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How This Innovative Startup Convinced Investors to Give It $30 Million | Slideshow

How This Innovative Startup Convinced Investors to Give It $30 Million | Slideshow | Greenly | Scoop.it
The 34-year-old entrepreneur behind Hampton Creek wants to make eggs obsolete.

Hampton Creek, a startup that's creating plant-based alternatives to eggs, announced $23 million in funding last month. 

That brings the total funding to $30 million from investors. Asia's richest man, Li-Ka Shing, is an investor. As is the world's richest man, Bill Gates. It also has investment from Yahoo founder Jerry Yang, Khosla Ventures, and the Founders Fund. 

The man behind the company is 34-year-old Josh Tetrick. This is his first big company.

Prior to founding Hampton Creek, he was working for the U.N. in sub-Saharan Africa. He says he felt frustrated by his work because it was slow moving, and at times corrupt. 

He was talking about his work with his best friend one day. His friend could hear his frustration. Together, they started talking about what Tetrick could do instead. Eventually, they ended up talking about the egg industry. From there, they landed on the idea of using plants to replace eggs. 

Tetrick started reaching out to friends and friends of friends. Eventually he hooked up with some chefs to make a proof of concept. From there, he raised a seed round of funding. Then, he started hiring biochemists and food scientists. In a year and a half he had figured out how to make mayo and cookie dough that didn't need eggs.

When he went to raise $23 million last year, he used the following pitch deck. We got him on the phone to explain the deck, and run through the pitch that landed him millions.

Here's how a first-time entrepreneur got the richest men in the world to open their wallets.

See the Hampton Creek pitch deck:

To read the full article, click on the image or title.

 

 

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, March 27, 2014 10:28 AM

Amazing idea, science and innovation.

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Hydroponic Farms May Be Solution To Drought's Impact On Calif. Farmers

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As California remains in the midst of a tremendous drought, an Orange County farmer believes he may have discovered the farming method of the future after his crops began thriving while using much less water than usual.

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Think GMO Is Scary? Nanotech is Here, In Your Store, Your Food, Your Cosmetics, Water and Soil -- Where Are our Regulators?

Think GMO Is Scary?  Nanotech is Here, In Your Store, Your Food, Your Cosmetics, Water and  Soil -- Where Are our Regulators? | Greenly | Scoop.it

 

 Orion Magazine, January/February 2013
- ▶  NANOPARTICLES ARE IN OUR FOOD, CLOTHING AND MEDICINE -- AND NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE HOW DANGEROUS THEY MIGHT BE http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/7278

 

 

EurActive, March 12, 2014
- ▶  PARLIAMENT REJECTS DRAFT EU LAW ALLOWING NANOMATERIALS IN FOOD http://www.euractiv.com/health/parliament-opposes-commission-na-news-534093

 

 

Wall Street Daily, March 25, 2014
- ▶  BIOTECH STOCKS: The Breakthrough Biotech That’s Up 500%… And Counting http://www.wallstreetdaily.com/2014/03/25/biotech-stocks-inovio-pharmaceuticals/

 

Guardian Environment, January 23, 2013
- ▶  EUROPE IGNORING WARNINGS ABOUT BEE DEATHS, GM FOOD AND NANOTECHNOLOGY according to an 800-page report by the European Environment Agency http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jan/23/europe-failed-learn-environmental-lessons

 

Chicago Tribune, July 10, 2012

- ▶  SCIENTISTS: NANOTECH-BASED PRODUCTS OFFER GREAT POTENTIAL BUT UNKNOWN RISKS

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-07-10/health/ct-met-nanotechnology-20120710_1_nanoparticles-sunscreens-chad-mirkin

 

Seed Daily, April 24, 2012

- ▶  BIOTECH STUDY FIND EVIDENCE NANOPARTICLES ALTER AND DAMAGE DNA IN OUR FOOD CROPS http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Study_finds_evidence_nanoparticles_may_increase_plant_DNA_damage_999.html

 

ScienceNews, March 12, 2012
- ▶  NANOPOLLUTANTS CHANGE BLOOD VESSEL REACTIVITY https://www.sciencenews.org/article/nanopollutants-change-blood-vessel-reactivity

 

Yale Environment 360, January 29, 2012

- ▶  PANEL URGES COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF NANOTECHNOLOGY SAFETY http://e360.yale.edu/digest/panel_urges_comprehensive_study_of_nanotechnology_safety/3306/

 

 December 3, 2012 = Grist

- ▶  NANOPARTICLES IN YOUR FOOD:  YOU'RE ALREADY EATING THEM

What's engineered in a lab, added to processed foods, and never labeled? If you thought GMOs were mysterious, try nanoparticles.

