As part of the corporate commitment to continually innovate, Tyson Ventures (TV) makes minority stake investments in early stage companies. The $150 million fund invests in promising entrepreneurial food businesses that can benefit from our scale and align with Tyson Foods’ corporate purpose: Raising the world's expectations for how much good food can do.
TV is focused on six areas:
Innovative, protein-centric products and ingredients
Disruptive delivery channels and growing market access
Emerging brands and categories
Technology-enabled operational enhancements
Sustainability improvements to our operations
Operational and supply chain safety
With growing demand for proteins of all kind, TV has made investments in alternative protein startups Beyond Meat, Memphis Meats and Future Meat Technologies.
Additional investments included in TV’s portfolio:
Tovala, a Chicago-based food startup that makes smart countertop steam ovens along with delivery of fresh, easy and ready- to-cook meals for busy consumers.
FoodLogiQ, a company with the mission to map the world’s food chain, make it as safe as possible, and empower people to make informed decisions about the food they eat.
Myco Technology, a food technology company that uses mushroom to improve the taste and protein content of food products, providing consumers with alternatives and companies with natural ingredient options.
Clear Labs, a hardware, software and data analysis company that has developed a food analytics platform designed to translate molecular tests into actionable
food safety data insights.