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Designing better genetics across crops

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The Company

BetterSeeds is unique among seed design companies in that from the very get-go we have made it our mission not only to design better crops but also to boost CRISPR for cross-crop application.

Our Vision

An agricultural revolution is underway – a revolution based, again, on plant genetics. The most advanced gene editing technologies, including CRISPR, are harnessed for introducing crucially needed traits to various crops.

Our Technology (EDGE™)

Today, the power of CRISPR for introducing and enhancing key traits is employed on a limited number of crops. Working on a new crop using gene editing requires a dedicated effort. This means that many years of dedicated effort and resources must be invested before applicable editing results are obtained.

EDGE™ (Efficient Delivery of Gene Editing) is BetterSeeds’ unique delivery system being developed to enable cross-crop application of CRISPR technology. EDGE™ will eliminate CRISPR application limitations enabling the efficient introduction of crucial traits to a wide variety of crops. Projects that would have required many years to complete on limited crops, will be accomplished in a mere few.

We invite you to watch the video below explaining how EDGE™ solves CRISPR application limitations.

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Our Products

EDGE™, our proprietary Efficient Delivery of Gene Editing technology, is the foundation of our groundbreaking and unique gene editing capabilities.
Gene Editing enables us to develop our exceptional products:

The Team

Executive Team

Ido Margalit
Founder and CEO

Mr. Margalit has over 20 years of management experience in the life science industry. He co-founded Infigo Diagnostics Ltd and held executive positions at TransAlgae Ltd and Syngenta Group, a global leader in the ag-tech sector with over $30 billion in revenues. Mr. Margalit is an agronomist and holds an M.Sc. in Management of Technology from the Polytechnic School of Engineering of New York University.

Dr. Tal Sherman
Founder and CIO/CTO

Dr. Sherman is an expert in molecular biology and plant physiology, with extensive R&D and plant-breeding management experience. He was the director of the trait and abiotic stress-based projects at Syngenta Group, leading the implementation of new digital pheno-typing technologies. Dr. Sherman holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the Hebrew University and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Plant Science from Tel Aviv University.

Yarden Dloomy
Head of Sales and BizDev

Yarden Dloomy has significant expertise in business development and sales management, having worked for major global corporations like Unilever and Coca-Cola. Yarden is highly skilled at creating strategic partnerships to facilitate sales expansion across diverse markets

Amit Einav

Amit Einav is a seeds industry professional with over 20 years of experience in general management, global supply chain, production, planning and control in the field of vegetable and field seeds.

Amit brings vast experience from his past positions as Deputy CEO at Hazera Seeds, part of the Limagrain Group, and was a senior member of the company Strategic Leadership Team. He is an expert in seed production and insect pollination.
Amit Einav is an Agronomist and holds an MS.C. Zool-Ecol from Tel-Aviv university and an I.M.B.A from the College of Management in Israel.
Amit represented Limagrain and Hazera Seeds at the International Seeds Federation (ISF) and the Israeli Seed Association (ILSA)

Ilanit Madari

Mrs. Madari is a seasoned Financial Officer with experience in the global tech industry. Mrs. Madari held C-level positions at both Headsense Medical Ltd. and the Targetech Innovation center, where she led the financial growth of dozens of startups. Mrs. Madari holds a B.A. in Economics and Management from Ruppin College and an MBA from Ramat Gan College.

Dr. Shira Corem

With extensive research experience in Genome Editing and Molecular Biology, Dr. Corem is head of the genetic research array at BetterSeeds. Before that, Dr. Corem was a senior researcher at the Volcani Institute, where she focused on epigenetic breeding and the application and utilization of CRISPR gene-editing technology. Dr. Corem holds an M. Sc in Environmental Bio monitoring, Cum Laude from the University of Genoa and a Ph.D. in Plant Science from Tel Aviv University.

Advisory Board

Aaron Berdah
President & Chairman

With over twenty years of experience in executive management and institutional investment, Mr. Berdah has led global companies with strategic leadership and international expansion. Mr. Berdah is Chairman and President of BetterSeeds LTD and Deputy Chairman at Smart Agro Venture Capital. Before that, he was CEO of Baney Global Services, where he led the Company’s West African expansion, and CEO of Quasar Communications, leading it to acquisition by a U.S. public company.

Dr. Amit Gal-On
Gene Editing Advisor

Dr. Gal-On is a renowned expert in the field of plant pathology and plant protection. Dr. Gal-On was a Senior Scientist in the Volcani Institute, where he served as Head of the Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Research and as Head of the Plant Protection Institute and focused on the application of gene editing in crops.

Prof. Haim Rabinowitch
Breeding Advisor

Prof. Rabinowitch, formerly the Dean of Faculty of Agriculture and Rector at the Hebrew University,  is a world-renowned expert in plant physiology and an opinion leader in plant breeding. He has received numerous prestigious awards, including the American ASHA and NFPA Award, The Kaye Prize, and the Rothschild Prize.


BetterSeeds sees benefits of gene-editing
The Israeli start-up is using gene-editing technology to design seeds that produce higher yields and faster-maturing crops that can adapt to the changing climate
June 2, 2023
CRISPIL Consortium: At the Forefront of Genome Editing
The Technological Infrastructure Division of the Israel Innovation Authority founded the CRISPRIL Consortium with leading industry and academia experts to face the signific...
April 18, 2023
BetterSeeds Collaborates with The Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology in Bulgaria
BetterSeeds, an agri-tech company that genetically enhances agricultural crops by using its proprietary genome editing technology, has announced the collaboration and licen...
AgriBusiness Global
First successful gene editing of Cowpea
The first Cowpea plant made suitable for mechanized harvesting is being developed by BetterSeeds, an Agri-Tech company that genetically enhances agricultural crops by using...
January 23, 2023
Are you in San Diego for #PAG30?
We welcome you to stop at our poster #24 in the exhibition hall to meet with our CTO Dr. Tal Sherman, and graeme garvey, Head of Genome Engineering at MilliporeSigma.
January 19, 2023
Diet for a hotter climate: five plants that could help feed the world
Over the course of human history, scientists believe that humans have cultivated more than 6,000 different plant species. But over time, farmers gravitated toward planting ...
The Guardian
August 20, 2022
Can gene editing help farmers satisfy the rising demand for food?
The COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have given new urgency to the need to fight food insecurity. Israel’s BetterSeeds is developing crop genetics as a ke...
The Times of Israel
May 4, 2022

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