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Nick Cooney

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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 starte

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