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The Plant Based Business Podcast

The Plant Based Business Podcast

By Vevolution
The Plant-Based Business Podcast by Vevolution brings together leading plant-based and cell-based entrepreneurs and investors to discuss what it takes to create and scale a business. Hosted by Vevolution Co-Founder's Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel, we go deep with the innovators driving the plant-based and cell-based movement forward.

Vevolution is the home of plant-based innovators bringing together investors, startups and change-makers to create solutions fora better world. Learn more at www.vevolution.com
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Marc Coloma, Heura Foods: Global Social Movement
Marc Coloma dropped out from high school to pursue full time activism. Now he's taken that passion and drive to co-found Heura, a 100% plant-based meat start-up, alongside fellow activist Bernat Añaños. Heura's mission is to create solutions that make the current food system obsolete and accelerate the transition to a world in which animals are out of the protein production equation. Today, Marc talks to Erik about the steep learning curve of entrepreneurship, Heura's Mediterranean culinary heritage, and how he is building consciousness for a future that has to arrive.  The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
48:52
August 24, 2022
Veronica Fil, Grounded Foods Co: Hemp & Cauliflower Cheese
Grounded Foods Co uses a novel fermentation process to make dairy alternatives from cauliflower and hemp. Erik chats to founder, Veronica Fils, about how the business grew from a fine dining restaurant, the challenges of scaling, the role accelerator programmes played in their business growing, as well as why their TikTok content creator is a truly valued member of the team! The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
47:59
July 06, 2022
Sadrah Schadel, No Evil Foods: Building a Sustainable Business
Sadrah Schadel is co-founder of No Evil Foods, who make plant-based meats from simple ingredients. No Evil Foods are leaders when it comes to sustainability, having pioneered on being a plastic negative company. Erik and Sadrah chat about how she and her co-founder made the decision to start the business after homemade plant based meats were a hit with family and friends, as well as deep diving on how to put food systems at the forefront of tackling the environmental crisis.  The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
41:30
June 29, 2022
Moayad Abushokhedim, Fooditive: Sweeter yet Healthier
This week Erik talks to Moayad Abushokhedim, founder of Fooditive, who are making plant-based sweeteners. Moayad takes us through his journey including one failed start up, 157 investors, as well as fundraising best practices. We speak about expanding your company globally and finding your own way. The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
31:17
June 15, 2022
Ofek Ron, Plantish: Saving Our Oceans With Plant-based Fish
Ofek Ron is the founder of Plantish, an Israeli start-up creating plant-based whole fish fillets in a bid to tackle the over-fishing of our oceans. Ofek is a super passionate and charismatic person, who holds community and mission-driven work close to him. He and Erik discuss the vital importance of building a great team, and how Ofek is collaborating with pioneering scientists to design a special 3D printing machine to create their product. They also cover the importance of price point in the plant-based market, why sharing your company 'secrets' can be better in the long run, and why it's taken so long for the plant-based fish market to catch up with other vegan products. The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
49:51
June 08, 2022
Mini episode! Jack Reid, Unicorn Biotechnologies: Beginning the Bio-Manufacturing Revolution
Unicorn Biotechnologies is developing the next generation of bio-manufacturing systems to power the cell based revolution. In this episode, we hear from the founder, Jack Reid, about why the decentralisation of plant-based manufacturing is the future, and why cell-ag meat is an important part of bringing plant based food products to mass market.  The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
24:56
June 08, 2022
Tim Samuels, Karmacist: Harnessing Nutrigenomics
Tim Samuels has spent most of his career producing documentaries for the BBC and National Geographic, including a podcast critiquing the wellness industry. He is now founder and CEO of Karmacist where, working alongside Harvard and Stanford scientists, he combines the power of nature with cutting edge science to produce botanical supplements. In today's episode, we hear Tim speak with candour about the challenges of founding a start up after years as a journalist, his cynicism about the mainstream supplement industry, and how he harnessed his skills as a story-teller to secure investment. We also delve into the scientific basis of Karmacist: nutrigenomics, which is how certain nutrients can impact particular genes that are involved in regulating certain bodily functions. If you ever wondered how saffron could help fight depression, then this is the episode for you! The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
34:22
June 01, 2022
Mini Episode! Darko Mandich, MeliBio: Bee Free Honey
Darko Mandich moved to San Francisco from Serbia to realise his vision of bee-free honey. In this mini episode, we cover why everything you think you know about the ecological crisis involving the world's greatest pollinators is wrong, as well as lots of practical takeaways on getting investment, and building a business with passion. The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
27:06
May 25, 2022
Brad Vanstone, Willicroft: A Modern Take On Farming
Brad Vanstone, grew up on a regenerative English Dairy Farm. He now runs plant-based cheese company, Willicroft, from Amsterdam. In this episode, we talk through how Brad chose to pivot the business to use more sustainable ingredients, the importance of impact, and why he sells other vegan cheese brands in his store in Amsterdam. The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
46:55
May 25, 2022
Mini Episode! Jennifer Côté, Opalia: Milk Without Compromise
