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US: California Cultured raises seed funding for cocoa tech

Davis, California-based foodtech company California Cultured has raised $ 2.2 million in a seed round ...
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Canada: Relocalize raises $1.4m to build micro-factories

Montreal-based foodtech company Relocalize has closed a $1.4 million pre-seed round to fund the development ...
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Europe: Melt&Marble eyes second funding round this year

Lab-grown animal fat start-up is preparing a multi-million Euro capital raise four months after closing ...
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Israel: FoodSparks By PeakBridge invests in The Mediterranean Food Lab

Seed-stage fund FoodSparks By PeakBridge has invested in Mediterranean Food Lab, an Israeli foodtech start-up ...
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UK: Crowdfunding push helps Perkier close £1m pre-series A round

Healthy snack business eyes operational growth and digital marketing investment following ‘hugely successful’ Seedrs campaign
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Europe: Five Seasons Ventures launches €180m Fund II to continue foodtech investment

European VC recently invested in high-growth German foodtech start-up Air Up
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Crowdfunding September round-up: Drink to that

A look at the latest F&B businesses seeking crowdfunding investment online as drinks dominate in ...
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US: Cultivated meat business closes $25m Series A round

Funding to support the Berkeley-based company’s US production plans in 2022
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US: Single-serve coffee business secures $7m in pre-Series A

Bruvi names Terpsi Capital among its investors has company eyes Q1 2022 launch
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Switzerland: Cultured meat accelerator launched to boost European innovation

Givaudan partners with Bühler and Migros to establish The Cultured Food Innovation Hub in European ...
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Plantible Foods CEO: Raising too much capital can distract a start-up from its main focus

B2B alt-protein manufacturer on why $21.5m was the perfect sweet spot for its Series A
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US: CPG marketing promotions platform scores $5.6m in seed round

Cresicor pledges to streamline and organise promotional data for small to mid-sized consumer packaged goods ...
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Germany: Lab-grown cheese company secures record $50m in Series A

Berlin-based Formo set to supercharge R&D as it moves into new headquarters post-fundraising
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US: Numu Food Group raises Series A funding

Numu Food Group, which offers vegan non-dairy cheese, has raised Series A funding co-led by ...
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US: Plant-based kids’ lunch start-up closes Kickstarter capital raise and prepares for launch

Let’s Plate! secures $15,000 via crowdfunding campaign as founder mulls traditional capital raise
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Sweden: Alternative protein cheese start-up closes €16.5 million Series A

Stockeld Dreamery eyes geographical expansion and major recruitment drive following capital raise
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US: Plant-based protein brand lands celebrity investment

PlantFuel prepares to launch portfolio of new products as rapper and former NFL player backs ...
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Turkey: Cult Food Science invests in Biftek to lower cultivated meat production costs

B2B business is developing a natural growth medium supplement to make cultured meat more affordable
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US: First Beverage acquires LA-based kombucha business

Ex-Voss Water and Snapple CEO to assume chief executive role at Health-Ade as part of ...
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UK: Kaya raises £1.7m of new funding

Kaya, the London and Paris-based CBD and adaptogenic brand, has raised £1.7million in funding from ...
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Stand out from the crowd: What’s next for Meatless Farm?

Meatless Farm lifts the lid on its oversubscribed crowdfunding campaign as founder Morten Toft Bech ...
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Latam: NotCo achieves Unicorn status as it closes $235m Series D

Chilean alternative dairy, egg and meat maker fast-tracks Europe and Asian expansion and looks to ...
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Singapore: Shiok Meats raises bridge funding

Singapore-based Shiok Meats, a cell-based crustacean meat company, has raised a bridge funding round.
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US: Healthy snacks business raises $13.7m in equity investment

Undercover Snacks offers minority stake to investors as is looks to scale production and increase ...
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US: Fungi-based protein maker secures $350m in Series C

Chicago-based Nature's Fynd prepares to expand product portfolio as its alternative-protein is greenlit by FDA
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US: Next Gen Foods eyes US expansion following $20m Seed round extension

Singapore plant-based start-up to fund US recruitment and product launch following record Seed round
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Israel: Cultivated meat company raises $105m in Series B

Aleph Farms’ latest investment round led by L Catterton as start-up allocates funding to developing ...
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Water kefir start-up seeks new investors in £650k funding round

Purearth aims to raise £650k to accelerate sales and marketing efforts and become “self-sufficient”
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Krispy Kreme announces $500m IPO

Doughnut giant prices public offering below initially reported range of $21 and $24 per share
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US: Plant-based honey start-up raises $1.1 million in seed round

The Single Origin Food Co plots wider rollout of latest product in the US as ...
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US: indoor farming business valued at $1.1bn in SPAC deal

Local Bounti to make $525m in proceeds via reverse merger as it eyes US expansion
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Eyal Afergan | Imagindairy

Alternative milk protein start-up on its go to market strategy and tackling high production costs
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UK: Enough closes €42m Series B amid plans to scale product

Funding round led by animal nutrition giant Nutreco as Enough plots factory build
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US: Motif FoodWorks closes $226m Series B funding round

