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Motif FoodWorks Secures US$226M To Scale & Commercialise Its Plant-Based Protein Tech

3 Mins Read Ingredient innovation startup Motif FoodWorks has raised US$226 million in a Series B funding round to expand its R&D capabilities and make make plant-based food better tasting and more nutritious. Agfunder News (AFN) announced the news earlier today. Boston-based Motif FoodWorks funding round was jointly led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, through its […]

Ugly Cauliflower & Hemp’s Grounded Foods Rolls Out Its Plant-Based Cheeses To 160+ U.S. Retail Locations

3 Mins Read Following its recent launch in U.S., vegan startup Grounded Foods announced today that it is rolling out its vegan-friendly alternative dairy cheeses made from ugly cauliflower and hemp in over 160 retail locations across the country including select Whole Foods Market stores. Most plant-based cheeses on the market start with a majority nut or coconut oil […]

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 […]

British Tempeh Startup Better Nature Is Now Carbon & Plastic Negative

4 Mins Read Food tech startup Better Nature that is popularizing tempeh, the traditional Indonesian fermented protein, recently announced that its existing Soy Tempeh range and its new products set to launch in June 2021 have been certified carbon negative, with the latter also confirmed as plastic negative. Back in July of last year, London-based Better Nature became […]

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 […]

Prime Roots Launches Vegan Ravioli Range With Koji-Based Bacon & Lobster

4 Mins Read Berkeley, California-based food tech Prime Roots, whose unique plant-based meat alternatives range uses the Japanese fungus koji as its “super-protein” ingredient, has debuted a new line of vegan-friendly ravioli. The new fresh plant-based meat and seafood pasta will feature its koji-based proteins, including 100% animal-free bacon, chicken, sausage and lobster analogues, with a goal of […]

Plant-Based Milk Giant Oatly Confidentially Files For U.S. IPO With Possible US$10 Billion Valuation

3 Mins Read Oatly, the Swedish food tech behind one of the most recognisable plant-based milk brands on the market, has just confidentially filed to go public. The Blackstone-backed company’s listing will take place once the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) completes its review process.  Malmo-headquartered Oatly has submitted plans for an initial public offering to regulators, […]

Israel Startup ChickP Starts Commercial Production Of Its Plant-Based Protein Isolate Ahead Of U.S. Expansion

4 Mins Read ChickP, the Israeli food tech behind the world’s first 90% chickpea protein isolate made with its patented technology, has announced that it has begun full-scale commercial production of its novel protein. It comes ahead of its planned expansion to the U.S., where it has forged a partnership agreement with Illinois-based food ingredient firm Socius Ingredients.  […]

Plant-Based Seafood Startup Novish Nets Investment From Fast Food Group

3 Mins Read Plant-based seafood startup Novish has secured funding from QSR Platform SCA (QSRP), a major fast food platform that lists the Burger King franchise in four European markets and French tacos chain O’Tacos among its brands. The strategic investment will accelerate the roll-out of Novish’s line of plant-based fish products across QSRP subsidiaries NORDSEE, a European […]

Oatly Could IPO This Year As Oat Milk Sees Triple-Digit Sales Growth

3 Mins Read Oatly, one of the most famous plant-based milk brands on the market backed by the likes of Oprah and controversial investment firm Blackstone, could be launching an IPO this year. The move to go public would come at a time when oat milk sales have surged to become the second most popular in the fast-growing […]