Browsing tag

ryan bethencourt

Just Launched Jellatech To Create Sustainable, Animal-Free Collagen & Gelatin

3 Mins Read Launched this month, Jellatech is a new biotech startup specialising in creating animal-free and slaughter-free collagen and gelatin by growing cells in a bioreactor. The company says that its ingredients will be purer, safer and more sustainable than its conventionally-made counterparts, and can be applied to remove animals from multiple supply chains, from the food […]

Sustainable Food Ventures: First Rolling Fund For Alt Protein Debuts On AngelList

3 Mins Read Launched by impact investor and plant-based pet food brand Wild Earth founder and CEO Ryan Bethencourt and Mariliis Holm, the former food scientist at cell-based seafood pioneers Finless Foods, Sustainable Food Ventures (SFV) is the first rolling fund on AngelList dedicated to backing future foods companies. The fund will invest in early-stage founders around the […]

Mzansi Meat: Africa’s First Cell-Based Meat Startup

3 Mins Read Founded this year, South Africa-based Mzansi Meat Co. is the first cell-based food tech to arrive in the continent. Using cellular agriculture technology, the company hopes to produce cruelty-free cell-cultured protein products, including products that are specifically tailored for traditional African dishes, from braai to shisanyama.  Earlier this year in March, Jayson Van Der Walt […]

Nigeria’s First Plant-Based Company VeggieVictory Attracts Angel Investment

3 Mins Read Nigeria’s first plant-based food tech VeggieVictory has attracted international investment from a number of veterans in the vegan industry. Now, the vegan company has set its sights on expanding into more African countries and leading the plant-based movement in the continent through its alternative protein products.  Founded in 2013 by Bola Adeyanju and Hakeem Jimo, […]

VegInvest & Shiok Meats Co-Founder Sandhya Sriram Invest In Evo Foods

3 Mins Read India’s first plant-based egg startup Evo Foods has just announced new investment from vegan investment fund VegInvest and the co-founder and CEO of Shiok Meats, Dr. Sandhya Sriram. The news comes after the food tech welcomed veteran vegan founder Ryan Bethencourt as its first angel investor and advisor alongside US-Asia impact venture firm Big Idea […]