Today Vevolution announced the launch of Pitch & Plant 2020 – the global investment competition by Vevolution for plant-based and animal free startups has gone live.
The virtual global competition is open for startups that are looking to raise investment from some of the world’s leading plant-based investors.
Entrepreneurs can apply now at: www.vevolution.com
Investment firms lined up to invest in startups through Pitch & Plant include:
● Michiel van Deursen – Capital V
● Simi Valecha Johnson and Cliff Johnson – Veg Capital
● Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni and Miray Zaki – Dismatrix
● Willem Blom – Plantbase
● Silla and Maarten Scheepens – S2 Capital
This year each investor has committed to invest a minimum of £20,000 as part of the Pitch & Plant competition making a minimum total of £100,000 on offer to finalists. Although they may invest higher sums if the right startup takes their eye. The pitch decks will also be available to other mission aligned investors.
Finalists will be selected to pitch at the live virtual event, which will take place on the 10th December to a global audience.
Applications are open from today Monday September 28th 2020 until 8th November 2020.
Startups can apply for anywhere in the world. So whether you are in San Francisco, London, Hong Kong or NYC, Tel Aviv, Nairobi or Delhi this competition is for you. We are looking for startups from all sectors, food, technology, fashion, cellular meat and fish. We have a range of investors all with different backgrounds and investment interests.
Speaking about the launch of this platform, Vevolution Founders Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel said:
“Pitch & Plant 2020 is our first global investment competition and we are proud to have partnered with such a great group of investors who are responsible for backing some of the plant-based startup movement’s biggest success stories. We are excited that all the startups who apply this year will go onto the BETA of the new Vevolution platform and will be seen by investors from all across the globe. Hopefully Pitch & Plant will lead to many businesses finding the community support and investment they need to reach their business goals and positively change the world.”
Michiel van Deursen, a highly successful former tech entrepreneur and one of Europe’s most prominent plant-based investors through his venture firm Capital V, recently became a investor in Vevolution and has also invested in companies like Heura, Allplants, Impossible Foods, THIS and Livia’s. He added:
“Pitch & Plant 2020 is the first glance of the new Vevolution platform we are building to help fund and support great startups. I am delighted to be a partner in Vevolution and excited to co-invest alongside my fellow Pitch & Plant competition investors and many of the new investors who join the new Vevolution platform designed to connect great investors with startups.”