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Big Idea Ventures invests in some of the most exciting companies in the food category globally through our accelerators and through follow on investments at subsequent stages.  The plant-based and cell-based food categories are some of the most interesting on the planet.

Invest in our Companies: External investors are encouraged to invest alongside Big Idea Ventures after our limited Partners. We invite VCs, angels, corporate VCs & strategic investors to contact us to gain access to our later-stage Big Idea Ventures-affiliated companies raising capital.

Invest in our Funds: Big Idea Ventures invests in some of the most exciting companies across the food industry. We manage two funds - the New Protein Fund is focused on seed stage plant-based and cell-based food, ingredient and technology companies. Second, Generation Food is focused on later stage food technology companies involved in the Supply Chain, CO2 Footprint, Waste, Water and Packaging.  Contact us if you have an interest in fund-level (Limited Partner) investment by filling out the form below.

To learn more about Big Idea Ventures, to receive invitations to our investor-only demo days, or to invest directly in our startups, please provide the following information. Our investor relations team will review your request and follow up if an appropriate offering is available. Note that to invest in Big Idea Ventures managed funds or into privately held companies, you must be an accredited investor**

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** In order to invest in BIV’s funds or directly into BIV’s privately held companies, you need to meet the SEC’s criteria for accredited investor status. The accreditation verification process will be focused on either your annual income or net worth (for individuals). As an individual, you can qualify as an accredited investor by either (a) having more than $200,000 in annual income for each of the past two years (or $300,000 with your spouse) and a reasonable expectation of earning the same this year or (b) having a net worth of at least $1 million (not including your principal residence).

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