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Category: Plant-based

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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
19 hours
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
2 weeks
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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
2 weeks
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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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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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UK: VGC Partners adds Swedish pea milk brand Sproud to portfolio

The London-based investment firm backs the company at a £10 million valuation
1 month
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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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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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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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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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Motif FoodWorks opens new lab for plant-based food

Motif FoodWorks, the biotech company developing protein ingredients to use in plant-based meat and dairy ...
2 months
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VeganNation to go public by merging with shell company Sipup

Deal to establish a publicly-traded company focused on the plant-based ecosystem
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Future Food-Tech announces Innovation Challenge with Kellogg’s and Unilever

Initiative seeks to unlock new talent and enable opportunities for collaborations
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Plant & Bean to open huge production facility in England

The new plant-based ingredients manufacturing facility of Plant & Bean occupies an area the size ...
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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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M&S chooses mycoprotein company 3F Bio for vegan food range

The mycoprotein fermentation process creates whole food biomass with a meat-like texture that is high ...
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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 ...
3 months
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Unilever sets €1bn sales target for plant-based foods portfolio

The target is part of Unilever’s Future Foods, a global strategy seeking to help the ...
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Modern Meat acquires vegan snack brands from JDW Distributors

Company to pay $450,000 for trademarks and distribution rights to the Sun and Sunsations snack ...
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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 ...
3 months
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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 ...
3 months
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Film director James Cameron sells Verdient Foods to Ingredion

The plant-based protein company has been a joint venture between the Cameron family and Ingredion ...
4 months
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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 ...
4 months
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Whole Foods chooses Chilean plant-based NotMilk

NotCo has secured shelf space in 468 stores across the US
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Meatless Farm appoints development chef

Plant-based company, Meatless Farm, has appointed Ben Davy as its new culinary development chef 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 ...
4 months
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Plant-based brand name ban: Dairy alternatives in the fire line

EU lawmakers have rejected the so-called ‘veggie burger’ ban but approved further restrictions to dairy ...
4 months
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Plant-based seafood brand Good Catch enters Canada

Chief executive Christine Mei says 40% of Canadians are actively incorporating more plant-based foods into ...
4 months
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Impossible Foods unveils plant-based milk prototype

Female hands with glasses of vegan milk on color background
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ProVeg calls to sign petition to stop plant-based name ban

Plant-based protein and dairy alternative names such as ‘burger’, ‘sausage’, and ‘steak’ and ‘yoghurt style’, ...
4 months
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myAir launches nutrition bars as part of anti-stress regime

MyAir has introduced an algorithm driven nutrition solution based on a personal profile and cognitive ...
4 months
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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 ...
5 months
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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
5 months
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Shares of Laird Superfood trade above IPO price

Danone-backed plant-based company, has gone public, trading on NYSE American
5 months
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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 ...
5 months
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Nestlé launches accelerator for dairy and dairy alternatives

Swiss centre will help start-ups launch innovative new products Credit: flickr.com/photos/nestle (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Nestlé ...
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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 ...
5 months
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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 ...
5 months
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Universal expands plant-based ingredients platform with Silva acquisition

The global leaf tobacco supplier has agreed to pay $170 million in cash for the ...
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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 ...
6 months
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The Collaborative appoints EVP of sales, North America

The plant-based yoghurt and dessert brand has appointed Adria Campbell into a key sales role ...
6 months
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This raises £3.6m on Seedrs and gets celebrity backing

Chris Smalling of Manchester United has joined This’ crowdfunding round, which has already exceeded its ...
7 months
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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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Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market

A new report by global investors network Fair has found that two in five big ...
7 months
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Nestlé taps into plant protein with new range of YES! bars

The new recipe of the YES! snack bars packs in 10 grams of protein from ...
7 months
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Christine Mei takes on chief executive role at Gathered Foods

Christine Mei joins the plant-based seafood company with three decades of experience leading organisations through ...
7 months
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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, ...
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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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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THIS announces crowdfunding campaign

The London-based chicken and pork meat alternative has chosen Seedrs to raise fresh capital from ...
8 months
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India: Plant-based food & drink market overview

Plant-based food companies in India are cashing in on the appeal animal-free products have among ...
8 months
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Plant-based snacks Outstanding Foods gets $5m and celebrity investor

LA Lakers JaVale McGee has joined the $5 million funding round led by SternAegis Ventures ...
8 months
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Canada gives multimillion-dollar boost to plant-based food industry

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has committed a $100 million investment into Merit Functional Foods’ pea ...
8 months
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China promotes plant-based food with innovation contest

Food innovators will compete in three main categories: pre-packaged foods, main-course recipes, and animal-free ingredients China ...
8 months
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Sunwarrior chooses Howell & Associates for brand protection strategy

The marketplace channel management agency has advised the plant-based superfood brand in the creation of ...
8 months
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Houlihan Lokey advises Oumph! in Livekindly.co acquisition

Vegan and vegetarian collective Livekindly.co has acquired the Swedish brand for an undisclosed sum Photo ...
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Take Two shakes up dairy-free segment with new barley milk

The sustainable plant-based brand uses rejuvenated barley to achieve a nutrient-rich milk alternative
8 months
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KKR portfolio company Upfield to open plant-based innovation centre in Wageningen

Upfield Group has submitted a €50 million investment project to Dutch authorities for a new ...
9 months
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New Zealand vegan creamery eyes international expansion

Little Island Coconut Creamery has raised $3.1 million on investment marketplace Snowball Effect
9 months
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Daiz vegan meat factory gets funding from Japanese investors

The Japanese brand gears up as Asia's challenger brand to Impossible Foods
9 months
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Veg Capital enters the market to fund plant-based businesses

The new investment company is headed up by Veganuary co-founder Matthew Glover Matthew Glover, the ...
9 months
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Marfrig and ADM form plant-based food company PlantPlus Foods

New company to develop and produce sustainable, plant-based products for the markets in the Americas ...
9 months
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Vegan restaurant Fruitive announces franchise opportunities

Fruitive, a vegan fast-casual restaurant offering healthy, made-from-scratch meals, has started to franchise across the ...
9 months
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Kellogg’s eighteen94 Capital joins $4.6m seed round for duckweed start-up Plantible

Plantible's flagship product is a protein-packed ingredient called RuBisCo extracted from an aquatic plant
9 months
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Plant-based seafood brand gets celebrity backing

Shailene Woodley, Woody Harrelson, Paris Hilton, and Lance Bass are new investors in Gathered Foods
9 months
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Danone creates plant-based accelerator

Danone aims to increase plant-based sales worldwide from €2 billion in 2019 to around €5 ...
10 months
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Russia: Plant-based market review

Fruit processing manufacturer Sady Pridonya is in pole position following the launch of the market’s ...
10 months
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Danone invests $10 million in Laird Superfood

Laird Superfood focuses on the US market, producing products made with 'superfood' ingredients
10 months
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Impossible Foods to reach 1,000 grocery stores in the US

The expansion responds to increasing demand for Impossible Burger among home chefs
11 months
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Powerplant Ventures puts $7 million in The Collaborative

The Collaborative undergoes US expansion
11 months
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Kos signs listing agreement with Whole Foods

The distribution deal is the start-up’s first in-store contract since its US launched in 2018
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Capricorn Partners and Novax join growth financing round for lupine-based protein start-up

Since the market introduction of its Made with LUVE brand in 2015, the company has ...
11 months
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For the challenger brands, now is the time for NPD – for the investors, now ...
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