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More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets. Exciting new startups are disrupting this space by creating innovation in food, direct to consumer offerings, meal delivery services, sustainable clothing, health and beauty, restaurants and more. We will be interviewing plant-based CEO’s and est… read more

68 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Cell-based Pet Food with Because Animals || PLANT CEO #68

September 20th, 2021


Shannon Falconer CEO and Co-Founder of 'Because Animals' talks about the future of Pet Foods.  Starting with explaining what the problem is with the Pet Food industry today. How the vast majority of pet food is made of …

Vejii - building a sustainable marketplace || PLANT CEO #67

September 11th, 2021


Kory Kelickson, CEO and Founder of Vejii talks about his marketplace for plant based foods and sustainable products.  Kory is in the mist of planning to take his company public on the Canadian stock market.  With huge …

PLANT CEO #66 - Billionaire Jim Mellon talks the future of food & much more!

August 27th, 2021


It was great to have Jim Mellon, Chairman of Burnbrae Group come on PLANT CEO to speak about the future of food.  Jim spent most of his career in investment management and biotech.  We get to speak about his new book …

PLANT CEO #65 - Fresh plant-based burgers, with zero funny stuff added!

August 16th, 2021


In this PLANT CEO episode we speak with Hailey Swartz and Jason Rosenbaum Co-Founders and Co-CEO’s of Actual Veggies. Together they have created a company whose first product range is burgers that are made from natural …

PLANT CEO #64 - Making fat sexy with Nourish Ingredients

August 10th, 2021


In this latest PLANT CEO episode we speak with James Petrie, Co-Founder and CEO of Nourish Ingredients. We take a fun look at what fats are good and …

PLANT CEO #63 - Moving Mountains seems easy for Simeon Van der Molen

August 4th, 2021


In this PLANT CEO episode we speak with Simeon Van der Molen, Founder and CEO of Moving Mountains. Moving Mountains is a pioneering British …

PLANT CEO #62 - Healthier & more sustainable chicken alternative with TiNDLE

July 23rd, 2021


In this PLANT CEO episode we speak with Andre Menezes CEO and co-founder of TiNDLE.  TiNDLE is taking on the next wave of disruption in the meat …

PLANT CEO #61 - Mycoprotein Fermentation : The Better Meat Co. with Paul Shapiro

July 7th, 2021


In this PLANT CEO episode we speak with Paul Shapiro CEO of The Better Meat Co.  Paul has created an ingredients company that works with plant based …

PLANT CEO #60 - Vegan FTA - New Zealand: creating positive change

July 2nd, 2021


In this PLANT CEO episode we speak with Jackie Norman and Gareth Scurr from Vegan FTA. They are a small team of vegan activists based in New Zealand that are committed to fighting for a vegan world. They want people to …

PLANT CEO #59 - Alt protein innovation: The Good Food Institute Israel

June 14th, 2021


In this PLANT CEO episode we speak with Nir Goldstein, Managing Director of The Good Food Institute (GFI) Israel. We speak about the new ‘Israel …

PLANT CEO #58 - Josh Tetrick on a mission to change the way meat is made

June 7th, 2021


In this PLANT CEO episode we speak with Josh Tetrick, Co-Founder and CEO of Eat Just. Josh recently closed a $170m funding round for his new …

PLANT CEO #57 - How to Save the Planet: The Facts

June 1st, 2021


In this PLANT CEO series special we speak with Mark Maslin, Professor of Climatology from University College London about his newly released book …


May 23rd, 2021


In this PLANT CEO episode we speak with Dotsie Bausch, Founder of Switch4Good and USA Olympic Silver Medalist. We are also joined by PLANT CEO co-host Lisa Gawthorne, TEAM GB Duathlete. Together they have a great …

PLANT CEO #55 - Climate Change 101: Professor of Climatology UCL

May 19th, 2021


In this PLANT CEO series special we speak with Mark Maslin, Professor of Climatology at University College London. We kick off this series special …

PLANT CEO #54 - EXCLUSIVE: Louie Psihoyos - Award winning documentary filmmaker

May 8th, 2021


In this EXCLUSIVE PLANT CEO special we speak with Louie Psihoyos, Executive Director of Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS). Louie has been creating highly moving documentaries for over 10 years now. With the thread of …

PLANT CEO #53 - Cruelty-free and vegan deodorant: Impact Veganics

April 30th, 2021


In this PLANT CEO episode we speak with Margaux Khoury Co-Founder of Impact Veganics. Margaux and her partner Joshua Traboulsee created Impact …

PLANT CEO #52 - Willicroft: Plant-Based cheese made from beans & pulses

April 19th, 2021


In this PLANT CEO we speak with Brad Vanstone Founder of Willicroft. Brad's heritage comes from a family of diary farmers with his grandfather teaching him the milk and cheese making processes.  Brad turned to veganism …

