A Sustainable Food System
Make a change
by backing world class entrepreneurs
Blue Horizon Ventures is a food technology-focused venture capital fund founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneurs and investors Roger Lienhard and Michael Kleindl. The fund aims to support the movement towards a more sustainable food system through innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.
The underlying mission of the fund is to support and promote a positive global impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare. Plant based proteins and cellular agriculture (clean meat) are the main focus areas.
The Fund operates and sources the best investment opportunities on a global scale with a certain focus on Europe. Blue Horizon Ventures capitalizes on a long lasting industry access and network combined with an outstanding portfolio of already invested companies from the Partners. Very mission aligned entrepreneurial founders with a significant GP commitment.
It took us thousands of years until 1954 to get up to 2.5 billion humans on earth. In only 100 years, we are going to quadruple this number. The planet still can provide enough food for all of us. But due to inefficiency in our food production, 800 mio. people are starving, and the overall nutrition value is poor. Our aim is to change this by using disruptive technologies, invented by our leading startups.
Todays biggest health problems like heart disease and diabetes are highly co-related with our eating habits. Studies performed by the World Health Organisation and other leading institutes, are showing this context. 2 billion people suffer from mal nutrition and the same amount is overweight or obese. With a better, plant-based centric diet, these issues can be addressed and prevented.
Animal-based protein production is already using 77% of global agriculture land resources and is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions. It is by far not sustainable to feed plant proteins to animals, in order to eat their meat. Instead we should eat the plants directly. We believe that protein production can be done in a much better way, using newly invented technologies to produce tasty and healthy products at a mass retail price point.
It's a fact, that using animals as a source for food is no longer sustainable in order to feed 10 billion people by 2050. With a fast growing population and changing food habits, this way of food production is neither scalable nor healthy. It is disastrous for the animals and the ecosystem of our planet we all live on. By the power and the potential given to us humans, it is our responsibility to create an environment that benefits all forms of life.
The existing food system is broken. It needs massive and quick change to enable the planet to feed its ever growing population over the next decades and to stop the devastating environmental impact of animal agriculture.
More and more entrepreneurs are tackling these issues starting very promising companies with a need for financing and thus creating fantastic investment opportunities for investors and so Blue Horizon Ventures. Investment opportunities which are driven by the impact opportunity and the financial opportunity in the world’s largest market: Food
With more than 150m EUR of Assets under Management we have lot of firepower to accompany the entrepreneur along hers/ his long journey of building a truly impactful and successful company.