道夫子由经验丰富的影响力投资者和社会企业家张涛和曾小虎分别代表道资本和Moonspire Social Ventures，联合创始投资机构和专业风险投资基金New Crop Capital共同创立。道资本联合体已经为1,000多家中国和国际中小企业提供了支持，并做出和对接了超过2亿美元的影响力投资。 New Crop Capital已经在全球替代性蛋白质领域投资了16家最具创新性的公司。
Dao Foods International, Inc. is a cross-border impact venture established to introduce plant-based and clean meat in China. With rapidly rising incomes and increasing meat consumption in China, our aim is to introduce alternative products into the China market to reduce the consumer demand for animal products from the traditional livestock industry, which has had growing negative environmental, food safety and health impact.
Dao Foods was founded by experienced impact investors and social entrepreneurs Tao Zhang and Albert Tseng, representing Dao Ventures and Moonspire Social Ventures, respectively, in collaboration with New Crop Capital, a Dao Foods founding investor and specialized private venture capital fund. Dao Ventures has supported more than 1,000 Chinese and international SMEs and made and facilitated over US$200M in impact investments. New Crop Capital has made investments in 16 of the most innovative companies in the alternative protein space worldwide.
With the value proposition of significantly reducing carbon emissions and ensuring food-related health and safety, plant-based and clean meat are part of a macrotrend in alternative proteins that has attracted the attention and investment dollars of business tycoons such as Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Sergey Brin and Li Ka-shing, as well as traditional meat companies such as Cargill and Tyson Foods.
Dao Ventures is a Sino-U.S. cross-border consortium of impact-oriented companies and affiliates encompassing ACBridge Global Advisors, ACBridge Capital Advisors, China Impact Fund, New Ventures Global, and its affiliate not-for-profit program Green Startups Accelerator (formerly New Ventures China) housed at the Beijing-based Institute for Environment and Development. The various entities of Dao Ventures have so far made and facilitated investments of over $200 million into China’s environmental small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). More information is at: http://www.daoventures.com.
Moonspire Social Ventures is a Canada-based impact investing and advisory firm focused on utilizing the power of business to address important global issues. Moonspire works with social enterprises, companies, development institutions, and impact investors that are engaged in sustainable business models that are designed to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular global poverty, health, and environment. More information is at: http://www.moonspire.org.
Funding the next generation of food industry disruptors
New Crop Capital is a specialized private venture capital fund. We invest in talented, focused entrepreneurs whose products or services replace foods derived from conventional animal agriculture, which we view as an antiquated and inefficient food production system with serious vulnerabilities. The meat, egg, and dairy sectors represent a $700 billion global market that is ripe for innovation and large-scale disruption.
The Good Food Institute (GFI) is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has a team of scientists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and lobbyists, all of whom are laser focused on using markets and food technology to transform our food system away from factory farmed animal products and toward clean meat and plant-based alternatives. More information is at: http://www.gfi.org.