78 episodes

More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets. Exciting new startups are disrupting this space by creating innovation in food, direct to consumer offerings, meal delivery services, sustainable clothing, health and beauty, restaurants and more. We will be interviewing plant-based CEO’s and established leaders in their own fields. Hear what drives these entrepreneurs and learn more about their companies.

PLANT CEO Anant Joshi

    • Business

More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets. Exciting new startups are disrupting this space by creating innovation in food, direct to consumer offerings, meal delivery services, sustainable clothing, health and beauty, restaurants and more. We will be interviewing plant-based CEO’s and established leaders in their own fields. Hear what drives these entrepreneurs and learn more about their companies.

    Veggie Grill's new concepts for growth || PLANT CEO #78

    Veggie Grill's new concepts for growth || PLANT CEO #78

    In this episode we talk to T.K. Pillan Chairman and Founder of Veggie Grill. Veggie Grill is the largest fast casual plant based restaurant chain with 33 locations across the US. They have launched two new concepts which they are planning to role out further this year. The first is 'Stand Up Burger' a traditional burger and shake restaurant and 'Más Veggies Vegan Taqueria' a Mexican delivery and pickup only offering.  With all three offering tasty, cruelty-free and sustainable convenience food. We hear more about the growth plans for this year and T.K's own journey to create Veggie Grill.  T.K. is also a Founding Partner at Power Plant Partners a VC company that has invested previously in Beyond Meat, Ripple Foods and more recently Miyoko's Creamery and The Coconut Calab.

    https://veggiegrill.com/

    https://www.standupburgers.com/

    https://www.eatmasveggies.com/

    https://powerplantpartners.co/



    About PLANT CEO

    More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets or are reducing their meat intake. Exciting new startups are developing alternatives to traditional meat, dairy and seafood products,  Whether it be food, fashion or health and beauty there are companies that are trying to change the way we consume products whilst reducing the impact on the planet.  Hear from some of the inspirational entrepreneurs that are leading the way forward.

    https://plantceo.com/

    • 39 min
    Deborah Meaden on being plant-based || PLANT CEO #77

    Deborah Meaden on being plant-based || PLANT CEO #77

    In this episode we talk to Deborah Meaden, Investor and Entrepreneur. Deborah talks about her journey going plant based, why she did it and the effect it has had on her health. She also sets out how she approaches the topic with her fellow dragons and friends about it. We discuss what she thinks of plant based companies and what she considers to be gaps in the market. Making ethical investment decisions is important to her and she describes what she does to help make her investments even more sustainable.  

    https://www.deborahmeaden.com/

    WWF Planetary Diet -  https://planetbaseddiets.panda.org/national-impacts/

    https://veganuary.com/

    About PLANT CEO

    More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets or are reducing their meat intake. Exciting new startups are developing alternatives to traditional meat, dairy and seafood products,  Whether it be food, fashion or health and beauty there are companies that are trying to change the way we consume products whilst reducing the impact on the planet.  Hear from some of the inspirational entrepreneurs that are leading the way forward.

    https://plantceo.com/

    • 42 min
    Agronomics: Investor in cultivated meat & alternative leather || PLANT CEO #76

    Agronomics: Investor in cultivated meat & alternative leather || PLANT CEO #76

    In this episode we talk to Anthony Chow Co-Founder of Agronomics. Agronomics invests in cultivated meat companies in order to disrupt the animal farming industry due to its impact to the environment and animal welfare. Following on from the chat with Jim Mellon, Executive Director of Agronomics we get key insights and updates from Anthony.  We discuss what they look for when deciding which cultivated meat companies to invest in and how they tell the difference between real scientific innovation and hype. Additionally they have a keen interest to challenge the traditional leather industry and have invested in a company that creates cell-based leather without the cruelty.

    https://agronomics.im/

    About PLANT CEO

    More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets or are reducing their meat intake. Exciting new startups are developing alternatives to traditional meat, dairy and seafood products,  Whether it be food, fashion or health and beauty there are companies that are trying to change the way we consume products whilst reducing the impact on the planet.  Hear from some of the inspirational entrepreneurs that are leading the way forward.

