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Twitter co-founder Williams says his 'phenomenally lucrative' bet on Beyond Meat stemmed from his vegan past

Megan Graham

Ev Williams, co-founder of Twitter and partner at venture firm Obvious Ventures, spoke onstage at the Collision conference in Toronto. Williams and partner Biz Stone had both been vegan and wanted to disrupt the meat market. Twitter TWTR co-founder Ev Williams said his past experience as a vegan was one of the factors that led his venture capital firm to make an investment in Beyond Meat, the maker of plant-based meat substitutes that went public earlier this month.