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Purpose Economy: Revent VC Launches €50M Fund With Focus On Climate Change

5 Mins Read European early-stage (pre-seed to series A) venture capital fund Revent plans to reach a target of EUR€50 million (US$60 million) fund, with an impact focus to benefit startups that focus on environmental and societal issues with a ‘purpose and profit’ motto. With its headquarters in Berlin and investments in Europe, Revent is looking to invest […]

Vevolution: Global Digital Hub To Connect Plant-Based Startups To Investors Now Launched

3 Mins Read Recently, the London-based movement promoting plant-based lifestyles, Vevolution announced the launch of its fintech platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs who are focused on creating plant-based and sustainable solutions. Founded by Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel, along with support from Michiel van Deursen, a vegan investor and tech entrepreneur, the world’s first plant-based and cell-based […]

Robert Downey Jr. Launches Venture Fund To ‘Catalyse’ Sustainable Tech Investment

3 Mins Read Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. has formed a new venture fund focused on sustainable technology. Launched on AngelList, the new rolling fund FootPrint Coalition Ventures aims to “catalyse more capital” to multiply the impact of tech-forward climate solutions and innovations, said Downey Jr.  Announcing the launch during a high level panel at the World Economic […]

ProVeg International & Veg Capital Team Up To Accelerate Food Tech Funding

3 Mins Read ProVeg International and Veg Capital have partnered up to invest in food techs who are developing alternative proteins and sustainable food solutions. Together, the two organisations have already invested in two ProVeg Incubator alumni firms, and have announced yet another funding package to plant-based desserts startup Zveetz.  Sustainable food nonprofit ProVeg International and venture capital […]

The Pack: Celebrities & Influencers Back London-Based Plant-Based Startup Looking To Disrupt Dog Food

4 Mins Read The Pack has recently announced that it has successfully closed a pre-seed investment round for its new range of plant-based dog food. While the funding total is undisclosed, the round received support from high profile celebrities such as international footballer Chris Smalling and UK’s famous vegan celebrity chef duo Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, also […]

Wildfire Energy: Australian Cleantech Startup Turns Waste Into Renewables

4 Mins Read Wildfire Energy, an Australian cleantech startup whose gasification technology enables waste to turn into renewable energy, has been chosen as the first startup of its kind to join Brinc, a Hong Kong-headquartered venture capital and accelerator. Accepted into the Australia CleanTech Accelerator program, Wildfire Energy is part of Brinc’s bold new plan to invest in […]

Top 10 Sustainability Trends: Our 2021 Eco Wellness Predictions

12 Mins Read It’s that time of the year again, a new dawn, or in 2021’s case, a better dawn, because hey, what can be worse than 2020? New year = new set of Green Queen trend predictions (proud to share that we still haven’t been wrong yet). This year, for the first time, we have two separate […]

Serena Williams Backs Social Impact E-Commerce Solution Startup ShoppingGives

3 Mins Read Chicago-based startup ShoppingGives, a social impact e-commerce platform, has announced that it has received investment from Serena Ventures, the venture capital firm launched by tennis champion Serena Williams. Described as a platform that seeks to “democratise cause-marketing”, ShoppingGives makes it possible for retailers to offer their customers to search among more than 1.5 million nonprofits […]

Big Idea Ventures & Ashika Group Announce First India Alt Protein Fund & Accelerator

3 Mins Read New York and Singapore-based venture capital firm Big Idea Ventures (BIV) and Ashika Group, one of India’s leading retail financial services companies, have partnered together to launch a new investment fund and accelerator focused on supporting India’s alternative protein ecosystem. The new venture will begin running next year and will be supported by the Good […]

World First: Female Plant-Based Founder Pitch Competition Launched By Vegan Women Summit

3 Mins Read The Vegan Women Summit (VWS), an events and media organisation dedicated to upending the gender bias and discrimination in the food tech world, has just annouced the launch of VWS Pathfinder, the world’s first summit and pitch competition dedicated to plant-based female-identifying founders. The event, held this December, will feature leaders in venture capital, founder […]

Sustainable Food Ventures: First Rolling Fund For Alt Protein Debuts On AngelList

3 Mins Read Launched by impact investor and plant-based pet food brand Wild Earth founder and CEO Ryan Bethencourt and Mariliis Holm, the former food scientist at cell-based seafood pioneers Finless Foods, Sustainable Food Ventures (SFV) is the first rolling fund on AngelList dedicated to backing future foods companies. The fund will invest in early-stage founders around the […]

One Year Later: First Vegan ETF Proves Climate Investing Is Profitable

3 Mins Read One year ago, Beyond Investing launched the world’s first cruelty-free and climate-forward exchange-traded fund (ETF), the US Vegan Climate ETF, on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker VEGN. Now, one year later, VEGN stands strong and has proven that climate-conscious investing isn’t just ethical, but it’s profitable too.  Since its inception, VEGN has […]

Plant-Based Review App abillionveg Announces US$3 Million Pre-Series A Round & Partnership With Impossible Foods

2 Mins Read Singapore based plant-based review and discovery app abillionveg has closed a pre-Series A funding round totalling US$3 million with injections by Hong Kong’s Nan Fung Group, CloudKitchens and York Capital. In addition, Twitter’s head of Asia-Pacific, Maya Hari, has joined as an investor and advisor to the company. The startup also announced new partnerships with […]