Discover our portfolio companies

Alternative.s

Gosh!

Reference brand and manufacturer in the United Kingdom, delivering natural and clean label plant-based products through major retailers and food service players.

Alternative.s

Mondarella

Founded in Germany and inspired by European cheese tradition, Mondarella is delivering cheese alternatives made from 100% natural and vegan ingredients.

Ingredient.s

Evra

Based in the South of Italy, Evra researches and produces sustainably sourced ingredients from the protected region of Pollino National Park, which are unique in nature, with proven targeted health and wellness benefits.

Ingredient.s

Nutraceutica

Founded in 2002, Nutraceutica is a reference Italian distributor, with more than 900 nutraceutical ingredients for the dietary supplements and functional foods’ market.

Ingredient.s

BCF Life Sciences

Created in 1986, BCF Life Sciences is the French specialist in the extraction of free amino acids3 from keratin, an animal protein naturally present in poultry feathers.

Venture.s

Bon Vivant

Bon Vivant is a french biotechnology startup rethinking the way milk is produced. The company is using precision fermentation to produce animal-free dairy proteins.

Venture.s

Bluu Seafood

German bio-tech startup on a mission to revolutionize the seafood industry by introducing a lab-grown fish developed from non-GMO fish cell lines.

Venture.s

La Vie

La Vie is a French start up focused on producing plant based, clean label, alternatives to pork products.

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