This is the future of protein


Lever VC invests in only the best of the best early stage alternative protein companies, carefully choosing from over 2,000 plant-based and cultivated meat and dairy protein companies we track globally. Get in touch with us to learn more about or be connected with any of these great startups in our portfolio.

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The Better Meat Co produces a unique plant-based protein that combines with conventional meat for a blended meat/plant-based product, as featured in Perdue products sold at 7,000+ retailers across the U.S.

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Good Planet Foods produces fantastic plant-based cheese slices, shreds and spreads that sold at restaurant chains and top U.S. retailers including Walmart, Costco and Safeway

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TurtleTree Labs is the first company in the world producing real, full milk (both cow’s milk and human breast milk proteins) via cell cultivation and fermentation, for the infant formula and conventional dairy sectors

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The Good Spoon is a Paris-based producer of mouth-watering gourmet eggless condiments, partnered with a leading French distributor and stocked at leading French retailers

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Based in Hong Kong and Singapore, Avant produces cultivated fish meat and luxury seafood products as well as purified marine proteins for the supplements, cosmetics and medical sectors

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Bond Pet Foods is the first company in the world producing real, low-cost meat protein (starting with chicken protein) from fermentation, targeting the massive pet food sector

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Marvelous Foods is a pioneering and fast-growing high quality plant-based yogurt and dairy products company in mainland China

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Mission Barns is producing pure, customizable animal fat from cell cultivation for its own branded alternative pork products as well as other sectors

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Grounded is a first-mover in the U.K. and Europe for functional plant-based protein drinks, with delicious, clean-label grab and go shakes

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A Dozen Cousins is disrupting the massive but stale bean protein market with savory ready-to-eat products stocked at major US retailers like Walmart, Costco and Trader Joes

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Mozza produces real dairy proteins in plants to create real dairy cheese that stretches, melts and tastes like cheese should, without the cow

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Blackbird Foods produces best-in-the-world wheat protein, along with packaged soft-crust plant-based pizzas and meat alternatives

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Bluu Biosciences is Europe’s leading cultivated seafood company, headquartered in Germany, producing GMO-free fish meat and marine protein products

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The New Butchers is a leading high-quality plant-based meat brand in Brazil, producing delicious beef, chicken and fish products and stocked at top Brazilian retailers like Pão de Açucar and CarreFour


THIS is a hypergrowth UK-based plant-based meat company with products including chicken, beef and bacon, stocked at all leading retailers across the UK


Welldone is a fast-growing Russia plant-based meat company with a range of delicious and highly cost-competitive plant-based meat offerings and mainstream retail listings


CellX is a rapidly expanding mainland China cultivated meat startup creating cultivated pork and hybrid cultivated/plant-based pork products


NoMoo is a pioneering and high quality plant-based dairy products company in Brazil with cheese, yogurt, butter and other products stocked in leading Brazilian retailers


Heura is a health-forward Spanish plant-based meat company with delicious and clean label plant-based chicken and beef products distributed across Spain and around the EU

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