PLANT CEO #51 - Largest Plant-Based food hall, fast food drive in & deploying capital

April 15th, 2021


In this PLANT CEO special we speak with Kim Anderson Co-Founder of Plant City and Frohman Anderson Managing Partner of EverHope Capital. Kim created Plant City - a plant based food hall that includes 4 restaurants, a …

PLANT CEO #50 - EXCLUSIVE SEASPIRACY Interview with Director Ali Tabrizi

April 10th, 2021


In this PLANT CEO special we speak with Ali Tabrizi the Director of Seaspiracy.  It was 4 1/2 years in the making and we lift the lid and go behind …

PLANT CEO #49 - VFC saving one chicken at a time

March 31st, 2021


In this episode we talk with Matthew Glover - CEO of VFC and MD of Veg Capital. Mathew has been instrumental in fighting the animal cause by Co-Founding Veganuary. He has now launched VFC - Vegan Fried Chicken to take …

PLANT CEO #48 - Insights from Captain Paul Watson Sea Shepherd and Seaspiracy

March 26th, 2021


In this episode we talk with Captain Paul Watson the Founder of Sea Shepherd. With the must see Netflix original documentary Seaspiracy having just …

PLANT CEO #47 - Vegan Women Summit: building a community for future female leaders

March 23rd, 2021


In this episode we talk with Jennifer Stojkovic the Founder of Vegan Women Summit. Jennifer created the first "The Vegan Women Summit" in Feb 2020.  VWS is a global media and events organisation dedicated to empowering …

PLANT CEO #46 - PIÑATEX: Leather alternative made from Pineapple leaf fibres

March 15th, 2021


In this episode we talk with Mélanie Broyé-Engelkes the CEO of Ananas Anam the maker of PIÑATEX. PIÑATEX is a sustainable natural fibres alternative to animal leather. Which is cruelty-free and made from the leaves of …

PLANT CEO #45 - Launch of Hello Tempayy from Vegolution India

March 9th, 2021


In this episode we talk with Siddharth Ramasubramanian, CEO and Founder Vegolution.  His first product is Hello Tempayy a versatile, plant-based …

PLANT CEO #44 - Growing plant based brands in Sub-Saharan Africa with Infinite Foods

March 2nd, 2021


In this episode we talk with Michelle Adelman, Founder and CEO of Infinite Foods. Infinite Foods is a go to market platform to be able to promote and distribute plant based foods across the Sub-Saharan African …

PLANT CEO #43 - Material Innovation Initiative - driving next gen animal-free materials

February 23rd, 2021


In this episode we talk with Nicole Rawling, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Material Innovation Initiative. As a non-profit they accelerate the …

PLANT CEO #42 - Plant-based convenience food with FIID

February 15th, 2021


In this episode we talk with Shane Ryan, Founder of FIID. Shane's early career saw him live and work in hotels in different countries.  After making some changes around food and wellness to counteract his busy and …

PLANT CEO #41 - The rise of NoLo brands: Zoey from Fungtn

February 8th, 2021


In this episode we talk with Zoey Henderson, Founder of Fungtn. Fungtn are brewing craft beer to 0.5% alcohol, which can be classified as alcohol …

PLANT CEO #40 - Why everyone should buy non animal based leather

February 2nd, 2021


In this episode we talk with Helen Farr-Leander, Founder of Watson & Wolfe. Helen, spent a large part of her career in the world of accessories …

PLANT CEO #39 - NEW LAUNCH: Plant Based Health Online

January 27th, 2021


In this episode we talk with Dr Laura Freeman, Medical Director & Co Founder of Plant Based Health Online.  A team of leading experts have come together to deliver healthcare in a way that puts their patients and …

PLANT CEO #38 - Beyond Meat - a look back at 2020 and way ahead for 2021

January 23rd, 2021


In this episode we talk with Chuck Muth, Chief Growth Officer of Beyond Meat. We discuss the positives that can be taken from the challenging year that was 2020.  Beyond Meat have launched an impressive range of new …

PLANT CEO #37 - Veggly the No.1 vegan and vegetarian dating app

January 16th, 2021


In this episode we talk with Alex Felipelli, Founder and CEO of Veggly. Veggly is a dating app that is aimed at vegan and vegetarians. Dating can be …

PLANT CEO #36 - Veshin Factory: creators of sustainable vegan bags and accessories

January 6th, 2021


In this episode we speak with Joey Pringle, Founder of Veshin Factory. Joey's first break into fashion came in Melbourne, Australia as an accessories designer. Then after graduating with a BA Honors in furniture and …

PLANT CEO #35 - Seth Goldman Chairman of Beyond Meat talks 'Eat The Change'

December 16th, 2020


In this episode we talk with Seth Goldman, Chairman of Beyond Meat. Seth talks to me about his new venture Eat The Change, a movement to help people …

