A view of the display possibilities of the Proxy Foods' AI platform

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Investments & Finance

AI Recipe Formulation Platform “Proxy Foods” Raises $2.3M to Make Tasty & Nutritious Alternatives More Quickly

Washington-based Proxy Foods, a software developer for the F&B industry, has raised $2.3 million in a seed round for its AI platform that promises to solve the most complex challenges in food and recipe formulation more quickly: flavor, nutrition, and sustainability. The round was led by Ted Leonsis, Proxy Foods’ co-founder and renowned sports entrepreneur, and the co-founders of CAVA Group Inc., Ike Grigoropoulos, Ted Xenohristos, and Dimitri Moshovitis.  Investors Anthony Nader and Fredrick Schaufeld from SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Robert G. Hisaoka from RGH Capital, and industry veteran Richard Ware backed the AI recipe formulation platform in this round. With the new capital, Proxy Foods will expand its team to accelerate product development and innovation and address the evolving demand for tasty, nutritious, cruelty-free, and …


Plan(e)t Foods carbon-negative plant-based ice cream

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

Plan(e)t Foods Pitches Carbon-Negative Plant-Based Ice Cream on Dragons’ Den Greece

Plan(e)t Foods, a Greek company producing what is claimed to be the world’s first carbon-negative plant-based ice cream, has made an appearance on the business pitching TV show Dragons’ Den Greece. The pitch was so successful that the Dragons competed to invest in Plan(e)t Foods, with the company successfully gaining a funding deal. A clip of the show can be viewed on Plan(e)t Foods’ YouTube channel. “Having spontaneous (unsponsored) reviews of your product being aired on a prime time TV show = priceless,” said founder Greg Bograkos on LinkedIn. “We’re replacing old-fashioned dairy ice cream, taking one step at a time.” Plan(e)t Foods now plans to launch a range of four ice cream bars at major supermarket chains across Greece. The company previously gained listings …


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Investments & Acquisitions

Plan(e)t Foods Raises €400K For “World’s First” Vegan & Carbon Negative Ice Cream

Plan(e)t Foods, which claims firstly to be the first vegan startup ever launched in Greece, and secondly to have developed the world’s first vegan and carbon-negative ice cream, has raised €400K in its first funding round led by Greek angel investors.  Founded in 2021 by Greg Bograkos, Plan(e)t Foods’ portfolio is currently available in more than 500 outlets across Greece. “In under 18 months of operations, we are already distributing our plant-based – and indistinguishable from dairy – ice cream through all major supermarket chains in Greece, currently available in 500+ stores,” says Bograkos. The new funds will be used to increase the company’s domestic presence through expansion into the supermarket channel. “We are proud of our impressive unit economics and growth (on track for …


Who is Who international Awards

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Fashion, Design & Beauty

Princess Maja von Hohenzollern Awarded For Innovations in Vegan Home Décor

Princess Maja von Hohenzollern, an international home décor designer, has received the prestigious “Who is Who International Award-Women Leader” in the categories “Design” and “Animal Welfare” in Greece. Princess Maja is a member of the Royal Family Hohenzollern, which represented the former emperor in Germany. For the past 18 years, she has designed innovative collections under her licensed brand, which are on the market in over 60 countries. In her portfolio are furniture items, as well as bathroom fittings & accessories, home decoration, pet-, children- and lifestyle products. Previously, Princess Maja von Hohenzollern was honoured as the best designer in Asia with the “Asia Design Award Gold” in Shanghai/China and as “Designer of the year 2020” with the Powerhouse Global Award in the Uk. Who …


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Company News

Veganz Expands its Climate Smart Products Into Greek Market

German full-range vegan food retailer Veganz launches into Greek supermarket chain AB (Alfa-Beta) as the first brand in the world to bring 24 climate-smart products to the Greek market. A climate-friendly range of 24 products including vegan chocolates, biscuits, bars and spreads, will be available in 200 stores across Greece.



Violife: “We Want to Show Flexitarians That There’s a More Ethical and Environmentally Sustainable Way to Eat”

Violife was created by a vegan-dedicated community, based in the beautiful surroundings of Thessalonica in Greece. Committed to making 100% vegan, non-dairy, non GMO foods since the 1990’s, Vioife is a household name in many markets and its portfolio is available in over 50 countries around the world.