Month: April 2019

Tyson meets Big Idea on way to $100m

Big Idea Ventures will invest in alternative protein and plant-based food developers, and has secured about a third of its $100m Tyson Foods-backed fund. US-based hybrid venture capital firm Big Idea Ventures has raised 30% to 40% of a $100m fund, securing capital from limited partners including meat producer Tyson Foods, DealStreetAsia reported yesterday. The

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In brief: Temasek, Enterprise Singapore back new foodtech-focused VC firm

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, US food giant Tyson Foods, and Enterprise Singapore have backed Big Idea Ventures, a new fund looking to raise US$100 million to invest in startups focused on plant-based food, alternative protein, and related food technologies, reports DealStreetAsia. The three investors have committed to jointly contribute roughly 30% to 40% of the fund, Big Idea

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Why Grow Shrimp? An Interview With The Founders Of Shiok Meats

Shiok Meats is ready to take on seafood. Armed with pre-seed financing and more than ten years of experience working with stem-cells, co-founders Dr. Ka Yi Ling and Dr. Sandhya Sriram are developing a cell-based alternative to shrimp and other crustacean meats. Shiok shrimp dumplings While the Singapore-based company is still in the early stages of

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