Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Plant-Based Neat Food

Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest investor to join Neat.

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Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest investor to join Neat.

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Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is known for his environmental credentials as well as his films. And now he's once again putting his money where his mouth is – joining plant-based company Neat as an investor and "ambassador".

Founded by Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, Neat serves vegan fast-food in outlets in the UK and plans to expand across the Atlantic, starting with Neat Burger in New York. 

"Disrupting our food system with sustainable alternatives, is one of the key ways we can make a real difference in reducing global emissions," said DiCaprio in a Facebook post. "Neat Burger's pioneering approach to alternative proteins is a great example of the type of solutions we need moving forward, and I'm excited to support as an investor."

Neat dishes up vegan burgers, hotdogs and shakes at its own restaurants, provides at-home delivery and is looking at retailing its products in supermarkets.

Big expansion plans

Neat welcomed DiCaprio on Instagram, saying the award-winning actor and producer would be "supporting our mission to inspire people to make better choices, by creating a sustainably delicious future for all."

The company said in a statement it plans an aggressive international expansion, with 42 sites globally by the end of 2022 and 1,000 by 2030.

The investment by DiCaprio comes just two months after he acquired a stake in Champagne Telmont, an environmental trail-blazer in the region.