Trailblazing.
Resolute.
Proven.

Investing in purpose-driven entrepreneurs with a shared vision for a well-fed and sustainable world.

Food from Thought

We find, fund and foster solutionary ideas around the world with those who share our vision of a better way – from disruptive start-ups to global conglomerates.

SOURCING OPPORTUNITY

Finding like-minded, disruptive innovators

COMMON GROUND

Building collaborative global partnerships

CONNECTING SOURCE FUNDING

Integrating stakeholders

LASTING PARTNERSHIPS

Fundamental support from seed stage onward

Reimagining the Food Industry

We empower companies that are redefining how to sustainably feed the planet- for today and tomorrow by funding innovations along the alternative protein production value chain.

PROTEIN R&D
Crops, Seeds, Microbes, Yeast, Fungi, Algae, Biomatter, Recombinant Proteins, Cultured Proteins, Tailored Fats, Allergen-Free Functional Ingredients and other Novel Ingredients

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Blending Culinary Arts with Food Science.
Re-Envisioning Traditional Dishes.
Crafting Winning Recipes

PROTEIN MANUFACTURING
Biomass Fermentation
Precision Fermentation
Protein Isolation and Formulation
Shear Cell Processing
Ingredient Upcycling

FOOD MANUFACTURING
Layering
Extrusion
Food Processing
Dehydration
Spinning Fibers
3D Printing

CONSUMER GOODS, FOODSERVICE AND OTHER DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS
Disruptive Brands
Innovative Distribution Models
Sustainable Packaging

Sunny Kumar
Sunny Kumar
Black Sheep Foods

“As founders new to the food space, working with Unovis has been a ‘cheat code.’

From helping us figure out the ways in which our product has to perform to meet the rigors of the food system, to introducing us to potential customers for plant-based lamb in Europe (we are a U.S.-based company), the Unovis team is seemingly telepathic. How? They work deeply with founders over time and are always looking to spread knowledge. If Unovis was on Yelp I would give them 4.5/5 star (minus 1/2 star for cold French Fries).”

Impact is our Bedrock

Impact is our starting point, driving our focus and efforts.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

ESG MANDATES

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ESG MANDATES

Measuring Impact

ESG MANDATES

Animals

ESG MANDATES

Leading the Way

Often a front runner in identifying and actualizing fresh, new investment opportunities in the modern food space, check out some of our recent venture partnerships.

Nobell

Nobell harnesses the power of plants to cultivate dairy proteins, which are used to craft cheese that tastes, melts, and stretches like animal-based cheese.

  1. FOUNDERS: MAGI EL-RICHANI
  2. HEADQUARTERS: SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
  3. INITIAL INVESTMENT: SEED
NASDAQ: OTLY

Oatly

Oatly’s aim is to place an attractive series of plant-based and sustainable products on the dairy shelf, which are easy to use but above all taste good.

  1. FOUNDERS: RICKARD ÖSTE & BJORN ÖSTE
  2. HEADQUARTERS: MALMÖ, SWEDEN
  3. INITIAL INVESTMENT: SERIES G

Alpha Foods

Alpha Foods offers convenient, easy-to-prepare foods that are plant-based and packed with protein.

  1. FOUNDERS: COLE OROBETZ, LOREN WALLIS
  2. HEADQUARTERS: GLENDALE, CA, USA
  3. INITIAL INVESTMENT: SEED

Blue Nalu

BlueNalu cultivates fresh seafood from fish cells for a sustainable alternative to farmed or wild-caught fish.

  1. FOUNDERS: LOU COOPERHOUSE, CHRIS DAMMANN, CHRISTOPHER SOMOGYI
  2. HEADQUARTERS: SAN DIEGO, CA, USA
  3. INITIAL INVESTMENT: FOUNDER’S ROUND

Gathered Foods

Good Catch provides a plant-based alternative to seafood without sacrificing taste or texture. Their award-winning foods meet the growing demand for seafood while protecting the ocean’s natural resources.

  1. FOUNDERS: CHAD SARNO, DEREK SARNO
  2. HEADQUARTERS: AUSTIN, TX, USA
  3. INITIAL INVESTMENT: FOUNDER’S ROUND

Miyoko’s Kitchen

Miyoko’s Kitchen makes vegan dairy made from plant milk by updating traditional culturing techniques with innovative food science.

  1. FOUNDERS: MIYOKO SCHINNER
  2. HEADQUARTERS: FAIRFAX, CA, USA
  3. INITIAL INVESTMENT: SERIES A

The Protein Brewery

The Protein Brewery harnesses fermentation to produce dietary protein, which can be used as an ingredient in animal-free foods.

  1. FOUNDERS: WIM DE LAAT
  2. HEADQUARTERS: BREDA, NOORD-BRABANT, THE NETHERLANDS
  3. INITIAL INVESTMENT: SEED

Zero Egg

Zero Egg produces a versatile plant-based egg that cooks just like a conventional chicken egg.

  1. FOUNDERS: LIRON NIMRODI, AMIEL DAVID
  2. HEADQUARTERS: KFAR SABA, HAMERKAZ, ISRAEL
  3. INITIAL INVESTMENT: SEED