Jennifer Côté is co-founder of Opalia, a company delivering a new era of dairy by using mammary cells to make whole milk. Jennifer was a big cheese lover and wanted recreate the products she loved before she went vegan. She's now driving innovation in the cell-ag dairy space with the cutting edge tech at Opalia. Tune in to hear about her funding round, and the team she's building for the future of dairy. The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
22:34
May 18, 2022
David Benzaquen, Mission:Plant & Vegan Investing
David Benzaquen, founder of Mission:Plant, is a powerhouse in the plant based space and this week's episode reflects the variety and depth of David's experience. David has a background in activism and at the start of this episode we talk about the power of advocacy work and how to have impact,  before moving onto David's collaboration with a Certified Master Chef to create vegan tuna sushi, the subsequent growth of OceanHugger, and the future of the plant based fish market. David is also the founder of Mission:Plant, a holding company advancing the plant based space with consulting and investment, and has plenty of insight for both those seeking to invest or to receive it. Last but not least, we also hear about PlantBelly, David's online vegan grocery store. This episode is stacked full with practical insight, but David also has a lot to share about the idealogical foundations of his work, and the importance of collaboration versus competition, so sit back and enjoy! The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
01:00:07
May 18, 2022
Christie Lagally, Rebellyous Foods: Unlocking Price Parity
This week's episode features Christie Lagally, founder of Rebellyous Foods. From a background in aerospace engineering and advocacy work, Christie saw the need for big structural change in the manufacturing of plant based meat products. She and her team at Rebellyous are now working hard on cutting edge tech to provide affordable quality at scale. There are lots of amazing take-aways in this episode, including some history of industrial animal agriculture and how to break the cost structure of plant based manufacturing. The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
48:09
May 11, 2022
Mini Episode! Lewis Foster, Grazer: Vegan Dates & Friends
In this week's mini episode, Erik speaks to Lewis Foster, founder of vegan dating app: Grazer. Lewis was working in the film industry, when he was offered to pitch a project that didn't feel in line with his vegan ethos. This marked a turning point towards a mission-aligned career. Tune in to hear Lewis talk about his experience of finding funding through the Vevolution platform, and what it feels like to be a tech-based vegan brand on a journey to connect vegans across the world.  The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
20:58
May 11, 2022
Dan Murray-Serter, Heights: Braincare Matters
Damien talks to Dan Murray-Serter, co-founder of smart supplement, Heights. Dan was struggling with insomnia and anxiety, when a dietitian suggested a simple solution in the form of a dietary supplement. The results were life changing, prompting Dan to see the importance of taking care of our brains and create Heights. In this episode, Damien and Dan cover the importance of failure, how to work with advisors, as well as the ins and outs of the supplement market. The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
51:33
May 04, 2022
Elysabeth Alfano, VegTech Invest: Igniting A Secular Trend
This week we are joined by Elysabeth Alfano, CEO & Co-Founder of VegTech Invest. Elysabeth is long-time founder of Plant Powered Consulting and Host of The Plantbased Business Hour. Launched in 2022, VegTech Invest and advisor to the active VegTech Plant-based Innovation & Climate ETF (Ticker EATV). EATV invests in companies that are actively innovating with plants and plant-derived ingredients to create primary products that are animal-free for sustainable consumption. The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
44:40
May 04, 2022
Mini Episode! Jean Louwrens, De Novo Dairy: Fermentation & The Future of Nutrition
On this week's mini episode, Vevolution funding success story, we are joined by Jean Louwrens, CEO and Co-Founder of De Novo Dairy. De Novo Dairy is a South African precision fermentation startup creating the future of nutrition . De Novo Dairy produces nature identical, animal free proteins for optimum human nutrition. Jean discusses the importance of authenticity, physical health and balance, and building their unique team of co-founders. The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
19:56
May 04, 2022
Deborah Torres, Atlas Monroe: Fried Chicken for the Masses
Erik is joined by Deborah Torres, founder of Atlas Monroe, whose vegan fried chicken has won multiple awards. Deborah is a great storyteller, with a fascinating origin story to her company and some good insights from her appearance on Shark Tank. Tune in to hear Deborah talk about jumping in at the deep end, and the impressive growth of Atlas Monroe. The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
49:03
May 04, 2022
Stephanie Michelsen, Jellatech: Collagen 2.0
In the first episode of Season 4, Erik interviews Stephanie Michelson, founder of Jellatech. Jellatech uses cells to grow, design and purify collagen and gelatin for applications in a range of markets, from medical to consumer based products. Erik talks to Stephanie Michelson about how she spotted the niche in the market, and the incredible science behind their products. The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution, and supported by Heura, Moonshot Collaborative and PlantBelly. Moonshot Collaborative is a consumer research firm focused exclusively on actionable, affordable insights on plant-based consumers. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first five survey questions at moonshotcollaborative.com PlantBelly is a new online vegan grocery store that delivers highly curated plant-based foods right to your door. Use code VEVOLUTION to get 20% off your first order at plantbelly.com Heura is Europe's fastest growing plant-based meat company. Follow Heura Foods on Linkedin to see how they are tackling the big, unsolved global food challenges using low carbon foot-print technologies. We're building the world's leading plant-based and cell-ag network and marketplace. Head over to https://www.vevolution.com/register to join our marketplace of investors and startups building solutions for a kinder future. For any questions reach out to hello@vevolution.com Bridey Addison-Child is our editor. Erik Amundson and Damien Clarkson are our hosts.
