The Plant Based Business Podcast

The Plant Based Business Podcast

By Vevolution
The Plant-Based Business Podcast is a 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 S1 include 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.

Edited by Bridey Addison-Child
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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
39:17
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
41:35
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
43:17
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
28:15
February 6, 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 9, 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
34:56
January 2, 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.
43:05
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
36:03
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
35:51
December 4, 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
36:44
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
32:18
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.
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November 13, 2019