Food From Thought: November 2021
Oatly backs UK plant-based alliance, UPSIDE Foods takes another step toward commercialiazation and more.
You may have noticed this already, but we recently launched a redesigned website at Univos.vc. Now you can find the latest updates from our portfolio, data on the impact of our investments, and insights and analysis from all the verticals we cover.
We made this change in order to better communicate our mission and the work that we’re doing to reach our goals. Unovis Asset Management was founded in 2016 to transform the global food system by investing in alternative solutions that eliminate the consumption of animal protein products. Now in our second fund, we have made great strides toward that end, supporting innovative companies in cellular agriculture, plant-based proteins, alternative dairy and more.
Now in year five, we find ourselves in a unique position. Alternative protein products across the board are reaching levels of mainstream acceptance worldwide that would have been all but unheard of less than a decade ago. Companies like Oatly and Beyond Meat are redefining what’s possible in this space, and Covid-driven buying trends have introduced more and more consumers to the potential of alternative proteins. Still, despite this progress, our mission remains clear. Unovis exists to create a food system that is more sustainable from the perspectives of the environment, food scarcity, health, and animal protection. We believe that we can accomplish this through market forces, food technology, and entrepreneurship, and those beliefs guide every investment decision we make.
Take a look at the new site when you have a moment and let us know what you think.
AtLast Food Co.
Black Sheep Foods
Food Business News: Legal issues could slow plant-based category
The Economist: How environmental damage can lead to new diseases
Nature: Financing future food: Fill a need, and think local, with Chris Kerr
The Netherlands: A Landing Spot for Venture Capital in the 21st Century. Both Kim Odhner and Chris Kerr are featured in this recent article about VC investment in The Netherlands.