43:21
May 04, 2022
Series 3: The Highlights
This week we select some highlights to round up Series 3! You'll hear Akilah Releford talking about how she is still suspended from twitter, as well as the importance of building community, Jenny Costa on the importance of fixing the food waste problem, the founders of So Vegan, Ben Pook and Roxy Pope, on how to raise capital in ways other than investment, and much more! This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child.
33:54
March 31, 2021
Stephan Stegeman, Shop Like You Give A Damn & Your New Co-Host
This week we are joined by Stephan Stegeman, one of our partners in Vevolution! He will be joining us as a co-host of the podcast doing the occasional bonus episode. This week we get to know Stephan a little better, hearing about how his passion for technology and keen eye for a niche in the market led him to found Shop Like You Give A Damn, the world's largest vegan online department store, making it easier for people to find and buy great quality ethical clothing. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
41:59
March 25, 2021
Rebecca Mink: Mink Shoes - The Future of Fashion
This week we speak with the incredible Rebecca Mink, founder of Mink Shoes and a true vegan fashion pioneer. She was working as a celebrity fashion stylist and saw the huge gap for plant based fashion alternatives. She has dressed some of the world's biggest celebrities in her shoes. We chat about how plant based fashion is arriving in the mainstream and how Rebecca has been on an incredible 20 year journey to build her business. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child.
57:58
March 18, 2021
Rimi Thapar: LoveRaw - Legendary Vegan Chocolate
This week I'm speaking with Rimi Thapar, co-founder of LoveRaw one of the UK's most exciting snacking companies: LoveRaw. Rimi's story is an extraordinary one rooted in a passion for creating great tasting vegan chocolate. In this episode we explore how Rimi decided to chance it all and move from Spain back to the UK to create a thriving start up which is now listed in UK retail outlets. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child.
43:51
March 10, 2021
Rachel Hugh and Neil Potts, The Vurger Co, Revolutionising Fast Food
Today we talk to the founders of The Vurger Co, Rachel and Neil. When I think of both of these entrepreneurs, resilience is the word that comes to mind. They originally launched with a restaurant in London and they've gone on to launch several products across the UK. We cover what it was like to have a restaurant launch date in March 2020, pivoting in the pandemic, plus fundraising, working together as a couple, and the best ways to build a team. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child.
47:34
March 04, 2021
Mike Woliansky and Sadrah Schadel, No Evil Foods - In Plants We Trust
Today we speak to Mike and Sadrah, founders of No Evil Foods, the North-Carolina based start up making plant-based meats. We follow their story from Mike's music background and Sadrah's experience in activism, to taking a punt on selling some early products at a market, to now, where No Evils Foods is a force to be reckoned with. We chat teamwork, big picture thinking and what it means to have an impact. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child.
47:50
February 24, 2021
Jenny Stojkovic, VWS: Entrepreneurship is activism
This week we're speaking to Jenny Stojkovic, Founder of Vegan Women Summit. In this interview we discuss Jenny's journey from Venture Capital and the tech industry to becoming a community builder and the amazing work VWS is doing, with speakers from all across the world. We also cover the importance of inclusivity and empathy in the workplace, and how to fight imposter syndrome by nurturing your own value. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
48:02
February 18, 2021
Marc Coloma & Bernat Ananos, Heura: The Food Activists Creating The Future of Food
This week we are joined by Marc Coloma and Bernat Ananos the founders of one of Europe's fastest growing plant-based startups Heura.  We talk about Heura's food technology, their mission to fight the climate crisis, as well as the importance of creating a good working culture in order to build a team who are invested in your mission. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child.
49:53
February 11, 2021
Hannah Carter, Oggs: The Hidden Animals in our Food Chain
This week we're joined by Hannah Carter, the founder of one of the UK's most exciting FMCG companies: Oggs. Oggs is helping vegan baking go mainstream with their delicious cakes and plant-based egg substitute. In this interview, Hannah talks about her big picture thinking and her hope to change things on a structural basis by replacing barn eggs in 'regular' products with Aquafaba on an industrial scale. We also cover sale strategies for start-ups, and how to scale successfully, as Hannah has gone from a team of just one to thirteen since 2018, and is listed with retailers such as Sainsburys. This podcast is edited by Bridey Addison-Child and produced by Vevolution.
45:25
February 04, 2021
Jenny Costa, Rubies in the Rubble: Leading the Revolution Against Food Waste
This week we sat down with founder of Rubies in the Rubble, Jenny Costa, to hear how after a rural Scottish upbringing she moved from a job in finance to fighting food waste. Rubies in the Rubble uses food that would otherwise have been sent to landfill to create an award winning range of ketchups, mayos and relishes. We cover so much in this interview, from how to recruit a team with a passion for your mission, to getting resourceful about finance and logistics, as well as pitching to investors as a female founder. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
42:52
January 28, 2021
Matthew Glover, Veg Capital: Funding and Building A Plant-Based Future
This week we speak with Matthew Glover, one of the most influential figures in the emergence of veganism around the world over the past decade. Matthew previously co-founded the Veganuary campaign and since then has gone on to create leading plant-based venture capital fund Veg Capital and the vegan chicken brand VFC which is taking the UK by storm. Matthew and Damien go way back so this is an in-depth look at Matthew's career and the future of the vegan business movement. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
43:29
January 21, 2021
Akilah Releford, Mary Louise Cosmetics: The Business of Beauty
This week we spoke to Akilah Releford, founder of Mary Louise Cosmetics. The business, which focuses on organic beauty products, is named after Akilah's grandmothers, and in this interview we chatted about Akilah's journey from a pre-med student to beauty entrepreneur. We also covered the story of her going viral on twitter, building community around your business and how to create impactful marketing campaigns. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
44:04
January 14, 2021
William Rixon, Minor Figures: Brewing For Good!
