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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 […]

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 […]

ProVeg Asia Food Innovation Challenge To Tap Into ‘Enormous’ Regional Plant-Based Opportunity

4 Mins Read ProVeg, the international nonprofit dedicated to building a sustainable food system, recently launched its Southeast Asia Food Innovation Challenge aimed at finding and nurturing university talent in the region to into plant-based innovation. Since opening the contest in January this year, the challenge has drawn in more than 120 new submissions across ten countries in […]

Australian Plant-Based Meat Industry ‘Grew Exponentially’ In 2020, New Report Reveals

4 Mins Read Australia’s plant-based meat industry thrived despite the economic downturn amid the pandemic, according to data published in a new report from regional alternative protein think tank Food Frontier. From surging retail sales to impressive three-digit growth rates observed in manufacturing revenues and job numbers, the report details the “exponential” rise of the sector and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scramble To The Top: 7 Food Tech Pioneers Making Eggs From Plants

6 Mins Read While meat alternatives tend to get the lion’s share of the spotlight when it comes to the food tech world, many have overlooked alternatives for one of the most convenient and affordable animal proteins in the world – eggs. Aside from being a key in-demand source of animal protein, eggs happen to be notoriously difficult […]

Billion Dollar Opportunity: Smart Protein Summit Highlights India’s Growing Alt Protein Industry

6 Mins Read The Good Food Institute India (GFI India), a nonprofit organisation supporting India’s burgeoning alternative protein ecosystem, recently hosted its Smart Protein Summit to great fanfare. Several key announcements were made during the course of the packed five-day virtual summit, including a dedicated investment and advisory platform for Asian food techs, the launch of an India-focused […]

Phytolon Secures US$4.1M To Commercialise Plant Fermentation-Based Food Colours

3 Mins Read Phytolon, an Israel-based biotech startup, has announced the closing of a US$4.1 million funding round for its fermentation-based technology for the production of plant-based food colours. As the demand for healthier and sustainable foods continues to grow, the company will use the funding to scale-up and commercialise its products to close the gap in the […]

Pitch & Plant 2020: Vevolution Launches Global Plant-Based Funding Competition

3 Mins Read Vevolution, the London-based hub dedicated to accelerating the plant-based movement, has just launched its first global edition of its plant-based investment competition. Called Pitch & Plant 2020, the virtual competition targets plant-based and animal-free startups with a minimum total of £100,000 (US$128,440) in investment on offer to finalists.  Announced on Monday (September 28), Vevolution has […]

Bollywood Stars Genelia & Riteish Deshmukh Announce Vegan Meat Brand

2 Mins Read Influential actors Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh have just announced their new plant-based meat venture called Imagine Meats, offering a range of vegan-friendly meat substitutes tailored to the Indian market, such as kebabs, biryanis and curries. Alternative meat innovation in India is particularly crucial to meet the rapidly growing demand for protein healthily and sustainably.  Motivated […]

Vevolution To Develop New Digital Hub For Plant-Based Startups & Investors

2 Mins Read London-based movement promoting plant-based lifestyles, Vevolution, recently announced that it will now be setting up a new digital platform for entrepreneurs and investors. In a statement, the founders said that in order to expand their positive impact, the new platform aims to help vegan startups get funding quicker and accelerate their business.  Announced at the […]

Plant-Based, Plastic-Free, Low Sodium Salt? World First By South Korean Startup

3 Mins Read Seoul-based food tech startup PhytoCo has officially launched PhytoSalt, a salt that is 20% lower in sodium and is free of microplastics. Derived from the salt-accumulating plant Salicornia, the new product is the world’s first plant-based salt. The startup hopes to be able to roll out more plant-based, healthy and sustainable food products using Salicornia.  […]