UPSIDE Foods bites into $400M round to serve cultivated meat later this year
Pending regulatory review, the company’s chicken product will be available to consumers in the U.S. later this year.
Is cell-cultured meat ready for prime time?
Cell-cultured meat is a hot topic, yet the process for producing meat in this manner remains slow and costly.
A road map for climate investors
Climate in the last decade has been unprecedented in many ways, none of them good. Wildfires in California have consumed entire towns; thousands of miles away, New Yorkers inhale the ashes.
SOSV’s burgeoning climate portfolio is worth nearly $6 billion as planetary health bets pay off
The burgeoning climate-focused portfolio from early-stage investor SOSV Investments has managed to raise nearly $2 billion in follow-on financing since the startup companies graduated from the investm
Chinese startups rush to bring alternative protein to people’s plates
In many ways, China is the ideal testbed for alternative protein. The country has a long history of imitation meat rooted in Buddhist vegetarianism and a growing, health-conscious middle class.
Bill Gates wants Western countries to eat ‘synthetic meat’; Meatable has raised $47 million to make it
In a recent interview discussing Bill Gates’ recent book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster“, the Microsoft and Breakthrough Energy founder (and the world’s third wealthiest man)
The venture firm SOSV has hired former TechCrunch COO Ned Desmond to help grow its startups
Ned Desmond, a longtime publishing executive who spent more than half a dozen years at Time Inc. before becoming the chief operating officer of both TechCrunch and Engadget for more than eight years,
4 sustainable industries where founders and VCs can see green by going green
Now’s the time for sustainable investments to shine. There are billions of dollars in funding in both public and private markets dedicated to new sustainable investing and demand for consumers f
Synthetic biology startups are giving investors an appetite
There’s a growing wave of commercial activity from companies that are creating products using new biological engineering technologies. Perhaps the most public (and tastiest) example of the promi
Future Fields is tackling cultured meat’s biggest problem
One possible solution to cellular agriculture’s biggest problem — how to develop a cheap, humane growth material for cultured meat — may have come from a conversation in line at a Ti
Higher Steaks brings home the bacon, revealing lab-grown pork belly and bacon strips
In what could be a starting gun for the commercialization of the cell-based meat business, upstart cultivated meat company Higher Steaks said it has managed to produce samples of its first products &#
Memphis Meats raised $161 million from SoftBank Group, Norwest and Temasek
Memphis Meats, a developer of technologies to manufacture meat, seafood and poultry from animal cells, has raised $161 million in financing from investors, including Softbank Group, Norwest and Temase
What’s beyond Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods in the future of food?
The age of alternative meats is upon us. Beyond Meat is a $5 billion public company selling burgers in Canadian McDonald’s and American Carl’s Jr., breakfast sausages in Dunkin, and even
Dutch startup Meatable is developing lab-grown pork and has $10 million in new financing to do it
Meatable, the Dutch startup developing cruelty-free technologies for manufacturing cultured meat, is pivoting to pork production as a swine flu epidemic ravages one quarter of the world’s pork s
Lab-grown meat could be on store shelves by 2022, thanks to Future Meat Technologies
Are consumers ready for meat grown in a lab? Companies like Memphis Meats, Aleph Farms, Higher Steaks, Mosa Meat and Meatable are all trying to bring to supermarkets around the world meat made from cu
Tyson Ventures has invested in New Wave Foods, a startup making a plant-based shrimp substitute
Tyson Foods is getting into the seafood business. Through the company’s venture capital arm, Tyson is investing in New Wave Foods, a San Francisco-based startup that’s making a plant-based
Kentucky Fried Chicken goes beyond chicken in partnership with Beyond Meat
Kentucky Fried Chicken is going beyond chicken with its latest partnership. As other chicken chains vie for chicken sandwich dominance, KFC is doing its bit for the planet and taking its first fledgli
Frontier technologies are moving closer to the center of venture investment
As the technologies that were once considered science fiction become the purview of science, the venture capital firms that were once investing at the industry’s fringes are now finding themselv
Tyson Foods launches its take on alternative proteins with new ‘Raised & Rooted’ brand
Earlier today, Tyson Foods announced the launch of its first foray into the meat replacement market with the unveiling of its Raised & Rooted brand. While the company’s plant-based nuggets p
From lab-grown meat to fermented fungus, here’s what corporate food VCs are serving up
We put together a list of venture funds operated by some of the larger food and beverage producers, covering literally everything from soup to nuts (plus lunch meat and soda, too!).