Brightseed is a biosciences and precision nutrition company that's mapping plant nutrients to human health using artificial intelligence.

Brightseed enables a healthier future by illuminating and activating the connections between people and plants.

Brightseed was founded in 2017 by Jim Flatt, Sofia Elizondo, and Lee Chae. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


Brightseed has developed Forager®, the world's first and only AI technology for phytonutrient discovery. Its artificial intelligence reveals phytonutrients hidden in nature and the team scientifically validates their impact on human health and wellness.


The Forager® platform also currently powers multiple partnerships with industry leaders, including Brightseed's landmark, multi-phased partnership with Danone North America to find previously unknown health benefits of plant-based ingredients in Danone's consumer products portfolio.


Brightseed is backed by Lewis & Clark AgriFood, Seed 2 Growth Ventures, Horizons Ventures, CGC Ventures, Fifty Years, Germin8 Ventures, and AgFunder. The company raised $27M in growth financing on Sep 15, 2020. This brings Brightseed's total funding to $52M to date.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $52M over 2 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Growth Equity)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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