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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

4 Results
Company
Company
Description
Description
Website
Website
Industry
Industry
Location
Location

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

Beanfields is a Los Angeles-based company.

People

Name
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

Title
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

References