About Us

Equinom breeds the key source ingredients for nutritious food – non-GMO seeds with golden traits. Equinom’s Smarter Seeds – both sesame and legumes –breed in nutrition, customer appeal and superior qualities for plant-based food perfection.
Founded in 2012
Headquarters in Israel
Subsidiary in the USA
Operating 20 countries
THE PACKED-IN-A-SEED REVOLUTION

The technology “time tunnel”

Equinom creates elite seeds naturally by crossbreeding exotic, ancient and modern varieties. Tapping into its abundant seed bank, Equinom uses its computer-based breeding and genomic technologies to predict and simulate new varieties. This matchmaking process speeds up and perfects breeding.

The AI behind our Smarter Seeds

The ingredients for the 21st century

Our vision: Creating a sustainable plant-based future

Equinom is driving the global transformation to truly healthy, appealing, non-GMO foods. Food produced with Equinom seeds will be affordable, abundant and sustainable. Extracting nature’s true potential, Equinom promotes simple food production and clean labeling, while satisfying consumer hunger for great taste, texture and aroma. The global supply chain is coming to recognize Equinom as the trusted food-seed breeder of choice.

Executive team

Meet Equinom’s leadership: seasoned professionals with the vision to see the future and the strategies and tactics to make it happen.
Gil Shalev, PhD
Gil Shalev, PhD

Founder & CEO

Oswald Crasta, PhD
Oswald Crasta, PhD

VP, Research & Development

Oron Gar, PhD
Oron Gar, PhD

VP, Product Management

Tsipi Kagan
Tsipi Kagan

CFO

Itai Bichler
Itai Bichler

CMO

Rinat Shani
Rinat Shani

VP, Human Resources

Rick Mignella
Rick Mignella

EVP & Managing Director, North America

Alvaro A. Cordero
Alvaro A. Cordero

Director of Sales for the Americas

Gil Shalev, PhD
Gil Shalev, PhD

Founder & CEO

Oswald Crasta, PhD
Oswald Crasta, PhD

VP, Research & Development

Oron Gar, PhD
Oron Gar, PhD

VP, Product Management

Tsipi Kagan
Tsipi Kagan

CFO

Itai Bichler
Itai Bichler

CMO

Rinat Shani
Rinat Shani

VP, Human Resources

Rick Mignella
Rick Mignella

EVP & Managing Director, North America

Alvaro A. Cordero
Alvaro A. Cordero

Director of Sales for the Americas

EQUINOM’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN BREEDING SEEDS FOR HUMAN NUTRITION

Key milestones

High-protein pea breeding begins

2015

Equinom launches collaboration with Sabra/PepsiCo

Equinom kicks off partnership with Roquette

2018
2019

First year of sesame commercialization

Equinom Smarter Pea protein content reaches 40%

2020

Golden-trait sesame production covers 60,000 acres

2021

15 active contracts with sesame and legume growers

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Pea Seed
Yellow pea flower and plant
Burger from top view
Soy bean seed
Soy plant
Tofu Cubes
Sesame Seed
Sesame Plant
Oil