Lausanne, 12 January 2022
Free app connecting the plant-based industry released by Beyond Animal, the premier professional networking and funding platform for animal-free businesses and organisations.
The Beyond Animal platform is releasing its mobile app for iOS and Android phone users. The free app is now available for download on the Apple Store and Play Store. In existence since 2018, Beyond Animal aims to make it easier and more intuitive for investors and entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate and share information with each other and so accelerate the growth of the vegan economy.
With the app, users can network, apply for jobs and post and interact in groups through their smartphones. Users can create accounts and customize their profiles using the Beyond Animal app, and enjoy all platform functionalities on the go. The app also hosts online events and conferences, such as the groundbreaking New Food Invest, the popular Beyond Animal & Partners seminar series and the upcoming Center for Contemporary Sciences Investor Summit.
Key facts and figures:
- The networking platform was launched in March 2019
- Close to 4,000 companies listed, from over 75 countries
- Over 7,000 current registered users from across 90 countries
- More than 1,500 delegates have joined virtual conference sessions on entrepreneurship, sustainability and investing on the platform
- Over 500 deals have been registered to date
- Some 60 companies have participated in exclusive Pitch Events
- 800 investors have registered to view deals on the platform
- Close to $30 million in total assets have been committed to date via Funding By Beyond Animal
Founder Claire Smith commented “For the past three years Beyond Animal platform has brought together participants in the plant-based ecosystem and helped companies creating animal alternatives obtain funding. With increasing market demand, consumer and employee engagement as well as the need to attract more investors to expand the industry, there can be no better time for an app that provides business networking and connects more companies with capital. Beyond Animal is the app to fill that gap and we look forward to welcoming all with a stake in the growth of this industry on board!”
According to NielsenIQ, grocery sales of plant-based food alternatives grew 12.1% to $1.3 billion in the 1-year period prior to July 31, 2021. More than half of U.S. consumers are including more plant-based foods in their diet, while a 2021 YouGov survey indicated that 36% of UK adults are interested in veganism. As such, the plant-based food market is estimated to be worth $155 billion in 5-years time and alternative proteins are expected to make up 11% of the global protein market in ten years. The alternative-protein sector, which includes plant-based and cell-based companies, has become increasingly attractive to institutional investors, venture capitalists, angel investors, and individual investors in the face of this increasing demand. In the U.S. alone, $16 billion has been invested in the past 10 years and 2021 appears set to exceed 2020 total of $3.1 billion invested in plant-based manufacturers, fermentation and cultivated meat.
The Beyond Animal app is now available worldwide for free, on the Apple App Store and Android Play Store.
Visit beyondanimal.com for more information about the platform and the app, including videos and instructions.