The opportunity presented by compassionate investing
The opportunity presented by compassionate investing
KINDER. CLEANER. HEALTHIER
Beyond Impact advises financing programs which support entrepreneurs in biotechnology, food manufacturing, materials, clothing and lifestyles sectors demonstrating clear alignment to the principles of veganism, being cruelty-free and sustainable. By reinforcing the production, transformation and distribution of vegan and animal-replacing technologies, products and services, Beyond Impact contributes to creating a more compassionate world, while promoting a more innovative, fairer and sustainable economic model that meets the needs of a growing population without damaging the Earth.
Beyond Impact offers a medium to long-term investment horizon with limited liquidity and a highly diversified portfolio without capital market exposure. The portfolios of Beyond Impact are balanced across a range of products, geographies and sectors, and each portfolio is anticipated to contain some 20-30 investments.
A British company that has developed plant-based mince, burger patty and sausage loaded with taste and texture. Its aim is to help people reduce their meat consumption and make swapping out of meat products easy and convenient.
Paris-based company creating innovative functional foods, beverages and ingredients containing extracts of micro-algae, with improved nutritional and gustative properties.
Formed by two brothers in the North of England, the Mighty Society creates a deliciously smooth and creamy alternative to dairy milk made from yellow split peas.
Based at The Plant, Chicago, at the site of a former meatpacking facility, this circular economy company can create protein from waste, remediate soils, enhance plant and cell growth and provide chemical-free food additives, all using algae.
Female founded British jackfruit company, currently producing a flavoursome salami for use in sandwiches, salads and on pizza, with many other meat variations in development.
The Every Company is making baking products, food and beneverage ingredients, nutritional supplements and animal-free eggs, through a process of fermentation of yeast and sugar, resulting in less waste, better performance, increased reliability and enhanced versatility.
Seafood Reboot is creating, producing, and delivering the next generation of plant-based marine substitutes with algae ingredients. Seafood Reboot is a spin-off from Algama, a French tech start-up dedicated to finding food applications of algae origin.
Nowadays is a US firm with a range of plant-based chicken nuggets that is developing chicken cutlets that can go into buns and paninis. It has a proprietary process which enables them to extrude whole cuts of meat.
Pioneers of the lab-grown beef burger, first created in 2013, Mosa Meat is developing the technology to produce “clean beef” at a commercial scale, with dramatic reductions in the environmental footprint.
BlueNalu’s mission is to be the global leader in cellular aquaculture™, providing consumers with great tasting, healthy, safe, and trusted seafood products that support the sustainability and diversity of our oceans.
Israeli company developing the technology to create cultured meat from chicken cells, requiring 99% less land, up to 96% less Greenhouse Gas emissions and up to 90% less water usage.
Paris-based Gourmey is creating cultivated foie gras from duck liver tissue, re-inventing this controversial French delicacy in a cruelty-free form.
Created by two female tissue scientists, Shiok Meats is a cell-based clean meat company, based in Singapore whose aim is to bring seafood and meats by harvesting from cells instead of animals. Shiok Meats is focusing currently on cell-based crustacean meats (shrimp, crab, lobster.
San Francisco-based company developing superior texture solutions, designed and built with synthetic biology for use in food, beverage, cosmetics and materials.
Boston-based developers of Organs-on-Chips technology, its Human Emulation System predicts how a human may respond to diseases, medicines, chemicals, and foods with greater precision and control than cell culture or animal-based testing approaches.
UK-based ice-cream brand creating healthy and indulgent vegan and vitamin–fortified low sugar ice creams in multiple flavours, expanding into Europe.
The Vurger Co is a 100% Vegan UK-based fast food restaurant chain, serving indulgent vegan burgers, tenders, fries, mac’n’cheese and thick and creamy plant-based shakes.
Renewal Mill is transforming the fibrous byproducts of plant processing to produce nutritious, high fibre and flavourful consumer goods without using synthetic processing techniques or unnatural fortification. As a zero waste process it is also undermining the economics of animal agriculture by removing a low cost source of animal feed.
Canadian creator of vegan lassis (an Indian fermented milk drink), probiotic yogurts and coffee creamers made from fair-trade cashews.
Initially a renowned vegan restaurant, Brook has become a supplier of ready meals based on its restaurant recipes to retail frozen food aisles and direct-to-consumer. Their famous fish cakes are being produced for sale to food service.
Ocean Hugger Foods produces a range of substitutes for raw fish in sushi, created from common vegetables which are texturised and flavoured with condiments to resemble the flavours and consistency of tuna, salmon and eel.
Les Nouveaux Affineurs is a Paris-based company that aims to recreate the pleasure of a real French cheese, in a plant-based version, through a combination of scientific research and master craftsmanship.
Wicked Kitchen creates chef curated vegan food that appeals both to meat-eaters and vegans. With a unique relationship with Tesco in the UK, they are able to introduce a range of products then see which resonate most with consumers to refine their product line. This has enabled the company to create many category leading products throughout the grocery store.
Wicked Kitchen products are currently available in the UK, US, Norway and Thailand.
Beyond Impact invested in Live Kindly in 2018 when it was a content media site producing editorial and sponsored articles and videos in support of a vegan lifestyle. The company achieved huge traction in followers and developed a strong brand. It was bought out by Food United, which renamed itself Live Kindly in 2020.
SwissDeCode supports a vegan lifestyle by providing fast onsite analysis of biological material to check for the presence of animal DNA. Its kits that identify the four major pathogens have the potential to expand significantly the frequency and amount of food testing and so undermine public confidence in animal-derived products.
High end vegan shoes and accessories brand created by LA-based celebrity stylist with Italian production, expanding through celebrity collaborations.
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