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Nick Cooney is an investor and advocate in the alternative protein industry. He has spent almost twenty years working in the food and beverage industry, initially working on the policy and consulting side and more recently from the venture capital investment side.

Currently, Nick works as managing partner at Lever VC, an early stage venture capital fund that Cooney founded in 2018. Lever VC invests primarily in early stage companies (Seed through Series A), with a focus on the alternative protein space: plant-based dairy, egg and meat companies, and “clean” (cell-based) dairy, egg and meat companies, as well as companies developing products, services, or distribution within the alternative protein space.

Before starting Lever VC, Nick

Nick Cooney & His Opinion on Beyond Meat

Nick Cooney has been investing in the alternative protein industry for almost a decade, including as an early investor in BeyondMeat.

The alternative food company Beyond Meat saw triple-digit percentage gains in revenue over the past year, and alternative protein investor Nick Cooney believes that this is an indication of the growing demand for clean, high-quality plant-based meat alternatives...

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