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Planted: Gullspång Re:food Invests In Swiss Pea, Oats & Upcycled Sunflowers Plant-Based Meat Company

3 Mins Read After recently closing its CHF 17 million (approx. US$18.1 million) Series A funding, in the latest announcement plant-based meat startup Planted has received an investment from food-tech investor Gullspång Re:food. Zürich-based Planted recently closed it Series A funding round with support from Blue Horizon Ventures and consumer-focused investment arm of German conglomerate Vorwerk Ventures. Family-owned Gullspång Invest […]

Global VCs Brinc & Blue Horizon Jointly Invest US$3M+ In New FoodTech Scaleup Cross-Border Accelerator Program

4 Mins Read Asia venture accelerator firm Brinc and European FoodTech venture fund, Blue Horizon Ventures will invest over US$3 million into global foodtech startups through Brinc’s new scaleup program, which aims to help growth-stage companies enter markets throughout Southeast Asia and Greater China, an investment remit that the two parties describe as the “largest cheque size for foodtech accelerator […]

Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed Makes First Investment In France’s Vegan Industry

4 Mins Read KBW Ventures, founded by Saudi royal and chief executive officer Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, made its first investment in French startup Furahaa Group, which focuses on addressing France’s market needs for plant-based foods and alternative meat. U.A.E-based KBW Ventures recently invested in a Paris-based company for the first time. Furahaa Group, founded by entrepreneur Arthur […]

Gaming Lifestyle Co Razer’s New Green Fund Makes First Investment Into Plastic-Free Toilet Paper Startup Bambooloo

5 Mins Read Razer, a billion-dollar global lifestyle brand for gamers, recently launched a new US$50 million Razer Green Fund and its very first green investment is in Bambooloo, a Singapore-based zero waste home goods brand focused on greening toilet paper. As part of its plan to support sustainable startups, Singaporean-American tech firm Razer has launched a green […]

Chrome Add-On EcoCart Secures US$3M To Help Offset Your Online Shopping Emissions

3 Mins Read Tech Startup EcoCart recently raised US$3M for its free-to-use browser extension that helps shoppers offset their carbon emissions at select merchant shops. San Francisco-based EcoCart can be downloaded for free on the Google browser Chrome and helps users calculates the carbon footprint of their orders. In its recent funding round, the company received support from […]

TheVeganKind: U.K.’s Largest Vegan Online Retailer & Subscription Platform Raises US$4.8M Seed

3 Mins Read TheVeganKind raised £3.5M (approx. US$4.8M) in its latest Series A funding round that will help the company further upscale its retail business as well as facilitate better plant-based shopping experiences for their consumers. Literacy Capital, a closed-end investment firm looking to support small businesses, funded the U.K.-based TheVeganKind(TVK) in its latest series A round. TheVeganKind […]

Financial Feminism: New Sustainable Investing Manual Takes On The Gender Gap

3 Mins Read A newly published book aims to remedy the gender investing gap by empowering women to invest in a sustainable future. Authored by sustainable finance expert Jessica Robinson, who formerly led the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in Asia, Financial Feminism: A Woman’s Guide to Investing for a Sustainable Future comes with step-by-step explainers […]

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 […]