Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Beyond Meat Gets Series D
El Segundo-based Beyond Meat, a developer of plant-based, meat alternatives that look like chicken, beef strips, and ground beef, has raised a Series D funding round, according to the company. The funding came from DNS Capital (family office of Gigi Pritzker Pucker and Michael Pucker), WIT Investment (Taiwan's Tsai family office), S2G Ventures, as well as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, The Obvious Corporation (Evan Williams and Biz Stone), Bill Gates, Morgan Creek Capital and Seth Goldman (founder of Honest Tea). The company said the funds will go towards both marketing and manufacturing efforts.