Slutty Vegan Founder Pinky Cole

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Gastronomy & Food Service

Slutty Vegan Founder Pinky Cole Closes $25M in Series A Funding to Open 20 New Locations

Pinky Cole, the CEO and founder of beloved vegan burger chain Slutty Vegan, reveals she raised $25M in Series A funding from investors that included restaurateur Danny Meyer, says Forbes. Reportedly valued at $100M, Slutty Vegan will use the investment to open about 20 new locations over the next two years.  Growing the empire Cole, who says she aims to “build a billion-dollar brand”, says the funds will also go toward hiring a chief executive officer and chief marketing officer to oversee the company’s growth. The investment is the latest win for Cole’s fast-growing business empire, which includes an upcoming cookbook and Slutty Vegan-themed CBD gummies. In April, the brand introduced “Side Dips”, a line of plant-based dips in Vegan Hot-Lanta Chik’n and Spinach Artichoke …


Matias Muchnick eating NotBurger

Matias Muchnick eating NotBurger © NotCo


NotCo: “Five Years Ago We Set Out On This Journey & Have Since Become the Fastest-Growing Food Tech Brand in Latin America”

Awarded the number one Latin American spot on Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2021, NotCo is undoubtedly one of the coolest and most exciting startups in the plant-based world right now. Not least for the fact that it is set to become the first Chilean Unicorn company in its upcoming IPO. This foodtech disruptor is taking the market by storm with its innovations and piquing the interest of high profile global  investors including Jeff Bezos and Danny Meyer. The Chilean startup is using its patented artificial intelligence to revolutionize plant-based food production and is already distributed in markets across the Americas including a new base in New York. “The possibilities are endless. We are excited to see where it will …


NotCo Matias Muchnick & Danny Meyer Cropped

NotCo Matias Muchnick & Danny Meyer, image supplied

Investments & Finance

NotCo Announces Danny Meyer Investment as it Prepares for IPO With a View to Unicorn Status

Latin American phenomenon NotCo today announces an investment from Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI), where Shake Shack founder and QSR trailblazer, Danny Meyer, is a partner. The news comes amid the run-up to its planned IPO, aiming for unicorn status, with CEO Matias Muchnick stating, “It has to be for a valuation of $1 billion […] We won’t budge from there.” “The potential is so vast that we couldn’t pass up the opportunity” The investment will be strategic for the Chilean startup in boosting its ability to expand into the U.S. and NYC Foodservice market. Having launched its NotMilk™ in the U.S. nationwide at Whole Foods Market just a few months ago, the brand has already confirmed distribution in more than 3,000 stores in the first …