Projects

Marta's Shimejito Farm

100% Confirmed Amount = € 25.000,00
Reserved Amount = € 0,00
€ 25.000,00
100% Funded
5 yr

term

4.7%

a year

6 mth

grace period

monthly

instalment

B-

rating

circular_economy

Circular economy

2. Zero Hunger

SDG 2. Zero Hunger

11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

12. Responsible Consumption and Production

SDG 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainable and decentralized mushroom production in Cascais.

Impact

  • Efficient use of water: the control recurring to Shimejito's proprietary technology allows savings of up to 80% in water compared to traditional production.

  • Reduction of CO2 emissions, when compared to traditional production, as the carbon from agroforestry waste is stored in the soil.

  • Zero-waste production through the use of organic material and the non-use of disposable plastic throughout the production.

  • Sustainable agriculture production: after harvest, the mushrooms are purchased in full by Shimejito, which oversees their distribution. In turn, the mycelium is transformed into new soil additive.

  • Creation of two new jobs at Marta's Shimejito Farm. 

  • Promotion of circular economy: at the Bio Factory, Shimejito produces mushroom substrate from sawdust, which is then sold to the farms. Later, it is collected again to be sold in the organic farming market.

  • Promotion of local economic development through the creation of local partnerships with producers, distributors, and clients, who aligned with the purpose of transforming petrochemical into organic production, while also promoting the creation of a community around the topic.

Project Information

Shimejito is an agritech, social impact startup that wants to be the global solution for local agriculture. The company developed a proprietary technology for the sustainable production of mushrooms in indoor urban farms.

With Shimejito, anyone can become a mushroom producer by investing 50.000€ to build an urban farm. The farm itself is a 70m2 greenhouse with the capacity to grow 6 tons of mushrooms every year, no seasonality and quality guaranteed. The model is based on a proprietary technology developed by Shimejito (which includes the economic model, decentralized production, and software parameters to control the IoT). Based on the concept of circular economy, the company guarantees zero industrial waste since the substrate used for the production of mushrooms is also a product, sold to organic farming practitioners.

The client (or producer) buys agriculture as a service. In other words, the hardware, software, business plan, production, logistics, and sales are all managed by Shimejito, which guarantees the purchase of the whole production.

The funds raised through this campaign will be used to complement the investment required to build Marta’s farm, in Cascais, which includes the incorporation of the company, legal advice, training, adaptation of farm spaces, purchase of equipment, and training of employees.

Financial Viability

The loan of 25.000€ is part of the total investment of 50.000€. The remaining investment will be made by Marta Félix, the project promoter. The total sale of the grown inventory is guaranteed by Shimejito, which commits to buying all the units that are not sold to particular clients. Thus, the company secures cash inflows from the first moment.

100% Funded
5 yr

term

4.7%

a year

6 mth

grace period

monthly

instalment

B-

rating

circular_economy

Circular economy

2. Zero Hunger

SDG 2. Zero Hunger

11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

12. Responsible Consumption and Production

SDG 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainable and decentralized mushroom production in Cascais.

100% Confirmed Amount = € 25.000,00
Reserved Amount = € 0,00
€ 25.000,00

Impact

  • Efficient use of water: the control recurring to Shimejito's proprietary technology allows savings of up to 80% in water compared to traditional production.

  • Reduction of CO2 emissions, when compared to traditional production, as the carbon from agroforestry waste is stored in the soil.

  • Zero-waste production through the use of organic material and the non-use of disposable plastic throughout the production.

  • Sustainable agriculture production: after harvest, the mushrooms are purchased in full by Shimejito, which oversees their distribution. In turn, the mycelium is transformed into new soil additive.

  • Creation of two new jobs at Marta's Shimejito Farm. 

  • Promotion of circular economy: at the Bio Factory, Shimejito produces mushroom substrate from sawdust, which is then sold to the farms. Later, it is collected again to be sold in the organic farming market.

  • Promotion of local economic development through the creation of local partnerships with producers, distributors, and clients, who aligned with the purpose of transforming petrochemical into organic production, while also promoting the creation of a community around the topic.

Project Information

Shimejito is an agritech, social impact startup that wants to be the global solution for local agriculture. The company developed a proprietary technology for the sustainable production of mushrooms in indoor urban farms.

With Shimejito, anyone can become a mushroom producer by investing 50.000€ to build an urban farm. The farm itself is a 70m2 greenhouse with the capacity to grow 6 tons of mushrooms every year, no seasonality and quality guaranteed. The model is based on a proprietary technology developed by Shimejito (which includes the economic model, decentralized production, and software parameters to control the IoT). Based on the concept of circular economy, the company guarantees zero industrial waste since the substrate used for the production of mushrooms is also a product, sold to organic farming practitioners.

The client (or producer) buys agriculture as a service. In other words, the hardware, software, business plan, production, logistics, and sales are all managed by Shimejito, which guarantees the purchase of the whole production.

The funds raised through this campaign will be used to complement the investment required to build Marta’s farm, in Cascais, which includes the incorporation of the company, legal advice, training, adaptation of farm spaces, purchase of equipment, and training of employees.

