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Grubbly Farms

Grubbly Farms develops sustainable, insect-based, animal feed for pets and livestock. Our MVP, Grubblies, currently sells dried insects into the backyard chicken market. 
Grubbly Farms is developing sustainable, insect-based, feed for pets and livestock. The insects are raised off food waste that is diverted from landfills and are processed into fat and proteins that are used in animal feed manufacturing. We purchase these insect commodities from insect producers and implement them into animal feeds. Our MVP sells dried insects into the backyard chicken market because it allowed us to move smaller quantities of product, at a higher price per pound.  We plan on expanding into different product, like fully formulated chicken feed after the FDA approved the use of insects in chicken feed in Jan. 2019. We have also formulated a dog treat to being targeting the companion pet market as we continue to work with the FDA and USDA on animal approval. 

What Problem Are They Solving?

The insect industry's goal is to replace fishmeal - a fish based protein that is used in animal feed manufacturing. About 15% of all fish caught from the ocean each year, or 20M Tons, are made into fishmeal and fish oil. Due to over-fishing the price of these fish based ingredients have doubled over the past 10 decades and are expected to double again in the next decade. Insect meal can be produced at 1/5 the CO2 emission while offering a solution to food waste - in which the US landfills 50M Tons a year that ends up in landfills where is decomposes into methane, a greenhouse gas over 20 times more harmful to the environment than CO2. We are implementing these ingredients into new products that empower customers to make a daily choice which benefits both their pet and planet. 

What's Innovative About Their Solution?

Most insect producers are making insect commodities to sell into the commercial market. We view this as a race to the bottom as the industry will continue to evolve, the price will continue to drop. We are implementing the insect ingredients into products and selling them directly to consumers. By building the brand around the insect industry, we will have higher margins and consumer recognition. Nobody cares where you buy the corn, but everyone cares about the end product.

📍 Location

Atlanta, GA

⚙️ Product Stage

First Full Release

🏭 Industries

Ad Tech, Consumer Products, Impact

🤑 Fundraising Status

Actively raising

💸 Total Funding
To Date


🙌 Founder Demographics


Big Wins

  • Recently passed $1M in sales since launching MVP in Aug. 2016
  • 2017 Forbes 30 under 30

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Sean Warner

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