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New Brand ‘Monkeys By The Sea’ Secures Six Figure Investment to Disrupt Global Seafood Industry

Netherlands based startup Monkeys by the Sea has raised its first $500,000 to create a new global plant-based seafood brand, stating: “We believe the world is ready for tasty alternatives to seafood. We love our oceans and we believe we can turn our diets into a force for good to protect Mother Ocean.” The round was led by vegan investor Willem Blom founder of Plantbase VC with participation from seafood veteran Roger Belton, impact investor Liet van Beuningen, vegetable processor Coroos and a group of informals from various countries and industries. Co-founder Thijs Wullems, along with a team of experienced food and retail experts, aims to disrupt the $200 billion global seafood industry with Monkeys by the Sea. He states he is “delighted to announce …


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Vegan Business Solidarity: Ten Plant-Based Leaders Reveal Their Favourite Vegan Companies

In these uncertain times when many businesses are suffering hardship or even facing closure, we at vegconomist reached out to plantbased leaders across the globe and asked them to nominate their most-loved vegan business, which they feel is deserving of love and support from the vegan community right now.


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Vegan Investments – Interview with Willem Blom

Companies and investors have long used so-called “green investments” to invest in renewable energy and clean environmental solutions. Now, some investors are going one step further and specialising – for ethical or economic reasons – in the rapidly growing vegan sector. Willem Blom – entrepreneur & investor – only makes vegan investments with his capital. In this interview, he talks more about this new type of investment.