New in Funding: Gorilla’s $1bn raise, Allplants close £38M, $35M for coffee tech

New in Funding: Gorilla’s $1bn raise, Allplants close £38M, $35M for coffee tech

By
Nicola Spalding
October 22, 2021

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🦍 Berlin-based grocery delivery startup Gorillas raised almost $1 billion Series C funding, in a round led by Delivery Hero, having grown rapidly to operate over 180 warehouses in nine international markets since its inception in June 2020.

💰 Rubio Impact Ventures closed its second fund with €110M, almost 40% more than its initial target, and plans to invest in over 30 impact-focused companies.

🌯 London-based vegan meal delivery service allplants raised £38M Series B funding, marking the biggest-ever Series B raise by a DTC plant-based company in Europe.

☕️ Coffee tech startup Cometeer closed $35M Series B funding, bringing its total funding to $100M. The firm brews coffee “through science” before sealing it in recyclable capsules and flash-freezing it to lock in the aroma.

🌎 CIBO Technologies raised $30M Series C funding for its carbon trading platform, designed to support growers and businesses with their sustainability goals.

🍼 Female-led biotech Biomilq raised $21M Series A funding, in a round co-led by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Danish investors Novo Holdings, to support commercialisation of its cell-based breastmilk.

🍬 The Supplant Company secured $18M Series A funding, bringing its total funding to $27M. The startup makes a fibre-rich sugar alternative from the fibres of agricultural side streams such as corn, wheat and rice.

🛵 Venezuelan delivery app Yummy raised $18M Series A funding, just three months after its $4M seed round. It plans to use the funds to accelerate its expansion throughout Latin America.

🇳🇬 Tech-enabled agronomic services startup Agricorp raised $17.5M Series A funding for its platform, which supports Nigerian farmers with issues common in Africa’s agriculture sector, such as lack of access to farm services, financing and market access.

🧫 Joe’s Future Food secured 70M RMB ($10.9M) Series A funding. The first firm in China to produce cell-based meat, it will use the funding to build its first production line for cultivated pork.

🍔 British vegan restaurant Neat Burger secured $7M and is now valued at $70M. It plans to triple in size, opening one restaurant per month to the end of 2022.

🥬 Indian startup Onato raised $2.2M seed funding to scale up its B2B platform for fresh produce, designed to reduce inefficiencies in the country’s $100 billion industry.

🚲 San Francisco-based Locale secured $2M seed funding to support its delivery service, which enables customers to order from dozens of local businesses, and groups the products together for a $5 delivery fee.

🧫 Nutreco and Mosa Meat’s joint ‘Feed for Meat’ project received a €2M grant from the European REACT-EU recovery assistance programme to support research into lowering the cost of cell culture media.

💻 German meal planning startup Kitchenful closed $1.9M for its flexible service which allows users to browse recipes from food bloggers and create personalised, affordable meal plans, adjustable to preferences and dietary requirements.

🌱 Abbot’s Butcher closed its Series A funding round, supported by the likes of Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson, to fuel food service growth and expand retail distribution of its premium plant-based meat products.

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This is a web version of FoodHack's 'This Week In Food' newsletter. Sign up here to receive the next edition to your inbox.

🦍 Berlin-based grocery delivery startup Gorillas raised almost $1 billion Series C funding, in a round led by Delivery Hero, having grown rapidly to operate over 180 warehouses in nine international markets since its inception in June 2020.

💰 Rubio Impact Ventures closed its second fund with €110M, almost 40% more than its initial target, and plans to invest in over 30 impact-focused companies.

🌯 London-based vegan meal delivery service allplants raised £38M Series B funding, marking the biggest-ever Series B raise by a DTC plant-based company in Europe.

☕️ Coffee tech startup Cometeer closed $35M Series B funding, bringing its total funding to $100M. The firm brews coffee “through science” before sealing it in recyclable capsules and flash-freezing it to lock in the aroma.