William Rixon is a conservatoire-trained musician turned coffee micro brewer. He is the co-founder of Minor Figures, one of the most exciting players in the coffee and plant based space. In this episode we hear about how William came up with the idea for Minor Figures, including getting the product on the shelves of Sainsbury's within eight weeks of launch! We also talk about scaling a business in line with your ethics, product innovation, and creating a great team. We hope you enjoy! This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
37:34
January 07, 2021
TK Pillan, Veggie Grill: Scaling the Largest Vegan Chain in the US
This week we catch up with TK Pillan, co-founder of Veggie Grill - the largest vegan and veggie restaurant in the US. TK is also managing partner of Powerplant Ventures. TK has been remarkably consistent over his career in the plant based space - he seems to have a knack for spotting trends early and making great calculated decisions. We chatted  about his background as a technology entrepreneur, coming up with the idea for Veggie Grill and scaling it, as well as discussing fundraising and Powerplant Ventures. We hope you enjoy! This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child.
47:41
December 17, 2020
Julian Hearn, Huel: The Inside Story Of How Huel Achieved A £75 Million Yearly Turnover
This week we caught up with Julian Hearn, Co-Founder of Huel. In just 5 years Huel has grown one of the best known nutrition businesses in the world which is generating a 75 million turnover. In this episode we talk through how Julian found himself working as an entrepreneur, and where the idea for Huel and how he rapidly scaled the business. This is a must listen for any entrepreneurs concerned with building a brand that cuts through the noise. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
55:42
December 10, 2020
Giuseppe Scionti, Nova Meat: The Science Leading the Plant Based World
In this episode we're hearing from Barcelona, from Giuseppe Scionti, the founder of Nova Meats who are using ground breaking techniques to create 3D printed synthetic meat with the feel and taste of chicken or beef. Giuseppe was named One of the Smithsonian Institutes Nine Innovators to watch and he has a PhD in tissue engineering. The interview covers the origins of Nova Meat, navigating venture capital, the future of plant based food tech, and the importance of building a right team. This is a really exciting interview with someone at the forefront of science and tech in the vegan space. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
45:02
December 03, 2020
Jodi Monelle, LIVEKINDLY: This is all for the movement
We talk to Jodi Monelle, founder and CEO of LIVEKINDLY a community based media startup. LIVEKINDLY Media started at a very similar time to Vevolution so it's been amazing to see them grow alongside us. In this chat we cover Jodi's journey to finding her place in the vegan movement, and how best she could help the world, scaling a media brand, the mission behind LIVEKINDLY and the eventual acquisition of LIVEKINDLY Media. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
46:44
December 03, 2020
Chris Kerr, New Crop Capital: Look at the Menu and See What's Missing!
This episode we are joined by Chris Kerr, managing director of New Crop Capital. Chris is also the co-founder of The Good Catch and their executive chairman. Chris has been called the 'godfather of vegan venture capital'. We touch on Chris's unconventional journey into the world of vegan venture capital via the Humane Society, as well as his founder-led approach to venture capital, how to get investment as an entrepreneur, and his ongoing development of The Good Catch range. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
40:42
December 03, 2020
Ben Pook & Roxy Pope, So Vegan: Turning a Passion for Veganism into a Business
This week we're joined by two of the UK's best known plant based food personalities, Ben and Roxy, founders of So Vegan. Here at Vevolution we love the So Vegan recipe books and are always making their delicious food. In the conversation, we cover how they got their book deal, the creation of their thriving social media community, turning a passion project into a full time business and how to raise capital in ways other than through investment. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
55:02
December 03, 2020
The Ultimate Highlights From Series 2 of The Plant Based Business Podcast
This week we round up some of the best bits of Series 2 of the Plant Based Business Podcast brought to you by Vevolution! From Grace Beverley discussing creating profit within an ethical brand to Melissa Butler discussing racial discrimination in the investment space, plenty in this episode to inspire you to dip back into the series or to give you an introductory taste to the UK's leading plant based business focused podcast. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child.
33:22
August 26, 2020
Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, BOSH: Building a Collaborative Plant Based Movement
This week we speak with the wonderful pair of BOSH founders, Henry Firth and Ian Theasby. In this episode, we discuss how they grew the BOSH brand around the world, how to focus on multiple projects and the entrepreunerial mindset. Plus, we also touch on their views on why you shouldn't always take investment, and the importance of collaboration in the plant based space. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
43:24
August 19, 2020
John Lewis: Building A Badass Vegan Business
In this episode Damien chats to John Lewis, known across the internet as The Badass Vegan. John has a deep rooted passion for entrepreneurship and wellbeing and has built a hugely successful career as an entrepreneur in the wellness space with his protein company VeganSmart and as a international speaker and producer and host of the highly anticipated documentary They’re Trying To Kill Us.