Financial Viability

The loan of 25.000€ is part of the total investment of 50.000€. The remaining investment will be made by Marta Félix, the project promoter. The total sale of the grown inventory is guaranteed by Shimejito, which commits to buying all the units that are not sold to particular clients. Thus, the company secures cash inflows from the first moment.

CATEGORIÓDROMO - UNIPESSOAL LDA

Act local, solve global.

Active since
2021
Fiscal Country
Portugal
Operating in
Cascais, Portugal
Industry
Agritech
GoParity Loans
1
About CATEGORIÓDROMO - UNIPESSOAL LDA

Shimejito is an agritech company with social impact based in Fundão (elected Number 1 Smart City in Portugal in 2019), accelerated by BGI/MIT and supported under the program Startup Visa,

The company's mission is to solve global problems through local action, by providing consumers with fresh and high-quality products, and by enabling its clients (the farm owners), such as Marta, to produce mushrooms in a sustainable and decentralized manner.

CATEGORIÓDROMO – Unipessoal Lda is the project promoter, a company created by Marta Félix in order to build and operate her own farm in Cascais.

Marta is from Alentejo but lives in Cascais. Passionate about innovation and sports, she has a bachelor’s in management and currently works for Genpact. She got to know Shimejito through social media and found in the project the perfect alignment with her career repositioning and autonomy to do what she dreams of, such as boosting the market for young people in Portugal.

Currently, the Shimejito team has 12 people

The Business Model

Shimejito's business model is based on the concept of agriculture as a service.

The company sells its products to the B2B and B2C markets, having its own distribution channels (online subscription, through its website) and regional distributors (supermarkets and Marketplaces)

Currently, the company has 10 farms in the process of installation and payment: 3 in the process of installation and 2 in operation. The current sales volume for the farms installed is approximately 5,000 euros per month.

Track Record

Shimejito was founded in May 2019 by Adriel, Gustavo e Rodrigo through the Startup Visa program, having opened its first substrate biofactory in Fundão in 2020.

In the second half of 2020, the company's turnover was approximately 250 thousand euros, a very significant growth compared to that recorded until November 2019 (19,000 euros). The company is also carrying out research and development work with JBS, for the development of plant based products.

The expansion to Cascais, with the Marta farm, joins the 40 Farms already approved under the Startup Visa program.

In 2020, Shimejito accumulated 3 European awards, including The biggest Potential Solution for the Post-Covid Period pelo ecossistema da Estónia and two EIT Food awards (EWA Final Pitch Competition e EIT Food Innovation Prizes)

Promoter Rating: B-

Guarantees

Pledge of the equipment and personal guarantee from the main partners (Marta and Adriel, Shimejito's CEO and founder).

CATEGORIÓDROMO - UNIPESSOAL LDA

Act local, solve global.

Active since
2021
Fiscal Country
Portugal
Operating in
Cascais, Portugal
Industry
Agritech
GoParity Loans
1
About CATEGORIÓDROMO - UNIPESSOAL LDA

Shimejito is an agritech company with social impact based in Fundão (elected Number 1 Smart City in Portugal in 2019), accelerated by BGI/MIT and supported under the program Startup Visa,

The company's mission is to solve global problems through local action, by providing consumers with fresh and high-quality products, and by enabling its clients (the farm owners), such as Marta, to produce mushrooms in a sustainable and decentralized manner.

CATEGORIÓDROMO – Unipessoal Lda is the project promoter, a company created by Marta Félix in order to build and operate her own farm in Cascais.

Marta is from Alentejo but lives in Cascais. Passionate about innovation and sports, she has a bachelor’s in management and currently works for Genpact. She got to know Shimejito through social media and found in the project the perfect alignment with her career repositioning and autonomy to do what she dreams of, such as boosting the market for young people in Portugal.

Currently, the Shimejito team has 12 people

The Business Model

Shimejito's business model is based on the concept of agriculture as a service.

The company sells its products to the B2B and B2C markets, having its own distribution channels (online subscription, through its website) and regional distributors (supermarkets and Marketplaces)

Currently, the company has 10 farms in the process of installation and payment: 3 in the process of installation and 2 in operation. The current sales volume for the farms installed is approximately 5,000 euros per month.

Track Record

Shimejito was founded in May 2019 by Adriel, Gustavo e Rodrigo through the Startup Visa program, having opened its first substrate biofactory in Fundão in 2020.

In the second half of 2020, the company's turnover was approximately 250 thousand euros, a very significant growth compared to that recorded until November 2019 (19,000 euros). The company is also carrying out research and development work with JBS, for the development of plant based products.

The expansion to Cascais, with the Marta farm, joins the 40 Farms already approved under the Startup Visa program.

In 2020, Shimejito accumulated 3 European awards, including The biggest Potential Solution for the Post-Covid Period pelo ecossistema da Estónia and two EIT Food awards (EWA Final Pitch Competition e EIT Food Innovation Prizes)

Promoter Rating: B-

Guarantees

Pledge of the equipment and personal guarantee from the main partners (Marta and Adriel, Shimejito's CEO and founder).

Payments Status: On time

2021-02-06

100% funded

263 investors successfully raised 25.000€

2021-01-29

Open for investment

This campaign is open for investment

Payments Status: On time

2021-02-06

100% funded

263 investors successfully raised 25.000€

2021-01-29

Open for investment

This campaign is open for investment