Our Portfolio

Our portfolio seeks white spaces in the global menu of offerings and one-by-one, replaces animals with satisfying alternatives– ultimately seeking a seamless means to move from unsustainable animal proteins to plants or cellular agriculture. Everyone wins when we do it right – our environment, our citizens, and the animals we share the planet with.

Plant-based foods.

Plant Based

Plants are the cornerstone building blocks of all consumable proteins. We focus on removing animals from the food chain – streamlining the process and permanently eliminating the inefficiencies and collateral damage that is inextricable from animal agriculture. We also benefit from the wide spectrum that plants offer consumers. We combine culinary arts, food science and unique ingredients to meet consumers where they are.

Cellular ag proteins.

Cellular Agriculture & Novel Proteins

We also see a large opportunity in cellular agriculture – genuine animal meat without slaughter, and novel proteins. Our thesis is that cellular agriculture and plant-based proteins will ultimately integrate to produce various functional blends. Our focus is to move away from science projects and onward to scaling and production. This is simply an astounding opportunity and a solution to many of our societal problems.

Convenience and Exploration

This bucket of investments generally falls under convenience and/or opportunity exploration. Part of our thesis is that we need to gather regional data – and this includes regional trends, buying patterns, consumer behaviour, and unique merchandizing.

Miyoko Schinner
Miyoko's

“In order to create a food system that is truly sustainable for all living beings, human and non-human, entrepreneurs need to align with capital partners who at their very core possess conviction about materializing this future. Miyoko’s is proud to partner with Unovis, the leading investor helping to propel this movement forward.”

We’ve helped innovate dynamic companies that share our global vision

Moving towards plant and cell agriculture, our partnerships support the environment and the animals and humans that share our world.

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ARTISANAL, PLANT-BASED MEAT ANALOGS. The Abbot’s Butcher crafts plant-based proteins that are made of wholesome, high-quality, responsibly-sourced ingredients. LOCATION: Costa Mesa, CA, USA WEBSITE: https://abbotsbutcher.com/ FOUNDER: Kerry Song INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

CULTIVATED STEAKS Aleph Farms grows delicious, slaughter-free beef steaks from cow cells without harming animals or the environment. LOCATION: Rehovot, Israel WEBSITE: https://aleph-farms.com/ FOUNDER: Didier Toubia, Shulamit Levenberg INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

DELICIOUS AND CONVENIENT PLANT-BASED FOODS. Alpha Foods offers convenient, easy-to-prepare foods that are plant-based and packed with protein. LOCATION: Glendale, CA, USA WEBSITE: https://eatalphafoods.com/ FOUNDER: Cole Orobetz, Loren Wallis INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

BLENDED MEATS (CULTIVATED AND PLANT-BASED) Artemys Foods combines cultivated meat with plant-based proteins for a tasty, sustainable alternative to animal-harvested meat. LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, USA WEBSITE: https://artemysfoods.com/ FOUNDER: Joshua March, Jess Krieger INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

MYCOPROTEINS Atlast cultivates mycelium as a minimally processed ingredient to produce mushroom-based meats like bacon and steak. LOCATION: Albany, NY, USA WEBSITE: https://www.atlastfood.co/ FOUNDER: Eben Bayer INITIAL INVESTMENT: Series A

PLANT-BASED MEXICAN DISHES Benji produces vegan proteins that are low-fat and cholesterol-free for healthy alternatives to meat. They can be used in tacos, stews, or just enjoyed on their own. LOCATION: Querétaro, Mexico WEBSITE: https://www.benji.com.mx/ FOUNDER: Tanya Oseguera INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED MEATS Beyond Meat provides plant-based ground-meat substitutes to beef and pork. The United Nations recognized Beyond Meat in 2018 with its highest environmental accolade, the Champion of the Earth award. LOCATION: El Segundo, CA, USA WEBSITE: https://www.beyondmeat.com/ FOUNDER: Ethan Brown INITIAL INVESTMENT: Series C or Later IPO: BYND (NASDAQ)

PLANT-BASED SHEEP Black Sheep Foods creates a plant-based alternative to lamb that is healthier and more environmentally friendly without losing any flavor. LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, USA WEBSITE: https://blacksheepfoods.com/ FOUNDER: Sunny Kumar, Ismael Montanez INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