49:05
August 12, 2020
Lisette Kreischer, The Dutch Weedburger, Creating An Eco-Fabulous Business and Planet
Lisette Kreischer is a pioneer of veganism, environmentally conscious living and purpose driven businesses in the Netherlands. A high profile author, Lisette has published 10 books of plant-based food and herbal medicine with her new book Dog.Eat.Plant set to be released this October. Lisette is also the Co-Founder of iconic Dutch plant-based brand The Dutch WeedBurger. In this conversation with Damien Clarkson they explore the power of creativity in entrepreneurship and building a mission driven business. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
46:37
August 05, 2020
Robbie Lockie, Plant Based News: Using Media To Change The World For The Better
In this episode Damien sits down with Robbie Lockie, co-founder of Plant Based News. Robbie is a true master of all trades, he is a digital designer, a campaigner, a filmmaker, a writer and a podcaster. In this conversation we talk about the responsibility of running a media organisation, Robbie's business background, mission-led hiring, and how Robbie built Plant Based News so quickly. Please enjoy, like and review! This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
41:39
July 29, 2020
Jamie Combs, Natural Balance Foods: Meet The Genius Behind Nakd and Trek Snacking Empire
This week Damien and Judy speak to Vevolution investor and co-founder of Natural Balance Foods, Jamie Combs. Natural Balance foods created Nakd and Trek bars, which have revolutionised the 'better for you' eating category in the UK. In this episode we discuss Jamie's story, including how he arrived from California with his brother back in the early noughties, the importance of getting your brand story right, and the role of mindset for entrepreneurs. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
48:25
July 22, 2020
Melissa Butler, The Lip Bar: Creating An Inclusive, Diverse & Natural Beauty Brand
Melissa Butler was fresh out of college and working on Wall Street when she saw a gap in the market for an inclusive cosmetic brand that would be better for consumers and for the planet. This week Judy chats to Melissa about her business, The Lip Bar, how she scaled from her kitchen, and sought investment, and went onto appear on the US show Shark Tank. Judy and Melissa also cover the issue of diversity in the plant-based space, and racial injustice in the States, including Melissa's plans to encourage economic empowerment in Black American communities. This was an amazing conversation covering so much ground, we hope you enjoy! This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
42:24
July 15, 2020
Dale Vince, Ecotricity: Building The World Of Tomorrow
In this interview, we speak to Dale Vince, Founder, and CEO of Ecotricity and Owner and Chairman of the world's first vegan professional football club Forest Green Rovers about his extraordinary business journey and how he transformed the UK's energy market forever. We dig in deep on Dale's mission to revolutionise football and create a better, greener more vegan future for all. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
43:00
July 15, 2020
Miyoko Schinner: Building An Iconic Vegan Cheese Brand
This week Damien sits down with Miyoko Schinner, founder and CEO of Miyoko's Creamery, one of the US leading plant based companies. Miyoko has been in the entrepreneurial game a long time, having been a vegan for over 35 years.  She speaks about the importance of resilience in the entrepreneurial world. And speaks about how she built one of the most iconic plant based brands sharing effective strategies for fundraising. She also talks about how she is fighting back against lobbying efforts of the dairy industry. And the rollercoaster ride of the entrepreneurial journey. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
47:45
July 01, 2020
Emilie Vanpoperinghe and Deepak Ravindran: Scaling Up With Food Waste Pioneers Oddbox
This week Damien and Judy chat to Deepak and Emilie, founders of one of the UK's fastest growing startups Oddbox, a fruit and veg subscription box tackling the problem of food waste. In this episode Deepak and Emilie describe how the difference between food culture in India and the UK prompted them to ask questions about how we can create a more sustainable food system, ultimately leading to the creation of OddBox and the start of their mission to tackle the food waste pandemic. The Founders talk about OddBox recent £3 million investment round from a capital venture trust, and the exciting future of Oddbox.Plus, this week we're offering 50% off your very own Oddbox purchase using the special discount code plantbased50. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
42:07
June 24, 2020
Tammy Fry, Fry's Family Foods: Mummy Is Busy Changing The World
This week Damien Clarkson sits down with Tammy Fry Director of Fry's Family Foods. Their journey is an incredible one which saw the Fry's family grow the business out of their home kitchen turning it into a global business feeding the world plant-based protein that today has over 60 products available in the market. In this discussion Tammy shares her passion and methods of advocating veganism, we touch on Tammy's international karate career and share the successes and pitfalls of bringing a product to market. Also Damien and Tammy discuss the exciting recent development which has seen Fry's join the newly formed LIVEKINDLY Co and and what they could mean for the future of the plant-based movement. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
40:59
June 17, 2020
David Breslauer, Bolt Threads: Using Nature To Design Our Future
This week we head to Silicon Valley where Damien Clarkson speaks to David Breslauer Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of Bolt Threads, an incredible company replicating the processes of the natural world to invent and scale plant-based textile innovations . David takes us on a journey with him from an ambitious post-grad thesis to becoming an entrepreneur collaborating with Stella McCartney, and how his leather grown from mushrooms could be part of the solution to the climate crisis. This episode is a must listen for anyone interested in the creation of materials to replace the use of leather and other materials of animal origin. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
