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Float Foods Closes US$1.6M Seed Round To Disrupt Alt Protein Market With Plant-Based Whole Egg Substitute

4 Mins Read Singapore food tech Float Foods has raised SGD $2.2 million(approx US$1.6M) in an oversubscribed seed funding round that will go towards ramping up its R&D and accelerating commercialisation of its plant-based product, OnlyEg, in Singapore by 2022. Following news of Temasek Foundation, a non-profit under the philanthropic arm of investment fund Temasek, providing a grant to […]

Plant-Based Startup Hero Protein Brings On Former McDonald’s CMO As New Chief To Accelerate China Growth

3 Mins Read Shanghai-based food tech Hero Protein has announced Vicky Lee, former CMO of McDonald’s Taiwan, as its new CEO as the young startup looks to accelerate its growth in China. The company, which launched its products in January this year, also announced a rebranding of its Chinese name to 植物家, meaning “plant-based pioneer”.  Hero Protein has […]

Shanghai Startup YouKuai Closes US$7.3M Series A To Expand Zrou Plant-Based Pork Brand

3 Mins Read YouKuai Group International, the Chinese plant-based company behind the pork analogue Zrou, has announced today the close of a US$7.3 million Series A funding round led by Singaporean investment firm TRIREC. Proceeds from the fundraise will go towards expanding partnerships with foodservice players across China to bolster Zrou’s “loyal fanbase” as the alternative proteins continue […]

Black Woman-Owned Startup Atlas Monroe To Be World’s Largest Vegan Fried Chicken Maker After Turning Down US$1M On Shark Tank

3 Mins Read Atlas Monroe, the Black woman-owned Los Angeles startup that turned down a US$1 million investment on Shark Tank, is now set to become the largest manufacturer of plant-based fried chicken. Acquiring a multimillion dollar facility in San Diego, the firm will be churning out a whopping one million pounds of its vegan fried chicken by […]

Meati Foods Primes For Mycelium Jerky & Whole-Cut Meat Launch This Summer

3 Mins Read Meati Foods, the Colorado-based food tech creating mycelium-based meat alternatives, is gearing up to deliver its whole-cut animal-free meat samples and launch its first commercial product this summer. On the heels of its US$28 million round, the startup is powering its way to accelerate the fungi foods movement, leading the way with a number of […]

Japan ‘Healthy Junk Food’ 2foods Operator Launches Plant-Based ‘FoodTech Park’ Retail Concept In Tokyo

3 Mins Read Tokyo-headquartered wellness company TWO Inc has just launched its new “healthy junk food” concept to offer Japanese consumers nutritious plant-based offerings. The brand, 2foods, will be opening three new retail outlets in the Japanese capital Tokyo to cater to the rising numbers of plant-forward, ethical and conscious consumers.  The new “healthy junk food” brand 2foods […]

Singapore Agrifood Firm Launches Pea Paneer Under Plant-Based ‘HerbYvore’ Brand

4 Mins Read Singapore-based agricultural commodities company Agrocorp International has announced the launch of its new plant-based brand as the firm makes its pivot to keep up with consumer trends. Rolling out its first product today (April 15), a pea protein-based dairy-free paneer alternative, HerbYvore plans to expand its portfolio and global distribution in the coming months.  Agrocorp’s […]

South Korea’s Viomix Tech Closes Series A For Global Plant-Based Meat Launch

3 Mins Read Viomix Tech, a Seoul-based company who recently entered the plant-based alternative space, has closed its Series A investment to grow its vegan product portfolio and launch in international markets, with the U.S. and Middle East as the first in its global expansion plan. Viomix also plans to double down in its domestic market, where its […]

Crowdfunder Teams With Vegan Business Tribe To Support Over 20 Plant-Based Startups

3 Mins Read Partnering up with Vegan Business Tribe, the U.K.-based online community of plant-based business owners, popular fundraising platform Crowdfunder has created a new initiative dedicated to support animal-free startups. More than 20 businesses are part of the Vegan Start-up Scale-up to collectively raise money through rewards-based funding campaigns on dedicated portals featured on both Crowdfunder and […]

Float Foods OnlyEg Receives Temasek Grant To Help Commercialize Its Plant-Based Whole Egg Substitute

4 Mins Read Singapore food tech Float Foods recently announced that the Temasek Foundation, a non-profit organization under the philanthropic arm of investment company Temasek, has given a project development grant to the former, that will help commercialize its debut product, OnlyEg, Asia’s first plant-based egg yolk & white alternative. Back in December of last year, Float Foods had […]

Russian Nonprofit To Launch Country’s First Animal-Free Food Tech Accelerator With ProVeg

3 Mins Read The newly-established nonprofit Association of Alternative Food Producers (AAFPP) has teamed up with ProVeg Incubator to launch Russia’s first-ever food tech accelerator. The partnership will see the two organisations work together to support startups developing sustainable alternatives to animal-based foods using plant-based, cell-based and other related technologies such as 3D bioprinting.  Russia will soon see […]

Taco Bell Partners With Beyond Meat To Develop New Plant-Based Protein

3 Mins Read Taco Bell has revealed its new partnership with food tech giant Beyond Meat to “explore a new plant-based protein” that will be tested over the year. It marks the fast food chain’s first foray into plant-based meat within its U.S. operations, after its Yum China-owned franchise in mainland China began rolling out meatless menu options […]

Plant-Based Meal Plan Startup Thistle Raises US$10.3M Amid Meatless Trend

3 Mins Read San Francisco-based startup Thistle has bagged US$10.3 million in a Series B financing round for its ready-made plant-based meal subscription service. The funding comes on the heels of growing demand for meatless and nutritious meal deliveries, driven by the stay-at-home realities due to the coronavirus and the heightened consumer concerns about health and sustainability.  Thistle, […]

Backed By Ex-Nestlé Directors, Spain’s Plant-Based Pink Albatross Set To Disrupt The Ice Cream Market

4 Mins Read Based in Madrid, Pink Albatross is the first plant-based ice cream brand in Spain offering clean-labelled dairy-free ice creams suitable for vegans and gluten-free folk. Already in regional supermarkets in online delivery platforms like Deliveroo and UberEats, Pink Albatross has now reformulated its recipe to deliver unexpected flavours and a new level of creaminess that […]