Food Venture Financing News - Weekly Issue No. 102
In This Issue:
- Food Venture Financing Trends
- CPG Corporate Venture and Private Equity Funds
- Links to Relevant Content and Events
Food Venture Financing Trends
- Voyage Foods, a foodtech company that has recreated foods such as chocolate using sustainable ingredients, raised a $36 million Series A round.
- Melt&Marble, a Swedish-based foodtech company that uses precision fermentation to create plant-based fats, raised 5 million Euros in its seed funding round.
- Tate & Lyle, a large food and beverage ingredients company, acquired substantially all of the assets of Nutriati, a plant-based protein company, for an undisclosed amount.
CPG Corporate Venture and Private Equity Funds
This week's featured program is Gastronome Ventures.
- Gastronome Ventures is a VC firm, founded in 2012 and headquartered in California.
- This VC fund has established a successful track record investing in some of the most innovative and fastest-growing early stage food and beverage companies.
Links to Relevant Content and Events
- Portland Pet Food Company Expands Management Team
- Regenerative Ag Seen as Key by General Mills Exec
- Whole Earth Brands Carves Out Its Sweet Spot in Alternative Sweeteners
- An Airbnb for Appliances, the Fermentation Frenzy
- Caribou Coffee, Just Egg Partner on Plant-Based Offering
- Sargento Foods Acquires String Cheese Producer Baker Cheese Factory
EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
Save the Dates for Hirshberg Entrepreneurship Institute 2022
Virtual Boot Camp | May 9-11, 2022
Wednesday, March 16, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. PST
Join HEI online for three days of a highly interactive, intimate venue for networking, storytelling, and problem-solving.
- Day 1 is dedicated to Financing and Cash Flow
- Day 2 is dedicated to Telling your Brand Story and E-comm
- Day 3 is the popular Pitch Day for companies to pitch for capital with the esteemed panel of investors.
For details, visit www.hirshberginstitute.com.
Naturally Bay Area Meetup: Spring Soirée
Thursday, May 12 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. PSTJoin members of the Naturally Bay Area community for an in-person happy hour on Thursday, May 12, at Uptown Oakland hotspot alaMar
Member tickets are $15, non-members are $25
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