Impossible foods

  • Can protein startups and their investors take on Big Cow? Crunch Network

    Can protein startups and their investors take on Big Cow?

    For many of us, our first experience with fake meat involves rubbery tofu that tastes more like sneaker sole than seared filet. As we forage on, next come the veggie burgers, the soy dogs, the meatless meatballs. Eventually, we grow accustomed to these protein-dense foodstuffs. And yet, what if fake meat tasted and satiated like the real deal? Read More

  • Impossible Foods just raised $75 million for its plant-based burgers

    Impossible Foods just raised $75 million for its plant-based burgers

    Impossible Foods, the six-year-old, Redwood City, Ca.-based company known for its “juicy” meatless burgers, quietly announced $75 million in funding late last week, led by Temasek, with participation from Open Philanthropy, as well as earlier investors Bill Gates, Khosla Ventures and Horizon Ventures. Read More

  • Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown says VCs need to ask harder scientific questions

    Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown says VCs need to ask harder scientific questions

    Impossible Foods has raised more than $200 million to make a burger engineered from plants that tastes at least as good as ground beef. The company’s many backers are hoping to disrupt the massive “animal products” industry with food that is appealing, affordable and produced in an environmentally sustainable way. Read More

  • Does Gillette know your name? Crunch Network

    Does Gillette know your name?

    How do you get excited about a new snack food or laundry detergent when virtual reality, artificial intelligence and autonomous cars dominate the news? It’s easy: Because consumer goods impact every facet of our lives, from our personal health and comfort to how we socialize with each other and care for our environment. Read More

  • Impossible Foods Raises a Whopping $108 Million For Its Plant-Based Burgers

    Impossible Foods Raises a Whopping $108 Million For Its Plant-Based Burgers

    Impossible Foods, a four-year-old, Redwood City, Ca.-based company at work on a new generation of meats and cheeses made entirely from plants, has raised $108 million in new funding from a powerful group of backers. Investors in the round, which was led by UBS, include Viking Global Investors and earlier backers Khosla Ventures; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates; and Horizons Ventures, which… Read More

  • 10 Lab-Made Meats, Cheeses And Other Odd Startup Foods

    It’s still early days in the bacteria becomes our food production process. However, several Silicon Valley scientists are creating lab-grown edibles of the truly bizarre or mixing up animal substitutes based on some interesting ingredients. Here are 10 of them. Read More