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Impact Investor Coalition Seeks to Bring Plant-Based and Clean Meat to China

A collaborative effort between Dao VenturesMoonspire Social Ventures, and New Crop Capital, Dao Foods is introducing innovative and climate-friendly protein products, primarily plant-based and clean meat (PBCM), into the Chinese market.


Dao Foods Founded by Impact Investor Coalition to Focus on China

TORONTO, AND WASHINGTON D.C., AND BEIJING (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 20, 2018 -- Dao Foods International, Inc., has launched to meet China’s rising demand for meat and other protein food products with animal-free alternatives. 


A collaborative effort between Dao VenturesMoonspire Social Ventures, and New Crop Capital, Dao Foods is introducing innovative and climate-friendly protein products, primarily plant-based and clean meat (PBCM), into the Chinese market.


This cross-border impact venture aims to disrupt the global meat, egg, and dairy markets in order to curb the environmental impact of meat production and address the health and safety concerns of meat consumption in China. This comes as the Chinese government seeks to potentially cut the country’s meat consumption in half by 2030.


“With rapid rising incomes and increasing meat consumption in China, our aim is to introduce alternative products into the China market to reduce the consumer demand for animal products from the traditional livestock industry, which has had growing negative environmental, food safety and health impact,” said Albert Tseng, co-founder of Dao Foods and Managing Director of Moonspire Social Ventures.


Dao Foods was founded by experienced impact investors and social entrepreneurs Tao Zhang and Albert Tseng, representing Dao Ventures and Moonspire Social Ventures, respectively, in collaboration with New Crop Capital, a Dao Foods founding investor and specialized private venture capital fund. Dao Ventures has supported more than 1,000 Chinese and international SMEs and made and facilitated over US$200M in impact investments. New Crop Capital has made investments in 16 of the most innovative companies in the alternative protein space worldwide.


The founding members of Dao Foods will be leveraging their existing relationships in both North America and China, including the nonprofit Good Food Institute, which co-initiated the formation of this new endeavor, as well as Dao Ventures’ local infrastructure, to deliver solutions for China’s skyrocketing meat consumption.


“Diets are radically changing in China, and New Crop Capital is proud to be a part of Dao Foods to steer this change in a direction that supports the health of people and the planet,” New Crop Capital Investment Manager Chris Kerr says. “This is a critical moment for China’s food industry, and we at New Crop Capital believe that Dao Foods is equipped to take advantage of this moment to make climate-friendly foods the norms, not the exception.”


For more detailed information, please check out the press release published on PRWeb on February 20, 2018. 

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