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Kencko chugs down $3.4M to help you get more fruit and vegetables in your diet

Kencko, a company that wants to help people eat more fruit and vegetables in their daily life, is entering feast mode after it announced a $3.4 million seed round for growth and product development. W

Fish replacement may be the next big wave in alternative protein development

Fish make up 16% of animal protein consumed globally, and demand is set to rise. But overfishing is hugely problematic -- and it’s not sustainable to continue with the way things are.

Tyson Foods launches its take on alternative proteins with new ‘Raised & Rooted’ brand

Earlier today, Tyson Foods announced the launch of its first foray into the meat replacement market with the unveiling of its Raised & Rooted brand. While the company’s plant-based nuggets p

Is your event strategy paying off? How to calculate your event ROI

Events have increasingly become an important channel in the marketing mix, despite how notoriously “impossible” it is to measure the ROI, or return on investment. When people show up to your event

Looking Beyond Meat, the future of food investment looks pretty cheesy

As Beyond Meat continues its reign as one of the kings of this year’s IPO mountain, and Impossible Foods serves up impossibly good numbers for Burger King, venture capitalists seem ready to feas

How the (plant-based) sausage is about to be made

It’s been a big year for Impossible. The bay area based food startup kicked the year off with a new take on its titual burger, and just last week announced the closing of a $300 million round hot on

Unpacking Away’s $1.4B valuation, the startup studio model and CrowdStrike’s S-1

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

Daily Crunch: Impossible Foods raises $300M

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Crowned by Burger King, meat replacement company Impossible Foods raises $300 million

After being crowned by Burger King as the first meat replacement patty to roll out nationally with one of the largest fast food chains, Impossible Foods has raised $300 million in capital. The financi

Singapore’s Grain, a profitable food delivery startup, pulls in $10M for expansion

Cloud kitchens are the big thing in food delivery, with ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s new business one contender in that space, with Asia, and particularly Southeast Asia, a major focus. Despite

Burger King will roll out the Impossible Burger nationwide by the end of the year

The Impossible Whopper’s debut at Burger King has gone from a not-April-Fool’s-joke to a nationwide rollout by year-end. Originally launched on April 1st at 58 restaurants in St. Louis, th

Beyond Meat prices its public offering

Beyond Meat, the meat replacement company whose packages of Beyond Burgers line grocery store aisles across America, has priced its initial public offering. The company is looking to raise roughly $20

Trifecta adds Beyond Meat’s products to its organic prepared food delivery service

Organic meal delivery service Trifecta is partnering with Beyond Meat to bring the company’s plant-based meat replacements to its prepared meal and à la carte delivery service, the companies sa

In what is apparently not an April Fools’ joke, Impossible Foods and Burger King are launching an Impossible Whopper

The meat substitute manufacturer Impossible Foods and fast food giant Burger King are launching an Impossible Whopper. According to a report in The New York Times, Burger King is launching the Impossi

Former Dropbox exec Dennis Woodside joins Impossible Foods as its first president

Former Google and Dropbox executive Dennis Woodside has joined the meat replacement developer Impossible Foods as the company’s first president. Woodside, who previously shepherded Dropbox throu

With $90 million in funding, the Ginkgo spinoff Motif joins the fight for the future of food

Continuing its quest to become the Amazon Web Services for biomanufacturing, Ginkgo Bioworks has launched a new spinoff called Motif Ingredients with $90 million in funding to develop proteins that ca

Impossible launches its second-gen burger at CES

CES is, at best, a mixed bag on the food front. It’s certainly true that Las Vegas has a number of world class restaurants, but on most days, you’re either standing in impossibly long lines for te

Impossible Foods is going to every White Castle

Five months after launching a pilot program with the iconic White Castle fast food chain, Impossible Foods is taking its meatless burger substitute to every one of the company’s restaurants. Imp

Tyson Foods investment arm backs another lab-grown meat manufacturer

The venture investment arm of massive meat manufacturer Tyson Foods is continuing its push into potential alternative methods of poultry production with a new investment in the Israeli startup Future

Impossible Foods goes to White Castle

Impossible Foods is taking another bite out of the meat supply chain, with the announcement that its meatless burger substitute is coming to America’s first fast-food burger chain — White
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