The Bleeding Edge of Plant-Based Meat: Q&A with Impossible Foods’ CFO David Lee

May 09, 2020
The emergence of a zoonotic virus and an unprecedented disruption to the meat supply chain in North America has fast-tracked the adoption of plant-based meat alternatives. At the forefront of this revolution is California-based startup Impossible Foods. The company has raised $1.2 billion over 12 rounds of funding from investors.

Building An Iconic Brand for Recreational Cannabis: Q&A With Iconic Wellness and Provisioning’s Richard Ehrlich

May 06, 2020
The legalization of cannabis in some states has unleashed a multibillion dollar industry in just a few years. Now, the race is on to create a recognizable and trustworthy brand in this nascent industry. Iconic Wellness & Provisioning wants to secure an early lead by expanding production and launching its first flagship cannabis dispensary in Sturgis, Michigan this year.

The Electric Future, Built in America: Q&A With Urbix Resources’ Nico Cuevas

May 02, 2020
Experts and investors now agree that the future of global transport is electric. However, a future driven by electric vehicles (EVs) hinges on the procurement of a critical element: graphite. The material is a naturally-occurring form of crystalline carbon that is predominantly sourced from China.

Asia’s Rising Consumers and the unique challenges of a millennial-managed family office: Q&A With RHL Ventures’ Rachel Lau

March 23, 2020
Founded in 2016, RHL Ventures is a multi-family office private investment firm headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Currently led by Rachel Lau, Raja Hamzah Abidin and Jo Jo Kong, the firm focuses on investing in startups as well as small and medium medium-sized enterprises across the Southeast Asian region.

The Surge in Venture Capital Beyond Silicon Valley: Q&A With Blossom Street Ventures’ Sammy Abdullah

Jan 22, 2020
The team at Dallas-based Blossom Street Ventures describe themselves as the ‘anti-Venture Capitalists’. Instead of focusing on potential unicorns in Silicon Valley, the firm is on the lookout for sustainable businesses located anywhere in North America.