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alternative protein startups

Monty’s Wholesome Plant-Based Butter & Cream Cheeses Launch Across U.S.

3 Mins Read Founded back in 2018 by certified health coach and chef Lauren Montgomery, vegan dairy company Monty’s is expanding its range via a newly launched website where consumers can directly order Monty’s plant-based soft cheese and dairy spread alternatives. The products stand out from the increasingly crowded alt dairy shelf for their wholesome and short ingredient […]

New Israeli Startup Hub Looks To Fast Track Sustainable Agri & FoodTech Startups

3 Mins Read Global specialty minerals and chemicals company ICL Group has launched the ICL Planet Startup Hub, which aims to fast track innovative foodtech and agritech startups to the marketplace and provide them with support, including mentoring and investment. Tel Aviv-based ICL Group has set up the ICL Planet Startup Hub to serve early stage, pilot-ready start-ups, […]

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 […]

‘Fromance’ WildWestLand: Dutch Dairy Giant Partners With Those Vegan Cowboys To Launch 100% Plant-Based Cheese Line

3 Mins Read Dutch cheese makers Westland Cheese, known for its cheese brands like Maaslander, Old Amsterdam and Trenta, have joined forces with alternative dairy startup Those Vegan Cowboys to launch a plant-based dairy line WildWestLand with the first products set to be available in Dutch supermarkets this summer. Based in the Netherlands, Westland Cheese’s CEO Henny Westland committed […]

These 15 Food Techs Are Building The Future Of Protein, From Microbial Seafood To Cultivated Whole-Cut Turkey

7 Mins Read Food tech accelerator and investor Big Idea Ventures (BIV) has recently welcomed its third cohort of disruptive startups to join its programs in New York and Singapore. Laser focused on addressing some of the most critical challenges in our global food system and protein supply chain, these startups are tapping novel plant-based, cell-based and fermentation […]

Smallfood: Canadian FoodTech Debuts Microalgae Protein For Alt Meat That Can Be Grown in 7 Days

3 Mins Read Canadian microbial ingredient company Smallfood is debuting a new strain of microalgae that produces a novel “perfect protein” that can be used to develop alternative meats. Smallfood’s microalgae can be grown in just seven days using the firm’s proprietary fermentation technology, a process that is far less resource and carbon-intensive compared to animal-based proteins.  Smallfood […]

An Alt Protein Transition Course Is About To Launch At This Dutch University

4 Mins Read From food scientists coming up with 3D printing technologies to cell-based startups and big food companies investing in plant-based meat, there has never been more innovation in the alternative protein space. Postgraduate students at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) started to wonder why there wasn’t an official course on this protein transformation we’re seeing. Now, […]

Meet The Brinc Startups Who Are Solving Food, From Vegan Bacon To Cell-Based Pork To Human Breast Milk Infant Formula

6 Mins Read Brinc, the Hong Kong-headquartered accelerator and venture capital that has committed to invest in over 1,000 climate-conscious firms over the next five years, just hosted its Virtual Demo Day today (January 28), which showcased the latest batch of startups graduating from their food tech accelerator programs. We take a look at the young startups who […]

Disney’s Robert Iger Joins Board Of Animal-Free Dairy Startup Perfect Day

3 Mins Read Animal-free dairy makers Perfect Day has recently announced that Robert Iger, former CEO and current executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company has joined the startup’s board of directors. Filling the first founder-designated board seat along with the Perfect Day’s co-founders, Iger will support the company’s rapid expansion and commercialisation plans within the next year.  […]

Perfect Day-Backed Urgent Company Launches Alt Dairy Ice Cream Brand

3 Mins Read The founders of California-based food tech Perfect Day have joined with a product developer in the dairy industry to launch Urgent Company, a new sustainable consumer food company. Its first brand will be Brave Robot, which will offer a line of animal-free dairy ice creams made using Perfect Day’s technology.  Brave Robot has emerged as […]

These 5 Asian Startups Are Innovating Sustainability Solutions, From Repurposing Waste To Clean Meat

3 Mins Read Southeast Asian agri-food tech accelerator GROW’s newly launched Singapore Food Bowl, an accelerator program focused on boosting Singapore’s food security in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, has just unveiled its participating startups. Among the 12 selected include entrepreneurs working on urban farming technologies to lab-grown protein and valorising food waste. Here, we take a […]

Animal-Free Dairy Startup Perfect Day Series C Reaches US$300M As Investors Go All In On Milk Alternatives

3 Mins Read California-based food tech Perfect Day has expanded its Series C funding round to US$300 million following a second tranche led by a US$50 million injection from Thematic Investing, the investment group under the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Unlike plant-based alternatives, Perfect Day uses fermentation to replicate real dairy proteins whilst eliminating the animal […]