Vegano meal kit

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Canada’s First Vegan Meal Kit Service Vegano Secures $4.2M in Series A, Plans to Go Public

Vegano, Canada’s first 100% plant-based meal-kit delivery service, announces it has closed a $4.2 million Series A round, more than doubling its original target of $2 million, bringing its total funding to $6 million and its post-money valuation to $14 million. Founder Conor Power says there are plans for the company to become publicly listed later in 2021, at which point there will be a further fundraise.

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VMG Partners: $850 Million Target For VMG Growth Fund V Reached in Just 3 Months

VMG Partners – a private equity firm based in San Francisco behind a large portfolio which includes Daily Harvest, Vega, Pretzel Crisps® and other vegan snacks – announced yesterday the closing of VMG Partners V, L.P. (“VMG Growth Fund V”) at its target and hard cap of $850 million. With the closing of VMG Growth Fund V, VMG’s assets under management increase to around $2.6 billion.   

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Mark Cuban Vegan Investments Everything Legendary & Mrs Goldfarb’s Unreal Deli Are On Fire Right Now

Business pitching show Shark Tank has produced another vegan business success story, as billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban invests in new plant-based meat brand Everything Legendary. We also hear from his previous investment, Mrs Goldfarb’s Unreal Deli, with news that its plantbased fine meats, including the famous vegan corned beef, are now available in retail and foodservice across the US, including Veggie Grill.

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Green Butcher: Indonesia’s First Plant-Based Meat Producer Finalises Seed Round Investment  

Leading alternative protein venture capital firm Unovis Asset Management has announced the closing of its investment in Indonesia-based startup, Green Butcher. Located in Jakarta, the company claims to be the first plant-based meat producer in the Southeast Asian country, developing chicken and beef alternatives using natural, whole-food ingredients. 

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Plant Power Fast Food, the Vegan McDonalds of California, Joins Eat Beyond Porfolio

Canada’s Eat Beyond Global Holdings Inc announced this week an investment in Plant Power Restaurant Group, operating as Plant Power Fast Food. The San Diego based QSR chain has been going from strength to strength over the past two years, enjoying increasing demand for its range of burgers, fries, ‘chicken’ tenders, wraps, salads, juices, raw items, and kids menu, all in biodegradable packaging.

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3D Printed Vegan Steaks Redefine Meat

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Redefine Meat Raises $29M For Commercial Launch of its 3D Printed Alt Meat

Israel’s Redefine Meat today announces the completion of a $29 million USD to expand its alt meat portfolio and support its commercial launch and the large-scale production facility for its industrial 3D Alt-Meat printers, both set for later this year. The company’s patented technology produces sustainable plant-based meat products which reportedly offer a taste and mouthfeel indistinguishable from animal meat.

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