Chris Kerr of Unovis Asset Managers / New Crop Capital joins Elysabeth Alfano on The Plantbased Business Hour. Chris has invested behind all the biggies including Beyond Meat, Miyoko’s, Alpha Foods, Kite Hill, Purple Carrot. Now, he lets us in on a secret: what’s NEXT!
Breaking news: New Crop Capital has invested in Foods for Tomorrow, producer of plantbased chicken Heura as well as other products including the Heura Burger. The Barcelona startup recently announced to vegconomist that it is the fastest-growing European startup in the plant-based meat industry with a 450% growth in the last year.
Even more news from China this week: VC firm New Crop Capital, an early investor of Beyond Meat, together with its Chinese investment partner Dao Foods, launch a new incubator project for plant-based startups and entrepreneurs. The incubator is already open for applications, as reported by Green Queen this morning.
It was announced yesterday that China-focused impact investor Dao Foods International, in partnership with New Crop Capital, an early investor of Beyond Meat and over 30 other alternative protein ventures around the world, has invested in Starfield Food and Science Technology Limited. This marks NCC’s first investment in China.
The private venture fund New Crop Capital (NCC) has recently announced a collaboration with Dao Foods International Inc. of China. Dao Foods will act as financial advisor to NCC for acquisition and investment in the Chinese market. New Crop Capital invests exclusively in companies whose products or services replace conventional animal-based foods.
Laboratory-grown meat is no longer just the dream of some animal lovers and vegans, but is now becoming a reality. Laboratory meat, also known as “clean meat”, is hoped to be a solution to many production problems in the meat industry. The production of synthetic meat is a response to people’s increasing awareness of sustainability.