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Investments & Finance

Juicy Marbles Investor World Fund Secures €50M from EIF

Climate tech VC World Fund announced a €50 million investment from the European Investment Fund (EIF) to support environmental and climate tech-related ventures that contribute to decarbonising the world’s economy and its businesses.  The Slovenian plant-based whole-cut specialist Juicy Marbles and Germany’s Planet A Foods, a precision fermentation platform that makes cacao-free chocolate, were eligible to receive funding from the World Fund due to their carbon offsetting schemes.  Supported by InvestEU The EIF’s investment in the World Fund is supported by InvestEU, the region’s sustainability and innovation investment programme, which provides the European Union with crucial long-term financing to achieve the zone’s climate goals. “This is one of the largest investments EIF has made into a first-time VC fund,” EIF said, adding that “the investment …


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Investments & Acquisitions

General Public is Invited to Participate in €4M Kale United Round

The Swedish holding company Kale United invites the general public to a €4M round to expand investment opportunities in sustainable plant-based businesses.  According to Kale United, the current invitation to acquire shares coincides with a 1.8 million euro investment from institutional investors. UK-based IP Group, dedicated to evolving great ideas into world-changing businesses, is among the larger investors in this round. The financial advisor Pepins will manage the public round, and retail investors are welcome to acquire new shares valued at €2.3M. The share price will be 24.9 euros with a minimum tradable lot of ten shares, announced Kale United. “Meat and dairy represent about one-third of the world’s climate challenges. That’s why we’re inspired by Kale United’s business and its ambition of lowering thresholds …


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Investments & Finance

Footballer Chris Smalling and Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni Launch Climate-Focused VC Firm ForGood

International footballer Chris Smalling announces the launch of VC consultancy ForGood along with vegan investor Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni. The fund will write cheques between £50,000 and £1 million for companies with “disruptive, high growth business ideas” working to address climate change. Together with Rebecca Wheeler, founder of certified B-Corp creative agency Library, Smalling and Castiglioni will operate ForGood as a global investment consultancy investing in pre-seed to Series A businesses in the UK and globally. ForGood sets out to unite and empower high profile individuals to invest in planet-centric ideas, products and services, connecting athletes, musicians, entertainers and high profile personalities with early-stage businesses focused on environmental issues as part of Smalling’s mission to build a better future and have a positive impact on the …


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Company News

Vegconomist Proudly Announces Partnership With Veganuary Founder’s VC Firm Veg Capital

Vegconomist is today pleased to announce a working relationship with Veg Capital. Veg Capital will be working alongside vegconomist in the promotion of young plant-based startups and together we are proud to say we will be engaging in a partnership to further promote the world of vegan business and our movement as a whole.