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Category: Start-ups

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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 iwi 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 ...
1 month
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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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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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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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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 ...
2 months
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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 ...
2 months
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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 ...
3 months
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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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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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Dr. Will’s, This, and Buttermilk enter Tesco incubator programme

The UK supermarket has announced seven new brands to receive mentorship through its incubator programme ...
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Landscape VC review platform launches in the UK

The Glassdoor-style online platform has released the first version of the app with hundreds of ...
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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 ...
4 months
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Shares of Laird Superfood trade above IPO price

The Danone-backed plant-based company has gone public, trading on NYSE American Photo as seen on ...
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Purearth sales jump 254% since Covid-19 hit the market

The UK brand of water kefir, organic juices and cleanses has seen order numbers increase ...
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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 ...
4 months
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AI-powered food intelligence platform Tastewise lands in the UK

Alon Chen, chief executive of Tastewise, speaks with NutritionInvestor about using real-data to analyse and predict ...
4 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 ...
4 months
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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 ...
4 months
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Cell-based meat maker Mosa Meat raises $55m in Series B

The Dutch start-up said this capital raise is the first closing of a larger round ...
5 months
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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 ...
5 months
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Swedish pea milk Sproud launches in the US and Canada

The milk alternative brand has secured a foothold in the North American market through its ...
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Plug and Play launches food and ag-tech accelerator in Asia

It’s the first sector-wide business accelerator that the Silicon Valley-headquartered platform brings to Thailand Silicon ...
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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 ...
7 months
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Double-digit loses in food and drink SMEs due to Covid-19, insurer Simply Business reveals

A survey by the UK insurance company Simply Business has found that 55% of SMEs ...
7 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 ...
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Nestlé, Ajinomoto, and Barilla’s Blu1877 join China Food Tech Hub

China Food Tech Hub is a consortium organised by VC firm Bits x Bites to ...
7 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 ...
7 months
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Yara invests in microbiome food-tech start-up Boost Biomes

Yara and Boost Biomes have joined forces to develop products and technology for improving crop ...
7 months
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Hargol FoodTech launches Biblical Protein in the US

Hargol biblical protein
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Liquid egg start-up Evo Foods gets new investor

VegInvest has joined Evo Foods' mission to create an animal-free alternative to liquid egg
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Chilean Protera secures $5.6m to commercialise AI-driven protein products

The cash injection comes from venture capital firms Sofinnova Partners and existing investor SOSV L-R: ...
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GentleFoods closes seed funding round led by Heritas

GentleFoods is a brand of SilverConnect, the medical nutrition start-up of Singapore making food solutions ...
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DoorDash seeks $400 million in pre-IPO funding round

The Sequoia-backed food delivery company says investors participating in the Series H funding round value ...
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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
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Ekcle Ventures leads seed funding round for Jimmy’s Cocktails

The challenger brand makes alcohol-free low-calorie ready-to-drink mixers and plans to use the cash injection ...
7 months
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Dash Water expands distribution in the US

The British brand that uses surplus fruit and vegetables to create sparkling soft drinks has ...
8 months
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Liquid egg start-up Evo Foods gets new investor

Vegan venture capital VegInvest has joined Evo Foods' mission to create an animal-free alternative to ...
8 months
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Nestlé strikes a deal to acquire collagen food company Vital Proteins

The US collagen brand is a lifestyle and wellness platform offering supplements, beverages, and food ...
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7 brands set to revolutionise healthier snacking in the UK

Insane Grain, JimJams, Lexi’s, Naturelly, Nombots, Rootles, and Snackzilla form cohort 1 of the Good ...
8 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
8 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
8 months
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4 sugar-free brands luring consumers into healthier snacking

Conscious Chocolate, Perfect World Ice Cream, JimJams, and D’vash make no-added-sugar indulgent products for consumers ...
8 months
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Singapore DSG Consumer Partners invests in Mumbai start-up

Axys Nutrition Products has closed a pre-seed funding round to continue research-driven product development Nutrova ...
8 months
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Youth Sport Nutrition secures five-figure funding

The British company now has the cash to expand product range and increase production capacity ...
8 months
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Perfect World Ice Cream gears up for European expansion

The UK challenger brand of premium no-sugar and vegan ice cream has closed a crowdfunding ...
8 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
8 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
8 months
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Big Idea Ventures brings vegan liquid egg start-up into the fold

Evo Foods combines science and plant biochemistry to create a vegan liquid egg alternative
9 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
9 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
10 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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Sirius and SJJ join $3m funding for Israeli grasshopper protein start-up

Edible insects are gaining momentum as a high-protein, low-cost alternative that is efficient to produce ...
10 months
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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 ...
10 months
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Turn for the better | Editor’s comment

For the challenger brands, now is the time for NPD – for the investors, now ...
10 months
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Beyond Meat investor leads $10m funding round for superfood start-up

Equity fund PowerPlant Ventures also led Your Super’s series A funding in 2019
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