PawCo raises funding for plant-based dog food

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PawCo Foods Raises $2M for Plant-Based Dog Food Made With AI Technology

PawCo Foods, the plant-based dog food brand founded by former Impossible Foods scientist Dr. Mahsa Vazin, has raised $2 million in seed funding. The round was led by Elevate Ventures, with participation from angel investors such as Dropbox co-founder Arash Ferdowsi. The company will use some of the funding to open a second production facility in the Midwest, adding to its existing Californian facility. The remainder will be invested in growth, R&D, new recipes, and marketing. PawCo claims to be the first plant-based dog food brand using AI technology to improve the nutrition and palatability of its products. The company has developed GreenMeat, a fresh plant-based meat for dogs which is used in all its recipes. As reported by Axios, PawCo plans to start raising …

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Ex Impossible Foods’ PawCo Foods Launches “Very First” Fresh Shelf-Stable Plant-Based Dog Food

PawCo Foods, founded by former Impossible Foods employee Dr. Mahsa Vazin, recently launched two new plant-based dog food products based on GreenMeat™, which it describes as the first fully plant-based meat tailored specifically for pet food. Developed using AI for nutrition optimization and palatability improvement, the two new lines are InstaBites and LuxBites. PawCo claims that InstaBites is the very first fresh shelf-stable plant-based dog food, while LuxBites is a premium fresh dog food formulated with powerful postbiotics and fermented protein to enhance gut health, boost immunity, and ensure optimal nutrient absorption. A recent market report found that the global vegan dog food market will see rapid growth, increasing from $12.27 billion in 2021 to $31.48 billion by 2029 at a CAGR of 12.5%. “Our …

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