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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 […]

Nemi Holisticks Makes Sustainable Vegan Snacks Using Climate-Resilient Cactus

3 Mins Read We all love snacks, but knowing that your daily grazing isn’t damaging the planet makes snacking that much more satisfying. It’s the carbon-friendly snacking trend that many food businesses are now hopping on, but one startup is standing out from the crowd with an unusual ingredient: cactus. Based in Chicago, Nemi Holisticks uses drought-resistant nopal […]

Q&A w/ Grounded Foods, The Vegan Dairy Startup That Makes Cheese From Hempseeds & Ugly Cauliflower

4 Mins Read Los Angeles-based vegan startup Grounded Foods began making its plant-based cheeses out of non-GMO hemp seeds and “ugly” cauliflowers last year. Now, the food tech is set to add three more products to its cheese offerings and is racing against coronavirus-related delays to bring its cruelty-free, food waste-fighting and vegan-friendly cheeses to consumers.  What makes […]

VEAT: Swedish Plant-Based Vending Machine Maker Bags US$590K For Europe Launch

3 Mins Read Swedish startup VEAT has announced the closing of its €500,000 (US$591,000) pre-seed funding round, which will support the launch of its plant-based vending machines across its home city in Stockholm. On a mission to make sustainable plant-based foods more accessible with its vending machine solution that represents a particularly relevant alternative amid coronavirus restrictions on […]

Plant-Based Review App abillionveg Announces US$3 Million Pre-Series A Round & Partnership With Impossible Foods

2 Mins Read Singapore based plant-based review and discovery app abillionveg has closed a pre-Series A funding round totalling US$3 million with injections by Hong Kong’s Nan Fung Group, CloudKitchens and York Capital. In addition, Twitter’s head of Asia-Pacific, Maya Hari, has joined as an investor and advisor to the company. The startup also announced new partnerships with […]

Beyond Meat Launches Direct-To-Consumer E-Commerce Platform In U.S.

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat has just launched its first direct-to-consumer platform to allow shoppers in the U.S. to order its plant-based meat products online and get it delivered to their doorstep. The El Segundo, California-based food tech says that its e-commerce site will enable “unparalleled access” to a vast range of its products, from newly launched bulk […]

Brazil: Beyond Meat Launches In World’s 3rd Largest Beef Consumer Market

2 Mins Read Beyond Meat, one of the most recognisable plant-based meat brands in the world, has just launched in Brazil, the world’s third largest consumer and second biggest producer of beef. The news comes after the food tech entered the mainland Chinese retail market as a part of its aggressive international expansion strategy.  The El Segundo, California-based […]

Grounded Foods Secures US$1.74M Seed Funding For Fermented Vegan Cheese

3 Mins Read Los Angeles-based vegan cheese maker Grounded Foods has recently announced that it has closed a US$1.74 million seed funding round led by alternative protein venture capital Stray Dog Capital. The startup says it will be using the capital to scale-up production and distribution of its fermented cauliflower and hemp seed plant-based cheeses.  Announced on Monday […]

Food Industry Giants Seeking To Work With Food Tech Startups In China

3 Mins Read Chinese food tech venture capital firm Bits x Bites has launched a new platform that will link up food industry giants with emerging startups working on future food solutions for the Chinese market. Dubbed the China Food Tech Hub, the platform will welcome big names such as Coca-Cola, General Mills and Danone, all of whom […]

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.  […]

Better Nature: Foodtech Startup On A Mission To Make Indonesian Tempeh Mainstream

3 Mins Read Foodtech startup Better Nature is on a mission to revolutionise tempeh, the high-protein traditional Indonesian fermented soybean product which is a staple of the country’s daily diet. The company’s founding team, which includes a Hong Konger and an Indonesian, are passionate about providing tempeh products to the world in the hopes of making the global […]

Plant-Based Review App abillionveg Announces US$2 Million Seed Funding Round

2 Mins Read Singapore-based review app abillionveg announced a seed funding round of US$2 million in funding, which is globally, the largest seed fund round for a plant-based startup in 2019. This follows other record-breaking funding news in the plant-based world earlier this year, including Beyond Meat’s IPO and Impossible Foods’ US$300 million Series E round.  Securing the […]