Europe 13 Demo Day

Volatile AI

| Combining existing gas sensors with bio-inspired AI algorithms to monitor food aroma.

Volatile AI

Today, final food quality testing is conducted by human tasting panels, checking for aroma defects.

Fermented foods, such as beer, constantly fluctuate in their final aroma, leading to customer dissatisfaction, churn and wasted produce.

Brewers lose $10B as a result. The digital sensor we have developed tracks the full production process and with the help of AI can predict the final aroma quality outcome, allowing to prevent quality fluctuations and waste.

So far we have conducted three on-site data gathering pilots and have received samples from two mid-size breweries for trials.

Meet The Founders


Adomas has founded two start-ups before Volatile, including building a novel AI algorithm for Portugal’s largest supermarket. He is a former strategy consultant at L.E.K. Consulting, focusing on the food industry, and an investor at BGF Ventures. Adomas holds an MSc from the London School of Economics.


Lucas is an award-winning digital smell researcher, having created the world’s first robot able to distinguish the source of multiple smells real-time. He has over 10 years of experience building artificial neural networks. Lucas holds an MSc in Cognitive Systems from Universitat Pompeu Fabra.