Funding by Beyond Animal matches investors and businesses with sustainable, cruelty-free products and services that remove the use of animals. We also offer a deal room that facilitates the funding process making it easier and more efficient.


The service is a part of the digital platform created by Beyond Animal, a Swiss company accelerating  the growth of the vegan economy. Beyond Animal was founded in 2018 by two expert professionals in finance and technology.

Claire Smith
Founder, vegan entrepreneur 
and investor

Claire Smith has created a humane investment platform Beyond Investing, which includes programs in both public listed equity markets, creating cruelty-free and thematic funds, and venture capital, directly founding and investing in vegan businesses. 


Her previous career was at Albourne Partners Limited as a Senior Research Analyst, Partner and Shareholder and as an investment banker at UBS.

Dhanesh Kothari
Founder, IT strategist, mentor expert 

Dhanesh Kothari is a former head of IT development at leading Swiss banks, who have been more recently mentoring purpose-driven technology start-ups.


His expertise lies in making innovative use of technology for creating positive impact at a global level.