Virtual summit New Food Invest 2021 announced
13 January 2021
ProVeg and Beyond Animal are proud to announce their collaboration in the form of the first virtual New Food Invest event. This virtual summit aims to leverage the most promising developments currently taking place in the alternative-protein space.
Plant-based investing: helping to build the food solutions of the future
New Food Invest will be the world’s first online conference that focuses exclusively on bringing together international plant-based and cultured-food startups, investors, and key stakeholders in the food industry. This impactful combination will promote and accelerate future protein solutions and re-shape the future of food.
Participants will be able to connect with key stakeholders, investors, and startups from the alternative-protein space that are focusing on plant-based and/or cultured alternatives, including meat, seafood, eggs, and dairy. Investors attending will include institutional investors and venture capitalists, as well as angel investors and qualified individual investors.
Beyond Animal: a leading digital networking platform
Beyond Animal is a digital platform that aims to accelerate the growth of the ethical, cruelty-free, sustainable economy by providing networking, collaboration, resources, and investor matchmaking and dealmaking for a fast and efficient fundraising process. Dhanesh Kothari, Co-founder of Beyond Animal, emphasised the potential impact of the New Food Invest: “Through our digital platform, we can bring together the entire value chain of plant-based producers and connect them with capital providers. By combining the power of the network with interested funders, we have the tools at our disposal to create a kinder, cleaner, healthier world.”
Alternative-protein sector increasingly attractive to investors
The COVID-19 crisis has clearly shown the urgent need to accelerate food-system change by investing in animal-free solutions. The alternative-protein investment sector is experiencing rapid growth, with more than 20 meat-alternative startups having raised about $1.4 billion from venture investors in the first seven months of 2020, as stated by London-based investor network FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return).
According to FAIRR, the key drivers of climate change and food safety are leading markets away from animal farming and toward better alternatives – with investors targeting investment opportunities that are both sustainable and scalable, and consumers increasingly shifting towards plant-based foods. The alternative-protein sector has become increasingly attractive to institutional investors, venture capitalists, angel investors, and individual investors in the face of increasing demand. Additionally, burgeoning investor interest is encouraging more startups and first-to-market entrepreneurs to develop innovative protein solutions.
Complementing the New Food Conference
As the sister brand to the New Food Conference, Europe’s leading summit on alternative protein, more than 400 international participants are expected to attend New Food Invest. “We are thrilled to provide a forum to connect investors with passionate entrepreneurs who are dedicated to changing the world for the better,” said Jens Tuider, International Director of ProVeg International. “Scientific research has shown that alternative-protein solutions play a significant role and serve as a solution in terms of mitigating climate change, improving environmental and animal protection, and minimising the risk of pandemics. Our event format will offer the most efficient environment for investors and startups to connect.”
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