Plant-based chicken maker Next Gen Foods raised US$20 million ($27 million) from investors including GGV Capital, Bits X Bites and food and beverage maker Yeo Hiap Seng to enter the US, the world’s biggest market for plant-based foods.

Existing backers including Temasek Holdings and K3 Ventures joined new investors including author Chris Yeh and football player Dele Alli in the startup’s extended seed round. The additional capital, which brought the entire seed round to US$30 million, valued the firm at almost US$180 million from about US$40 million in February, according to the company.

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