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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

Next Gen has closed $10 million seed round from investors including Singapore sovereign fund Temasek, ...
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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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US: UFA launches Upcycled Certification beta programme

Initiative by the Upcycled Food Association is a pioneering consumer-facing mark to identify upcycled products
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US: Beyond Meat inks three-year deal with McDonald’s

The plant-based burger producer will become the fast-food giant's preferred supplier for the new McPlant
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Sweden: Oatly on its way to IPO in the US

Verlinvest, a family-owned evergreen investment group, is seemed to be Oatly's largest shareholder
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Canada: Eat Beyond CEO bullish on early returns from plant-based portfolio

Patrick Morris releases portfolio review as portfolio companies reach all-time high share prices
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UK: Subscription-based recipe box service SimplyCook sold to Nestlé

Advisory firm Oghma Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to SimplyCook’s shareholders
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Rockstart opens applications for AgriFood 2021

Accelerator and VC fund seeks start-ups at pre- and seed stage with agtech and foodtech ...
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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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UK: Kebab Alliance aims to skewer stereotypical image

The £2.8 billion a year UK kebab industry is to be represented by the Kebab ...
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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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Israel: ChickP Protein gears up production and eyes the US plant-based market

ChickP Protein has commenced full production of its chickpea isolate and signed an agreement with ...
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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: Eat Beyond acquires plant-based fast food chain

Eat Beyond Global Holdings is investing in the Plant Power Fast Food restaurant group and ...
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US: Danone acquires plant-based foodtech Earth Island

Plant-based food company Earth Island produces the Follow Your Heart brands
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Israel: Stress-reduction foodtech myAir conducts study with Garmin wearables

Technology tracks users’ metrics to measure their stress levels
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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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UK: S-Ventures acquires Ohso Chocolate

Ohso Chocolate is a probiotic chocolate company promoting healthy snacking
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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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Nestlé to sell Waters North America brands for $4.3bn

One Rock Capital Partners has joined forces with Metropoulos in the deal
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US: WM Partners acquires Feel Good Organics

FGO is an organic, superfoods brand sold exclusively on Amazon.com
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Future Food-Tech unveils 19 innovators with moonshot-potential

The unshakable determination of these start-ups in the face of today's challenges shows the role ...
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Nestlé to offer plant-based coffee and a KitKat

Healthy oat and almond lattes and vegan chocolate bars are being produced by the Swiss ...
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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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US: Nature’s Fynd launches healthy breakfast deal

The maker of Fy nutritional fungi protein hits the market with dairy-free and meatless patties
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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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ProVeg and Beyond Animal host New Food Invest in March

Virtual summit on 18 March will connect stakeholders in the alternative protein space
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India: Business incubator AIC Raise chooses Grover & Company

Impact investor partners with AIC Raise to evaluate ventures in the Indian alternative food ecosystem
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US: Upcycled food start-up Take Two in expansion mode

The Oregon-based brand that launched the world’s first barleymilk is reaching 23 states and reveals ...
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North America: Neptune acquires controlling interest in Sprout Foods

Plant-based baby food and toddler snack company Sprout is a $28 million net revenue business
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US: Hormel Foods acquires Planters from Kraft Heinz

The acquired business contributed approximately $1.1 billion to Kraft Heinz's net sales last year
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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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Canada: Nabati Foods to go public

Eat Beyond Global Holding is listing its portfolio company on the Canadian Stock Exchange
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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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Sweden: Sproud gains Sugarwise certification and appoints nutritionist

Sproud has been certified by Sugarwise, the international certification authority for sugar claims
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US: SnackFutures launches CoLab start-up engagement programme

Mondelēz's innovation and venture arm will select up to 10 start-ups to participate
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UK: Concerned investors challenge Tesco over obesity

Tesco is facing a shareholder resolution about health at its AGM on Thursday, from institutional ...
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Israel: Aleph Farms creates cell-based, 3D-printed ribeye steak

Cell-based start-up has produced a slaughter-free ribeye steak with 3D-bioprinting technology
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US: AppHarvest becomes a public agtech company and appoints president

AppHarvest has gone public through Nasdaq-listed special purpose acquisition company Novus Capital Corp.
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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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22 start-ups to meet at Future Food-Tech in March

These start-ups are making strides to nourish people and the planet sustainably
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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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Spain: Heura Foods seeks double-digit million euros in Series A

The Barcelona-based producer of plant-based beef and chicken products is a €8 million turnover business
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Chile: The Live Green Co. launches ice cream made only with plants