... the growing role of nanotechnology in food and agriculture, the current lack of oversight and regulations, and the growing consensus that more information and transparency are both sorely needed in relation to this growing field.... http://grist.org/food/nanoparticles-in-your-food-youre-already-eating-them/

 

- ▶  EATING NANO http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/eating-nano/

 

Environmental Leader, December 13, 2012

- ▶  EPA EXAMINES NANOMATERIAL RISKS  http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/12/13/epa-examines-nanomaterial-risks/November22, 2012 Environmental Leader

 

EMagazine, November 20, 2012

- ▶  SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION?  NOW ITS NANOPARTICLES IN OUR FOOD http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/safe-for-consumption/

 

LifeWise, September 25, 2013
- ▶  WHY IS THE FOOD INDUSTRY POISONING US WITH TRILLIONS OF NANOPARTICLES? http://southweb.org/lifewise/why-is-the-food-industry-poisoning-us-with-trillions-of-nanoparticles/

 

November 2012 EMagazine

- ▶  NANO-PESTICIDES SNEAKED ONTO THE MARKET (AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS) WITHOUT REGULATION OR OVERSIGHT  http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/stunted-growth/

 

ScienceNews, August 22, 2012

- ▶  NANO-SIZED POLLUTANTS POSE CROP RISKS TRIGGERING A HOST OF CHANGES TO PLANTS' GROWTH AND HEALTH http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/343143/title/Nanosized_pollutants_pose_crop_risks

 

Seed Daily, November 24, 2012

- ▶  NANOMATERIALS IN YOUR FOOD: SOYBEANS SUSCEPTIBLE TO MAN-MADE MATERIALS IN SOIL http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Soybeans_Susceptible_to_Man_Made_Materials_in_Soil_999.html

 

- ▶  NANOPARTICLE 'RISK TO FOOD CROPS, FOULING OUR SOILS -- AND MAYBE YOU  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19320267

 

EurActive, November 23, 2012
- ▶  SCIENTISTS EYE NANOTECHNOLOGIES TO BOOST CROP YIELDS http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-agriculture/scientists-eye-nanotechnologies-news-516218

 

 - ▶  NANOMATERIAL RISKS - IN YOUR FOOD, CLOTHING, EVERYWHERE...UNKNOWN RISKS AND IMPACTS ON HUMAN, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/93lLIv

 

Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013
 ▶   SPECIAL REPORT:  SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF NEW EU CHEMICAL POLICY HAVE INDUSTRY TIES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/eu-conflict

 

▶  HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL AND BIOTECH CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/76tCpl

 

Living on Earth, March 14, 2014
 ▶ THE SCARY NEW EVIDENCE ON BPA PLASTIC: AN ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TACTICS TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS & EXPOSURE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00011&segmentID=4

 

▶   POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER : THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS http://sco.lt/57ufr7

 

- ▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/6VkkXB

 

- ▶  BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF:  THE ETHICS AND LEGALITIES  http://sco.lt/5GPxwX

 

- ▶  THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/91jqHh

 

- ▶  OBAMA TO DE-REGULATE GMO GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations and liabilityhttp://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

- ▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

 

 


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Murray Hallams Practical Aquaponics

Aquaponics Made Easy DVD 12 minute version. The full length, 90 minute DVD can be obtained from www.PracticalAquaponics.com.
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This is one of the first videos that I saw when I started getting into aquaponics. Murray is an early adopter and a fantastic resource for info. Check out his forums on his site. 

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