Meat free meat raises $35m from blue chip VCs and CSIRO fund
Nick Hazell – founder V2food is pumped about having just raised $35m Series A funding on the back of the Vegan Hungry Jack’s “Rebel Whopper” . V2 is in the hot space of the “meat free meat sector ? with over half a million Whoppers have been sold in Oz – With the funding of V2 comes Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures. Li Ka-shing (Hong Kongs richest human – has backed companies including Spotify, Siri, Zoom and fellow meat-free meat start-up Impossible Foods. He sees massive growth for V2 in Asia!!
With this funding – V2 led by Nick and supported by fantastic investors is now gearing up for an Asian Push!
Nick understands the power of leverage – starting as a one man band who built a virtual team around him of the best scientific minds to help perfect the product.
He has now taken this model to the BC space – building a team of the best money minds to help perfect the global rollout of this scalable venture .
Other investors include CSIRO’s innovation fund Main Sequence Ventures (Phil Morle) , the Fairfax family’s Marinya Capital and Sequoia Capital China.
Phil Morle – a seasoned Aussie VC – of Main Sequence Ventures said he was sold by the the vision of V2 solving the pain of having to feed 10 billion people by 2050.
The food production industry is a major growth area that Phil believes has massive growth potential for Australia .
“We have all the raw materials, the science and the farmers to build a fabulous new industry –
“it’s time to take action” says Phil!!