79. Milky Plant

Milky Plant is giving consumers access to delicious plant-based milk at home - with just the push of a button.

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Founders: Michael Adjovi and Nadina Grigoras
Year founded: 2021
Website: milkyplant.com

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Milky Plant is a London-based startup whose smart plant milk maker allows users to make fresh plant-based milk at home in less than three minutes. By giving consumers the tool to create their own milk at home, the company's mission is helping remove Tetra Pak waste from oceans and landfills.

Struggling to find healthy plant-based milk, and concerned by store-bought milks being high in saturated fats, additives and preservatives, founders Michael Adjovi and Nadina Grigoras put their heads together and came up with a solution – making their own plant-based milk at home, and knowing exactly what was going into it.

Milky Plant's target audience is millennials and vegans who are invested in a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. The company's product is also appealing to people who have food allergies or intolerances, as it allows them to make fresh plant milk without any added ingredients or preservatives.

Founded in 2021, the milk makers had a shaky beginning.  Starting mid-pandemic meant that a lot of crucial meetings and design decisions had to be made remotely, but thanks to Zoom and using 3D modelling to test components, Adjovi and Grigoras were able to construct a fully working product. 

Naturally, the ingenious device can be controlled by a mobile app that allows users to track their milk consumption. Also, there’ll be no crying over spilt milk with this machine, as it’s self-cleaning.

Don’t just take our word for why Milky Plant deserves a place on the Startups 100. The company has just been named Amazon's UK Startup of the Year, and will receive a €10,000 grant to invest in growing the business.

Long term, Milky Plant’s vision is to see its devices in one million homes across the globe, through expanding its offerings and doing more to highlight the benefits of plant milk, and of course, keep on reducing waste. 

By mixing up health, convenience, sustainability, we think Milky Plant will bring everyone to the yard. 

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