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Editor’s take: SPAC mergers on the horizon

Murielle Gonzalez on what venture capital-backed SPACs mean to the investment landscape
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Canada: Meal kit provider Fresh Prep launches zero waste product

Fresh Prep has introduced a zero waste kit, a meal kit container that reduces waste ...
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US: Agtech start-up Future Acres launches $3m crowdfunding round

Californian company has developed a robotic and autonomous harvest companion for speciality crops
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Netherlands: Mosa Meat adds $10m to Series B funding round

Jitse Groen, chief executive of Just Eat Takeaway.com, is among the new investors
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US: Food-as-medicine start-up Project Well secures $2m investment

Project Well has raised financing from investors including S2G Ventures, Primetime Partners, Tom Scully, and ...
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US: Mondelēz launches impact investment platform Sustainable Futures

The snacks giant makes its first foray into impact investing
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Canada: Eat Beyond portfolio company Zoglo’s Incredible Food to go public

Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp has been in the market for 25 years
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Indonesia: Plant-based start-up Green Butcher gets seed funding from Unovis

Green Butcher is Indonesia’s first plant-based food producer
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Israel: Redefine Meat raises $29m in Series A

The 3D-printed steak producer gets cash injection and gears up for global launch
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UK: YourZooki secures £1.6m for international expansion

The supplements maker has secured funds with Metro Bank ahead of new products roll out ...
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UK: The Artful Baker gets six-figure investment from Batch Ventures

The joint venture between Warburtons and Mission Ventures makes its first investment
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US: New Age Meats announces $2m in seed extension

The cultivated and plant-based meat start-up gears up for a Series A round in the ...
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UK: Cell-based fat maker Hoxton Farms raises £2.7m in seed funding

The London-based foodtech start-up is at proof-of-concept stage and seeks to build customer partnerships
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China: Hero Protein gets pre-seed funding to launch products to market

Lever China and global commodities giant Cremer invest in the alternative meat maker
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Africa: Phatisa Food Fund 2 reaches $143m final close

CDC Group, Norfund, Finnfund, FinDev Canada and BIO jointly commit $82 million to the fund
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UK: CellulaREvolution accelerates development of cell culture with cash injection

CellulaREvolution's technology grows cells in a continuous system
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India: Fortified snacks maker Frontier Nutrition raises $6m

Frontier's fortified snacks treat and prevent malnutrition and cost just $0.06 per serving
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US: New Generation Food Rural Partners fund supports start-ups with university IP

New $125 million target fund to back commercialisation of food and agricultural technologies and protein ...
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Netherlands: Pymwymic to launch Healthy Food System Impact Fund

New fund will invest in early-to-growth stage companies
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UK: The Craftory invests $50m in organic snacks brand Hippeas

Hippeas products are sold in 50,000 stores across the US and the UK
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Israel: Food-as-medicine Ukko raises $40m in Series B

Ukko is developing a new type of gluten and peanut for everyone to enjoy
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UK: VGC Partners adds Swedish pea milk brand Sproud to portfolio

The London-based investment firm backs the company at a £10 million valuation
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US: BlueNalu secures $60m in convertible note financing

Cash injection will allow the completion of a commercial pilot facility in San Diego
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UK: Smalling invests six-figure sum in Virtue Drinks

Roma and England footballer Chris Smalling gives energy drinks company a six-figure cash injection
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Sweden: Norrsken taps into agrifoodtech with business accelerator

Swedish foundation will select 20 start-ups to get $100,000 investment for 5% equity
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UK: Good Food Fund invests £200k in JimJams Spreads

The Good Food Fund backs enterprises helping combat childhood obesity
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US: Animal-free proteins firm Clara Foods secures $8m loan

Clara Foods is making significant progress in creating a animal-free egg
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Italy: Fresh food online delivery start-up Cortilia raises €34m

Renzo Rosso, founder of the Diesel brand puts his weight behind the growing brand
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Sweden: Nick’s raises $30m to bring sugar-free snacks to the masses

Nick's plans to use the funds to fuel international expansion
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US: Gut-health nutrition brand Muniq raises $8.2m in Series A

Muniq uses food as medicine to harness the power of the gut microbiome to address ...
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US: ADM Ventures, Barclays and Google invest in Air Protein

The start-up develops protein-enriched food made from elements in the air
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US: Algae-based nutrition company iwi raises $10m in funding

Company operates as iwi and produces proprietary and clinically proven high-absorption omega-3
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SternAegis leads $10m Series A round for Outstanding Foods

The plant-based snacks brand of California plans a retail expansion on a global scale
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Allergy-friendly cookie brand Partake Foods raises $4.8 million

Lotus Bakeries' corporate venture arm FF2032 is among the investors
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Square Peg Capital leads $6m seed round for Vow Foods

