PawCo Plant-Based Dog Food

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Former Impossible Foods Employee Launches “World’s First” Pet Food Made from Plant-Based Meat

Pet food startup PawCo announces the launch of its proprietary dog food made from plant-based meat. Founded by Dr. Mahsa Vazin, a former Impossible Foods employee, PawCo also reveals it raised a seed round earlier this year for an undisclosed amount.  According to the brand, it has invented the world’s first fully plant-based meat designed specifically for pet food. Made to be as tasty as traditional meat, PawCo says its …

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Clean Kitchen Club Raises Seed Round Funding of £2M

The young plant-based chain Clean Kitchen Club’s latest funding round has been topped to £2 million thanks to some of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs. Starting out selling burgers from a small delivery kitchen, Clean Kitchen Club has grown into one of London’s most popular plant-based restaurant chains in less than two years. In November 2021, Clean Kitchen Club closed its seed round funding with a total of £1,4 million raised. …

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Conscious Cultures Raises $1.5M & Rebrands to ‘Bandit’ as it Pushes Boundaries for Vegan Cheese

Plant-based foods company Conscious Cultures announces it has raised $1.5M in seed funding as it officially rebrands to Bandit. The round was led by venture capital firm Prime Movers Lab, and the funds will be used to continue scaling production and expand Bandit’s fan base. Bandit produces artisan dairy-free cheeses made primarily from cashews and coconut, including Fresh Mozz (mozzarella), Philly Spread (cream cheese), and Fruit ‘n Nut (cranberry goat …

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Meati Foods Raises $150M in Series C Round Backed by Chipotle Mexican Grill

Meati Foods, the creator of Eat Meati whole-cut meat alternatives, has raised $150M in Series C funding to expand the production and accessibility of the brand’s whole-food, mushroom root proteins. The funds will help complete the company’s 100,000 sq. ft. Mega Ranch in Thornton, CO, which will begin to ship product in late 2022 and is capable of producing tens of millions of pounds of Meati protein each year. Additionally, …

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GlassWall Syndicate and GFI Launch Emerging Growth Consortium – First Network for Later Stage Investors

GlassWall Syndicate (GWS), the world’s largest network of plant-based and cultivated meat investors, is launching the Emerging Growth Consortium – a first-of-its-kind investor group for later-stage institutional investors. Created with knowledge partner The Good Food Institute (GFI), the consortium will provide Series B and beyond investors with a formal network that specifically caters to their needs, and increases investor capacity to support this thriving sector.  According to GWS, it can …

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Green Generation Fund Raises €100M to Provide Seed Capital to Alt-Protein Startups

Entrepreneurs Manon Littek and Janna Ensthaler have launched the €100 million Green Generation Fund, after raising funding from investors including Corecam Capital Partners and Westwing founder Delia Lachance. Targeting alt-proteins, the fund has already invested in eight startups, including cell-based breast milk company Biomilq and animal-free dairy producer Change Foods. Another is Neggst, a startup producing what it claims is the first vegan egg with a shell. In total, the …

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Eclipse Foods Secures $40M in Series B to “Completely Transform” the Dairy Industry

Eclipse Foods, a leader in plant-based dairy, announces it has raised over $40M in Series B funding led by Sozo Ventures, with participation from Khaled bin Alwaleed’s KBW Ventures. The latest round brings the startup’s total fundraising amount to more than $60M. Eclipse says the funds will accelerate the brand’s retail and food service growth, increase plant-based dairy R&D, build out a top team, and expand marketing. Founded in 2019, …

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THIS Smashes £4M Crowdfunding Target In Under 2 Hours 

THIS, the fastest-growing plant-based meat brand in the UK, has launched a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign. The brand hit its £4 million target within 1 hour and 40 minutes whilst under pre-registration, becoming one of the fastest campaigns to raise such an amount on the Seedrs platform.  Since opening publicly the crowdfunding campaign has now risen to almost £5.8 million, making it already one of the largest conducted on the private …

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PlantBaby Secures $4M to “Create Positive Change for Children’s Health”

PlantBaby, a company producing innovative children’s nutrition products, announces it has raised $4M in seed funding from a lineup of investors including Big Idea Ventures, The Fund LA, and actress Daniella Monet, among others.  First organic kids’ milk  PlantBaby is developing a portfolio of products to support the nutritional journey from infancy to adulthood. The brand’s debut offering, Kiki Milk, was launched as the first organic plant-based milk designed specifically …

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Unreal Deli Announces Series A Round and $50M Valuation

Plant-based brand Mrs. Goldfarb’s Unreal Deli announces a Series A fundraising round with investors Mark Cuban and the Getty family. Cuban and Getty kicked off the round, which the company is keeping open to allow other plant-based investors to join. Both parties reportedly valued the company at $50M, with Cuban re-investing $500,000 in addition to his original seed investment of $250,000. The strong start to this round is the latest …

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Miyoko’s Creamery Raises Additional $7M in Equity Funding to Aid Expansion

Dairy-free innovator Miyoko’s Creamery has raised an additional $7M in equity funding, reports Biz Journals. The announcement is based on May 24 company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  A series of successes The fund amount of $6,999,990 was raised from undisclosed investors and would bring Miyoko’s total fundraising to date to $78.6M.  According to Intelligence 360, founder and CEO Miyoko Schinner was significantly involved in the investment, …

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Honestly Tasty Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Multi-Award-Winning Vegan Cheese

UK vegan cheese brand Honestly Tasty has begun a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Just a few days in, the company has already raised over 80% of its £450,000 target. To make its cheeses, Honestly Tasty uses a novel technique that combines starch and hydrocolloid technology with traditional cheese-making techniques. Some of the company’s cheeses are aged for several weeks, giving them similar flavours, textures, and melting properties to dairy cheese. …

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Synthesis Capital Unveils Largest Ever FoodTech VC Fund: $300M For the Food System Unicorns of Tomorrow

Synthesis Capital, a global food technology and alternative protein investor with operations in the UK, US, and Guernsey, today announces Synthesis Capital Fund I (“Fund”) which it says represents the largest fund ever raised for the sector. Prior to founding Synthesis Capital, the team helped build CPT Capital, which made investments in 35 key players such as Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods, Perfect Day, Upside Foods, Geltor, BlueNalu, Aleph Farms, ENOUGH, …

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Sea & Believe Plant-Based Fish/ Cod

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Female-Led Irish Startup Sea and Believe to Net $3M for Flaky Plant-Based Cod

Irish foodtech startup Sea and Believe has secured commitments for half of the $3 million sum it is planning to raise. Venture capital firm SOSV is among those who are set to provide funding. The fundraise will take place following the startup’s participation in accelerator program IndieBio, which is a part of SOSV. Sea and Believe will use the funding to scale its seaweed production and form a supply chain; …

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Imagindairy Raises $28 Million in Extended Seed Round for Alt Dairy Scale-Up 

Imagindairy, the Israeli food tech developing animal-free milk proteins, has raised an additional $15 million in its extended seed round, bringing its total raised to $28 million. The raise makes it one of the highest-earning seed rounds in the alt protein space, with Imagindairy to use the investment to scale up its precision fermentation platform.  The extended seed round follows a $13 million seed round announced in November 2021, with …

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