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

5 Mins Read From Natalie Portman to Drake, celebrities are investing in vegan brands, products, and services out to change the world. Property and Rolexes have been superseded as savvy investments for the rich and famous.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 […]

The 7 Best Vegan Shark Tank Pitches

5 Mins Read These seven Shark Tank appearances proved significant for plant-based entrepreneurs and made for exciting viewing. 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 […]

I Attended COP27 As A Youth Delegate. Here Are My Takeaways.

4 Mins Read I was a youth delegate at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I saw history being made in many ways. Below I share my takeaways. COP27 is an important milestone in the climate race but is also a work in progress that still has a great deal of room for improvement. […]

Want to create a better world? Empower more women investors. 

7 Mins Read By: Helena Wasserman Eriksson & Sonalie Figueiras Empowering more women to become investors will unlock billions into ESG investing and help fight the climate crisis. You may have seen the recent headlines about Adam Neumann, formerly of WeWork, raising a whopping $350M from leading Silicon Valley venture capitalist Andreessen Horowitz for his new startup Flow […]

Female-Led Fintech SageWealth Secures €500,000 In Pre-Seed Funding for ‘Ethically Minded’ Millennials

2 Mins Read With a goal of bringing digital financial advice and sustainable investment opportunities to ‘ethical’ millennials, the female-led fintech platform SageWealth has announced the recent closing of a €500,000 pre-seed funding round. The pre-seed funding round was led by Till, as well as the founder of Nebenan.de, Hans, founder of Clue, and Aleks, founder of Penta. Forty […]

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 […]

‘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 […]