The Australian company wants to feed the world with exotic meats produced from cells
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Thistle raises $10.3m led by PowerPlant Ventures

Thistle is a US-based food and nutrition brand that delivers fully-prepared 'plant-forward' meals to customers
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Seafood start-up New Wave Foods raises $18m in Series A

The start-up produces shrimp using sustainable seaweed and plant proteins
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Better Dairy raises £1.6m in seed funding

The company produces whey and casein via yeast fermentation
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George Gill takes up chief executive role of Beyond Animal

Former Vegan Society chief executive will spearhead company funding promising vegan start-ups
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MarketFinance launches Business Booster Fund to support UK companies

Food and drink businesses trading for at least two years with positive growth can apply
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Gotham Greens raises $87m to develop indoor agriculture

Gotham Greens aims to decentralise food production and provide more fresh foods to US consumers
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Solar Foods receives €4.3m grant from Business Finland

The Finnish start-up produces Solein, a complete protein made from air
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3D-printed food start-up SavorEat goes public

The Israeli plant-based company enters the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange following $13 million IPO By ...
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ADM Ventures chooses Seventures for microbiome-focused investments

The corporate venture capital firm has joined Seventure's Health For Life Capital Fund II
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Pieter Pot raises €2.7m to make packaging-free groceries the standard in the Netherlands

Haribo, Heinz and Ecover have joined the product line of the zero-waste circular economy online ...
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Fermentation ingredients company Manus Bio raises $75m in Series B

Lead investor BBGI has formed a joint venture with Manus Bio for manufacturing and distribution ...
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KisanHub gets cash injection for seed-to-sale connectivity platform

The UK agtech company based in Cambridge has raised £1.12 million and gears up for ...
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Natural Order enters Nasdaq with $230m IPO

The US company operates as a blank cheque business in the plant-based food and alternative ...
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Food delivery company DoorDash files IPO

The San Francisco-based meal delivery business recorded $1.9 billion in revenue in Q3 this year
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Veat to launch plant-based food vending machines in Stockholm

The Swedish start-up has raised €500,000 in pre-seed funding from four venture capital investors Andreas ...
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Zero Egg raises $5m in Series A funding

Zero Egg, a plant-based egg alternative for foodservice and food manufacturers has raised $5 million ...
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Mondelēz enters foodtech space with seed investment in Torr

Israeli start-up Torr uses proprietary technology to blend real food ingredients in a natural, healthier ...
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Global VC investment in foodtech drops 31% in Q3

Start-ups producing bio-engineered foods and food suppliers account for 70% of the $2.6 billion invested ...
4 months
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AP Partners Fund invests in TopGum

TopGum Industries is a functional gummy supplement manufacturer for nutraceutical marketers
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EIT Food Venture Summit approaches

Europe’s agrifood community of entrepreneurs, partners and investors will gather online at the EIT Food ...
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Psagot leads $7m funding round for 3D food maker Meat-Tech

Meat-Tech seeks to acquire Belgian cultured fat producer Peace of Meat
4 months
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Novo Growth leads €22m Series A for The Protein Brewery

The Dutch start-up is developing alternative protein through microbial fermentation
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EIT Food invests €6.2m in 12 food innovation projects

Selected projects provide solutions to supply chain disruption, food safety risks, and improved nutrition to ...
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Apeel raises $30m to expand in international markets

Apeel helps smallholder farmers in emerging markets extend crop shelf life and gain access to ...
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Hershey’s invests in female-founded snacks brand Quinn

Quinn has several industry-first products, including pretzels made with whole grain, gluten-free sorghum
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Exclusive: Unovis expands with initial close of second fund

The alternative protein investor has secured €50 million for the Unovis New Crop Alternative Protein ...
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Food-as-medicine start-up Solarea Bio raises $11.2m in Series A

The biotech company develops microbiome-based solutions to some of the world’s largest health problems S2G ...
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Love Good Fats raises $10.7m in equity funding

InvestEco Capital and Export Development Canada invest in the Canadian low sugar keto snacks brand ...
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Pontifax AgTech closes second fund oversubscribed

The global capital growth investor has secured $302 million to invest in food and agriculture ...
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Dutch investor launches fund for agtech investments in Africa

Goodwell Investments has set up the Goodwell Impact Privak fund to channel agtech investments in ...
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Spanish venture capital firm launches third fund with initial close of €85m

Seaya Ventures III will focus on Series A and B rounds, investing up to €20 ...
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Spoon Guru secures multimillion-dollar Series A funding

Woolworth's venture capital arm backs food search and discovery technology start-up.
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New European fund launches with €82m to invest in circular bioeconomy

The European Circular Bioeconomy Fund has invested in two companies providing a solution to food ...
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Chinese impact investor Dao Foods launches alternative protein fund