CULTIVATED SEAFOOD BlueNalu cultivates fresh seafood from fish cells for a sustainable alternative to farmed or wild-caught fish. LOCATION: San Diego, CA, USA WEBSITE: https://www.bluenalu.com/ FOUNDER: Lou Cooperhouse INITIAL INVESTMENT: Founder’s Round

INCUBATOR Dao Foods is an impact investment firm supporting the development of an alternative protein market in China. Their goal is to reduce consumer demand for industrial animal agriculture to generate positive social impact. LOCATION: China WEBSITE: https://www.daofoods.com/ FOUNDER: Albert Tseng, Tao Zhang INITIAL INVESTMENT: Pre Seed

FROZEN PREPARED MEALS Eat Virgin is a Black- and brown-owned company creating healthy vegan meals that are packed with flavor to make plant-based eating easy. LOCATION: CA, USA WEBSITE: https://www.eatvirgineatvirgin.com FOUNDER: Natasha Pestano Rice and LA Rice INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED MEATS Evolution Meats creates vegan grilled meat for flexitarians. Inspired by grilling traditions around the world, their product focuses on taste and texture. LOCATION: Roermond, Limburg, The Netherlands WEBSITE: https://www.evolutionmeats.com/ FOUNDER: Mark Laponder, Jacob Remijnse, Dennis Smith INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED BUTTER ForA:Butter is a plant-based, cholesterol-free butter that directly substitutes dairy butter 1:1 in cooking and baking. The lauded non-dairy butter has been recognized for Best New Dairy Alternative (sofi™ Awards) and Best New Product (FABI Award). LOCATION: New York, NY, USA WEBSITE: https://forabutter.com/ FOUNDER: Aidan Altman, Andrew McClure INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED SEAFOOD LOCATION: Newtown, PA, USA WEBSITE: https://goodcatchfoods.com/ FOUNDER: Chad Sarno, Derek Sarno, Eric Schnell, Marci Zaroff, Chris Kerr INITIAL INVESTMENT: Pre Seed

PRECISION FERMENTATION – COLLAGEN Geltor creates clean consumer proteins for use in food and beverages, beauty products, and nutraceuticals. The high-performing proteins are animal- and GMO-free and sustainably cultivated. LOCATION: San Leandro, CA, USA WEBSITE: https://geltor.com/ FOUNDER: Alexander Lorestani, Nick Ouzounov INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED MEATS Green Rebel is Indonesia’s first plant-based meat company. Their products, which celebrate Asian flavors, use healthy ingredients sourced directly from Indonesian farmers. LOCATION: Jakarta, Indonesia WEBSITE: https://greenbutcherfoods.com/ FOUNDER: Helga Angelina, Max Mandias INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED CPG LINE Heura produces clean, delicious chicken and beef made from plants. With a simple ingredient list, Heura aims to make eating meat healthy and sustainable. LOCATION: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain WEBSITE: https://www.heurafoods.com/en-GB/home FOUNDER: Marc Coloma, Bernat Añaños INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PRECISION FERMENTATION – DAIRY Imagindairy creates cow-free dairy milk using AI technology to maximize the production of milk proteins. The result is an affordable dairy milk that matches the flavor and texture of cow’s milk. LOCATION: Nesher, Israel WEBSITE: https://imagindairy.com/ FOUNDER: Eyal Afergan, Tamir Tuller INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED DAIRY PRODUCTS Kite Hill uses traditional techniques to create delicious, high-quality, nut-based alternatives to cultured dairy products. LOCATION: Hayward, CA, USA WEBSITE: https://www.kite-hill.com/ FOUNDER: Monte Casino, Tal Ronnen INITIAL INVESTMENT: Series C or Later

MEAL-PLANNING APP Lighter works with healthcare professionals to offer personalized plant-based meal planning and tracking. Their services and software make healthier eating habits easier than ever. LOCATION: Boston, MA, USA WEBSITE: https://www.lighter.world/ FOUNDER: Alexis Fox, Micah Risk INITIAL INVESTMENT: Pre Seed

CULTURED MEAT SCAFFOLDING Matrix Meats develops nanofiber scaffolds for cell-based meat. These cell matrices allow animal-free cultured meat to be grown efficiently while improving taste and texture. LOCATION: Dublin, OH, USA WEBSITE: https://www.matrixmeats.com/ FOUNDER: Eric Jenkusky, Jed Johnson, Flavio Lobato, Ross Kayuha INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

