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Ventures Overview

As part of the corporate commitment to continually innovate, Tyson Ventures invests in early stage companies. Established in 2016, the $150 million fund invests in promising entrepreneurial businesses that can benefit from our scale and align with Tyson Foods’ corporate strategy.

Ventures Our Approach

Our Strategy

As part of the largest food company in the U.S., we’re uniquely positioned to identify and invest in companies with disruptive products and breakthrough technologies related to our businesses. We actively look at new opportunities and constantly review our portfolio, with an eye towards scalability and impact.

The team collaborates with leading entrepreneurs whose companies are making meaningful improvements to our food system and cultivates relationships with universities, institutions and other strategic partners.

The team works closely with the operators of Tyson Foods’ core business segments to diligence potential investments and add measurable value post-investment. By seeking a Board Observer role in every investment, Tyson Ventures is a true strategic investor, partnering with management teams to address operational challenges and position the companies for success.

Ventures Focus Robotics

Our Focus


  • Innovative, protein-centric products and ingredients
  • Disruptive delivery channels and growing market access
  • Emerging brands and categories

Operational Excellence

  • Technology-enabled operational enhancements
  • Sustainability improvements to our operations
  • Operational and supply chain safety

Our Portfolio


FoodLogiQ’s mission is to map the world’s food chain, make it as safe as possible, and empower people to make informed decisions about the food they eat.

Future Meat Technologies
Future Meat Technologies

Future Meat Technologies is a ground-breaking biotechnology company advancing a distributive manufacturing platform for the cost-efficient production of cell-based meat.

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Memphis Meats

Memphis Meats produces cell-based meat products intended to transform the way meat is made.


MycoTechnology uses mushroom technology to improve the taste and nutrition of food products, providing consumers with healthier alternatives and companies with natural ingredient solutions.


Tovala combines an internet-connected steam oven with fresh meal deliveries to make healthy, delicious meals as easy as scanning a barcode.

Clear Labs
Clear Labs

Clear Labs offers the only automated and intelligent next-generation sequencing platform built for food safety testing.

Big Idea Ventures
Big Idea Ventures

Big Idea Ventures is a new fund making investments in alternative protein companies at the seed stage.

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New Wave Foods

New Wave Foods is focused on producing plant-based shellfish.

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Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat provides plant-based products as alternatives to animal protein.

Our Team

Amy Tu

Amy Tu,

Erin VanLanduit

Erin VanLanduit,
Managing Director

Rahul Ray

Rahul Ray,

Kate Powell

Kate Powell,

Gordon McGrath

Gordon McGrath,
Corporate Counsel

Kyle Childers

Kyle Childers,
Corporate Counsel

We’re excited about new opportunities to collaborate. If you believe your company would be of interest to Tyson Ventures, please complete our submission form.