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Vegan Venture Capital Funds
- Alternative Protein Fund
The Alternative Protein Fund (NCAP II), managed by Unovis Asset Management, will make seed to growth investments in animal-free protein alternatives opportunities, looking at the entire value chain with an emphasis on upstream manufacturing and ingredient innovations, as well as downstream CPG products.
- Alwyn Capital
Alwyn Capital invests in and partners with early-stage companies who are committed to replacing animals in the food, fashion and medical industries.
- New Crop Capital Trust
New Crop Capital Trust (NCAP I), managed by Unovis Asset Management, founded in 2015, is an internationally recognized evergreen fund and an early entrant into the rapidly developing alternative animal-free protein space.
- PowerPlant Ventures
PowerPlant Ventures is a growth equity fund investing in emerging consumer food, beverage, and foodservice companies. They provide capital, strategic guidance and operating expertise to visionary teams leading disruptive plant-centric brands. They are looking for the next-generation of visionary entrepreneurs with disruptive brands poised to change the world. Those brands typically share several success factors: unifying vision, strong team and culture, compelling product and brand, optimized operating model, and aligned partners.
- Stray Dog Capital
Stray Dog Capital is a venture capital fund investing in innovative, early-stage companies across the food, beverage, and biotechnology sectors that are driving a healthier, humane, and more sustainable future.
- Veg Capital
Veg Capital provides early-stage capital to companies striving to replace the use of animals in the food system. They invest primarily in companies developing meat, dairy, eggs and seafood replacements with plant-based, recombinant and cultivated ingredients. They also invest in technology platforms, innovations and distribution channels which help to build a scalable, affordable and tasty plant-based food system. They are a specialist private venture fund that primarily provides early-stage Angel, Seed, and Series A funding, with investments typically ranging from £50,000 to £250,000. For the right opportunity they will consider larger investments.
VegInvest provides early-stage capital and guidance to companies striving to replace the use of animals.
Vegan Investor Partnerships
- GlassWall Syndicate
GlassWall Syndicate is a venture capital partnership that invests in companies and products that will make a difference in the lives of animals, people and the planet. They are a large group of venture capitalists, foundations, trusts, non-profits, and individual investors who share a similar investment thesis and want to accelerate mainstream adoption of products and services that will make a difference in the lives of animals, people and that are better for the planet.
- Vegan Investors
Vegan Investors is an investor network made up of individuals who are accredited investors* and committed to building a community of like-minded investors to support the growth and success of vegan companies. Vegan Investors aims to invest in early-stage vegan companies where vegan values are a driving passion. As an investor syndicate, they are able to aggregate individual investments as small as $5K into special purpose vehicles (SPVs) of $100K-$500K to make investments in to early-stage vegan companies.
They are interested in companies that have the potential to scale. They do not fund vegan food trucks or single location restaurants, non-profit organizations, or companies that do not have the potential to address a large market or create a meaningful positive impact in our world.
Vegan Investor Clubs
- Vegan Investing Club
Vegan Investing Club is a free-to-join community where Vegans come together to invest in early-stage Vegan companies to accelerate the Vegan economy, and do well by doing good. Investments are not made on their site. They simply notify members when a Vegan company announces an offering. They will be testing their system with one or two test companies. Once proven, the number of members and companies will be rapidly increased to reach tens of thousands of small investors and hundreds of scalable Vegan companies. Their goal is notifying members of opportunities not usually shown to the general public, but under new laws this is now allowed. All companies using the Club must show a projected multiple return with an exit for investors in 3 to 5 years.
- Vegan Launch
Vegan Launch brings together vegan entrepreneurs and investors to rapidly launch and grow vegan businesses. Vegan entrepreneurs submit their opportunities to the platform. Vegan Launch then provides strategic guidance at no cost. Once entrepreneurs finalize their funding plans, their opportunities are displayed to investor members in the appropriate offering category.
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Guide Updated May 14, 2021