41:28
June 10, 2020
Adam Biddle, GH05T: Making Your Brand Part Of The Fabric Of Culture
This week we speak with our good friend Adam Biddle, Founder and CEO of GH05T. If you haven't heard of GH05T that is because their business strategy is to have no website, social media or online presence. This is despite the fact they create digital content for some of the world's biggest companies and highest profile celebrities.  In this conversation we go deep on what makes for successful social media, talking about how to stay with your finger on the pulse of culture and stay relevant. This is a super rare interview with Adam and a must listen if you're serious about creating digital content people care about. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
45:25
June 03, 2020
Simon Coley, Karma Drinks: Creating A Maverick Brand
This week Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel talk with Simon Coley, co-founder of Karma Drinks. Simon talks about how they built the business, the Karma Cola foundation and the work they are doing in Sierra Leone, various ways of becoming accredited as an ethical company, and the importance of just getting started with an idea. We also cover the age-old tension between practical change and ethical principles, and best practice for finding the right people to work with. Summer's coming, so kick back and enjoy with a bottle of Karma Cola! This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
43:58
May 27, 2020
Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni: Investing In Change
This week Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel sit down with a true pioneer in the plant-based investment space Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni. Through his investment firms Vegan Capital, Dismatrix Group and as a partner in Blue Horizon’s group Sebastiano is involved with many of the world’s leading plant-based companies. In this discussion he talks about his commitment to activism and his investment career and talks in depth about the future of the plant-based economy and how startups can pitch effectively to investors. If you are interested in knowing about where the future of plant-based business is heading this is a must listen episode. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
46:30
May 20, 2020
Grace Beverley: Making Millions The Right Way
This week Damien and Judy sit down with serial entrepreneur Grace Beverley to discuss her journey disrupting the fast fashion and fitness industry with her three businesses, Tala, Shreddy and B_ND. In this exclusive interview we chat with Grace about her journey from Oxford University student to being listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30. We explore how she's on a mission to prove that ethical doesn't have to be small, sharing how she is creating sustainable products that are affordable. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child.
44:28
May 13, 2020
Derek Sarno: Life Of Wicked Plant-Powered Innovation
Derek Sarno's arrival in the UK in 2017 was a catalyst for the plant-based foods category going mainstream. He pioneered the development of the Wicked Kitchen line with his brother Chad and has been on a mission to create great tasting plant-based food for the masses. As always Derek is on the cutting edge of innovation Good Catch, a plant-based fish company being led by his brother Chad. In this podcast we explore Derek's background, his time running a personal chef service, to how he came to live in a monastery, and his passion for farming organic produce. We also get into the practicals of getting a product listed in Tesco, the magic of mushrooms, and how to balance idealism with pragmatism when working to change the world. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child.
43:15
May 06, 2020
Seth Tibbott: In Search Of The Wild Tofurky
In this episode we sit down with plant-based pioneer Seth Tibbott, Founder and Chairman of Tofurky. Business success wasn't something that happened overnight for Seth, in-fact he spent over a decade in the business wilderness before the world started to come around to his fermented foods revolution. This episode is epic, Seth talks about some of the challenges he encountered in this plant-powered pioneer journey, the importance of resilience as startup founder and the importance of building an environmentally minded company that values both community and profits.  Also Seth has just released his business memoir titled In Search Of The Wild Tofurky, definitely worth checking out: https://www.waterstones.com/book/tofurky-story/seth-tibbott//9781635766530 This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
45:54
May 06, 2020
Olivia Wollenberg, Livia's: From The Kitchen To A Multimillion Pound Snacking Empire
In this episode, Damien and Judy delve into the world of Livia's, an amazing company making gluten free plant-based desserts. Founder Olivia Wollenburg was on track to do paediatric neurology when she became increasingly frustrated that there were no decent pudding options for her dietary needs, and instead took the plunge straight from university into the world of plant based business! In this episode, we cover building a huge social media following, how to find a team who embody your passion and values, and how to find the right investors for your business journey. Olivia really has built an iconic brand, so sit back and enjoy! This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
46:02
May 06, 2020
Fleur Emery: Navigating Life In The Startup Fast Lane
With three start ups under her belt, Fleur Emery has lived and breathed the startup life for over 15 years. She now coaches some of the UK's most exciting startup businesses and is fashioning a new career in the media. In today's episode, Damien asks her about why she decided not to go ahead with the launch of a potentially lucrative ready-meal business, and Fleur talks through her philosophy to life and well-being. Also, lots of concrete learnings in this episode about building positive relationships with investors and whether you should pivot your start-up in the Covid-19 pandemic. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
46:59
May 06, 2020
Series 2 of the Plant Based Business Podcast Announced!