MYCOPROTEINS Meati Foods uses mycelium to produce a mushroom-based whole-cut meat alternative with a satisfying, steak-like texture. LOCATION: Boulder, CO, USA WEBSITE: https://meati.com/ FOUNDER: Tyler Huggins, Justin Whiteley INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

CULTIVATED MEATS Upside Foods creates nutritious and delicious cell-based meat. The pioneering company produced the world’s first cultured beef meatball, chicken, and duck. LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, USA WEBSITE: https://www.upsidefoods.com/ FOUNDER: Nicholas Genovese, Uma Valeti INITIAL INVESTMENT: Series A

PLANT-BASED CHEESE & BUTTER Miyoko’s Kitchen makes vegan dairy made from plant milk by updating traditional culturing techniques with innovative food science. LOCATION: Fairfax, CA, USA WEBSITE: https://miyokos.com/ FOUNDER: Miyoko Schinner INITIAL INVESTMENT: Series A

CULTIVATED MEATS Mosa Meat creates juicy, flavorful burgers made from cell-cultured beef. The company produced the world’s first lab-grown hamburger in 2013. LOCATION: Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands WEBSITE: https://mosameat.com/ FOUNDER: Peter Verstrate, Mark Post INITIAL INVESTMENT: Series A

DAIRY PROTEINS 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. LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, USA WEBSITE: https://www.nobellfoods.com/ FOUNDER: Magi El-Richani INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

NON-DAIRY PUDDINGS Noops creates oat milk-based pudding with simple, organic ingredients for a healthier snack. LOCATION: New York, NY, USA WEBSITE: https://eatnoops.com/ FOUNDER: Gregory Struck INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED MEATS NOVAMEAT uses 3D printing to produce plant-based meats that look and feel like their animal-based counterparts. LOCATION: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain WEBSITE: https://www.novameat.com/ FOUNDER: Giuseppe Scionti INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED CHEESE NUMU produces nut-free vegan cheese. Their flagship product is a mozzarella that melts like traditional mozzarella, making it ideal for cooking and baking. LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY, USA WEBSITE: http://www.numuvegan.com/ FOUNDER: Gunars Elmuts INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED DAIRY Oatly, founded in the 1990s, produces creamy oat-based milk, yogurt, and frozen desserts. LOCATION: Malmö, Skane Lan, Sweden WEBSITE: https://us.oatly.com/ FOUNDER: Bjorn Oste, Rickard Oste INITIAL INVESTMENT: Series C or Later IPO: OTLY (NASDAQ)

PLANT-BASED SEAFOOD Ocean Hugger Foods uses fruits and vegetables to create a seafood alternative for umami vegan sushi. LOCATION: New York, NY, USA WEBSITE: https://oceanhuggerfoods.com/ FOUNDER: David Benzaquen, James Corwell INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED SNACKS Outstanding Foods features wholesome, nutritious ingredients in their satisfyingly tasty plant-based snacks. LOCATION: Venice, CA, USA WEBSITE: https://outstandingfoods.com/ FOUNDER: Bill Glaser, David Anderson INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED MEAL KITS Purple Carrot is a plant-based meal kit subscription service that makes healthy vegan eating simple and convenient. LOCATION: Needham, MA, USA WEBSITE: https://www.purplecarrot.com/ FOUNDER: Andrew Levitt INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED MEATS Starfield is a pioneering Chinese company producing meat alternatives. Their products include plant-based meats and prepackaged products like dumpings and buns. LOCATION: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China WEBSITE: https://www.starfieldcn.com/ FOUNDER: Kiki Wu, Shuman Liu, Cross Chen INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED MEATS Sunfed Meats uses environmentally friendly and protein-packed yellow peas to create clean, healthy meat alternatives, including chicken, ground beef, and bacon. LOCATION: Auckland, New Zealand WEBSITE: https://sunfed.world/ FOUNDER: Shama Sukul Lee INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

CULTIVATED MEATS SuperMeat grows clean chicken directly from chicken cells for a product that is free of antibiotics and contaminants. LOCATION: Tel Aviv, Israel WEBSITE: https://supermeat.com/ FOUNDER: Ido Savir, Koby Barak, Shir Friedman INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

