London-based Sturgeon Capital is launching a $35 million fund for emerging startups in Central Asia

We reported last year on the launch of a $225 million VC platform from the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank, that would also cover Central Asia. In addition, Most VC launched its accelerator from Almaty, Kazakhstan. So it’s clear that these regions, which have been considered backwaters for too long, are … Read more

Chunk Foods is about to open a factory to produce “millions” of plant-based steaks

According to new figures from the Good Food Institute, the global plant-based food industry accounted for $8 billion in sales and will receive $1.2 billion in investment by 2022. Those with recent funding include No Meat Factory, Planetarians, ISH Company and Chunk Foods, which is developing a plant-based alternative protein that mimics the texture and … Read more

Founders change pitch | EntertainmentCab

Entrepreneur Vera Kutsenko’s The early stage vision for her startup was more literal in 2021, when she co-founded a company based on her passion for houseplants. The startup, Neverland, was founded to help people optimize their gardens and other associated horticultural activities based on their geographic location, and meet businesses in their figurative backyard. Neverland … Read more