Tyson Foods, Inc. launched a venture capital fund in the fall of 2016. Tyson Ventures was established with a $150 million commitment from Tyson Foods and a mandate to make minority stake investments in promising entrepreneurial food businesses.
Their strategy is to be at the forefront of the future of food. Tyson Ventures invests in companies with disruptive products, breakthrough technologies, and innovative solutions to sustainably drive operational excellence, with the goal of supplying a growing global population with delicious and nutritious protein.
The team collaborates with leading entrepreneurs whose companies are making meaningful changes and improvements to our food system. Cultivating purposeful relationships with universities, institutions and other strategic partners is also critical to their success.
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Future Meat Technologies
- Beyond MeatBeyond Meat makes plant-based meat alternatives such as burgers, sausages, chicken strips, and ground beef. Beyond Meat was founded in 2009 by Ethan Brown and is based in Los Angeles, California.
- Tyson FoodsTyson Foods is the largest chicken, beef, and pork processor and marketer in the world. As of September 30, 2017 Tyson Foods has ~122,000 employees world wide. Tyson Foods was founded in 1931 by John W. Tyson in Springdale, Arkansas.