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  • Ento successfully closed seed funding for production and regional market expansion


    20 Sep 2019 – ento is pleased to announce that we successfully closed our seed funding round led by Singaporean based Venture Capital firm, Rapzo Capital. 
  • Agfunder News: Cricket roaster Ento to take on Beyond Meat after seed round

    Malaysian edible cricket farmer and roaster Ento has secured a seed round, led by Singapore-based VC firm Rapzo Capital. Ento’s Founder & CEO Kevin Wu told AFN that the capital will be used to power the company’s expansion into Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand over the next 12 months. The round was oversubscribed.
  • CNA: From lawyer to insect farmer: Malaysian entrepreneur touts roasted crickets as healthy, sustainable snack

    KUALA LUMPUR: Large blue containers containing around a million crickets filled a shophouse in Kuala Lumpur. The entire unit is fully sealed like a prison, with all windows closed. There is no air-conditioning or electric fan so that the environment is warm, humid and dark all day.
  • MALAYSIA TATLER: Ento Offers A More Sustainable Source Of Protein With Roasted Crickets

    “When I first started working on my pilot farm and attending entrepreneurship networking events, people asked, ‘Will you even sell a single packet?’ Fast-forward to a year later: Ento is presently backlogged with orders," says founder Kevin Wu.
  • DiscoverKL: If They Don't Bug You, These Protein-Rich Cricket Snacks Will Bulk You

    When one thinks of crickets, an awkward chirpy silence probably comes to mind.

    “They’re insects la, what else?” might be along your train of thoughts.

  • Vulcan Post: Meet The M'sian Lawyer Who Left The Bar To Be A Cricket Farmer

    Back in 2012, some scientists predicted that by 2050, most of the human population would already be living on vegetarian diets.

    The Impossible Burger—that comes with a 100% plant-based patty that looks, smells, and tastes just like real meat—has already made its way to Singapore.

  • Eat Drink KL: Ento Whole Roasted Crickets

    Move over, Pringles; pass us the slow-roasted crickets - Ento might be Malaysia's first homegrown brand of insect-based commercial snacks, to...
  • Rojak Daily: A Malaysian Company Is Selling Roasted Cricket Snacks And You Can Try It Too!

    According to a report by The Star, a start up called Ento is now producing roasted cricket snacks and cricket powder. It comes in several flavours such as salted egg, BBQ and Korean Kimchi. 
  • Star2: Jiminy! Edible roasted cricket snacks made by Malaysian company Ento

    Somewhere in Ara Damansara, the basement and ground floor of a three-storey shoplot bustles with energy and activity – this is after all the home of 20kg of live crickets.
  • BFM 99.9 THE FOOD OF THE FUTURE

    As the world experiences the consequences of agriculture and livestock production on its environment, more and more innovators have looked into alternative protein sources. Kevin Wu has found a particular pest that might be the key. Can crickets really be the next big culinary contrivance?