Alon Hochberg – Founder Billion Vegans

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Billion Vegans: “We Hope to be a Large and Dominant Player in the Ecommerce Arena”

Billion Vegans, the online vegan marketplace created by entrepreneurs Amir Lavi and Alon Hochberg, has recently launched with the initial offering of 4,500 vegan products, and was billed as the Vegan Amazon at the time. Aiming to be a one-stop marketplace, Billion Vegans offers a wide range of certified vegan products from food, clothing, and cosmetics to toys and books.


The Upton's Naturals Founders

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Upton’s Naturals: “Introducing Innovative New Lines”

Upton’s Naturals, an independently owned natural foods company based in Chicago, have focused on creating meat alternatives with vegan values since 2006. They offer a range of plant-based protein goods including various flavours of jackfruit and seitan, as well as ready-made dishes such as Thai curry, macaroni cheese, noodle dishes, vegan bacon and a classic burger – all created with real, recognisable ingredients.


James McMaster – CEO at Huel

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Huel: “Vegan Supplements Meet the Demands of the Time”

When it comes to dietary supplements, many consumers think of vitamin pills or tasteless protein shakes for bodybuilders. But the start-up Huel proves that dietary supplements can also be balanced, fast-acting and, above all, healthy. The international team produces “healthy nutrition in powder form”, which is very much in line with current trends. This was reason enough for us to interview James McMaster about the concept and its advantages.


Jayce Reese

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Jacy Reese – Author of The End of Animal Farming

Jacy Reese

Jacy Reese is a writer, social scientist, and co-founder of the Sentience Institute. He has previously worked as a senior fellow at Sentience Politics, and as Chair of the board of directors for Animal Charity Evaluators. His work focuses on anti-speciesism, cellular agriculture, and on educating about factory farming. In 2017 Reece was recognized as one of Vice’s Humans of the Year.


Rich Kelleman – CEO Bond Pet Foods

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Bond Pet Foods: “Making Pet Food From Real Animal Protein, Without the Animal”

Bond Pets Food is creating slaughter-free meat proteins for cats and dogs, based on the belief that it isn’t necessary to harm one animal to feed another. With the contribution of biotechnology experts and board-certified veterinary nutritionists Bond will produce clean, antibiotic-free animal protein through fermentation, and mix with natural ingredients to create superior and sustainable food for pets.


Benjamina Bollag – CEO & Founder of Higher Steaks

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Higher Steaks: “Making the Commercial Manufacture of Cell-based Meat a Reality”

Higher Steaks is one of the new players on the rapidly growing clean meat market. Using state-of-the-art cell culture techniques, they create meat in a sustainable way, without killing any animals in the progress. Said to taste exactly the same as traditional meat, cell-based meat has the potential to use 99% less land, 96% less water, 45% less energy and has up to 96% less greenhouse gas emissions.


Olivia Fox Cabane

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Olivia Fox Cabane: “Passionate about Finding Alternative Proteins That Could Sustain Nine Billion People”

Olivia Fox Cabane is the former Director of Innovative Leadership for Stanford StartX, the current Chair of the International Alliance for Alternative Protein, and the bestselling author of ‘The Charisma Myth‘. In addition to being a keynote speaker and executive coach to the leadership of Fortune 500 companies such as Google, MGM and Deloitte, she lectures at Harvard, Yale, MIT and the United Nations.


Dr. Manon Sarah Littek

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Katjesgreenfood: “Our Goal is to Revolutionize the Global Food Market”

The world of business is subject to constant change. New, innovative ideas and products aimed at revolutionising the market are always coming along. Change is especially rapid in the plant-based sector, so it’s nice to have a partner with many years of experience and financial strength at your side. This is exactly what Katjesgreenfood – Europe’s first food impact investor – offers. In an interview with Dr. Manon Sarah Littek, we learned more about the concept, its focus and her assessment of the future of the vegan market.