🌎 CIBO Technologies raised $30M Series C funding for its carbon trading platform, designed to support growers and businesses with their sustainability goals.

🍼 Female-led biotech Biomilq raised $21M Series A funding, in a round co-led by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Danish investors Novo Holdings, to support commercialisation of its cell-based breastmilk.

🍬 The Supplant Company secured $18M Series A funding, bringing its total funding to $27M. The startup makes a fibre-rich sugar alternative from the fibres of agricultural side streams such as corn, wheat and rice.

🛵 Venezuelan delivery app Yummy raised $18M Series A funding, just three months after its $4M seed round. It plans to use the funds to accelerate its expansion throughout Latin America.

🇳🇬 Tech-enabled agronomic services startup Agricorp raised $17.5M Series A funding for its platform, which supports Nigerian farmers with issues common in Africa’s agriculture sector, such as lack of access to farm services, financing and market access.

🧫 Joe’s Future Food secured 70M RMB ($10.9M) Series A funding. The first firm in China to produce cell-based meat, it will use the funding to build its first production line for cultivated pork.

🍔 British vegan restaurant Neat Burger secured $7M and is now valued at $70M. It plans to triple in size, opening one restaurant per month to the end of 2022.

🥬 Indian startup Onato raised $2.2M seed funding to scale up its B2B platform for fresh produce, designed to reduce inefficiencies in the country’s $100 billion industry.

🚲 San Francisco-based Locale secured $2M seed funding to support its delivery service, which enables customers to order from dozens of local businesses, and groups the products together for a $5 delivery fee.

🧫 Nutreco and Mosa Meat’s joint ‘Feed for Meat’ project received a €2M grant from the European REACT-EU recovery assistance programme to support research into lowering the cost of cell culture media.

💻 German meal planning startup Kitchenful closed $1.9M for its flexible service which allows users to browse recipes from food bloggers and create personalised, affordable meal plans, adjustable to preferences and dietary requirements.

🌱 Abbot’s Butcher closed its Series A funding round, supported by the likes of Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson, to fuel food service growth and expand retail distribution of its premium plant-based meat products.

This is a web version of FoodHack's 'This Week In Food' newsletter. Sign up here to receive the next edition to your inbox.

🦍 Berlin-based grocery delivery startup Gorillas raised almost $1 billion Series C funding, in a round led by Delivery Hero, having grown rapidly to operate over 180 warehouses in nine international markets since its inception in June 2020.

💰 Rubio Impact Ventures closed its second fund with €110M, almost 40% more than its initial target, and plans to invest in over 30 impact-focused companies.

🌯 London-based vegan meal delivery service allplants raised £38M Series B funding, marking the biggest-ever Series B raise by a DTC plant-based company in Europe.

☕️ Coffee tech startup Cometeer closed $35M Series B funding, bringing its total funding to $100M. The firm brews coffee “through science” before sealing it in recyclable capsules and flash-freezing it to lock in the aroma.

🌎 CIBO Technologies raised $30M Series C funding for its carbon trading platform, designed to support growers and businesses with their sustainability goals.

🍼 Female-led biotech Biomilq raised $21M Series A funding, in a round co-led by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Danish investors Novo Holdings, to support commercialisation of its cell-based breastmilk.

🍬 The Supplant Company secured $18M Series A funding, bringing its total funding to $27M. The startup makes a fibre-rich sugar alternative from the fibres of agricultural side streams such as corn, wheat and rice.

🛵 Venezuelan delivery app Yummy raised $18M Series A funding, just three months after its $4M seed round. It plans to use the funds to accelerate its expansion throughout Latin America.

🇳🇬 Tech-enabled agronomic services startup Agricorp raised $17.5M Series A funding for its platform, which supports Nigerian farmers with issues common in Africa’s agriculture sector, such as lack of access to farm services, financing and market access.

🧫 Joe’s Future Food secured 70M RMB ($10.9M) Series A funding. The first firm in China to produce cell-based meat, it will use the funding to build its first production line for cultivated pork.

