As part of Tyson’s commitment to grow bolder through innovation and achieve our mission of raising the world’s expectations for how much good food can do, Tyson Foods, Inc. launched a venture capital fund in the Fall of 2016. Tyson Ventures will invest in companies developing breakthrough technologies, business models and products to sustainably feed the growing world population.
During first year of operation, Tyson invested in the plant-based protein business Beyond Meat with 5% ownership of the company and recently increased that stake in the latest financing. During its first year, Tyson Ventures quickly saw the benefit strong connections with entrepreneurs and investors in the venture capital industry and determined that a strong integration with the core Tyson businesses could pay significant dividends.
In its second year of operation, Tyson Ventures is focused on building a stronger bond between Tyson Ventures’ key investment pillars and Tyson Foods’ core business units efforts towards innovation and corporate strategic long-term goals.
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