colorants are developed. There is enormous demand from industry and consumers for these high quality and sustainable products and we have already had significant commercial interest from partners.”

 

AWARDS

 

BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANY OF THE YEAR - DENMARK 2020

NEWS

 

WINNER OF THE BIOINNOVATION INSTITUTE’S ACCELERATION AWARD

May 2020

As a part of the BioInnovation Institute’s Business Acceleration Academy, Chromologics participated in a DemoDay alongside five other startups. Our CEO Gerit Tolborg gave a 7-minute pitch live broadcasted from a TV studio. Based on votes from the viewers, Chromologics won the Acceleration Award!

GET IN TOUCH

Maskinvej 5, 2860 Søborg, Denmark

 

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