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Thursday 09 December 2021

Investment

Founders Advisory, F&B opportunities and product vs brand – Peter Cullinane 1st December 2021 /

Founders Advisory, F&B opportunities and product vs brand – Peter Cullinane

The Lewis Road founder says his new advisory firm is looking to work with F&B founders with a global proposition – often in exchange for a stake.


F&B helps pump record Q3 M&A 25th November 2021

F&B helps pump record Q3 M&A

A handful of heavyweight FMCG deals support a record quarter of M&A activity according to PwC.


Lyre’s sees continuing growth in NZ, completes UK funding round 18th November 2021 /

Lyre’s sees continuing growth in NZ, completes UK funding round

UK-based non-alcoholic spirits brand Lyre’s says its distribution growth in New Zealand is continuing to cater for increased demand. The beverage maker’s products can be found in Countdown, New World, Farro MORE »


“It’s called fast moving consumer goods for a reason” – Marmont Capital on investing and scaling 17th November 2021 /

“It’s called fast moving consumer goods for a reason” – Marmont Capital on investing and scaling

The FMCG investor says it backs brands with a point of difference and potential to scale.


OCHO’s post-fundraise plan 16th November 2021 /

OCHO’s post-fundraise plan

The Dunedin chocolate maker plans to boost production and sales, and launch a new entry product to help it expand north following a $500k capital raise.


Milford ups My Food Bag stake 16th November 2021 /

Milford ups My Food Bag stake

Milford Asset Management has increased its holdings in meal kit company My Food Bag to 8.79%.


F&B startups secure $3.7m 12th November 2021 /

F&B startups secure $3.7m

New Zealand food and beverage startups managed to secure about $3.7m in early stage investment during the first half of 2021.


Investors keen for taste of truffles as $26m venture gets ‘positive’ reception 8th November 2021 /

Investors keen for taste of truffles as $26m venture gets ‘positive’ reception

The New Zealand Truffle Company says it is pleased with interest from both NZ and overseas and is targeting mid-December to complete its capital raise.


No Ugly seeks funding for functional expansion 30th September 2021 /

No Ugly seeks funding for functional expansion

After a rollercoaster 2020, No Ugly is gearing up for growth undertaking a $2m capital raise as it looks to transition from a functional beverage business to a broader health and wellness company.


Investor Q&A: NZGCP’s Aspire Fund 10th August 2021 /

Investor Q&A: NZGCP’s Aspire Fund

With deployments in ventures like Rockit and Sunfed, NZ Growth Capital Partners outlines what it looks for in food and agritech.


Ripple Foods $55m fundraise goes live 16th July 2021 /

Ripple Foods $55m fundraise goes live

The US plant-based dairy company backed by Goldman Sachs and Prelude Ventures has opened the round to New Zealand wholesale investors.


How to get funding, and what to do when you’ve got it – tips for food and agritech 15th July 2021

How to get funding, and what to do when you’ve got it – tips for food and agritech

With global challenges to supply chains, productivity, climate change and food security, New Zealand’s startup ecosystem is responding with new companies emerging, networks deepening and investment broadening.


Entries open for NZTE’s Te Kōmaru – Māori investment showcase 15th July 2021

Entries open for NZTE’s Te Kōmaru – Māori investment showcase

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is calling for applications for Te Kōmaru – its annual Māori investment showcase.


Bootleg Jerky beefs up with new investment 14th July 2021

Bootleg Jerky beefs up with new investment

The jerky startup has secured funding for a new facility to help more than double production.


Starting gun fired for Batchwell fundraise 14th July 2021 /

Starting gun fired for Batchwell fundraise

Organic small batch Kombucha maker Batchwell has launched a capital raise with funds set to be ploughed into production capability, portfolio expansion and increased sales and marketing.


Happy Cow launches capital raise, Hunt and Gather secures funds 13th July 2021

Happy Cow launches capital raise, Hunt and Gather secures funds

Described as a milk factory in a box, Happy Cow Milk Company, has today launched its second capital raise as it looks to scale-up its prototype into paddocks and retailers around the country.


TIN200: Who are NZ’s top agritech investors? 21st June 2021

TIN200: Who are NZ’s top agritech investors?

The TIN New Zealand Agritech Insights Report 2021 details the leading syndicates of angel groups and local venture capital funds underpinning the growing sector.


Perspectives: FoodBowl’s Alexandra Allan on how we can grow the F&B industry 17th June 2021 /

Perspectives: FoodBowl’s Alexandra Allan on how we can grow the F&B industry

With industry transformation on the cards, FoodBowl boss Alex Allan considers what it would take to unlock F&B sector restraints.


GoodFor chases down $2m capital raise target 11th June 2021 / /

GoodFor chases down $2m capital raise target

Package-free grocery store GoodFor is closing in on the half-way point of its capital raise target after the offer went live to the public this week.


Supie’s subs offer sells out, capital raise on cards 25th May 2021 /

Supie’s subs offer sells out, capital raise on cards

The new online grocery service will be looking for investment within a year, says founder Sarah Balle.


“The world’s our oyster” – Natural Pet Food’s Neil Hinton on KKR deal 14th May 2021 /

“The world’s our oyster” – Natural Pet Food’s Neil Hinton on KKR deal

The CEO says global investor KKR will accelerate the premium pet food firm’s international expansion.


E Tipu 2021: AgFunder’s hot tips for VC foodtech investment 14th May 2021 /

E Tipu 2021: AgFunder’s hot tips for VC foodtech investment

Food as medicine, medicinal plants and food personalisation are all the radar of US agrifood venture capital investor, AgFunder, as categories of opportunity.


Investors line up for NZ’s first carbon-neutral oat milk factory 30th April 2021 /

Investors line up for NZ’s first carbon-neutral oat milk factory

An investment bank has been appointed to marshal growing investor interest in the $50m Southland venture.


Foodtech venture investment jumps to $24bn in 2020 – report 30th April 2021 /

Foodtech venture investment jumps to $24bn in 2020 – report

Around 8,000 unique investors took part in more than 9,000 transactions in 2020.