FERMENTED PROTEINS The Protein Brewery harnesses fermentation to produce dietary protein, which can be used as an ingredient in animal-free foods. LOCATION: Breda, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands WEBSITE: https://www.theproteinbrewery.nl/ FOUNDER: Wim de Laat INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED DAIRY WhiteCub produces India’s first dairy-free ice cream. The better-for-you frozen treats are free of cholesterol and trans fats, and the company is a two-time winner of the PETA Vegan Foods Awards. LOCATION: Gurgaon, India WEBSITE: https://whitecub.in/ FOUNDER: Sonal Greens INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED FOODS Wicked Foods, created by chefs and brothers Derek and Chad Sarno, offers a robust line of ready-made and fresh vegan offerings. The flavorful plant-based products make delicious, nutritious eating convenient. LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN, USA WEBSITE: https://www.eatwickedfoods.com/ FOUNDER: Chad Sarno, Derek Sarno, Chris Kerr INITIAL INVESTMENT: Pre Seed

PLANT-BASED EGGS Zero Egg produces a versatile plant-based egg that cooks just like a conventional chicken egg. LOCATION: Kfar Saba, HaMerkaz, Israel WEBSITE: https://www.zeroeggfood.com/ FOUNDER: Liron Nimrodi, Amiel David INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

ARTISANAL, PLANT-BASED MEAT ANALOGS.
The Abbot’s Butcher crafts plant-based proteins that are made of wholesome, high-quality, responsibly-sourced ingredients.

  1. LOCATION: Costa Mesa, CA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://abbotsbutcher.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Kerry Song
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

CULTIVATED STEAKS

Aleph Farms grows delicious, slaughter-free beef steaks from cow cells without harming animals or the environment.

  1. LOCATION: Rehovot, Israel
  2. WEBSITE: https://aleph-farms.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Didier Toubia, Shulamit Levenberg
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

DELICIOUS AND CONVENIENT PLANT-BASED FOODS.

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

  1. LOCATION: Glendale, CA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://eatalphafoods.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Cole Orobetz, Loren Wallis
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

BLENDED MEATS (CULTIVATED AND PLANT-BASED)

Artemys Foods combines cultivated meat with plant-based proteins for a tasty, sustainable alternative to animal-harvested meat.

  1. LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://artemysfoods.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Joshua March, Jess Krieger
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

MYCOPROTEINS

Atlast cultivates mycelium as a minimally processed ingredient to produce mushroom-based meats like bacon and steak.

  1. LOCATION: Albany, NY, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.atlastfood.co/
  3. FOUNDER: Eben Bayer
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Series A

PLANT-BASED MEXICAN DISHES

Benji produces vegan proteins that are low-fat and cholesterol-free for healthy alternatives to meat. They can be used in tacos, stews, or just enjoyed on their own.

  1. LOCATION: Querétaro, Mexico
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.benji.com.mx/
  3. FOUNDER: Tanya Oseguera
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED MEATS

Beyond Meat provides plant-based ground-meat substitutes to beef and pork. The United Nations recognized Beyond Meat in 2018 with its highest environmental accolade, the Champion of the Earth award.

  1. LOCATION: El Segundo, CA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.beyondmeat.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Ethan Brown
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Series C or Later
  5. IPO: BYND (NASDAQ)

PLANT-BASED SHEEP

Black Sheep Foods creates a plant-based alternative to lamb that is healthier and more environmentally friendly without losing any flavor.

  1. LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://blacksheepfoods.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Sunny Kumar, Ismael Montanez
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

CULTIVATED SEAFOOD

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

  1. LOCATION: San Diego, CA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.bluenalu.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Lou Cooperhouse
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Founder’s Round

INCUBATOR

Dao Foods is an impact investment firm supporting the development of an alternative protein market in China. Their goal is to reduce consumer demand for industrial animal agriculture to generate positive social impact.

  1. LOCATION: China
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.daofoods.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Albert Tseng, Tao Zhang
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Pre Seed

FROZEN PREPARED MEALS

Eat Virgin is a Black- and brown-owned company creating healthy vegan meals that are packed with flavor to make plant-based eating easy.

  1. LOCATION: CA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.eatvirgineatvirgin.com
  3. FOUNDER: Natasha Pestano Rice and LA Rice
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED MEATS

Evolution Meats creates vegan grilled meat for flexitarians. Inspired by grilling traditions around the world, their product focuses on taste and texture.

