The New Protein Fund invests and accelerates global food companies focused on three related categories given our global investment and operational experience in plant-based meat, seafood, dairy and snacks, cell-based meat, seafood and dairy, as well as ecosystem drivers in the form of technologies and ingredients. The accelerator is a proactive program for early-stage companies to build, test and prepare for growth. We currently have programs in New York City, Paris, and Singapore with more locations to come!
We’re doing things differently! Consumers are increasingly aware of the impact of meat consumption on the environment and their health, and are on the lookout for delicious alternatives. Today, 7 in 10 consumers are spending more on healthier, alternative foods, leading to the explosive birth of a USD$25BN+ market throughout the world. The livestock sector fundamentally affects climate change, and is estimated to represent 16.5% of all human-induced carbon dioxide emissions. More than one-third of Americans and two-thirds of the world population are choosing to consume less meat for health reasons.
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New Protein Fund II
Big Idea Ventures launched its New Protein Fund II in May 2023 based on the successful New Protein Fund I. NPF II invests in early-stage startups around the world both through its accelerator program and direct investments, building on the learnings of NPF I, allowing us to continue to invest in the most exciting alternative protein companies globally. The next generation of food corporations are redesigning themselves to deliver sufficient quantities of nutritious, delicious foods while reducing the cost to the environment. If you’re interested in joining this new fund, please contact us here.
We are always looking for major institutional investors, family offices and multinationals worldwide who want to be in on the action in this food industry revolution. With teams in New York City, Paris, and Singapore, we would love to discuss how our funds can deliver the financial returns plus the environmental impact that this sector offers.