February 12, 2021

Unovis finalizes investment in Green Butcher, Indonesia's first plant-basted meat producer. Unovis Asset Management is pleased to announce the closing of its investment inIndonesia-based startup, Green Butcher, which is developing plant-based alternatives to chicken and beef using natural, whole food ingredients.
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November 3, 2020

Unovis co-invests alongside Novo Holdings and Roquette in a €22M Series A investment in The Protein Brewery, an innovative developer of protein-rich food ingredients. The Company's technology aims to deliver sustainable, nutritious and affordable high-grade animal-free protein, and with Fermotein™.
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October 8, 2020

Good Catch announces first restaurant partnership for its plant-based tuna.  Gathered Foods plant-based seafood, announces its very first restaurant partnership as its vegan tuna launches into vegan fast casual chain Veggie Grill.
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October 5, 2020

Heura’s plant-based ‘chicken’ hits UK shops. Heura is working with local distributors The Vegan Kind and Planet Organic to sell three of its most popular products in the market: 100% vegetable original chicken bites, Mediterranean chicken bites and strips.
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September 23, 2020

Leading the charge for global plant-based investments, Unovis Asset Management brings on General Mills veteran Pete Speranza as Operating Partner. Unovis Asset Management, leading venture capital firm in the global plant-based animal-alternative market, announced today the appointment of Pete Speranza as Operating Partner.
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August 24, 2020

Starfield raises $10M in funding, becomes China’s fastest-growing plant-based brand.  Chinese alt-meat brand Starfield has completed its Series A financing round, bringing its total funding to over $10 million. The company previously received funding from Dao Foods and New Crop Capital. Following the new investments, Starfield is now the fastest-growing plant-based brand in China.
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August 13, 2020

How Gathered Foods got its new factory running during a pandemic.
Designing and building the 42,500-square-foot plant that has been making Good Catch plant-based seafood since May was enough of a challenge, but coronavirus made it much more complicated.
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July 8, 2020

Plant-based seafood brand Good Catch debuts first frozen line. Good Catch is swimming into deeper waters this week with the launch of its first frozen plant-based seafood offerings, more than a year after the brand waded into retail with shelf-stable vegan tuna products. The new line has been in the works for a while but, in addition to creating the recipes, production of the first frozen products required a new facility and more equipment, CEO and co-founder Chris Kerr said.
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June 22, 2020

California tech start-up plans to launch cell-based seafood in 2021.  San Diego, CA-based food technology start-up BlueNalu plans to release its first cell-based seafood product to the public in the second half of 2021. BlueNalu has signed a lease on a 38,000-square-foot facility, a six-fold increase over the current BlueNalu space, to make its vision a reality.
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March 9, 2020

Portfolio company Alpha Foods secures US$28M in funding, eyes further Asia expansion. Los Angeles-based plant-based startup Alpha Foods has just completed their Series A round with US$28 million in funding. With the fresh injection of capital, the Californian vegan brand is looking to grow its team, expand their product offerings and launch in new markets internationally.
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May 28, 2020

Chris Kerr joins Elysabeth Alfano (host of The Awesome Vegans Podcast) on The Plantbased Business hour to discuss the future of the industry. Chris Kerr discusses what's next for the sector, and divulges what he looks for in a company before he invests. Valuations, exit strategies and product extensions: all this and more.
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May 5, 2020

New Crop Capital leads convertible note round in Heura – the fastest growing vegan meat startup in Europe. New Crop Capital has invested in Foods for Tomorrow, producer of plantbased chicken Heura as well as other products including the Heura Burger. The Barcelona startup recently announced to vegconomist that it is the fastest-growing European startup in the plant-based meat industry with a 450% growth in the last year.
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April 23, 2020

Dao Foods & New Crop Capital announce new China plant-based incubator. Partnering with New Crop Capital, an early investor of Silicon Valley food tech Beyond Meat and over 30 other leading food techs globally, Dao Foods has launched a new incubator targeting plant-based startups and entrepreneurs. The partnership hopes to disrupt the existing food system – namely unsustainable animal agriculture – by helping to introduce less resource-intensive and carbon-friendly alternative proteins to China.
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March 20, 2020

Alternative meat industry moves beyond the burger and companies such as Novameat are leading the charge. The Financial Times article highlights Portfolio Company Novameat and quotes Chris Kerr, co-founder and CIO of New Crop Capital “In the plant-based foods world, the filet is our holy grail. Simply, ground or minced meats are quite easy, anything shredded or sliced is fairly simple, but a thick cut of steak or a fish does not really exist”.
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March 3, 2020

Beyond Meat of seafood, Good Catch, hooks tuna giant. Bumble Bee Foods is hooked on plant-based seafood. The tuna maker announced Monday a joint distribution venture with vegan food company Good Catch, a Beyond Meat of sorts for fish, which makes seafood using legumes, beans and algae that has a similar texture to real tuna sans animal products and without the pungent odor. Bumble Bee is one of the first major seafood companies in the country to partner with a plant-based brand.
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February 27, 2020

Portfolio company BlueNalu nets $20M series A to accelerate development of cell-based seafood. BlueNalu, the startup focused on creating seafood directly from fish cells, announces that it has closed a $20 million in Series A funding. The round was co-led by Stray Dog Capital, CPT Capital, Clear Current Capital, and New Crop Capital.
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February 6, 2020

Wall Street takes notice of plant-based food trend. The public's appetite for beef, pork and seafood alternatives to real meat is making Wall Street take notice. Now bankers are jumping on the vegan bandwagon. New Crop Capital's plant-based seafood alternative, Good Catch, which has a New York office, and local venture firm VegInvest, which funds startups that "strive to replace the use of animals," are pouring venture capital into this area, hoping to get in on the $5 billion-and-growing plant-based protein market.
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January 20, 2020

This plant-based seafood brand is backed by General Mills. Good Catch creates products that mimic tuna and just raised over $32 million in its series b funding round, with backing from 301 Inc., the venture arm of General Mills. Gathered Foods CEO & Co-Founder Chris Kerr, joins Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman and Brian Cheung along with Former Netflix CEO and Co-founder, Marc Randolph, to discuss the brand and the future of alternative protein.
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January 15, 2020

Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood products, today announced the closing of an oversubscribed Series B funding round, which includes two key strategic industry investors: Greenleaf Foods and 301 INC, the venture arm of General Mills. Led by Stray Dog Capital and Rocana Ventures and including several prominent impact investors such as Almanac Investments, CPT Capital and New Crop Capital, the net proceeds from the investment, totaling over $32 million, will be used for significant expansion in distribution across North America, Europe and into Asia, the opening of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, and new product and food service channel launches in early 2020.
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