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Investment director Angela Du says covid-19 added urgency to the need to build supply chains for alternative proteins and cultured meat.
Chief investment officer says following covid-19, increased attention to preventative food investments aimed at deflating healthcare costs will create opportunities for LPs.
Founder Josh Tetrick says becoming a public company ‘makes sense’ for Eat Just as it seeks to change global food value chains and attracts sovereign wealth funds.
Innovative approaches to ag have secured backing from state-linked investors in a region where food security is high on the political agenda, as is local power politics.
Director of sovereign wealth research Javier Capape Aguilar says agriculture will be among key sectors in the near term for state-backed investors.
The greenhouse grower went public via a SPAC in February and sees an opportunity to capitalize on the widespread demand for ‘high-tech growth investment,’ says president David Lee.
Steak Tzar Tzar aims to break into the protein powder industry in the US as well as emerging markets that eat whole insects in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
MycoTechnology is raising $5m to $10m to develop its technology platform aimed at enhancing food flavours naturally and improving nutritional value. Major food companies are also considering making bids to acquire the company outright.
Hampton Creek has raised $90m in a round led by Li Ka-shing's Horizon Ventures and Silicon Valley VC firm Khosla Ventures.
Sample6, a Massachusetts-based food diagnostics firm, has raised $2.5m from its founder to add to an existing $11m Series B round.
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