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Unovis Asset Management Closes Oversubscribed €146M Fund

Alt-protein-focused venture capital firm Unovis Asset Management has closed an oversubscribed €146 million ($166 million) second fund. Participants included Fuji Oil, Credit Suisse, and Invest-NL. Known simply as Fund II, the fund is over  times as large as Unovis’ previous $45 million fund New Crop Capital Trust. Some of the companies this capital was deployed to, such as Beyond Meat and Oatly, are no longer part of Unovis’ portfolio following their IPOs. So far, Unovis Asset Management has invested in 63 companies, with an average deal size of $14.95 million. With the new capital secured, the firm intends to expand its portfolio of alt-protein companies and support R&D between portfolio brands. “Humanity needs a revolutionary approach” Unovis Chief Investment Officer Chris Kerr commented in a …


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Company News

Good Catch Co-Founders Chad Sarno and Chris Kerr Selected as UBS Global Visionaries

Good Catch Co-Founders Chris Kerr and Chad Sarno have been selected as UBS Global Visionaries. The vaunted list includes entrepreneurs and innovators who endeavor to solve one or more major environmental or social challenges chosen by the UN. Kerr and Sarno received the honor for their bold work creating sustainable alternatives to seafood, which will provide them new speaking opportunities, and connections and support from UBS’ global network of business experts. Bringing plant-based seafood to new heights Under Kerr and Sarno’s leadership, Good Catch has brought plant-based seafood to new heights while achieving astonishing rates of growth in just under five years.This April the company secured $26.35 million in a B-2 bridge funding round to propel its plant-based seafood to the forefront of the industry, and …


Plantbased Business Hour

What’s The Next Big Move for Plant-based Foods? Investor Chris Kerr of New Crop Capital is on The Plantbased Business Hour

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!