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TurtleTree Labs raises $3.2 million seed round as it accelerates cell-based milk development

Singapore-based biotech company TurtleTree Labs today announced the completion of a fresh round of funding from global investors TurtleTree Labs is the world’s first-cell based biotechnology company creating real milk from mammalian cells, without the need for animals. As a platform, the company’s focus is on high value human breast milk followed by cow milk. …

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BlueNalu Announces Plans for Expansion, Including New Pilot Plant Operation

CFO and additional key hires prepare company for initial market test BlueNalu, a leading food technology company developing cell-based seafood products, announced today several key strategic developments including a substantial expansion of the company’s operations, the hiring of a Chief Financial Officer, and the enhancement of its R&D, project management, and engineering teams.  BlueNalu has …

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Two KBW Ventures portfolio companies listed in CNBC’s Disruptor 50

Ripple and Zipline named in the annual ranking of the world’s most innovative startups Two KBW Ventures portfolio companies are listed in the prestigious CNBC annual 2020 “Disruptor 50” list. Zipline and Ripple were chosen for the competitive ranking from a substantial 1,355 nominees. This year’s assessment process also included an extra step in the …

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Rebellyous Foods Launches in Retail

Seattle plant-based meat startup Rebellyous Foods announced today that its protein-packed plant-based nuggets are launching in select Seattle grocers next week. With busy parents looking for quick, easy, and delicious meals to serve their families, now marks the perfect time to offer the nuggets for in-home preparation. Rebellyous Nuggets are vegan with no cholesterol, antibiotics, …

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Bond Pet Foods debuts its first animal-free pet treat

This milestone release marks Bond’s first product to market Bond Pet Foods, Inc., the US-based company working with biotechnology to make animal-free and protein-rich pet food, announced today its first consumer product, the Protein-Packed Dog Treat Bar, a snappable, portable and sustainable snack that provides high quality, supplemental nutrition to a dog’s existing diet. The …

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Venture capitalists join online Homathon

SAFCSP and Startup Grind team up to host venture capitalists for online discussion The Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming (SAFCSP) and Startup Grind hosted an online “Homathon” with venture capitalists from several different firms, supported by the local Startup Grind Amman team. Nabil A. Borhanu, founder and Managing Partner of Graphene Ventures, moderated …

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Leading immersive video app 360VUZ secures $5.8M in Series A funding from VCs and strategic investors

Series A round is led by Shorooq Partners, and joined by a number of well-known venture capital firms including KBW Ventures, 500 Startups, Media Visions, Visions Ventures and Hala Ventures 360VUZ, the immersive virtual mobile app secured a US$5.8 million in a Series A investment round from leading VCs such as Shorooq Partners (lead investor), …

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Geltor Announces First Biocompatible Elastin for Skincare Market

Biodesign Company Expands Offering of Novel Bioactives With Human Elastin Biodesign company Geltor today announced Elastapure™, the newest ingredient in its portfolio of bioidentical active ingredients for the cosmetics industry. The first ever human elastin designed for topical skincare, Elastapure™ is the latest ingredient technology developed using Geltor’s biodesign platform. A major component of human …

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Food technology startup Rebellyous Foods raises $6M to revolutionize how plant-based meat is made

KBW Ventures, as investors that advocate for future food and plant-based business models, participated in the Rebellyous Foods seed round Rebellyous Foods, the only startup developing innovative production technology specific to the plant-based meat industry, announced today that it has raised $6M in Series A funding co-led by Clear Current Capital, Fifty Years, CPT Capital, …

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BlueNalu Secures $20 Million in Series A Financing

New investors to the round include KBW Ventures led by Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed   Leading company in cell-based seafood receives funding from five strategic investors, including Griffith Foods, Nutreco, Pulmuone, Rich Product Ventures, and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas BlueNalu, a leading innovative food company producing seafood directly from fish cells based in San Diego, …

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