PLANT CEO #34 - Irina Gerry on how food tech is driving the revolution towards a sustainable future

December 12th, 2020


In this episode we talk with Irina Gerry, CMO of Change Foods about how food tech is driving the revolution towards a sustainable future. Change …

PLANT CEO #33 - EXCLUSIVE: Counterfactual Ventures' startup creation, incubation and VC fund model

December 10th, 2020


In this episode we speak with Logan Sullivan, Co Founder and CEO of Counterfactual Ventures.  Counterfactual has ambitious plans and has a unique …

PLANT CEO #32 - Burger King made me a vegan & create plant-based pet food company

December 5th, 2020


In this episode we speak with Rich Kelleman, Founder and CEO of Bond Pet Foods. Rich spent most of career in the Ad industry and whist he was working with Burger King and learning more about the meat industry he decided …

PLANT CEO #31: Climate crisis & animals at the heart of S CAP funding decisions

December 2nd, 2020


In this episode we speak with both Kunal Sethi, Managing Partner and Alexandra Clark, General Partner of S CAP.  The climate crisis and animals is at the heart of their decision making in the choice of companies in …

PLANT CEO #30 - Damoy Robertson from The Vegan Review

November 29th, 2020


In this episode we speak the with remarkable Damoy Robertson, the Founder of The Vegan Review. Damoy's new publication is for vegans and non vegans. His aim is to breakdown the barriers to veganism and describes his …

PLANT CEO #29 - Main Street Vegan with Victoria Moran

November 17th, 2020


In this episode we speak with the incredible Victoria Moran, Founder and Director of Main Street Vegan. Victoria is an Author, Director, Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator.  We discuss the Main Street Vegan Academy …

PLANT CEO #28 - Get Vegan Grub: the cruelty-free delivery service

November 15th, 2020


In this episode we talk with Prashant Kumbhat, Founder and CEO of Get Vegan Grub.  Get Vegan Grub is on a mission to help foodies find vegan food easily. They work with independent food businesses and help them sell …

PLANET CEO #27 - Veganuary helping transition to a healthier diet

November 10th, 2020


In this episode we speak with Ria Rehberg CEO of Veganuary.  Veganuary has helped transition over 1m people towards a vegan diet.  With her …

PLANET CEO #26 - EXCLUSIVE: Could dairy & animal auctions create the next global pandemic?

October 30th, 2020


Undercover investigator reveals his latest investigation to what he and other experts believe could cause the next global pandemic.  A look at how …

PLANT CEO #25 - George Gill CEO of The Vegan Society

October 27th, 2020


In this episode we speak with George Gill the CEO of The Vegan Society.  George's grandmother laid down an ultimatum and told him to give up meat …

PLANT CEO #24 - Adam Hanft - brand marketing expert and plant-based investor

October 22nd, 2020


In this episode we speak with Adam Hanft, Founder and CEO of Hanft Projects.  Adam has had an interesting career ranging from comedy writing in …

PLANT CEO #23 - Jay Karandikar - Venture Partner at New Crop Capital

October 13th, 2020


In this episode we talk to Jay Karandikar Venture Partner at New Crop Capital.  When Jay was at college he learnt about the  'Earning to give' …

PLANT CEO #22 - Clara Foods: Alternative egg protein made from microbes

October 6th, 2020


In this thought provoking chat we sit down with Arturo Elizondo, CEO of Clara Foods.  In his early years he grew up in Mexico and the USA.  He had first hand experience working in Washington DC for the US Department of …

PLANT CEO #21 - EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Bethencourt and Mariliis Holm launch new fund

September 29th, 2020


In this exclusive launch chat we speak with Ryan Bethencourt and Mariliis Holm Co-Founders of Sustainable Food Ventures.   The husband and wife duo's …

PLANT CEO #20 - Dairy farmers do have an alternative with Refarm'd

September 22nd, 2020


In this episode we talk with Geraldine Starke, CEO & Founder of Refarm'd.  Refarm'd is providing Dairy Farmers with alternative way of life - to meet with the growing demand of plant based milk.  Dairy Farmers can …

PLANT CEO #19 - Urban farming with GrowSquares

August 28th, 2020


GrowSquares is a new breed of company which is combining nature and technology to help you successfully grow the best plants.  By using data points …

PLANT CEO #18 - Camembert cheese made from fermented cauliflower

August 21st, 2020


Perseverance is what is needed for successful start-ups and Veronica Fil CEO of Grounded Foods has plenty of it. She took the leap together with her …

PLANT CEO #17 - Cell Based Milk from Cows and Human Breast Milk

August 14th, 2020


In this episode we speak with Fengru Lin CEO and Max Rye Chief Strategist from TurtleTree Labs in Singapore.  They are on a mission to create sustainable lab grown milk.  Having securing a large seed round, they are …