    https://plantceo.com/

    • 23 min
    Crackd: The No-Egg Egg - Cracked || PLANT CEO #75

    Crackd: The No-Egg Egg - Cracked || PLANT CEO #75

    In this episode we talk to Rik Roberts General Manager of Crackd. The global market for egg replacement products is starting to shape up.  The Crackd product is a liquid egg replacement that can be used in cooking to make scrabbled eggs, omelettes, pancakes and cakes for example. The existing competition in this space comes from powered egg replacement companies so this start up is paving its way into a new category. Having already been listed in The Vegan Kind, M&S, Selfridges, Morrisons they have now ventured outside the UK to launch into The Netherlands with the grocery retailer Jumbo.  Hear how the company was created, about the product and the success they have had in marketing.

    https://www.crackd.com/

    About PLANT CEO

    More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets or are reducing their meat intake. Exciting new startups are developing alternatives to traditional meat, dairy and seafood products,  Whether it be food, fashion or health and beauty there are companies that are trying to change the way we consume products whilst reducing the impact on the planet.  Hear from some of the inspirational entrepreneurs that are leading the way forward.

    https://plantceo.com/

    • 30 min
    Ex-pharmacists with a sense of humour create gummy supplements || PLANT CEO #74

    Ex-pharmacists with a sense of humour create gummy supplements || PLANT CEO #74

    In this episode we talk to John Rushton and Abdul Sharief Co-Founders of Vegums. The pair came together whilst working at the same hospital in Burnley, England. They wanted to follow their same vegan ethics and decided to create a supplements company with John's children's health in mind.  Their first product was a multivitamin in the shape of a gummy bear and it's now not just for kids. In the UK most people are deficient in B12 and Vitamin D, so we discuss these and the need for other essential vitamins in our diets.  They have gone on to create additional supplements to include Fish-Free Omega 3, Sugar Free A-Z multivitamin and Iron.  They have expanded into Germany and are planning to launch into the US by the end of 2021.

    https://www.vegums.com

    https://www.vegums.de German site

    Discount code: plantceo10 - this will give listeners 10% off first order on a subscription, which PLANT CEO does not get a referral for that.



    About PLANT CEO

    More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets or are reducing their meat intake. Exciting new startups are developing alternatives to traditional meat, dairy and seafood products,  Whether it be food, fashion or health and beauty there are companies that are trying to change the way we consume products whilst reducing the impact on the planet.  Hear from some of the inspirational entrepreneurs that are leading the way forward.

    https://plantceo.com/

    • 43 min
    Eat Just paving success for other cultivated meat start-ups || PLANT CEO #73

    Eat Just paving success for other cultivated meat start-ups || PLANT CEO #73

    In this episode we talk to a returning guest Josh Tetrick CEO & Co-Founder of Eat Just.  We pick up on some of the points from our first interview with Josh back in the summer of this year. We get to speak about the current climate for IPO's -  is it the right time for plant based and cultivated meat companies to get listed. We discuss how some companies are trendsetters, taking the analogy of electric cars and TESLA paving the way for companies like Rivian with their recent IPO. The same can be said about Cultivated Meat companies - GOOD Meat the cultivated division of Eat Just was the first company to get regulatory approval for its cultured meat in Singapore. We get an update from Josh on progress being made on their global production plans and recent announcements on the European expansion for JUST Eggs and what he feels about competitors entering this space. We even talk about branding and his latest marketing campaign.

    https://www.ju.st/

    https://goodmeat.co/

    About PLANT CEO

    More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets or are reducing their meat intake. Exciting new startups are developing alternatives to traditional meat, dairy and seafood products,  Whether it be food, fashion or health and beauty there are companies that are trying to change the way we consume products whilst reducing the impact on the planet.  Hear from some of the inspirational entrepreneurs that are leading the way forward.

    https://plantceo.com/

    • 35 min

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