Plant-based meat brand Z-Rou Meat signs distribution deal with IS Seafood

CHINA – Z-Rou Meat, a Shanghai-based plant-based meat start-up has formed a strategic cooperation with IS Seafood, a B2B seafood supplier, aimed at reinforcing its market efforts on sales and distribution. Z-Rou Meat was founded […]

Califia Farms closes landmark US$225m series D financing round

USA – Califia Farms, a Los Angeles-based plant-based food and beverage company has closed its Series D financing raising US$225 million in capital led by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).  The funding, which counts as […]

Beyond Meat and Roquette sign a multi-year pea protein supply agreement

USA – Beyond Meat has announced a multi-year pea protein supply agreement with Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients and a pioneer of plant proteins. The supply agreement builds on a previous partnership between […]

Raisio invests US$50m in plant-based value added products facility

FINLAND – Raisio Group is investing approximately €45 million (about US$50 million) in building a production facility to manufacture plant-based value added products. The facility is scheduled to be completed in 2021 and will complement […]

Plant-Based beverage brand OWYN secures funding to accelerate growth

USA – OWYN (Only What You Need), a plant-based protein beverage and functional nutrition brand has secured a growth investment led by PowerPlant Ventures to accelerate growth of the brand in the US. PowerPlant, which […]

Impossible Foods expands its plant-based offering with new meat free pork and sausage

USA – The Silicon Valley-based foodtech start-up, Impossible foods is introducing plant based Impossible Pork and Impossible Sausage, its first all-new products since the launch of Impossible Burger in 2016. According to the start-up, Impossible […]

Plant-based ingredients maker Nutriati raises US$12.7m in funding

USA – American plant-based ingredient maker, Nutriati has raised US$12.7 million in a Series C Funding round to support research and development, increase production capacity and expand its footprint. The funding round was led by […]

Australian plant-based meat startup v2food raises US$35m in Series A round

AUSTRALIA – Australia’s plant-based meat startup, v2food has raised US$35 million in Series A funding round led by Main Sequence Ventures and Hong Kong business magnate Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures. Sequoia Capital China and Fairfax […]

Nestlé to partner with Corbion to develop ingredients for plant-based products

NETHERLANDS – Nestlé has entered into a partnership with Dutch ingredients supplier, Corbion to develop the next generation of microalgae-based ingredients that will be utilized in plant-based products. Through the partnership, the companies will collaborate […]