Livekindly Collective, a NYC-based collection of plant-based food companies, raised $335m in funding.
The round, which included $135m converted from a prior round, was led by The Rise Fund, with participation from existing investor Rabo Corporate Investments, the investment arm of Rabobank, S2G Ventures, and other existing and additional mission-aligned investors. In conjunction with the funding, Steve Ellis, Co-Managing Partner of The Rise Fund, joined Livekindly’s Collective Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds for expansion into growth geographies, like the U.S. and China, and accelerate acquisitions, key partnerships and investments in plant-based innovation.
Led by Roger Lienhard, Founder and Executive Chairman of Blue Horizon Group and Founder, Livekindly Collective has five companies under its umbrella including portfolio of brands, Oumph!, The Fry Family Food Co., LikeMeat and No Meat, and has 470 employees around the world.