KARANA jackfruit expands into retail in singapore, debuts at plantega in NYC

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Retail & E-Commerce

Jackfruit Expert KARANA Launches CPGs in Singapore, Debuts at Plantega in NYC

Plant-based meat company KARANA is expanding into retail in Singapore through a collaboration with the local pant-based grocer and CPG brand goodfoodpeople by SaladStop! From April, KARANA’s jackfruit meat will be available in gyozas, beef Wellington, and chorizo meatballs. The Singaporean company, intending to scale jackfruit as a climate super crop, is available at 40 locations across Singapore. Its plant-based meat features in dishes like Pad Ka Prao at Grain Traders, Pastrami at plant-based butcher Love Handle, and across the menu of all Kebabs Faktory locations. KARANA says it has replaced Impossible Meat as the plant-based option.  Dan Riegler, co-founder of KARANA, explains: “What’s key to this expansion is the fact that the crop will add value, income, and mitigate climate risk for farmers and communities …


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Investments & Finance

Real Tech Holdings Joins KARANA’s Seed Extension Round to Support Market Expansion

Japanese venture firm Real Tech Holdings has completed an investment in Singapore-headquartered whole-food plant-based meat brand KARANA. The Real Tech investment is the latest tranche in KARANA’s seed extension round and aims to support the company’s market expansion. Real Tech Holdings has invested in KARANA through its Global Fund, the principal goal of which is to build an ecosystem to support deep tech startups in South East Asia. In July 2020, KARANA announced the closing of a US$1.7 million seed round for its plant-based pork products made from organic jackfruit. The funding raised in the seed extension round is intended to support the growth of the company’s team and its commercial expansion. Market expansion In March, KARANA announced a partnership with restaurant locations in San …


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Food & Beverage

KARANA Jackfruit Makes US Debut at Multiple San Francisco Restaurants

KARANA, a Singapore-based food tech startup, announces it has partnered with several San Francisco restaurants to serve its realistic jackfruit meat. The event is the first time Karana’s product will be available on American menus, marking its official debut on the US market.  Three acclaimed restaurants – Empress, Wildseed and Base Camp – will feature KARANA’s plant-based meat in signature dumplings, as a specialty pizza topping and more, with Wildseed adding it to the menu as its current vegan pizza sausage as a replacement to the Beyond Meat sausage. For the US launch, the company will sell its jackfruit dumplings and minced meat to chefs and food service in the Bay Area, followed by the Greater Los Angeles region.   “Our original goal was always to …



Company News

Singapore’s Karana is Poised to “Take a Share of the Market From the Meat Sector” With Jackfruit-Based Pork Products

Karana, a whole plant-based meat company based in Singapore, is weeks away from launching its whole plant pork alternative made from the popular Asian ingredient jackfruit. The company states that with its launch, “Karana is re-imagining Asian Food”, starting with its shredded and minced plant meat for foodservice outlets.