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Bezos-Backed NotCo Receives Backing From Shake Shack Founder Danny Meyer’s Fund

3 Mins Read AI-driven alternative protein startup NotCo has received funding from Enlightened Hospitality Investments(EHI), the growth equity fund that includes U.S. burger restaurant Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer, and they will use the capital will be used to ramp up its expansion efforts across the the U.S. foodservice market as well as operations in other countries. Backed by big names […]

Planted: Gullspång Re:food Invests In Swiss Pea, Oats & Upcycled Sunflowers Plant-Based Meat Company

3 Mins Read After recently closing its CHF 17 million (approx. US$18.1 million) Series A funding, in the latest announcement plant-based meat startup Planted has received an investment from food-tech investor Gullspång Re:food. Zürich-based Planted recently closed it Series A funding round with support from Blue Horizon Ventures and consumer-focused investment arm of German conglomerate Vorwerk Ventures. Family-owned Gullspång Invest […]

Tesco-Owned Wicked Kitchen Unveils New Vegan Ready Meals With Beyond Meat

3 Mins Read British plant-based food brand Wicked Kitchen has partnered with Californian plant-based meat pioneer Beyond Meat to expand its existing product portfolio with a new vegan ready and frozen meals range across Tesco stores in the United Kingdom. Through its nationwide partnership with U.K.’s biggest retailer Tesco, Wicked Kitchen has now expanded its range by joining […]

Canadian Dairy Giant Saputo Acquires Vegan ‘Sheese’ Brand Owner Bute Island Foods

3 Mins Read Montreal-headquartered dairy company Saputo has acquired Bute Island Foods, the Scottish firm behind the legacy vegan cheese brand Sheese. As the plant-based trend continues to gain momentum, Saputo says it remains committed to “expand our footprint in the dairy alternatives space to meet the changing demands of our customers”.  Saputo announced on Tuesday (May 25) […]

No Meat Today: Netherlands-Based Van Loon Group Launches New Alt Meat Brand

2 Mins Read Dutch traditional meat products manufacturer Van Loon Group will replace its 2019 brand The Blue Butcher with a new meat substitute brand called No Meat Today. Netherlands-based Van Loon Group, which consists of Van Loon Vlees, Brandenburg, Van de Raa and Meat Friends, has announced the launch of a new meat alternative protein brand called […]

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 […]

Carbon Footprint Of Seitan Is 130 Times Lower Than Beef, Claims New Industry Research

3 Mins Read According to new research conducted by carbon footprint analysts Thrust Carbon, compared to traditional meats and dairy products like beef, lamb, cheese and chicken, wheat gluten, also known as seitan and developed using gluten, the main protein of wheat, has a comparatively lower carbon footprint. Released by the U.K.-based LoveSeitan, which manufactures seitan-based products, the […]

Indian Plant-Based Milk Industry Dealt Blow After Petitions Against Dairy Giant Amul Dismissed

4 Mins Read Plant-based milk brands in India have been dealt a blow, after the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) struck down three petitions filed against the Indian dairy giant Amul. The complaints regarded an advertisement launched by Amul that claimed plant-based beverages “are not milk”.  The Indian plant-based milk sector has experienced a setback, after the […]

Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed Makes First Investment In France’s Vegan Industry

4 Mins Read KBW Ventures, founded by Saudi royal and chief executive officer Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, made its first investment in French startup Furahaa Group, which focuses on addressing France’s market needs for plant-based foods and alternative meat. U.A.E-based KBW Ventures recently invested in a Paris-based company for the first time. Furahaa Group, founded by entrepreneur Arthur […]

Adapting To Local Cuisine Key For Plant-Based Success In China, New Report Says

4 Mins Read There’s a huge opportunity to be made in China, the world’s most populous country, whose consumers are increasingly keen on healthier, safer and more sustainable alternative proteins. But for plant-based producers to succeed in the Chinese market and tap mainstream consumers, it will be critical to adapt their products to integrate with local tastes and […]

World-First: Akua Debuts Vegan Burger Made From Ocean-Farmed Regenerative Kelp

3 Mins Read Meat alternative brand Akua focuses on making plant-based foods from regenerative aquaculture and the young company has just unveiled the world’s first-ever burger made from kelp, a type of highly renewable algae that not only helps absorbs carbon but also prevents ocean acidification. N.Y.-based Akua launched its Kelp Burger that is plant-based and sustainably sourced […]

Pea Protein Milk Startup Vly Raises US$7.4M Series A To Drive Growth Across Europe

3 Mins Read Alternative dairy foodtech startup Vly, which creates milk from pea protein, has raised EUR€6.1M(approx. US$7.4M) in a Series A round led by Five Seasons Ventures. The capital raised will help the company scale its R&D and drive growth across the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and into new European markets, including the United Kingdom. […]

Singapore Food Tech Next Gen Brings TiNDLE Plant-Based Chicken To Hong Kong, Macau & Kuala Lumpur

4 Mins Read Singapore food tech Next Gen is bringing its plant-based chicken brand Tindle into new markets, launching in Hong Kong, Macau and Kuala Lumpur simultaneously next month. Partnering with distributor Classic Fine Foods, Tindle will make its way into restaurant menus across the three Asian cities as plant-based demand across the region continues to grow.  Next […]

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 […]

‘An Investment In The Future Of Food’: Plant-Based Chicken Maker Daring Closes US$40M Series B With Rapper Drake’s Backing

3 Mins Read Plant-based chicken startup Daring announced today that it has raised a US$40M Series B round involving the backing of Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and entrepreneur Drake. The company plans to use this capital to triple its internal team by the end of this year, as well as scale its retail and foodservice growth. […]