Plant based

Leader in organic gardening Back To The Roots raises new round of funding to fuel rapid expansion into the seed packet category

Current investors S2G Ventures, Acre Venture Partners, John Foraker, and Fund Good Jobs led the round,  alongside new investor Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, a prominent sustainable food and ag investor Back to the Roots, the nation’s fastest growing organic gardening company based in Oakland, California, has closed a new round of financing to fuel the …

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Bond Pet Foods develops the world’s first animal-free chicken protein for dog and cat nutrition

Bond has also closed a bridge round of funding to accelerate its work, with follow-on from seed investors Lever VC and KBW Ventures, and new funds Stage 1 and Trellis Road participating Bond Pet Foods, Inc. (Bond), the US-based company working with biotechnology to make animal-free and protein-rich pet food, today announced the creation of …

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US-based CellAg industry leaders create new lobby group

Image credit: Alliance for Meat, Poultry and Seafood Innovation Five leading cellular agriculture companies working across meats and fish development have joined forces to create a new lobby group that will represent their interests in Washington, DC. Announced on August 29, 2019, The Alliance for Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Innovation, will also spearhead public awareness …

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Plant-based investing takes center stage at sf citi’s Future of Food

Images: sf citi, Daniel Bahmani and Hannah Kaminsky Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed discusses food tech and venture capital at the San Francisco event Celebrating the recent surge of innovation in plant-based food technology, sf.citi partnered with Facebook and WeWork to host The Future of Food 2.0: Plant-Based Investing. The event included a Meatless Marketplace, showcasing plant-based …

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The Future of Food 2.0: sf.citi announces event targeting plant-based investments

Building on the immensely successful pilot of its talking series addressing the future of food, sf.citi will be staging a follow up event on July 10, 2019. Partners of the 2018 event, staged under the Global Climate Action Summit banner, included WeWork, Facebook, and some of the Silicon Valley’s biggest food tech companies. The Future of …

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Beyond Meat becomes first ever plant-based food company to list on Nasdaq

Lead image source: Official Twitter account of Nasdaq Beyond Meat (BYND:NYSE), the maker of the Beyond Burger, became the first ever plant-based food company to go public on the Nasdaq, pricing its IPO at US$25 per share. On May 2, CNBC reported that Beyond Meat surged 163 percent calling it “the best IPO so far …

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Beyond Meat teams up with Carl’s Jr. to launch the Beyond Famous Star burger

Beyond Meat announced the launch of the Beyond Famous Star burger at Carl’s Jr., the company’s biggest US-based restaurant partnership to date. Announced on January 2, 2019, the Beyond Famous Star is a plant-based take on the fast food chain’s most touted product, the Famous Star, its signature burger. According to a news post by …

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Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills launches Folia, a plant-based menu

Developed in partnership with KBW Ventures founded by HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, Folia’s culinary selection includes 10 wholesome, plant-based items including starters, entrées, and desserts The Plant-Based Menu will be available at the poolside Cabana Restaurant and in the Hotels’ new Wellness Rooms starting July 20, 2018 This summer, Four Seasons Hotel …

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