Mycorena’s mycelium-based protein Promyc

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Sweden’s Mycorena Closes “Largest Ever” Nordic Series A Investment in Alt Protein 

Mycorena – the Swedish startup developing mycelium-based protein from upcycled food waste – has closed what it claims is the largest Nordic Series A funding round in alt protein to date. The fresh €24 million ($26.8 million) Series A funding will be used to upscale and commercialize Promyc – the food tech’s proprietary alt protein product.  Mycorena’s mycelium-based protein Promyc can be used to create realistic alt meats, with the …

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One Planet Pizza crowdfunding

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One Planet Pizza Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Over 76% of Target on First Day

One Planet Pizza crowdfunding campaign begins ahead of launch at major retailer. Yesterday, UK plant-based frozen pizza brand One Planet Pizza launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with the aim of raising £200,000. In just a day, the company has already raised £155,000, over three-quarters of its target. When it launched in 2016, One Planet Pizza was the UK’s first ever frozen vegan pizza company. The brand is now stocked …

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Snack brand Livia's

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UK Snack Brand Livia’s Bought by S-Ventures After Going Into Administration

British free-from snack brand Livia’s has been bought by London investor S-Ventures after falling into administration. The company reported a pre-tax loss of £1.4 million for the year ending September 30 2020. Until 2020, Livia’s experienced rapid growth of 150% YOY. The company was the UK’s fastest-growing free-from snacks brand, raising over £1 million in a crowdfunding campaign 18 months ago. With listings at major supermarkets Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, and …

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Vegnables Vegan Lunchables

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Vegnables Plant-Based Boxes Launching Wefunder Campaign to Re-Invent Lunchables

Snack boxes filled with ready-to-eat foods are a perennial favorite of kids’ school lunches. Now, Vegnables has arrived to offer a new option for tasty, allergy-friendly, plant-based lunch box meals. The company is preparing to launch on Wefunder on January 24th.  Filling a snack box void  According to Vegnables (pronounced VEE-gan-a-buls), 50 million parents buy Lunchables every year, but such products are typically filled with artificial additives, allergens and unhealthy …

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Piglet TV ad Viva! crowdfunding

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Vegan Charity Viva! Launches Crowdfunding to Spread TV Message to 16M Viewers

Vegan charity Viva! has launched a crowdfunding campaign to broadcast its first vegan ad on UK television. Funds raised by the campaign will be used to show the impactful advert on Channel 4 and its associated networks in February 2022.  “Most people in the UK despise cruelty to animals, yet simply don’t make the connection between animal cruelty and what is on their plate”     Viva!’s TV message encourages the …

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Ready Burger

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Ready Burger Smashes £1.5M Crowdfunder in Hours, Set For Growth With Prices to Rival McDonald’s & Burger King

London-based vegan fast-food restaurant Ready Burger has announced the close of a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign, raising £2 million in an oversubscribed campaign. The 100% plant-based QSR brand reached its initial £1.5 million target in a matter of hours before extending. Ready Burger claims to have created the UK’s first scalable, value-driven, entirely plant-based QSR brand, with menu items at a price point which rivals global fast-food chains like McDonald’s …

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Meatless Farm

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Crowdfunding Continues to Trend as Meatless Farm Launches £5M Opportunity

UK plant-based meat maker Meatless Farm is giving consumers an opportunity to invest in the fast-growing company, as it launches a £5 million crowdfunding campaign. The move comes amongst a spate of crowdfunding successes for vegan businesses, as investors look to cash in on the plant-based boom.  “We are reaching a tipping point” – Meatless Farm CEO Morten Toft Bech Individual investors can get started by investing just £10 into …

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Vegan Launch: The First Vegan Crowdfunding Platform Bringing Together Investors and Plant-Based Entrepreneurs 

Vegan Launch has launched what it claims to be the first vegan public investment crowdfunding platform, allowing the general public to invest in a wide range of vegan startups. The platform aims to be a leading provider of ethical and vegan investment products to the vegan retail investor market. Having identified the problem that only 1 out of every 200 vegan startups seeking capital is able to raise sufficient funds, …

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