PLANT CEO #16 - Just a another manic Monday... for Green Monday

August 3rd, 2020


In this episode we talk to David Yeung the CEO of Green Monday, OmniFoods and Green Common. With Green Monday he is making an impact in Hong Kong with his social enterprise that has gained great awareness by helping …

PLANT CEO #15 - Honey, created without bees

July 25th, 2020


In this episode we speak with Darko Mandich CEO of MeliBio, an exciting new startup which is on a mission to recreate honey from plants using biotech.  Darko mentions in the interview that 2bn people consumer honey …

PLANT CEO #14 - Protein shakes with a twist

July 21st, 2020


In this episode we speak with Vivek Kothari Co-Founder of CurcuBlast. After studying bio-medical science and then working for a pharmaceutical company he decided in 2017 to create a sports supplement company. The twist …

PLANT CEO #13 - Potential of Algae: the blue colour in M&M's to high levels of protein

July 10th, 2020


In this episode we speak with Leonard Lerer Founder of Back of the Yards Algae Sciences. Leonard and his scientist colleague made an accidental …

PLANT CEO #12 - Phenomenal growth in supermarket & subscriptions with The Vegan Kind

July 3rd, 2020


In this episode we speak with Scott McCulloch CEO of The Vegan Kind. Within 7 years they become the leading online supermarket in the UK which caters …

PLANT CEO #11 - abillionveg: The app that gives back to animal charities

June 29th, 2020


In this episode we talk to Vikas Garg, Founder and CEO of abillionveg.  We talk about how dish reviews on his app is helping to provide vital donations to animal charities worldwide.  Hear about is background, what the …

PLANT CEO #10 - Who let the dogs out? - Ryan Bethencourt from Wild Earth did

June 24th, 2020


In this episode we have a deep and insightful chat with Ryan Bethencourt CEO of Wild Earth. Wild Earth is a plant based pet food company. Wild …

PLANT CEO #9 - The mighty success of the Mighty Pea

June 21st, 2020


In this episode we talk to Tom Watkins Co-Founder of Mighty Pea. Having launched their pea based milk alternative only a year ago and to now being available in over 3,000 stores. We talk about his inspiration to create …

PLANT CEO #8 - From P&G Fragrances & Cosmetics to Plant Based VC & Accelerator: Andrew D. Ive

June 11th, 2020


In this episode we talk to Andrew D. Ive, Founder and General Partner of Big Idea Ventures.  We talk about his background in marketing from his early years at Proctor and Gamble. His passionate plea to combat climate …

PLANT CEO #7 - Beyond Investing: growing vegan businesses

June 6th, 2020


Welcome to PLANT CEO. In this episode we meet Claire Smith Founder & CEO of Beyond Investing.  Claire is the ultimate vegan, learn about her …

PLANT CEO #6 - Clean protein Indian startup launching Liquid Eggs Alternative

May 31st, 2020


Welcome to PLANT CEO. In this episode we meet Kartik Dixit Co-Founder & CEO and Shraddha Bhansali Co-Founder & COO of Evo Foods in India.  They are creating a liquid egg protein alternative that is 100% plant …

PLANT CEO #5 - Little Bandits creating an allergy free, plant-based, yogurt brand for kids

May 25th, 2020


Welcome to PLANT CEO. In this episode we meet Jessica Harris Chief Bandit of Little Bandits.  Little Bandits makes natural and delicious dairy free yogurts for kids and families. Every product is developed with all kids …

PLANT CEO #4 - Team GB Athlete talks plant-based diet & her food company

May 17th, 2020


Welcome to PLANT CEO, in this episode we talk with Lisa Gawthorne the Managing Director and Owner of Bravura Foods.  Lisa is also a Team GB Duathlon athlete for her age group and is also training for the World …

PLANT CEO #3 - Nigeria’s 1st Vegan food company

May 6th, 2020


Welcome to PLANT CEO. In this episode we meet Hakeem Jimo Co-Founder of Veggie Victory. Veggie Victory is Nigeria’s 1st Vegan food company.  Bringing a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle to Nigeria through …

PLANT CEO #2 - Perfect World CEO talks Plant-based ice cream with vitamins

May 6th, 2020


Welcome to PLANT CEO. In this episode we meet Chris Conklin CEO of Perfect World Ice Cream.  Perfect World makes delicious, healthy vitamin fortified plant based ice cream with no added sugars.  Hear from Chris why he …

PLANT CEO #1 - Luxury Handbag CEO - My journey to create vegan handbags

December 1st, 2019


Welcome to Plant CEO. In this episode we meet Vanita Badlani CEO of LaBante London. LaBante produces sustainable, ethic, vegan handbags. Hear from Vanita why she started the business, the materials she uses, her …

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