Both companies are part of a hot “alternative protein” market promising to deliver more sustainable, cruelty-free proteins to feed a growing planet.
- Solving malnutrition will require a significant capital infusion in a more local, more sustainable, global food system able to deliver more affordable healthy food. That’s a big opportunity for impact investors.
The Oakland-based early stage venture capital firm is expanding into new impact tech and scientific domains, including artificial intelligence, data science and life sciences.
- The Vancouver-based company's Series B was led by two ag-focused funders: new investor Ospraie Ag Science and returning investor Seed2Growth (“S2G”) Ventures.
- DBL's Nancy Pfund said in a statement that the firm was backing Bellwether to “accelerate the reduction of coffee's carbon footprint and drive positive social impact across the supply chain.”
- An update to the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index shows that two-thirds of 60 publicly-listed meat and dairy producers are at “high risk” on most factors tracked by the index, including greenhouse gases, deforestation and water use.
- The swell of plant-based food and consumer products means consumers need to find and share information about them more easily.