By Blue Horizon
Zurich, 13. October 2020 – Vevolution’s Pitch & Plant is the first global pitch competition in the plant-based space. A week since launch and startups from 25 different countries have already applied.
Blue Horizon Corp., one of the most successful names in the alternative protein venture capital space have today announced they will participate in the global investment competition – Vevolution’s Pitch & Plant 2020.
Investing in the next business unicorns is what Blue Horizon Corp. have become renowned for, they were an early investor in Beyond Meat and are invested in game changing plant-based companies and platforms such as the LiveKindly collective, Impossible Foods and JUST.
Startups creating replacements for animal-farmed food, clothes, chemicals and cosmetics have raised a huge $1.5 billion through the first half of 2020 and this is only expected to grow in the coming years.
The momentum behind the plant-based and cell-based movement is unstoppable.
Blue Horizon Corp. will join a group of leading investors from across the globe, like Capital V, Veg Capital and Kale United. They are joining together to look for the next plant-based and cell-based game changers on the new Vevolution platform. The new platform has been created by the London-based company Vevolution to bring together key investors and high potential startups in the plant-based space from across the world.
A minimum total of $180,000 USD is on offer to finalists of the Pitch & Plant 2020 competition. All startups that apply will also be offered to select a group of angel investors, funds and VC’s on the new Vevolution platform when it launches this November.
Blue Horizon Corp.’s Program Director Robert Boer said: “Vevolution plays an instrumental part in educating, motivating and inspiring a community of entrepreneurs to harness the power of plants for solving some of the world’s biggest challenges. Being responsible for our seed investments, the Pitch & Plant competition is a great way for me to identify early stage teams and technologies together with mission-aligned investors.”
Co-Founder of Vevolution Damien Clarkson added: “When startup founders tell me about their dream investors, Blue Horizon is always right at the top of the list. Because from the very top and throughout the organisation they are mission driven in everything they do. They don’t only look for great financial investments but businesses that make a true impact in creating a better planet.”
Michiel van Deursen of Capital V, Partner in Vevolution and Investment Partner in Blue Horizon added: “I could not be more excited for Blue Horizon to join the competition. As they’re both European-based investors with a global focus, I highly enjoy working together with them. They are one of the most sought after investors to have on your cap table as a startup. We are happy we can offer this now to startups that join the Pitch & Plant competition.”
About Blue Horizon Corporation
Blue Horizon Corporation has shaped the growth of the market for alternative proteins since the beginning and accelerates it through targeted investments as a pure play industry pioneer. The company aims to sustainably transform the global food industry through investments into companies who are replacing animal proteins with healthy, alternative protein sources across the global supply chain. Blue Horizon was founded in 2016 and is based in Zurich and Los Angeles. The company launched its first venture fund in 2018. Since then, it has completed over 50 seed and venture capital investments in the alternative protein food tech sector and raised more than CHF 350 million. Its business model offers a unique market access from Seed to Consolidation via funds and direct investment platforms throughout all stages of asset lifecycles. More on www.bluehorizon.com
Created in 2016 Vevolution has built a community of startups and investors and people coming together to change the world. In 2020 Vevolution partnered with former tech entrepreneur and leading plant based investor Michiel van Deursen to build a new technology platform for plant based innovators. This platform combines Michiel’s vision and experience as an investor and entrepreneur with the Vevolution name and community. The new Vevolution platform will launch fully in November 2020. People can apply to Pitch & Plant 2020 at www.vevolution.com
Robert Boer, Blue Horizon
Damien Clarkson, Vevolution