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Biomilq Raises $3.5 Million in Seed Round to Make Cultured Breast Milk

Jun 17, 2020
Biomilq announced today that the startup raised $3.5 million in their seed funding round. Based in Durham, North Carolina, Biomilq’s funding round was led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, an investment fund established by Bill Gates to support innovation fighting climate change. Other investors in the round include Blue Horizon Ventures, Purple Orange Ventures, and Shazi Visram, the founder of Happy Family Brands and HealthyNest.
 
Founded by Leila Strickland and Michelle Egger,...
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May 2020: The Month in Review

Jun 15, 2020
After all the new developments in April, May marked a promising start to the summer for cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture is the field of producing animal products, like meat, dairy proteins and animal fats, directly from cells without requiring animals to make them. Compared to conventional livestock agriculture, cellular agriculture offers an alternative and more sustainable way to produce the same animal products to meet the growing demand for animal products globally. 
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April 2020: The Month in Review

May 31, 2020

After a precarious March, April marked a strong start to the second quarter of 2020 for cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture is the field of producing animal products, like dairy proteins or meat, directly from cell cultures instead of raising animals for the same products. As the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is felt around the world, future foodtech companies and players have continued to progress the future with cellular agriculture. From new...

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March 2020: The Month in Review

May 14, 2020

Following the wonderful start to the year in January and February for the cellular agriculture field, March marked a precarious end to the first quarter for the world. Only time will tell if the changes caused by Covid-19 will impact our relationship with food and technology. From new awards to a new showcasing, we take a look at some of the highlights around the cellular agriculture ecosystem from this month.

Investments

While no company producing a cellular...

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February 2020: The Month in Review

Apr 29, 2020

Following a strong start to the year in January, February continued cellular agriculture’s momentum into 2020. Cellular agriculture is the field of producing animal products, like meat and milk, directly from cell cultures instead of raising animals for the same products. Compared to conventional livestock agriculture, cellular agriculture provides a more sustainable way to produce animal products to meet the growing demand for animal products. Without requiring...

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BlueNalu Raises $20M in Funding to Make Cell-Based Fish

Mar 01, 2020

Last week, BlueNalu announced that they raised a massive $20 million in their Series A funding round. Based in San Diego, California, BlueNalu uses cellular agriculture to grow cell-based seafood. Cellular agriculture is the field of producing animal products, like fish meat, directly from cells and eliminates the need to use any marine life to produce our seafood. The field offers a sustainable way to support the global demand for seafood...

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January 2020: The Month in Review

Feb 17, 2020

After a remarkable end to the year 2019, this January showed that 2020 will continue cellular agriculture’s momentum into the new year. Cellular agriculture is the field of producing animal products, like meat and milk, directly from cell cultures instead of raising animals for the same products. Compared to conventional livestock agriculture, cellular agriculture provides a more sustainable way to produce animal products to meet the growing demand for animal...

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Memphis Meats Raises $161 Million to Make Cell-Based Meat

Jan 30, 2020

Memphis Meats' cell-based meatball

Last week, Memphis Meats announced that they raised an enormous $161 million in their Series B funding round. Founded in 2015, Memphis Meats is one of the first startups to use cellular agriculture to produce cell-based meat. Cellular agriculture is the field of producing animal products, like meat, directly from cell cultures instead of raising animals for the same products. By growing animal cells that directly...

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December 2019: The Month in Review

Jan 13, 2020

December marks the end of a remarkable year for the entire cellular agriculture industry. Cellular agriculture (cell ag) is the field of producing animal products, like meat or dairy products, from cell cultures directly instead of raising animals for the same products. Compared to conventional livestock agriculture, cell ag provides a more sustainable way to produce animal products to meet the growing demand for animal products. Without requiring animals.

In a year full...

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November 2019: The Month in Review

Dec 21, 2019

Following an incredible October, November continued a strong end to 2019 for cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture (cell ag) is the field of producing animal products, like meat or dairy, directly from cell cultures instead of raising animals for the same products. Compared to conventional livestock agriculture, cell ag provides a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly way to produce animal products to meet the growing demand for animal products.

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