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Funding

Plant protein venture v2food raises $72 million second series B for global expansion

- August 6, 2021 2 MIN READ

Plant-based protein startup v2food has raised A$72 million in series B-plus with Europe’s largest impact investment fund, Astanor Ventures leading the round. The latest capital injection is to ramp up expansion into China and Europe and scaling its manufacturing. The plant protein joint venture between Hungry Jacks billionaire Jack Cowin and the CSIRO, previously raised… Read more »

Nuggs
Funding

Reddit’s co-founder backs $65 million series B into a fake chicken nuggets startup founded by a teen Australian

- June 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

Simulate, a New York startup that makes “simulated” chicken nuggets, founded two years ago by Australian Ben Pasternak when he was just 19, has raised US50 million (A$65m) in a series B. The round was led by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, husband of tennis champion Serena Williams, through his VC fund Seven Seven Six. Ohanian… Read more »

News & Analysis

Shoes of Prey co-founder Michael Fox returns with a plant-based ‘meat’ startup backed by Mars

- September 6, 2019 3 MIN READ

  When  Mars Australia announced recently that it was backing six local food-focused startups with a $40,000 grant as part of the food giant’s Seeds of Change accelerator, a familiar name popped up among the successful applicants: Michael Fox. Fox co-founded Shoes of Prey, the customised online shoe startup that collapsed in March, costing investors… Read more »