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China: Haofood makes foray into Shanghai restaurants

Five restaurants in China now use Haofood's chicken products made with peanut protein
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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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UK: Super U launches crowdfunding round following Dragons’ Den win

The organic superfood brand has secured investment from Peter Jones and Tej Lalvan and ears ...
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UK: Moolec Science taps into dairy-free category with new offering

The start-up uses molecular farming to produce alternative proteins
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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: Royal DSM launches Hologram Sciences

The new company will create brands in the personalised nutrition and health sectors
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Australia: Plant-based start-up Deliciou joins Stray Dog Capital

Alternative protein fund Stray Dog Capital has made its first investment Down Under Deliciu team ...
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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: Batch Ventures invests in Insane Grain

Insane Grain produces a range of healthy snacks made with sorghum
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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: The Rise Fund leads $335m funding round for Livekindly Collective

Global impact fund makes its second major investment in the food ecosystem
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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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UK: Danone leads £2.5m funding round for Moju

Moju is Danone Manifesto Ventures' first investment in the UK
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Kri Kri Korea seeks $1.5m seed funding to launch n-commerce Mozza

Mozza is a neighbourhood commerce offering SKUs with pent-up demand in Korea
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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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Israel: SuperMeat opens production-to-fork cultured meat manufacturing facility

SuperMeat reduces production costs by 50%, bringing a cultured chicken burger down to $30
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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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UK: Nix & Kix lands in the US with Coca-Cola-backed distributor Iris Nova

The London-based soft drinks for adults has sold more than five million products
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Meatless Farm and Real Madrid team up to promote global sustainable nutrition

The UK alternative meat producer and Real Madrid will promote sustainable eating around the world
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Future Food-Tech: Fibervita and 77 Foods win Innovation Challenge in partnership with Kellogg and Unilever

Unilever and Kellogg have chosen the winners of their innovation challenge
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Belgium: Puratos launches bakery-focused foodtech incubator Sparkalis

Sparkalis will also provide direct investments to start-ups with bakery, patisserie and chocolate innovations
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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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Israel: Aleph Farms inks MoU with Brazilian meat producer BRF

Aleph Farms and BRF want to bring cultivated meat to Brazilian tables
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Qualitas Health raises $10m in funding

Company operates as iwi and produces proprietary and clinically proven high-absorption omega-3
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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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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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Mitsubishi chooses Aleph Farms

The Food Industry division of the Japanese giant has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ...
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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 ...
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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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PeakBridge to invest $3m in challenger brand Be WTR

Swiss start-up disrupts the drinking water market with top-of-the-line hydratation solutions
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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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Amara hits the market with no-added-sugar toddler snacks

New product launches nine months after the company raised $2 million in seed funding
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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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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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Panaceutics Nutrition names Adam Monroe as chief executive

The US nutrition company uses robotics and chemistry to craft personalised nutritional products
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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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Aleph Farms unveils its cultivated steak product

Aleph Farms says it is moving its thin-cut beef steaks product onto a proprietary platform ...
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ChickP Protein bullish on novel chickpea starch

The Israeli foodtech start-up says its new ingredient extracted from chickpeas offers food and drink ...
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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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Functional drink Nerd expands US distribution with new brand identity

The mental acuity drink has unveiled a new logo that resonates with consumers looking to ...
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Jelly Drops wins UK Dementia Care Innovation Award

The sugar-free water sweets brand entered the market in October to tackle dehydration in people ...
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Solo Coffee launches ‘squash for adults’ in the UK

The challenger coffee brand is the brainchild of two experienced baristas
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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 ...
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Finnish foodtech community gathers at Shoots & Giggles MAKEathon

The 36-hour long online event on 13 November will see Finland's foodtech entrepreneurs create working ...
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Lab Farm Foods unveils cell-based chicken and pork products

The company has entered the market with a demonstration of nuggets and pork liver pâté
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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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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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Timo Boldt: Gousto gears up for second Covid-19 lockdown

The British foodtech unicorn has seen demand for its personalised grocery delivery skyrocket, and revenues ...
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This plant-based products to launch in third UK supermarket

The London-based company reports sales of its chicken and bacon alternatives are growing fast, and ...
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12 start-ups in the spotlight at Future Food-Tech New York

Future Food-Tech New York returns as a virtual summit on 2-3 December The organiser of ...
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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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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 ...
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Aleph Farms: It’s meat, Jim, but not as we know it

Having collaborated on producing meat from cells on the International Space Station, Aleph Farms is ...
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