Unicorn Bio is building the hardware to scale cultivated meat from lab to table

Cultivated meat, grown in a bioreactor rather than out on the range, might be one of the big food trends of the decade. But it’s relying on tech built around multiplying yeast and bacteria cells, not animal tissue — and Unicorn Biotechnologies wants to change that with new equipment created with mass food production in … Read more

MeaTech has Developed a Unique Multi-Nozzle 3D Bioprinting System for Highly Precise Industrial Scale Production of Cultured Meat Products

This innovative 3D bioprinting technology will be offered to third parties by a wholly owned private MeaTech subsidiary as an additional revenue stream and to accelerate commercialization Source: MeaTech has Developed a Unique Multi-Nozzle 3D Bioprinting System for Highly Precise Industrial Scale Production of Cultured Meat Products

Nowadays puts its spin on plant-based nuggets

The latest company to attract venture capital is Nowadays, a company founded in San Francisco in 2020 as a Public Benefit Corporation by Max Elder and Dominik Grabinski.Elder told TechCrunch that the company raised $7 million in a seed round, touting it as “one of the highest seed-stage valuations in its category” — he declined … Read more

Israel Innovation Authority’s $20.4M to Israel cultivated meat consortium

The Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), an independent publicly funded agency, is investing $20.4M over the next three years to establish a consortium of companies and organisations focused on cell-based meat innovation, the Israel cultivated meat consortium. Source: Israel Innovation Authority’s $20.4M to Israel cultivated meat consortium

Cellulaire Agricultuur Nederland

We are a consortium of entrepreneurs, scientists, academics, pioneers, and food lovers who see cellular agriculture as a powerful tool to make our food system more sustainable while maintaining the delicious, safe, and nutritious meat and dairy products people enjoy. Together, we developed a National Growth Plan to lift the Netherlands up as the global … Read more

CellMEAT, a South Korean lab-grown shrimp producer, bags $8.1M Series A funding

As consumers’ interest in the environment and nutrition rises, food-tech companies join the race to invent meat alternatives. In 2021, alternative seafood companies received $175 million in investment globally, increasing 92% from 2020. A South Korean startup called CellMEAT, which develops cell-based shrimp, has secured $8.1 million (10 billion KRW) Series A funding to compete … Read more

UPSIDE Foods bites into $400M round to serve cultivated meat later this year

Another company gobbling a large chunk of those meaty investment dollars for commercialization is UPSIDE Foods, which you might remember was Memphis Meats. The Berkeley-based company, making cultivated meat, poultry and seafood, took in $400 million in Series C funding, touting it as “the largest round in the industry to date.” Source: UPSIDE Foods bites … Read more

Here’s Y Combinator’s answer to cultivated meat’s scaling problem

To do this, cultured and plant-based meat companies need to solve scientific problems ranging from bioreactor size and efficiency to the high costs of growth factors used in cell-cultured meat. Some startups see these scaling problems as a foothold in the alternative meat space. Rather than launching brands, these are B2B alternative protein companies developing … Read more