Blue Horizon Ventures, a foodtech VC based in Zürich, is launching a new fund, dedicating €183 million to investments that have a positive impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare. The fund brought in over 100 private, corporate and institutional investors, including the European Investment Fund (EIF).
The Swiss firm operates with the thesis that “the existing food system is broken” — from industrialised agriculture to delivery. Therefore target areas for investment are alternative proteins, synthetic biology, cell-based food, smart packaging and food waste. Blue Horizon has been investing in startups since its launch in 2019, and last year deployed over €50 million. The current portfolio includes Veestro, Alpha Foods, Love Raw, and Spain’s CUBIQ.