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The 7 Best Vegan Shark Tank Pitches

5 Mins Read ABC’s Shark Tank has become synonymous with cutthroat deals and investors circling for prime opportunities. As consumer demand for vegan foods increases, the panel of experienced entrepreneurs, particularly Mark Cuban, alongside a range of celebrity guest investors, have shown greater interest in the booming plant-based sector. After going vegetarian in 2019, Cuban has led offers […]

Football Star Chris Smalling Is Making It Easy For Fellow Celebrities To Invest In Planet-Friendly Startups

4 Mins Read Chris Smalling, AC Roma centre-back and former England football team professional, has launched a global investment consultancy. ForGood is a joint venture between Smalling, activist investor Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni and B-Corp creative agency founder Rebecca Wheeler. Fellow international sportspeople, celebrities and musicians are invited to participate, becoming ‘Changemakers’ in the process of investing. ForGood will […]

Synthesis Capital Secures $300 Million For Food Tech Investment Opportunities

4 Mins Read London’s Synthesis Capital has closed its first fund, scooping more than $300 million in capital pledges. According to the company, this is the largest dedicated food tech VC of its kind. The year-old investor, Led by Costa Yiannoulis, Rosie Wardle, and David Welch, the fund is looking to support food techs and alternative protein startups. […]

HSBC Responsible Investing Head Stuart Kirk Compares Climate Change to Y2K

4 Mins Read Stuart Kirk, HSBC Asset Management’s (HSBC AM) global head of responsible investing has raised eyebrows following a speech at a Financial Times event. At the Moral Money gathering, hosted on May 19, he compared the climate crisis to the Y2K bug before stating that investors don’t need to worry about climate change. Kirk doubled down […]

10 A-List Celebrity Investors That Have a Stake In Vegan Protein

5 Mins Read Property and Rolexes have been superseded as savvy investments for the rich and famous. Now, it’s all about who can invest in the most innovative future food company. From plant-based protein to cultivated meat, the alt-protein sector has experienced a slew of celebrity support in recent years. The following 10 celebrities have set themselves apart […]

‘We Can All Win’- Early Alt Protein VC Chris Kerr Talks Overhype, The Role Of Media And Why Success Is About Sticking To The Basics

17 Mins Read A few weeks, I sat down (via Zoom) with Chris Kerr to talk about the alternative protein industry. Chris is the founding partner and Chief Investment Officer at Unovis Capital Management and their early-stage venture capital fund New Crop Capital to. Their investment thesis revolves around identifying companies that are successfully creating products that can […]

Better Bite Ventures Announces $15 Million Alt Protein Fund To Back Asia’s Future Food Unicorns

5 Mins Read Better Bite Ventures, a venture capital firm with a focus on backing early stage Asia Pacific (APAC) startups in the alternative protein sector, has announced the launch of a $15 million fund. Better Bite’s mission is to support early-stage founders developing crucial climate-friendly alternatives to animal-based proteins in what it describes as the ‘world’s largest […]

VegTech Invest Launches Its First Plant-Based ETF On The New York Stock Exchange

3 Mins Read The VegTech Plant-based Innovation & Climate ETF has been unveiled. Launching on the New York Stock Exchange, it features a portfolio of 37 publicly-traded companies. Each is immersed in plant-based innovations including ingredient development and animal-free product design.  Companies included in the ETF have been selected for their commitments to addressing issues such as the […]

A Chat w/ Brinc x Halo Impact On Their New Accelerator

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-headquartered investor and accelerator Brinc has just partnered with Halo Impact to launch a new Circular Economy Accelerator Program. Dedicated to tech-forward circular economy solutions across a number of industries, the new program will accelerate much-needed solutions for everything from renewables to sustainable packaging with startups receiving up to $100,000 in funding and access […]