Santiago-based start-up completes formulation in 90 days powered by proprietary AI engine
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US: Plant-based proteins maker Green Boy enters Australia

Company produces non-GMO, vegan and soy- and gluten-free ingredients
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Israel: Future Meat gets $27m cash injection as cell-based technology brings production cost below $10

Pilot production to begin in H1
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US: Meat snack provider Stryve Foods to go public

Stryve is going public via SPAC IPO at an anticipated enterprise value of $170 Million
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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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EIT Food report: Farmers win European consumers’ trust

Pan-European study dissects the consumer sentiment towards players in the food system
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Canada: Manulife acquires Chilean fruit giant David del Curto

Manulife Investment Management has acquired a majority stake in the company
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US: General Mills makes its first corporate VC investment in the UK

301 Inc. leads an eight-figure investment for pudding brand Pots & Co
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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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Canada: Flow Water to go public

The premium water brand prepares to merge with RG One Corp. and enter the Toronto ...
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UK: Barebells signs strategic partnership with Maverick Race

The protein bars brand has been named official partner of the British trail-running community
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US: PepsiCo and Beyond Meat to market snacks and beverages with joint venture

Joint venture will develop, produce, and market snacks and drinks products made from plant-based protein
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UK: Oakley Capital closes new Origin Fund at €455m

A majority stake in fitness and nutrition platform 7NXT is the first investment of the ...
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Canada: Eat Beyond adds Above Food to portfolio

Above Food has reserved the ticker symbol TSXV: ABOV following $40 million private placement
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Vietnam: Vinh Hoan acquires minority stake in cell-based seafood start-up Avant

The pangasius fish giant joins forces with Avant to accelerate commercialisation of cultivated fish
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Israel: Better Juice collaborates with German process engineer GEA

The foodtech start-up has teamed up with GEA Group in novel sugar-reduction platform
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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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UK: S-Ventures buys plantain snacks brand Purely

The investment firm has acquired a 75% share of the company in a six-figure deal
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US: Vestar takes majority stake in frozen better-for-you food brand

The private equity firm has added Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods to its portfolio
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Canada: Vejii adds No Evil Foods to its US offering

Online shop expands US offering with full range of plant-based meat brand No Evil
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Israel: Redefine Meat seals distribution deal

Meat distributor Best Meister to carry products by the 3D-printed meat start-up
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Canada: Modern Meat to acquire soup firm and move into Australia

Modern Meat is acquiring Kitskitchen Health Foods and moving into the Australian market
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US: Lewis & Clark AgriFood names managing director

Larry Page has been promoted to managing director of the investment firm in St. Louis
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Luxembourg: Blue Horizon Ventures eyes second fund

The sustainable food venture capital fund plans to begin fundraising in Q4
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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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UK: Northern Bloc scoops seven-figure investment

Plant-based ice cream maker Northern Bloc has joined the portfolio of Mobeus Equity Partners
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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: Elaghmore acquires Orchard House Foods

Elaghmore has acquired Orchard House Foods, a UK supplier of prepared fruit, fresh fruit drinks ...
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Canada: The Very Good Food Co. eyes plant-based cheese acquisition

The parent company of The Very Good Butchers has agreed to pay C$3 million for ...
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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: Barilla buys food delivery brand Pasta Evangelists

Deal through Barilla's corporate venture arm Blu1877 reveals interest in digital markets
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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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UK: YourZooki secures nationwide US contract with GNC

The premium liquid supplements company has trebled revenues over the past 12 months
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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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Ireland: Valeo Foods acquires German marzipan producer Schluckwerder

Valeo Foods, a portfolio company of CapVest Partners, is making its 18th acquisition
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UK: Nomad Foods eyes Fortenova’s frozen foods after acquiring Findus Switzerland

Fortenova operates a frozen food business that includes Ledo, Frikom and other well-established brands
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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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Qina launches personalised nutrition database

Online platform is the industry’s first curated and scored database of personalised nutrition solutions
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Future Food-Tech: Investors reveal expectations for 2021

17 active investors in agrifoodtech highlight what's yet to come in 2021
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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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Keto bread maker Uprising secures $1.25m in funding

Uprising says its 'superfood cube' works like a supplement, looks like a perfectly square loaf ...
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Mondelēz acquires challenger snack company Hu

The acquisition builds on a minority investment in the US company through SnackFutures
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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
2 months

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