Topic: Venture Capital

Tyson Foods, a Meat Leader, Invests in Protein Alternatives

October 10, 2016 | Written by
Category: Food-Tech, News, Protein, Venture Capital

Tyson Foods appears to be the first big meat company to invest in a business that, among other things, aims to reduce consumption of chicken, beef and pork by replacing it with plant proteins.

Tyson, the country’s largest meat processor, announced last week that it was investing an undisclosed amount for a 5 percent stake in Beyond Meat, a company based in El Segundo, Calif., that makes “meats” from protein sources like soy and peas.
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Terramera Raises Venture Capital Funding

September 16, 2016 | Written by
Category: AgTech, News, Venture Capital

Terramera Inc., a Vancouver, Canada-based company with a technology for pest and disease control, raised a venture capital funding round.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

The company intends to use the capital to get products to market and increase R&D efforts.

Backers included Ikea GreenTech, an IKEA Group venture capital company, Seed 2 Growth Ventures (S2G), ACA Investments, Bold Capital Partners, Renewal Funds, Maumee Ventures and Export Development Canada (EDC). read full article