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Top Stories of the Vegan Business World

Interview with Claire Smith on Beyond Impact Vegan Diversity Rolling Fund

Interview with Claire Smith on Beyond Impact Vegan Diversity Rolling Fund
Pioneering investor in vegan, cruelty-free and animal-replacing products and services Beyond Impact (part of the larger Beyond Investing vegan investment platform) is making its expertise in the selection of high potential and impactful companies available to a wider audience of investors with the launch of its Vegan Diversity Fund, available on the Angellist platform as a Rolling Fund with first …

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Heura Secures $16M to Accelerate Protein Transition: "Our Mission is Clear and Now We Have the Fuel to Get There Faster"

Heura Secures $16M to Accelerate Protein Transition: "Our Mission is Clear and Now We Have the Fuel to Get There Faster"
Spanish plant-based meat brand Heura, announces a €16M investment round led by Impact Fooding. Founded in 2017 by Marc Coloma and Bernat Añaños, the investment round aims to accelerate the protein transition by removing animals from the food system. The food activist brand is backed by mission-driven investors including Impact Fooding, Unovis, Lever VC, Capital V and Green Monday. Earlier …

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Study Reveals Consumers Want Animal-Free Cheese & Alt Dairy is Set to Immediately Disrupt $240Bn Cheese Market

Formo Cheese
Despite precision-fermentation-made animal-free cheese not yet hitting the mass market, the first-ever large-scale study of consumer acceptance for animal-free cheese has revealed that such products will immediately challenge conventional dairy in the $240 billion cheese market. The response was overwhelmingly favourable for precision fermentation-made animal-free dairy, with 71% of respondents willing to buy and 79% willing to try. Precision-fermentation company …

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Investment Opportunity: Ethical Marketplace 'Shop Like You Give a Damn' Opens Pre Series A Round

Founders Kim, Stephan, Alex - Shop Like You Give a Damn
Shop Like You Give a Damn, claiming to be Europe’s largest online department store for vegan, fair & sustainable fashion, cosmetics and homeware, is now seeking investment in a Pre-series A funding round as it plans expansion into the EU and UK and aims to build a local seller base in the USA. "We love to work with investors who …

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Nike Reveals Happy Pineapple Collection Made from Piñatex Pineapple Leather

Nike Piñatex
Nike has unveiled its latest range of sustainable footwear with its Happy Pineapple Collection. Featuring seven new editions, the range is made with the latest generation Piñatex, a sustainable plant-based alternative to leather made using pineapple leaves. “Design is a connecting tool between people, economics and the environment" The collection comprises seven sneaker editions across five styles; the Free Run …

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The Ministry of Mylk Wants You! Alt Dairy Brands Urged to Mirror Big Dairy Tactics

Cow Ministry of Mylk
With the industry reflecting on Oatly’s recent $2.12 billion IPO, a new global marketing community for alt dairy has launched with a rallying cry for companies to come together and emulate the techniques of big dairy. Known as the Ministry of Mylk, the new marketing community is on a mission to help grow alt-dairy products and brands. "For years, national …

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FACES 2021: Free Online Animal Conference to Headline Moby & Premiere Joaquin Phoenix Documentary

FACES 2021: Free Online Animal Conference to Headline Moby & Premiere Joaquin Phoenix Documentary
The online Farmed Animal Conference E-Summit will take place this August 2-8 and will feature vegan musician Moby hosting an intimate talk on his 30 plus years of veganism and activism. The event will also premiere the documentary GUNDA, exec produced by Joaquin Phoenix, as well as panels and talks from industry heavyweights including Philip Wollen and Miyoko Schinner. "These …

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Canada’s Komo Foods Launches Taco Filling as Plant-Based Frozen and Ready Meal Categories Soar

Komo Plant Based Foods
Vancouver producer Komo Plant-Based Foods Inc. has announced the launch of its BBQ Mushroom Lentil Taco Filling. The emerging plant-based food company develops and manufactures a variety of plant-based frozen and ready meals, with the latest launch part of its Meal Helpers line expansion.  "Plant-forward diets are more prevalent than ever before; consumers are cooking at home more often and …

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Introducing New Vegan Cheddar Sticks Crafted from Plant Milk by Miyoko’s Creamery

Miyoko with cheese
The Queen of Vegan Cheese Debuts New Product Offering for the Whole Family PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Miyoko’s Creamery introduces another exciting and family-friendly creation – Vegan Cheddar Sticks. The cheese sticks are available in single-serve pre-packaged portions, crafted from a unique plant milk recipe with oats and legumes. Like Miyoko’s full portfolio, this new product is developed with integrity; and …

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