🍔 British vegan restaurant Neat Burger secured $7M and is now valued at $70M. It plans to triple in size, opening one restaurant per month to the end of 2022.

🥬 Indian startup Onato raised $2.2M seed funding to scale up its B2B platform for fresh produce, designed to reduce inefficiencies in the country’s $100 billion industry.

🚲 San Francisco-based Locale secured $2M seed funding to support its delivery service, which enables customers to order from dozens of local businesses, and groups the products together for a $5 delivery fee.

🧫 Nutreco and Mosa Meat’s joint ‘Feed for Meat’ project received a €2M grant from the European REACT-EU recovery assistance programme to support research into lowering the cost of cell culture media.

💻 German meal planning startup Kitchenful closed $1.9M for its flexible service which allows users to browse recipes from food bloggers and create personalised, affordable meal plans, adjustable to preferences and dietary requirements.

🌱 Abbot’s Butcher closed its Series A funding round, supported by the likes of Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson, to fuel food service growth and expand retail distribution of its premium plant-based meat products.

This is a web version of FoodHack's 'This Week In Food' newsletter. Sign up here to receive the next edition to your inbox.

🦍 Berlin-based grocery delivery startup Gorillas raised almost $1 billion Series C funding, in a round led by Delivery Hero, having grown rapidly to operate over 180 warehouses in nine international markets since its inception in June 2020.

💰 Rubio Impact Ventures closed its second fund with €110M, almost 40% more than its initial target, and plans to invest in over 30 impact-focused companies.

🌯 London-based vegan meal delivery service allplants raised £38M Series B funding, marking the biggest-ever Series B raise by a DTC plant-based company in Europe.

☕️ Coffee tech startup Cometeer closed $35M Series B funding, bringing its total funding to $100M. The firm brews coffee “through science” before sealing it in recyclable capsules and flash-freezing it to lock in the aroma.

🌎 CIBO Technologies raised $30M Series C funding for its carbon trading platform, designed to support growers and businesses with their sustainability goals.

🍼 Female-led biotech Biomilq raised $21M Series A funding, in a round co-led by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Danish investors Novo Holdings, to support commercialisation of its cell-based breastmilk.

🍬 The Supplant Company secured $18M Series A funding, bringing its total funding to $27M. The startup makes a fibre-rich sugar alternative from the fibres of agricultural side streams such as corn, wheat and rice.

🛵 Venezuelan delivery app Yummy raised $18M Series A funding, just three months after its $4M seed round. It plans to use the funds to accelerate its expansion throughout Latin America.

🇳🇬 Tech-enabled agronomic services startup Agricorp raised $17.5M Series A funding for its platform, which supports Nigerian farmers with issues common in Africa’s agriculture sector, such as lack of access to farm services, financing and market access.

🧫 Joe’s Future Food secured 70M RMB ($10.9M) Series A funding. The first firm in China to produce cell-based meat, it will use the funding to build its first production line for cultivated pork.

🍔 British vegan restaurant Neat Burger secured $7M and is now valued at $70M. It plans to triple in size, opening one restaurant per month to the end of 2022.

🥬 Indian startup Onato raised $2.2M seed funding to scale up its B2B platform for fresh produce, designed to reduce inefficiencies in the country’s $100 billion industry.

🚲 San Francisco-based Locale secured $2M seed funding to support its delivery service, which enables customers to order from dozens of local businesses, and groups the products together for a $5 delivery fee.

🧫 Nutreco and Mosa Meat’s joint ‘Feed for Meat’ project received a €2M grant from the European REACT-EU recovery assistance programme to support research into lowering the cost of cell culture media.

💻 German meal planning startup Kitchenful closed $1.9M for its flexible service which allows users to browse recipes from food bloggers and create personalised, affordable meal plans, adjustable to preferences and dietary requirements.

🌱 Abbot’s Butcher closed its Series A funding round, supported by the likes of Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson, to fuel food service growth and expand retail distribution of its premium plant-based meat products.

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