  1. LOCATION: Roermond, Limburg, The Netherlands
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.evolutionmeats.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Mark Laponder, Jacob Remijnse, Dennis Smith
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED BUTTER

ForA:Butter is a plant-based, cholesterol-free butter that directly substitutes dairy butter 1:1 in cooking and baking. The lauded non-dairy butter has been recognized for Best New Dairy Alternative (sofi™ Awards) and Best New Product (FABI Award).

  1. LOCATION: New York, NY, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://forabutter.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Aidan Altman, Andrew McClure
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED SEAFOOD

  1. LOCATION: Newtown, PA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://goodcatchfoods.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Chad Sarno, Derek Sarno, Eric Schnell, Marci Zaroff, Chris Kerr
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Pre Seed

PRECISION FERMENTATION – COLLAGEN

Geltor creates clean consumer proteins for use in food and beverages, beauty products, and nutraceuticals. The high-performing proteins are animal- and GMO-free and sustainably cultivated.

  1. LOCATION: San Leandro, CA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://geltor.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Alexander Lorestani, Nick Ouzounov
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED MEATS

Green Rebel is Indonesia’s first plant-based meat company. Their products, which celebrate Asian flavors, use healthy ingredients sourced directly from Indonesian farmers.

  1. LOCATION: Jakarta, Indonesia
  2. WEBSITE: https://greenbutcherfoods.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Helga Angelina, Max Mandias
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED CPG LINE

Heura produces clean, delicious chicken and beef made from plants. With a simple ingredient list, Heura aims to make eating meat healthy and sustainable.

  1. LOCATION: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.heurafoods.com/en-GB/home
  3. FOUNDER: Marc Coloma, Bernat Añaños
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PRECISION FERMENTATION – DAIRY

Imagindairy creates cow-free dairy milk using AI technology to maximize the production of milk proteins. The result is an affordable dairy milk that matches the flavor and texture of cow’s milk.

  1. LOCATION: Nesher, Israel
  2. WEBSITE: https://imagindairy.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Eyal Afergan, Tamir Tuller
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED DAIRY PRODUCTS

Kite Hill uses traditional techniques to create delicious, high-quality, nut-based alternatives to cultured dairy products.

  1. LOCATION: Hayward, CA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.kite-hill.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Monte Casino, Tal Ronnen
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Series C or Later

MEAL-PLANNING APP

Lighter works with healthcare professionals to offer personalized plant-based meal planning and tracking. Their services and software make healthier eating habits easier than ever.

  1. LOCATION: Boston, MA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.lighter.world/
  3. FOUNDER: Alexis Fox, Micah Risk
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Pre Seed

CULTURED MEAT SCAFFOLDING

Matrix Meats develops nanofiber scaffolds for cell-based meat. These cell matrices allow animal-free cultured meat to be grown efficiently while improving taste and texture.

  1. LOCATION: Dublin, OH, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.matrixmeats.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Eric Jenkusky, Jed Johnson, Flavio Lobato, Ross Kayuha
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

MYCOPROTEINS

Meati Foods uses mycelium to produce a mushroom-based whole-cut meat alternative with a satisfying, steak-like texture.

  1. LOCATION: Boulder, CO, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://meati.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Tyler Huggins, Justin Whiteley
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

CULTIVATED MEATS

Upside Foods creates nutritious and delicious cell-based meat. The pioneering company produced the world’s first cultured beef meatball, chicken, and duck.

  1. LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.upsidefoods.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Nicholas Genovese, Uma Valeti
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Series A

PLANT-BASED CHEESE & BUTTER

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

  1. LOCATION: Fairfax, CA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://miyokos.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Miyoko Schinner
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Series A

CULTIVATED MEATS

Mosa Meat creates juicy, flavorful burgers made from cell-cultured beef. The company produced the world’s first lab-grown hamburger in 2013.

  1. LOCATION: Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands
  2. WEBSITE: https://mosameat.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Peter Verstrate, Mark Post
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Series A

DAIRY PROTEINS

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. LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.nobellfoods.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Magi El-Richani
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

NON-DAIRY PUDDINGS

Noops creates oat milk-based pudding with simple, organic ingredients for a healthier snack.

  1. LOCATION: New York, NY, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://eatnoops.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Gregory Struck
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED MEATS

NOVAMEAT uses 3D printing to produce plant-based meats that look and feel like their animal-based counterparts.

