Saudi Arabia’s asset manager KBW Ventures has invested in US-based alternative meat company Black Sheep Foods as part of a $12.3 million Series A fundraising round.
KBW, founded by Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, is part of the round led by plant-based venture investor Unovis, which has previously backed Oatly and Beyond Meat.
The San Francisco-based foodtech start-up, founded in 2019, has raised $18.05 million to date. The company specialises in new plant-based meat alternatives, and said it is pioneering new flavours, starting with a plant-based lamb meat alternative, while other companies have tended to focus on beef or chicken alternatives.
The company said in a press release that the funding would allow it to distribute its products to restaurants across the United States.
(Reporting by Imogen Lillywhite; editing by Cleofe Maceda)