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The market for capital (esp. venture capital) has high transaction costs and low information flow. Willing investors and startups often fail to connect in an efficient manner. GlassWall Syndicate is highly effective for impact investors, but additional platforms are needed for deal flow and coordinating hand-offs from pre-seed (angels and accelerators), seed/early-stage, and growth/later-stage investors and acquirers. Beyond Animal built a community platform for investments but 1:1 deal matching among various types of funders (e.g. equipment leasing, private equity) would be valuable.
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Corporations can build out venture capital arms—including building dedicated incubators and opening their facilities—to facilitate strategic partnerships.
Dedicated brokers, consultants, directories, and other matching mechanisms could help connect alternative protein companies to engineering/design/construction firms with relevant experience and interest in the alternative protein sector.
It can be challenging and time-intensive for startups and researchers to find funders that are interested in their technology area, technological maturity level, fundraising stage, location, type of funding sought,…
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