We believe in the transformational power of disruptive technologies and its applications on our lives

Our mission

Our mission is to foment technology initiatives that support the transformation of current businesses to become more reliable and sustainable. We aim to invest and develop thesis with a genuine care for the environment, with social responsibility and governance

About us

  • Invest in companies innovating along with the future of food production value chain with the specific goal of expanding industry around novel and/or efficient, animal-free proteins that address the ever-rising global demands for food

  • Offer unique access to quality deals in one of the most dynamic areas of the food industry by leveraging its early mover advantage, track record, and unparalleled sourcing capabilities

  • Provide capital for early stage, growth, and expansion, as well as for selected buy-ins and buy-outs

  • Global Footprint with focus on Latin America and North America where strategic opportunities align with the fund’s objectives


Solid ESG thesis is a key drive in our investment trajectory

Bruno Franco

Founding Partner

Over 23 years of experience in the private equity industry. Former BTG Pactual Partner, alongside its investment team, managed US$3 billion of assets in the infrastructure space, acting as board member and C-level executive in several infra-structure companies in Latin America

Manages investments in the venture capital space and alternative investments in US and Brazil

Bruno holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from UFRJ (Brazil)

Rubens Romano

Founding Partner

Over 23 years of experience in the energy sector, being responsible for the implementation of +2.7 GW of renewable energy across Latin America

Former C-level executive and developer of relevant renewable energy companies

Manages investments in the venture capital space and alternative investments in US and Brazil

Rubens holds a BS Civil Engineering – FAAP (Brazil), a Master in Geotechnics – EP/USP (Brazil), an MBA – IBMEC (Brazil) and postgraduate studies at Stanford University (USA)

Felipe Krelling

Managing Partner | Future of Food

Worked for over 3 years in GFI – The Good Food Institute – and assisted in building the organization from the ground up in Brazil, mainly working with investors, startups, incubators, and accelerators

Felipe strategized with early-stage projects and startups in the alternative proteins field in Brazil and worldwide, acquiring experience in the promising food innovation ecosystems

He graduated as a System Analyst from the Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná in Brazil and Computer Science at the University of Toronto


Our portfolio is composed of ventures in several stages of development managed by successful entrepreneurs in their fields

Investment Principles

ESG adherence

Well established governance and concrete actions with environmental and social impacts

Clear value proposition

What is the problem to be solved

Team’s capabilities

Team’s track record and
entrepreneurial life

Growth potential

How big is the addressable market


BlueNalu operates in the seafood industry focused on the sustainable production of animal protein, whose main objective is to transform the way food is produced today, without damaging the ecosystem

The production technology is based on the cellular multiplication technique (cell-based meat) to obtain the protein with the same characteristics we have today: tasty, healthy, and free from contaminants to the environment

Good Catch is the first major development in the plant-based fish and seafood space, offering tasty alternative products with little impact on the planet

Its products deliver chef-inspired delicacies safe for human health and with no harm for animal welfare

Memphis Meats is the world leader in cell-based meat, bringing delicious and healthy meat to consumers by harvesting it from cells instead of animals

Memphis’ target is to transform how food gets to the plate with the same great taste and better for the planet

Impossible Foods is a company that develops plant-based substitutes for meat products

The company’s target is to give people the taste and nutritional benefits of meat without the negative health and environmental impacts associated with livestock products

Impossible selects proteins and nutrients from plants to recreate the experience and nutrition of meat products

Fazenda Futuro is the leading plant-based company in Brazil. It started its operations in 2019 and its main products are burgers, ground beef and meatballs

Their target is to deliver high quality product, but with a much lower cost, aiming to supply products to local market and export to selected countries

Mission Barns is positioned in the alternative protein sector, aiming to produce cell-based ingredients for the food industry, focusing on fat derivates.

Their flagship product is Mission bacon, which combines plant based and cell-based technologies, delivering a one-of-a-kind product, and Mission Fat, cell-based fat that is intended to improve food products and in other sectors that use this ingredient