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 fintech platform Vevolution made its debut to support plant-based innovators and connect them to like-minded investors.
Vevolution was created back in 2016 as an events and media company to support plant-based innovators and in July of last year, Clarkson and Nadel had announced plans to launch a plant-based platform for investors and startups. “In light of Covid-19, we’ve been assessing how we can continue to play a pivotal role in the growth of the plant-based economy and accelerating positive change around the world. This platform will enable startups to meet great investors and those investors will have a high-performance tool to manage the process of investing in exciting startups.”
Since last October, the platform is been operating in beta phase – as of today, there are over 290 live deals available for interested investors. Some of the investors that are already part of the platform include some of the most active alternative protein funders in the space such as Blue Horizon Corporation, Veg Capital, and New Crop Capital/Unovis. Vevolution is currently welcome new investor members every week.
Vevolution wants to provide all startups an equal opportunity to present their ideas and have conversations with investors that are looking to spend their money on plant-based and cell-based startups. With inclusivity at its core, the platform is free for startups to post their private fundraising rounds, with a mission to support them and their work.
Clarkson and Nadel want all plant based startups to have a platform to share their work and receive support. “The new Vevolution platform levels the playing field and gives all startups in the plant-based and cell-based space the opportunity to speak to impact driven investors wanting to back great founders and the companies that are changing the world. We believe in the power of entrepreneurs to transform the world, this technology is bringing people together in a democratic way that enables the best startups to shine and find their ideal partners.”
The new Vevolution platform levels the playing field and gives all startups in the plant-based and cell-based space the opportunity to speak to impact driven investors wanting to back great founders and the companies that are changing the world. We believe in the power of entrepreneurs to transform the world, this technology is bringing people together in a democratic way that enables the best startups to shine and find their ideal partnersJudy Nadel and Damien Clarkson, founders of Vevolution
Deursen added that this is an excellent time for a vegan fintech startup to emerge. “It is also a good time to build high-performance technology to accelerate the important work that startups and investors are doing to transform the economy. For me to be back in the tech-world where I originally started out is really exciting, it is merging my passion for veganism with building technology platforms to change the world.”
In January this year, Clarkson and Nadel successfully closed a pre-seed investment round for their plant-based pet food brand, The Pack, receiving support from high profile celebrities like the international footballer Chris Smalling and UK’s famous vegan celebrity chef duo Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, also known as BOSH!, among others.
Aside from Vevolution, ProVeg International and Veg Capital recently partnered together to invest in food techs that are creating alternative proteins and sustainable food solutions. With a past investment in two ProVeg Incubator alumni firms, the duo will also invest in plant-based desserts startup Zveetz.
Interested investors and startups can sign up on the Vevolution website.
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