不可能食品公司最新融资2亿美元


原文:https://vegnews.com/2020/8/impossible-foods-raises-200-million-investment

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IMPOSSIBLE FOODS RAISES $200 MILLION INVESTMENT

不可能食品公司融资2亿美元


To date, the plant-based company has raised approximately $1.5 billion to further its mission of replacing all animal foods with plant-based alternatives by 2035.

这家植物性食品公司迄今已取得总融资额大约15亿美元,将有力推动其在2035年前实现用植物性替代食品取代所有动物性食品的使命。


by ANNA STAROSTINETSKAYA

作者:ANNA STAROSTINETSKAYA


AUGUST 14, 2020

2020年8月14日


This week, plant-based startup Impossible Foods secured a new $200 million investment led by technology sector hedge fund Coatue. The company will use the new funding to accelerate its production, increase retail presence in international markets, and to fuel its research, development, and commercialization of new products such as Impossible Pork, milk, steak, and many more.

植物性食品初创公司“不可能食品公司”(Impossible Foods)在本周获得了由科技行业对冲基金Coatue领投的2亿美元新融资。该公司将利用新筹得的资金加快生产速度、扩大其在国际市场的零售版图、促进新产品的研究、开发和商业化;这些新产品包括(各种植物性的)“不可能猪肉”(Impossible Pork)、“奶制品”、“牛排”、等等。


Founded in 2011 by Patrick O. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., the company’s flagship product, the Impossible Burger quickly grew its foodservice distribution to include chains such as White Castle, Burger King, and Disney properties. On the retail side, the Impossible Burger debuted in select stores in the fall of 2019 and has since increased its footprint 60-fold to more than 9,000 retail locations, including at Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Publix. The company’s newest product, Impossible Sausage, is on the same trajectory and is now available as part of the Impossible Croissan’wich at Burger King, as part of the Impossible Breakfast Sandwich at Starbucks nationwide, and on the menu at Yelp’s top 30 most popular diners.

医学博士兼哲学博士帕特里克·布朗(Patrick O. Brown)于2011年创立了不可能食品公司(Impossible Foods)。该公司的旗舰产品“不可能汉堡”(Impossible Burger)(植物肉饼)率先在餐饮服务业推出,销售增长迅速,现已投放到多家餐饮连锁店,例如白色城堡(White Castle)、汉堡王(Burger King)和迪士尼物业(Disney properties)。在零售业方面,“不可能汉堡”植物肉产品于2019年秋季首次登陆一些选定的零售商店,迄今其零售版图已(飞速)扩大60倍,产品推广到了9,000多家零售店,其中包括克罗格(Kroger)、乔氏(Trader Joe's)、沃尔玛(Walmart)和大众(Publix)等超市。该公司的最新产品“不可能香肠”(Impossible Sausage)(植物肉饼)跟先前的产品有着同样的发展轨迹,如今在美国各地汉堡王的“不可能羊角三明治”(Impossible Croissan’wich)、全美星巴克(Starbucks)的“不可能早餐三明治”(Impossible Breakfast Sandwich)以及在Yelp点评网站上的30家最受欢迎餐馆的菜单里面,消费者都可以看到“不可能香肠”的亮丽身影。


“The use of animals to make food is the most destructive technology on Earth, a leading driver of climate change and the primary cause of a catastrophic global collapse of wildlife populations and biodiversity,” Brown said. “Impossible Foods’ mission is to replace that archaic system by making the most delicious, nutritious, and sustainable meats in the world, directly from plants. To do that, Impossible Foods needs to sustain our exponential growth in production and sales, and invest significantly in research and development. Our investors believe in our mission to transform the global food system—and they recognize an extraordinary economic opportunity.”

“采用动物去制造食品是地球上破坏性最大的技术,也是气候变化的首要驱动因素以及全球野生种群和生物多样性的灾难性崩溃的主要原因,”布朗说道。“不可能食品公司的使命是通过直接利用植物制造世界上最美味、最营养、最可持续的植物性肉类产品,彻底取代当今这个陈旧的食品体系。为此,不可能食品公司的生产和销售需要保持指数增长,并且大量投资于研究和开发方面。本公司的投资者坚信我们改革全球食品体系的使命──而且他们也赏识绝佳的经济机遇。”


In addition to the new $200 million investment, at the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States in mid-March, Impossible Foods secured $500 million in a Series F funding round. In May 2019, the company raised $300 million from a large group of celebrity investors, including Serena Williams, Jay-Z, Trevor Noah and Katy Perry. To date, Impossible Foods has raised $1.5 billion to fund its goal of creating viable plant-based alternatives to all animal-derived foods by 2035.

在本轮(G轮)2亿美元新融资之前,不可能食品公司已于今年三月中旬通过F轮融资获得了5亿美元,当时正值美国开始爆发COVID-19(2019冠状病毒病)大流行期间。2019年5月,该公司通过一大群名人投资者筹集了3亿美元,其中包括塞雷娜·威廉姆斯(Serena Williams)、杰斯(Jay-Z)、特雷弗·诺亚(Trevor Noah)和凯蒂·佩里(Katy Perry)等名人。到目前为止,不可能食品公司累计融资已达15亿美元左右,将力助其打造切实可行的植物性替代食品,在2035年前全面取代所有动物性食品。


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