  1. LOCATION: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.novameat.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Giuseppe Scionti
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED CHEESE

NUMU produces nut-free vegan cheese. Their flagship product is a mozzarella that melts like traditional mozzarella, making it ideal for cooking and baking.

  1. LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY, USA
  2. WEBSITE: http://www.numuvegan.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Gunars Elmuts
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED DAIRY

Oatly, founded in the 1990s, produces creamy oat-based milk, yogurt, and frozen desserts.

  1. LOCATION: Malmö, Skane Lan, Sweden
  2. WEBSITE: https://us.oatly.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Bjorn Oste, Rickard Oste
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Series C or Later
  5. IPO: OTLY (NASDAQ)

PLANT-BASED SEAFOOD

Ocean Hugger Foods uses fruits and vegetables to create a seafood alternative for umami vegan sushi.

  1. LOCATION: New York, NY, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://oceanhuggerfoods.com/
  3. FOUNDER: David Benzaquen, James Corwell
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED SNACKS

Outstanding Foods features wholesome, nutritious ingredients in their satisfyingly tasty plant-based snacks.

  1. LOCATION: Venice, CA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://outstandingfoods.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Bill Glaser, David Anderson
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED MEAL KITS

Purple Carrot is a plant-based meal kit subscription service that makes healthy vegan eating simple and convenient.

  1. LOCATION: Needham, MA, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.purplecarrot.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Andrew Levitt
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED MEATS

Starfield is a pioneering Chinese company producing meat alternatives. Their products include plant-based meats and prepackaged products like dumpings and buns.

  1. LOCATION: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.starfieldcn.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Kiki Wu, Shuman Liu, Cross Chen
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED MEATS

Sunfed Meats uses environmentally friendly and protein-packed yellow peas to create clean, healthy meat alternatives, including chicken, ground beef, and bacon.

  1. LOCATION: Auckland, New Zealand
  2. WEBSITE: https://sunfed.world/
  3. FOUNDER: Shama Sukul Lee
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

CULTIVATED MEATS

SuperMeat grows clean chicken directly from chicken cells for a product that is free of antibiotics and contaminants.

  1. LOCATION: Tel Aviv, Israel
  2. WEBSITE: https://supermeat.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Ido Savir, Koby Barak, Shir Friedman
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

FERMENTED PROTEINS

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

  1. LOCATION: Breda, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.theproteinbrewery.nl/
  3. FOUNDER: Wim de Laat
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED DAIRY

WhiteCub produces India’s first dairy-free ice cream. The better-for-you frozen treats are free of cholesterol and trans fats, and the company is a two-time winner of the PETA Vegan Foods Awards.

  1. LOCATION: Gurgaon, India
  2. WEBSITE: https://whitecub.in/
  3. FOUNDER: Sonal Greens
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed

PLANT-BASED FOODS

Wicked Foods, created by chefs and brothers Derek and Chad Sarno, offers a robust line of ready-made and fresh vegan offerings. The flavorful plant-based products make delicious, nutritious eating convenient.

  1. LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN, USA
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.eatwickedfoods.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Chad Sarno, Derek Sarno, Chris Kerr
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Pre Seed

PLANT-BASED EGGS

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

  1. LOCATION: Kfar Saba, HaMerkaz, Israel
  2. WEBSITE: https://www.zeroeggfood.com/
  3. FOUNDER: Liron Nimrodi, Amiel David
  4. INITIAL INVESTMENT: Seed
Giuseppe Scionti
Giuseppe Scionti
NOVAMEAT

“Having Unovis as Novameat’s investor has brought tremendous value to our startup.

We have analyzed important decisions together, we were given access to their invaluable network of key people and companies in the sector and beyond, and we have received continuous support since the very early days. In general, we feel that we count on a strong and reliable partner joining us in our startup journey. Personally, I am convinced that Unovis is, by far, the best strategic investor in the alternative proteins space.”

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Change and clarity are happening at lightning speed in the world today – We welcome everyone, from those that innovate to those that choose to participate through supportive funding.

INVESTORS Join us and be part of our vision towards a healthier future.

CORPORATIONS We value partnerships with organizations focused on improving the global food supply.

ENTREPRENEURS Talk to us if your idea needs an infusion to reach the next level.

FOOD PROFESSIONALS Join the gastronomic adventure of a lifetime with our trailblazing portfolio companies.