PowerPlant Ventures

PowerPlant Ventures

PowerPlant Ventures is a venture capital firm founded in 2015 operating out of Manhattan Beach, California, providing capital to plant-centric food and beverage companies.

PowerPlant Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in plant-based food and beverages products and services. The firm is operating out of Manhattan Beach, California, and was founded in 2015 by Mark Rampolla, Kevin G. Boylan, and T.K. Pillan. PowerPlant Ventures offers a value-added tool kit to companies it has invested in that includes organizational development; structural foundation building; strategic sales, marketing, operations and finance planning; talent management & recruiting; and exit planning. Notable investments made by PowerPlant Investments include: Beyond Meat, Just, Inc., and Ripple Foods.

Timeline

July 31, 2019

PowerPlant Ventures announces that it has closed an oversubscribed fund to invest in plant-based food technology companies.

The firm plans to lead or co-lead Series A and Series B rounds in the space with check size ranging between $4 million to $8 million dollars.

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

A company providing a full-service kitchen stocked with snacks and beverages for employees

Your Super is an organic company.

Beanfields is a Los Angeles-based company.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Mark Rampolla

Co-Founder & Partner

Dan Gluck

Partner

Kevin G. Boylan

Co-Founder & Partner

T.K. Pillan

Co-Founder & Partner

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Beans: The Superfood You've Always Known

Anne Marie Chaker

Web

Powerplant Ventures closes $42 million fund to back "plant-centric" food and tech startups

Lora Kolodny

Web

Powerplant Ventures Closes Debut Fund to Invest in Plant-Based Food Companies

Jenna Broughton

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Veggie Grill

Plant-based restaurant

Apeel Sciences

Protective food coatings

Beanfields

Consumer packaged goods

Clean meat

Farmer's Fridge

Plant-based food products

Hail Merry

Ingredients

Clean Meat

Nutriati

Ingredients

Oh My Green

Food delivery

Rebbl

Botanical "elixirs"

Plant-based beverage products

Square Roots

Urban farming accelerator

Thrive Market

Food market

Treasure8

Consumer packages goods

News

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Josh Constine
January 27, 2020
TechCrunch
What if it was easier to eat salad than junk food? Most diet routines take a ton of time, whether you're cooking from scratch, making a meal kit, or seeking out a nutritious restaurant. But on-demand prepared food delivery companies like Sprig that tried to eliminate that work have gone bankrupt from poor unit economics. [...]

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