Dao Foods Venture Fund 1 seeks to invest in 30 alternative protein start-ups
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New accelerator Food Tech Studio Bites! attracts innovation to Japan

Scrum Ventures has launched Food Tech Studio Bites! and seeks start-ups the world over to ...
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Shares of Laird Superfood trade above IPO price

Danone-backed plant-based company, has gone public, trading on NYSE American
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Shiok Meats secures funding for commercial pilot plant

The Singaporean cell-based shrimp start-up has closed a Series A round totalling $12.6 million and ...
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Meatless Farm raises $31m to fund growth post-lockdown

The UK plant-based meat company seeks to expand in the domestic market, Europe, Asia and ...
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Lewis & Clark AgriFood leads $27m growth financing for Brightseed

San Francisco-based biotech company Brightseed has developed an artificial intelligence platform to discover phytonutrients hidden ...
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Phytolon secures funding for manufacturing fermentation-based food colours

The Israeli biotech start-up has raised $4.1 million in funding from investors and is conducting ...
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Good Food Fund opens for second batch

Better-for-you food and drink brands can apply for a share in the £1.8 million accelerator ...
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Cell-based meat maker Mosa Meat raises $55m in Series B

The Dutch start-up says this capital raise is the first close of a larger round
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Japanese government awards $2.2m to IntegriCulture

The company is building a facility for cellular agriculture products and has teamed up with ...
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Solar Foods raises €15m to build first commercial factory

The Finnish start-up produces a single-cell protein out of thin air that can be used ...
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Bunge invests in Merit to bring pea and canola protein to market

A leading processor of canola in Canada is investing C$30 million for a minority interest ...
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Alternative protein snacks Bbite gears up for UK launch

The sustainable foods company produces brownies and crackers using high-protein cricket flour made by insect ...
6 months
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Chromologics raises €1.9m in seed funding

Danish natural food colourant raises funding to accelerate the development of its products Natural food ...
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Alternative protein fund Lever VC announces milestone capital raise

The venture capital fund whose partners invested in Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods, and Memphis Meats ...
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SavorEat gets $4.8m to grow plant-based 3D-printed food business

Israeli start-up will install a pilot 3D meat printer at a facility of Burgus Burger ...
7 months
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Chinese diet food brand Wholly Moly! raises $10m

The Shanghai-based start-up targets young consumers pursuing a higher quality of life with a product ...
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German investors back personalised nutrition tech Loewi

The scientific spin-off of the Technical University of Munich uses diagnostic blood parameters and patient ...
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Animal-free collagen maker Geltor raises $91.3m in Series B

Geltor gears up for launching a dietary supplement for food and drink applications in 2021
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Upcycled grocery delivery Misfits Market raises $85m in Series B

The two-year-old start-up delivers upcycled produce and shelf-stable items to 26 states across the US ...
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Cooks Venture gets Larry Schwartz and John Roulac on board

Investors have joined a $10 million Series A funding for the regenerative chicken breed start-up ...
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Plant-based protein sweetener Joywell Foods raises $6.9m in Series A

Kraft Heinz-backed fund Evolv Ventures has led the funding round for the US food-tech start-up, ...
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Google for India Digitization Fund to invest in agriculture, health, and education

Sundar Pichai, Google chief executive, has unveiled plans to invest $10 billion in India over ...
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Danone, Mark Cuban and AF Ventures back food allergy prevention start-up Ready, Set, Food!

Ready, Set, Food! develops daily supplements that gently introduce babies to peanut, egg, and milk, ...
7 months
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Aussie food maker Forbidden Foods launches IPO

The Melbourne-based rice company seeks to raise $6 million and start trading on the Australian ...
7 months
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Blackstone leads a $200 million equity investment in Oatly

The Swedish oat milk brand has welcomed celebrities Oprah Winfrey and Natalie Portman among other ...
7 months
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Bottled water brand EauLab gears up for commercialisation

The start-up uses proprietary technology to remove contaminants such as microplastics, hormones, chemicals, and heavy ...
8 months
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Simris secures SEK 29.1m in capital raise

The microalgae-based supplement manufacturer has completed capital through rights issue to further market expansion Photo ...
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Healthier meal delivery RealEats raises $2.8 million in Seed funding

RealEats meals are chef-made, dietitian-approved and use a patent-pending packaging technique inspired by the classic ...
8 months
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Jackfruit-based meat brand Karana closes $1.7m in Seed funding

Singapore start-up sources jackfruit from farmers in Sri Lanka and transforms the fruit into a ...
8 months
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Mosa Meat gets €5m follow-on investment from Bell Food

The new capital accelerates Mosa Meat’s plan to bring cultivated beef to market in 2022 ...
8 months
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Flora-made dairy company Perfect Day raises $300m in Series C

The California-based animal-free start-up produces dairy products through microflora fermentation L-R: Perfect Day founders Ryan ...
8 months

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