Joyful Ventures Unveils: The Media Buzz Around Our New Sustainable Protein Fund

The global food industry is on the cusp of a transformative shift, and here at Joyful Ventures, we're proud to be at the forefront of this evolution.

Blaine Vess, Jennifer Stojkovic and Milo Runkle of Joyful Ventures.

Our recent fund launch has not only marked a significant mile stone for us but has also caught the attention of media outlets worldwide. Their insights and coverage paint a vivid picture of our vision, potential impact, and the future of sustainable protein.

, a beacon in financial journalism, eloquently captured our dedication to the alternative protein sector, emphasizing our innovative focus on sustainable protein and the broader alt-protein landscape. “Don’t count out alt-protein just yet, says a new venture capital fund that has secured $23 million to put toward companies offering environmentally friendly food solutions,” the Bloomberg coverage begins.

delved into the details of Joyful Ventures, highlighting the unique composition of our woman and LGBTQIA+-led fund. They quoted our co-founders, emphasizing our mission: "The fund will invest at the pre-seed and seed stages into startups that have strong B2B opportunities and are innovating technologies, including plant-based, precision fermentation, mycoproteins, molecular agriculture, and cultivated technologies."

celebrated our Canadian-led, California-based nature. They spotlighted our early investments, such as the Toronto-based New School Foods and SanFrancisco's Orbillion Bio, showcasing our commitment to backing sustainable protein startups with a focus on innovation and sustainability.

provided a deeper perspective on our mission, quoting Milo Runkle's passionate statement: "We are not just investing in companies; we are investing in global transformation." This sentiment resonates with our core belief at Joyful Ventures, emphasizing our goal of revolutionizing the alternative protein sector.

highlighted our mission-aligned approach, noting our dedication to companies that "aim to accelerate the global transition to humane and sustainable alternative proteins." Their coverage underscores our commitment to not just financial growth but also to a sustainable and humane future.

offered a unique angle, emphasizing the potential of our fund to redefine the future of protein. VegNews makes the case that Joyful Ventures is set to be a game-changer, bridging the gap between innovative startups and the mainstream market, ensuring that alternative proteins aren't just a niche but become the norm.

Lastly, Food Business News emphasized our focus on the vegan protein sector. Jennifer Stojkovic, our co-founder and general partner, shared our vision: "The more we can invest in the future of food and support the development, production, and distribution of sustainable, scalable proteins that outcompete animal-based products on cost, taste, and convenience — the more likely our food system is to adopt it."

In weaving together these media narratives, it's evident that Joyful Ventures is more than just a fund; it's a movement. With a clear vision, a dedicated team, and the backing of global media, we're poised to make a lasting impact in the realm of sustainable protein and food technology. As we journey into the future, we're filled with excitement and optimism for what lies ahead. Join us as we continue to shape the future of food.

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