A new investment platform from Vevolution will help plant-based startups and angel investors network more effectively. The finished version of the platform is coming to the Vevolution website in November.
Founders Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel told LIVEKINDLY that they see their new platform as a way of “leveling the playing field” for promising plant-based entrepreneurs around the world, ensuring equitable access to funding and support for innovative projects.
“With the new platform that we’re building… It’s really aimed at startups. For them to be able to find investors,” said Nadel. “We are really passionate about increasing diversity in the plant-based community. And making sure that everyone is able to access the same opportunities.”
To celebrate the launch of the new platform, Vevolution has organized a Shark Tank-style competition—Pitch & Plant 2020—for vegan startups seeking investors, with a minimum of $200k in funding up for grabs for the finalists.
“In order for this movement to grow, we all need to be helping and sharing these resources. But the other great thing is for the investors to find startups. And lots of startups were asking us for advice,” added Nadel.
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Vevolution was initially created as an events and media organization in 2016. It now aims to further support the plant-based sector by facilitating effective investments and partnerships for both up-and-coming startups and potential investors.
Pitch & Plant first launched as a side event at Vevolition’s 2017 festival. But interested startups, investors, and spectators packed the room, prompting its return and expansion in the