To celebrate the launch of Series 2 of the Plant Based Business Podcast we will be releasing 4 episodes and hosting a special live virtual event on Thursday 7th May. Plant Based Business podcast hosts Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel will interview some very special guest panellists about the future of the Plant Based Economy. Tickets for this special live event are free and available over on www.vevolution.co The Plant Based Business Podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
01:20
April 30, 2020
Episode 24: The Best Of Series 1 Of The Plant Based Business Podcast
This week we have an absolute treasure trove of advice for you in our end of season highlights episode. We've handpicked a selection of the best parts of the series, ranging from Scott McCulloch from The Vegan Kind on what gave him the confidence to leave his job, to Pippa Murray from Pip & Nut on blending peanuts in her kitchen. Lots of fun in this episode, so sit back and enjoy. We'd love to hear your thoughts on the series so please do get in touch at vevolution.co and feedback on our possible schedule change here https://vevolution.typeform.com/to/NWzlON This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
34:28
April 15, 2020
Episode 23: Mindful Bites: Negotiating with change in an uncertain world
Today Damien is chatting to Stephanie Peritore, founder of Mindful Bites and an Angel Investor. Stephanie shares how she went from working in finance to creating a plant based business designed to help change the world for the better. This episode covers how to find the right manufacturer (and why you should) when to compromise, and why a good relationship with your consumers will help in a hunt for new retailers. Lots to learn, we hope you enjoy! We'd love to hear what you think. Please share your thoughts on the Plant Based Business Podcast here: https://vevolution.typeform.com/to/NWzlON This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
38:52
April 08, 2020
Episode 22: One Planet Pizza: Meet The Business Activists Building A Leading Frozen Pizza Brand
We're talking to the father-son duo of vegan pizza this week: Mike and Joe Hill, founders of One Planet Pizza. Damien, Mike and Joe talk about their rapid turnaround from concept to delivery, why you shouldn't wait until you have a perfect product to go to market, and how vegans want pizza too! We also cover the pros of working with influencers versus more traditional digital marketing, and how to pivot to build a direct to consumer model. Stay safe and enjoy this episode, with lots to learn about staying agile in unpredictable markets. Produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
39:15
April 01, 2020
Episode 21: Willem Blom: Dream Big, Act Small, Investing In A Plant Based Future
This week Damien chats to Willem Blom, an impact investor from the Netherlands. They touch on Covid-19 and its ongoing impact on the food service industry, but also explore disrupting unethical production processes, clean meat and its future, and where Willem invests and why. Tune in to hear Willem's predictions on the future of the plant based industry and why now is a great time to innovate, even amidst the pandemic. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
41:13
March 26, 2020
Episode 20: Biff's Kitchen: Vegan Jackfruit Pioneers
As the Covid-19 pandemic looms larger in all our lives, this week Damien interviews Biff and Christa Bloom-Burrows in a virtual edition of the Plant-Based Business Podcast. Biff's Kitchen are an iconic London vegan brand, notorious for making incredible, tasty burgers and jackfruit wings. As well as touching on the issues facing all businesses due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the three of them chat about the Biff's starting out in street food, pivoting into food service and the benefit of staying a lean startup. So sit back (in self isolation) and enjoy! This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
41:44
March 19, 2020
Episode 19: Charlie Bowker - Native Snacks: How To Create New Innovations In Plant Based Snacks
This week Damien sits down with co-founder of Native Snacks, Charlie Bowker, who talks about the process of innovating within the snack industry. Hear about how he and his co-founder, Darcy, travelled all the way to India to nail the perfect snack, and the challenges they faced scaling their manufacturing model, as well as their time on the Sainsbury's Future Brands programme. Lots of learning in this episode about finding investment in the early stages of your business, and establishing a brand in a new market. Enjoy! Produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
35:32
March 12, 2020
Episode 18: Amanda Thomson, Founder of Thomson & Scott: Disrupting The Wine Industry
Loui and Damien talk to Amanda Thomson, of Thomson & Scott, the pioneering company leading the charge on low-sugar, organic and vegan sparkling wines. Amanda asks us: do you really know what's in your wine? She talks about giving up her career as an arts broadcast journalist to move to Paris and break into one of the oldest, traditionalist industries there is, battling prejudice and bureaucracy along the way. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
41:51
March 05, 2020
Episode 17: Paul Brown - BOL: Rapidly Scaling an FMCG Brand
Damien and Loui talk to Paul Brown founder of BOL, who make a delicious selection of plant-based veg pots, salad jars, dinner boxes and soups. Paul talks about cutting his teeth at Innocent Smoothies, his unique exit from that company, and the rapid growth of BOL. We also touch on how, in an increasingly complex world, it can be difficult to know which business choices are the right ones for the planet. Both thoughtfulness and laughs in this episode, enjoy! This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
39:18
February 27, 2020
Episode 16: Pippa Murray - Pip & Nut: We Need More Female Founders
In Episode 16 of the Plant Based Business Podcast, Damien talks to Pippa Murray, founder of peanut butter brand Pip & Nut. This week they chat about how to build a world around your brand, why you don't necessarily need a background in business to succeed as an entrepreneur, as well as funding opportunities for female founders. We recommend that you enjoy this episode whilst scoffing some peanut butter out of the jar, as Pippa does daily! This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
41:36
February 20, 2020
Episode 15: The Vegan Kind: Thinking Outside The Subscription Box
Scott and Karris McCulloch are founders of The Vegan Kind, an incredible vegan box subscription service and online plant based supermarket. Today we sit down with Scott to chat about the journey to their current Seedrs campaign and how they've built a supportive online community. Listen in to hear how they select the products that go into their boxes, as well as Scott's story of quitting his stable job to pursue his business dream. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
43:18
February 13, 2020
Episode 14: Michiel van Deursen: Investing In A Plant Based Future
This week Judy and Damien are in Amsterdam! They sat down with Michiel van Deursen to chat about his impressive background as an entrepreneur building an online business in the early days of the internet, as well as how he went on to become a successful and passionate investor in the plant based business space. Tune in to hear Michiel gives a load of insight into what he looks for as an investor in a start up. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
28:16
February 06, 2020
Episode 13: Club Cultured and The Well-Bean Company: Plant Based Businesses - Live!
