- Marcy Venture Partners, a VC firm founded by music moguls Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter and Jay Brown alongside Walden Venture Capital‘s Larry Marcus, has invested in plant-based protein startup Simulate, Bloomberg reports.
- New York-based Simulate — which produces chicken analogs NUGGS and DISCS — closed its Series B round earlier this month, securing $50 million in funding from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six and frozen foods giant McCain, among others [disclosure: AFN‘s parent company, AgFunder, is an investor in Simulate.]
- A Simulate spokesperson confirmed Marcy Venture Partners’ participation in the round — which valued the startup at $250 million — but did not detail the size of the firm’s investment.
Why it matters:
Find out why AgFunder invested in Simulate here
Marcy Venture Partners’ other food-related portfolio companies include vegan cookie brand Partake Foods.