Bezos Earth Fund to establish Centers for Sustainable Protein

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Sustainability / Environment

Bezos Earth Fund Commits $60M to Establish Centers for Sustainable Protein

The Bezos Earth Fund, launched in 2020 by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has pledged $60 million to establish several Bezos Centers for Sustainable Protein. The Centers will address technological challenges facing the alternative protein industry, with the aim of reducing costs, increasing nutritional benefits, and improving quality. The latter may involve enhancing flavor and texture through cell biology and engineering innovations, according to a media alert from the organization. The announcement was made at Aspen Ideas: Climate by Lauren Sánchez, Vice Chair of the Bezos Earth Fund and Jeff Bezos’ fiancée. She said technological innovations would be necessary to find solutions for climate change. The investment is part of the Bezos Earth Fund’s $1 billion commitment to improving the sustainability of the food system, which …


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 appeals lawsuit against its trademark NotMilk

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Investments & Finance

NotCo Aiming to Reach a Billion in Upcoming IPO as First Unicorn Company in Chile

Fast-growing Chilean brand NotCo SpA., the leading food-tech company in Latin America backed by key investors such as Jeff Bezos, is preparing for a fresh funding round this year where it predicts a fourfold increase in sales for 2021 and states it will aim for unicorn status. “It has to be for a valuation of $1 billion,” CEO Matias Muchnick said to Bloomberg. “We won’t budge from there.”