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Founder Nick Cooney says Asian family offices provided 70% of the $23m already raised towards a $50m target, as Asian governments introduce incentives to support investment into the alternative protein space.
Plant-based burger
Big Idea Ventures' portfolio companies have also fared well on the fundraising trail, as the firm plots a successor $250m vehicle to its debut $50m fund.
Rural road
The Canadian pension fund has launched a new strategy to access the budding landscape of agtech companies emerging across the value chain.
Black solider fly
Insectta has developed technology that can extract chitosan from insect waste, an antimicrobial ingredient used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
Burned trees on a background of dark sky
The practice of voluntarily conducting and disclosing climate-related financial risk analysis is in its early days, but awareness and engagement are gathering pace.
Cattle
Coller FAIRR’s climate risk tool for the animal meat industry predicts alternative proteins ‘will command at least 16% of the total meat market by 2050, potentially rising up to 62%.’
BlueNalu cell-based yellowtail
BlueNalu CEO Lou Cooperhouse expects to see a boom in cellular agriculture investment as soon as FDA regulation is established, which he expects to be put in place in 2021.
Various Legumes
Equinom founder and CEO Gil Shalev says the firm’s naturally-bred yellow peas will have as much as 50% protein content.
Beyond Meat's Beyond Burger
AgFunder founding partner Rob Leclerc says his firm’s dedicated alternative protein fund has attracted incumbents from the meat and dairy space who see the fledgling market as ‘a hedge’.
The 2019 Agri Investor Forum in Chicago was marked by a clear sense of momentum even if an overall direction for the market seemed harder to discern.
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