Round led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and BlackRock as foodtech start-up looks ...
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US: Change Foods closes oversubscribed $2.1m Seed funding round

Start-up is in the process of establishing its R&D team and facility in the Bay ...
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US: The Very Good Food Company secures $20.7m investment from Canaccord Genuity

Funds to be spent on M&A, ecommerce expansion and new production facility in California
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UK: Meatless Farm prepares £5m crowdfunding campaign

Yorkshire-based company weighs up different financing options following discussions with multiple stock exchanges
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Canada: Plant Veda plots Canadian Securities Exchange listing

Dairy-alternative start-up plans to scale business with new capital as demand for its products increases
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US: Plant-based chicken start-up raises $40m in Series B

Round was led by D1 Capital Partners, with participation by Canadian rapper Drake, as well ...
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US: Branch Venture Group invests in Copra Coconuts

Copra Coconuts supplies premium coconut products sourced from Thailand
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US: Tortuga AgTech secures $20m for its robotics technology

The company's first robots have been designed for strawberry production
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US: Upcycled grocer Misfits Market gains unicorn status

The company has seen a 5x increase in customers and order volume since last year
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US: Post Holdings leads $25m Series A round for Hungry Planet

Singaporean investment group TRIREC also joined the financing round
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US: Lewis & Clark AgriFood and Continental Grain Ventures lead $47m Series C round for Bushel

The agtech company says $22 billion of grain is contracted annually within Bushel’s ecosystem
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Canada: Chickapea closes C$9.3m Series C funding round

InvestEco Capital and Export Development Canada have led the round
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PeakBridge and EIT Food launch new fund

FoodSparks is a €30 million fund that will invest in early-stage agrifoodtech companies in Europe
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US: Cultured Decadence secures funding to create lobster meat from cells

The start-up uses technology that can be applied to create a range of seafood products
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Austria: 3D-printed seafood producer Revo raises €1.5m to begin sales

The Austrian company has competed its first-ever funding round
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US: SnackMagic secures $15m after rapid growth

Company created as a response to Covid has achieved $20 million revenue in just eight ...
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US: Encore Funding invests in Cleveland Kitchen

Capital investment will fund R&D, create new products, and build up Cleveland's team and facility
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US: Mission Barns raises $24m in Series A

Funding will be used to scale up and commercialise the company's technology and build a ...
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Israel: Plant-based meat company Chunk Foods raises $2m

The MIT start-up uses fermentation technology to make whole-muscle meat alternatives on a large scale
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US: Gathered Foods gears up for European distribution

The maker of plant-based seafood products Good Catch has raised $26.35 million in a Series ...
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US: Melibio raises $850,000 in pre-seed funding

The foodtech start-up set to produce honey without bees has attracted nine investors
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UK: Same-day grocery delivery start-up Grocemania gains momentum

Capital injection heralds a next chapter of growth for the London-based company
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US: David Pottruck leads $5.5m seed round for healthy brands marketplace Grovara

Abu Kamara and Peter Groverman launched the Grovara platform last year
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US: Eat Just closes $200m in new funding

Qatar Investment Authority has lead the investment round for Just Egg
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Netherlands: Meatable raises $47m in Series A

DSM Venturing is among the investors backing the cultured meat start-up
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UK: Danone leads £2.5m funding round for Moju

Moju is Danone Manifesto Ventures' first investment in the UK
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US: Ethnic e-grocer Weee! closes $315m Series D at $2.8bn valuation

Existing investor DST Global has led the funding round
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Brazil: The New Butchers gets funding from Lever VC

The Sao Paulo-based start-up will use the fresh capital to complete an expansion of its ...
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Canada: Eat Beyond portfolio company Nabati raises C$7.7m

Nabati is gearing up for an initial public offering
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Denmark: Agritech start-up Nordetect raises €1.2m seed funding

Nordetect helps vertical farms and other high-tech indoor growers to use data to increase yields
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Switzerland: Football star Yann Sommer invests in plant-based meat producer Planted

Blue Horizon Ventures co-led the round with Vorwerk Ventures
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US: Tusk leads $1m equity investment for nut butter maker Natural Way

Brothers Austin and Quinn Simkins founded the company in 2017
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US: Benson Hill secures investment from climate solutions fund

Benson Hill is the first recipient of a co-investment partnership between CDPQ and S2G Ventures
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Dairy industry disrupters invited to bid for support

Rockstart teams up with Dutch machine manufacturer Lely for second ‘Feed the Future Challenge’
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US: Kroger to invest $2.5m in start-ups tackling food waste

The retail giant's Zero Hunger, Zero Waste Foundation will invest in upcycled food solutions
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Colombia and Israel: Coffee appraisal start-up raises $3m seed round

New technology can assess bean quality without recourse to traditional cupping method
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Canada: McCain invests in national network of vertical farms

McCain Foods has increased its total investment in GoodLeaf to more than C$65 million.
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Singapore: Plant-based start-up Next Gen raises $10m seed round

Last October Next Gen launched with founder capital of $2.2 million
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Canada: District Ventures leads C$10m equity financing for upcycled food start-up Outcast

District Capital Ventures has also closed an equity investment in organic sparkling company Sapsucker
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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
10 months

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