This week we bring you an episode recorded live at Vevolution Festival 2019 with the winners of Vevolution's Pitch + Plant: Club Cultured and The Well-Bean Company. Lots of takeaways in this episode about scaling a business and working collaboratively. Plus the origin stories of both businesses, including the mental health mission behind Well Bean's chocolate, and how Club Cultured originally fermented their amazing tempeh in an old fridge!  This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
22:39
January 30, 2020
Episode 12: BRAVE: Being a BRAVE Challenger Food Brand
This week Damien chats to co-founder of BRAVE, one of the UK's break out plant-based start ups. Amber chats about creating a pulse based snack brand, her niche in the market, being on the Sainsbury’s accelerator scheme and how to know when you should quit full time work and take the plunge as an entrepreneur. Produced by Vevolution, edited by Bridey Addison-Child
35:51
January 23, 2020
Episode 11: Loui Blake: Building Businesses Driven by Purpose
Loui Blake is interviewed by his Plant Based Business Podcast Co-Host Damien Clarkson about his entrepreneur journey to-date. They explore how Loui's background in hospitality and a passion for plant-based living led him down the path of creating the UK's largest vegan restaurant, Erpingham House. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
43:30
January 16, 2020
Episode 10: allplants: Making The World Vegan-ish
Jonathan Petrides is the Co-Founder of allplants, a fresh frozen food startup on a mission to feed the world more plants. In this discussion with Damien Clarkson and Loui Blake, JP discusses his entrepreneurial background, motivation for creating allplants and the challenges of building a high growth startup. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
39:49
January 09, 2020
Episode 9: Jarr Kombucha: How I Built a Gut Friendly Business
In this episode Adam Vanni, founder of Jarr Kombucha, discusses how he built one of the UK’s most recognisable kombucha brands. Produced by Vevolution & edited by Bridey Addison-Child
34:57
January 02, 2020
Episode 8: The Happy Pear: Today Was A Good Day To Die
The Happy Pear, Dave and Steve go to bed every night thinking today was a good day to die. This because they have built a wellness empire on their own terms. Building their business, which happened to do £10 million in turnover last year, around their zest for life and passion for health and well-being. In this episode of The Plant Based Business Podcast they talk with Damien Clarkson and Loui Blake about their business journey and their mission to do things differently. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child.
43:06
December 19, 2019
Episode 7: Compare Ethics: The Mission To Reimagine Sustainability
In this episode Compare Ethics Founders, Abbie and James discuss how they set off on a mission to reimagine sustainability through developing a platform showcasing brands challenging the fast fashion industry head-on. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
36:04
December 12, 2019
Episode 6: Nix & Kix: Re-imagining The Non-Alcoholic Beverage Industry
A chance meeting at an airport led to Kerstin Robinson & Julia Kessler quitting their corporate careers in order to re-imagine a stale non-alcoholic beverage industry. Lots of takeaways in this episode for anyone looking to scale an FMCG brand. This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child
35:52
December 04, 2019
Episode 5: SpiceBox: Bringing the Silicon Valley Mentality To A Plant Based Food Start Up
Grace Regan, was living the Silicon Valley tech dream, running media startup Clippet until she was lured back to London with a mission to revolutionise Britain's much loved curry house with her startup SpiceBox. This podcast is produced by Vevolution. It is edited by Bridey Addison-Child
35:21
November 28, 2019
Episode 4: Moving Mountains: Why I Had To Move Mountains
Simeon Van Der Molen talks about the mission behind Moving Mountains and how he built it into one of Europe’s leading plant-based food success stories. This podcast is produced by Vevolution It is edited by Bridey Addison-Child
32:00
November 21, 2019
Episode 3: Plenish: Building Success On The Healing Power Of Plants
Kara Rosen, Founder of Plenish an award-winning plant-powered drinks brand discusses how after becoming ill and being failed by traditional medicine she turned to plant-based nutrition. And from her kitchen built Plenish turning it into one of the UK’s leading plant-based nutrition companies. This podcast is produced by Vevolution It is edited by Bridey Addison-Child
36:45
November 21, 2019
Episode 2: Form: Scaling With Purpose
Natalia Bojanic and Damian Soong Founders of Form talk about how they built a B Corporation known for their innovative plant-based formulas and share their secrets for product development, mindfulness and scaling a business with purpose. This podcast is produced by Vevolution. It is edited by Bridey Addison-Child
37:15
November 21, 2019
Episode 1: Vevolution: Damien Clarkson & Judy Nadel: Scaling The Plant-Based Economy
Vevolution Co-Founders Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel talk to Loui Blake about how they built Vevolution, the reasons behind the launch of the Plant-Based Business Podcast and the future of the plant-based economy. This podcast is produced by Vevolution. It is edited by Bridey Addison-Child
32:19
November 21, 2019
The Plant Based Business Podcast - Trailer
The Plant-Based Business Podcast, is a new podcast by Vevolution bringing together leading plant-based entrepreneurs to discuss what it takes to create and scale a business. Hosted by entrepreneur Loui Blake and Vevolution Co-Founders Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel, expect weekly interviews going deep on what it takes to create plant-based business success. Guests on Season 1 include Kara Rosen (Plenish), Damian Soong and Natalia Bojanic (Form), Kerstin Robinson (NIX+KIX) Simeon Van Der Molen (Moving Mountains) + many other entrepreneurs building the world's leading plant-based businesses. This podcast is produced by Vevolution. Edited by Bridey Addison-Child.
01:50
November 13, 2019