New in Funding: Plenty raises plenty and LIVEKINDLY closes another mega-round to boost its plant-based portfolio

New in Funding: Plenty raises plenty and LIVEKINDLY closes another mega-round to boost its plant-based portfolio

By
Nicola Spalding
October 16, 2020

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New in Funding

  • 🌱 Vertical farming developer Plenty just pulled in another $140M, bringing its funding total to over $500M, to build more of its vertical farms around the US, and add strawberries to its product range through a partnership with Driscoll’s.
  • 💸 LIVEKINDLY Collective, which holds a variety of plant-based meat brands, closed another $135M this week, bringing its total funding to $335M and making it one of the highest-funded plant-based food companies globally.
  • 👩🌾 US retail giant Walmart and Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart invested around $30M in India’s Ninjacart this week. The firm’s technology allows restaurants and retailers to purchase produce directly from local farmers and have it delivered, avoiding the need for expensive chill-chain infrastructure.
  • 🛍 The four co-founders of Latin America’s version of Shopify, Nuvemshop, have raised $30M to expand the business.
  • 🍴 The Berlin-based digital canteen startup Smunch raised an undisclosed sum of money. So far, around 18 million euros have flowed into the company since it was founded in 2016.
  • 🇪🇺 The EU’s Horizon 2020 R&D funding program just announced its first investment: a €2.7M grant for a cultured meat research program called Meat4All.
  • 🎤 Blue Horizon Corporation, who were early investors in Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods and JUST, announced its participation in Vevolution’s Pitch & Plant this week. The competition, for plant-based startups, offers a minimum $180k prize and access to some of the biggest names in the plant-based world.
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New in Funding

  • 🌱 Vertical farming developer Plenty just pulled in another $140M, bringing its funding total to over $500M, to build more of its vertical farms around the US, and add strawberries to its product range through a partnership with Driscoll’s.
  • 💸 LIVEKINDLY Collective, which holds a variety of plant-based meat brands, closed another $135M this week, bringing its total funding to $335M and making it one of the highest-funded plant-based food companies globally.
  • 👩🌾 US retail giant Walmart and Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart invested around $30M in India’s Ninjacart this week. The firm’s technology allows restaurants and retailers to purchase produce directly from local farmers and have it delivered, avoiding the need for expensive chill-chain infrastructure.
  • 🛍 The four co-founders of Latin America’s version of Shopify, Nuvemshop, have raised $30M to expand the business.
  • 🍴 The Berlin-based digital canteen startup Smunch raised an undisclosed sum of money. So far, around 18 million euros have flowed into the company since it was founded in 2016.
  • 🇪🇺 The EU’s Horizon 2020 R&D funding program just announced its first investment: a €2.7M grant for a cultured meat research program called Meat4All.
  • 🎤 Blue Horizon Corporation, who were early investors in Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods and JUST, announced its participation in Vevolution’s Pitch & Plant this week. The competition, for plant-based startups, offers a minimum $180k prize and access to some of the biggest names in the plant-based world.

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New in Funding

  • 🌱 Vertical farming developer Plenty just pulled in another $140M, bringing its funding total to over $500M, to build more of its vertical farms around the US, and add strawberries to its product range through a partnership with Driscoll’s.
  • 💸 LIVEKINDLY Collective, which holds a variety of plant-based meat brands, closed another $135M this week, bringing its total funding to $335M and making it one of the highest-funded plant-based food companies globally.
  • 👩🌾 US retail giant Walmart and Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart invested around $30M in India’s Ninjacart this week. The firm’s technology allows restaurants and retailers to purchase produce directly from local farmers and have it delivered, avoiding the need for expensive chill-chain infrastructure.
  • 🛍 The four co-founders of Latin America’s version of Shopify, Nuvemshop, have raised $30M to expand the business.
  • 🍴 The Berlin-based digital canteen startup Smunch raised an undisclosed sum of money. So far, around 18 million euros have flowed into the company since it was founded in 2016.
  • 🇪🇺 The EU’s Horizon 2020 R&D funding program just announced its first investment: a €2.7M grant for a cultured meat research program called Meat4All.
  • 🎤 Blue Horizon Corporation, who were early investors in Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods and JUST, announced its participation in Vevolution’s Pitch & Plant this week. The competition, for plant-based startups, offers a minimum $180k prize and access to some of the biggest names in the plant-based world.

Subscribe to our Weekly News :

New in Funding

  • 🌱 Vertical farming developer Plenty just pulled in another $140M, bringing its funding total to over $500M, to build more of its vertical farms around the US, and add strawberries to its product range through a partnership with Driscoll’s.
  • 💸 LIVEKINDLY Collective, which holds a variety of plant-based meat brands, closed another $135M this week, bringing its total funding to $335M and making it one of the highest-funded plant-based food companies globally.
  • 👩🌾 US retail giant Walmart and Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart invested around $30M in India’s Ninjacart this week. The firm’s technology allows restaurants and retailers to purchase produce directly from local farmers and have it delivered, avoiding the need for expensive chill-chain infrastructure.
  • 🛍 The four co-founders of Latin America’s version of Shopify, Nuvemshop, have raised $30M to expand the business.
  • 🍴 The Berlin-based digital canteen startup Smunch raised an undisclosed sum of money. So far, around 18 million euros have flowed into the company since it was founded in 2016.
  • 🇪🇺 The EU’s Horizon 2020 R&D funding program just announced its first investment: a €2.7M grant for a cultured meat research program called Meat4All.
  • 🎤 Blue Horizon Corporation, who were early investors in Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods and JUST, announced its participation in Vevolution’s Pitch & Plant this week. The competition, for plant-based startups, offers a minimum $180k prize and access to some of the biggest names in the plant-based world.

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