Vevolution Launches a New Fintech Platform
Beginning as a media company back in 2016, Vevolution started out with dreams of supporting innovators of plant-based products. This London-based movement has recently begun promoting a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, announcing the launch of its newest fintech platform. This fintech works to connect entrepreneurs who strive to create the most sustainable, plant-based solutions with serious, professional investors.
Vevolution was founded by Judy Nadel, and Damien Clarkson, with a little support from Michiel van Duersen. Thanks to the hard work of a few die-hard vegans, Vevolution has received the necessary backing to connect like-minded individuals with a common goal. As the world’s first cell-based, plant-based fintech platform, Vevolution will open doors for numerous startups, with big dreams, to achieve their goals – while also helping to manage the entire process. Several core investors include Blue Horizon Corporation, Veg Capital, and New Crop Capital/Unovis, although Vevolution welcomes several new visitors and investors multiple times a week.
Damien and Judy made an announcement in July 2020 detailing the launch of a plant-based platform for startups and investors. However, “In light of Covid-19, we’ve been assessing how we can continue to play a pivotal role in the growth of the plant-based economy”, they stressed, “This platform enables startups to meet great investors, and in turn those investors will have a high-performance management tool to ensure operation goes smoothly from start to finish. Since then, the platform is currently in beta mode, after experiencing somewhere around 200 live deals for interested investors in October.
In an effort to provide all new plant-based startups with the opportunity to present ideas and cultivate new conversations, Vevolution introduces investors to new avenues for spending money. New startups enjoy the benefits of this platform, such as private fundraising rounds, at no cost. Now plant-based/cell-based startups may compete in a fair environment, through the power of entrepreneurship. In all, Vevolution’s central mission is to support startups and their work, in order to fulfill dreams on a level playing field.
Michiel van Deursen had this to say: “This technology is bringing people together in a democratic way, which enables the best startups to shine and find their ideal partners”, continuing with “It is a good time to build high-performance technology to accelerate the important work that startups and investors are doing to transform the economy”.
Having just successfully closed a pre-seed investment round in January 2021, Clarkson and Nadel have observed the growing support of their pet food brand from high profile celebrities. The UK’s most famous vegan celebrity chef duo Henry Firth, and Ian Theasby, alongside Chris Smalling are also big fans of the brand The Pack, as well as many others. Recently, ProVeg International and Veg Capital partnered together in an effort to invest in food techs who are working toward sustainable food solutions, and alternative proteins. The duo will eventually invest in plant-based desserts startup Zveetz, with a past investment history into multiple ProVeg Incubator alumni firms.