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CC052: Nick Cooney of Lever VC // investing in alternative protein startups


Interview begins: 5:50Debrief begins: 39:35Nick Cooney is the Founder and Managing Director of Lever VC.Lever VC is a new fund focused in alternative animal products, including alternative proteins, meats, and plant-based dairy products. Their portfolio includes some of the biggest brands in alternative animal products, including Beyond Meat and Impossible Burgers.Nick Cooney has been heavily involved in the alternative animal product industry over the past fifteen years. Today, he teaches us the three common ways alternative proteins are created, his opinions on the ethical questions relevant to this industry, and the future of alternative meat products.We discuss: Ad: Finding experienced employees for your new business with Integrity Power Search (4:22) Nick's initial interest in alternative meat products (6:48) Three methods to creating alternative meats (8:42) Industry acceptance of animal product alternatives (12:57) Consumer want (17:58) How healthy is alternative protein? (20:46) Ease of making 'novel species' meats (22:46) Regulation and moral questions (26:03) Market balance (29:06) Taste (30:22) Future of alternative meat (32:42) Ad: Connecting investors online through the Omni Valley network (38:08) Learn more about Lever VC: https://www.levervc.com/Follow upside on Twitter: https://twitter.com/upsidefm–This episode is sponsored by Integrity Power Search, the #1 full stack high growth startup recruiting firm between the coasts. They partner with venture capitalists, private equity groups and CEOs to build amazing teams for the world’s most disrupting companies.Learn more about or get in touch with Integrity Power Search: https://upside.fm/integrity–This episode is also sponsored by OmniValley. OmniValley is a platform specifically and exclusively designed for investors. It provides transparency and access into entrepreneurial ecosystems – regardless of geography and market size.OmniValley wants to help you make meaningful connections faster. Today OmniValley's platform connects over 600 investors spanning over 200 global ecosystems.Claim your profile: https://omnivalley.coAdvertise with an upside classified: https://upside.fm/classifieds


20 May 2020

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Plant Based Symposium: Nick Cooney

Vegains DE Podcast

The "Plant Based Symposium" starts on August 21st as a series of free YouTube videos about the health benefits of a plant-based diet. For the first time many of the best known plant-based physicians, scientists and dietitians as well as other important spokespersons of the plant-based movement were invited to share their knowledge with everyone. Starting on August 21st there will be a free video released every second day.In Video #14 of The Plant Based Symposium Nick Cooney shares important information about the following topics:1. The use of effective altruism in animal advocacy.2. The dangers of the standard charity advice to simply „follow your passion“.3. Important tools to change peoples opinions and actions in terms of animal abuse:- expectation vs reality- story vs statistics- The "Best Request"- The "Foot in the door" principle- "How" is more important than "Why"4. Important considerations when talking to people about veganism.5. Nick's key message to all animal advocates.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------More information about Nick Cooney is available at:http://nickcooney.com/Niko Rittenau's Webseite: http://www.nikorittenau.comNiko Rittenau's Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/niko.rittenauNiko Rittenau's Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/niko_rittenauI’m happy to work with Niko on this Project and upload the interview now also on my Podcast channel for you.You can find me also at:Instagram Lifestyle ►►► http://bit.ly/VegainsIGInstagram Food ►►► http://bit.ly/VegainsFood YouTube (DE) ►►► http://bit.ly/VegainsDEYouTube (EN) ►►► http://bit.ly/VegainsFacebook ►►► http://bit.ly/VegainsFacebookIf you want to support me please buy on Amazon through this link ►►► http://bit.ly/VegainsSupport


26 Sep 2017

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ARZone Podcast 87: Nick Cooney - How to be Great at Doing Good

ARZone (Animal Rights Zone) Podcasts

Episode 87 features Nick Cooney.Nick Cooney is Director of Education at Mercy For Animals, a national nonprofit animal protection organization and he’s founder of The Humane League. His work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, and he’s lectured extensively throughout the United States and Europe.He is the author of three books: Change Of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About

21 Jan 2016

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ARZone Podcast 79: Nick Cooney - Veganomics: The Surprising Science on What Motivates Vegetarians

ARZone (Animal Rights Zone) Podcasts

Episode 79 features long time advocate Nick Cooney.Nick Cooney, the Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Humane League, is also the Director of Education for Mercy For Animals. Nick is the author of two books, Change Of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change (2011) and Veganomics: The Surprising Science on What Motivates Vegetarians, from the Breakfast Table to

24 Mar 2014

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ARZone Podcast 48: Nick Cooney - Change of Heart

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Episode 48 features special guest Nick Cooney.Nick is the Compassionate Communities Campaign manager for Farm Sanctuary. He is also the author of “Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change” which VegNews named as one of its top ten books of 2011. Nick is also the founder of The Humane League, an advocacy organization that works to protect other animals through

20 Aug 2012