CVC  Tyson Foods novation/tyson-ventures

     Office Locations:

400 S. Jefferson St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-614-6000



  • Early



  • Food & Agriculture



    Tyson Foods, Inc. launched a venture capital fund in the Fall of 2016. Tyson Ventures was established with a $150 million commitment from Tyson Foods and a mandate to make minority stake investments in promising entrepreneurial food businesses that are pioneering breakthrough products and technologies, as well as disruptive business models. The team focuses investing in the core pillars of Sustainability and the Internet of Food. Tyson Ventures will invest in companies developing breakthrough technologies, business models and products to sustainably feed the growing world population. During first year of operation, Tyson invested in the plant-based protein business Beyond Meat with 5% ownership of the company and recently increased that stake in the latest financing. Tyson Ventures will collaborate with leading food entrepreneurs who are pioneering new products and technology that are making meaningful changes and improvements to food systems. Sales in fiscal year 2020 totaled $43.2 billion.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Stewart F. Glendinning Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







      UPSIDE Foods



      Series C


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