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Perfect Day Raises $140M to make Animal-Free Milk Proteins

Dec 15, 2019

Perfect Day announced that they raised an enormous $140 million in their Series C funding round. Based in Berkeley, Perfect Day is a startup that uses cellular agriculture to produce animal-free dairy proteins. By designing flora to produce the same dairy proteins found in milk from a cow, Perfect Day can make the same milk. Without the cow.

Perfect Day’s Series C round was led by the Temasek. The round also included substantial investment from...

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Bond Pet Completes Seed Funding to Change Pet Food

Dec 07, 2019

Last week, Bond Pets announced that they raised $1.2 million in their seed round of funding. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Bond Pets’ round of funding was led by Lever VC, a venture capital firm focused on the future of sustainable protein. Other investors in the round include Agronomics, KBW Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, and Andante Asset Management.

Founded by Rich Kelleman and Pernilla Audibert, Bond Pets is a pet food startup that uses cellular...

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October 2019: The Month in Review

Nov 19, 2019

Following a third quarter that featured the first animal-free dairy ice cream and the establishment of the first cell-based meat coalition, October marked a strong start to the fourth quarter for cellular agriculture. 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...

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September 2019: The Month in Review

Oct 30, 2019

Following all the developments in this July and August, September marked a strong end to the third quarter for cellular agriculture. 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 and environmentally-friendly way to produce animal products...

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Geltor Partners to Bring Animal-Free Collagen to Food

Oct 20, 2019

Last week, Geltor announced a partnership with collagen company GELITA. Based in San Leandro, California, Geltor uses cellular agriculture to grow animal-free collagen protein. Traditionally, collagen is sourced from bones and skin of livestock animals or fish, and Geltor’s collagen via cellular agriculture offers an alternative and sustainable way to get the same product. Without requiring animals.

GELITA is a leading global collagen protein company. On...

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Aleph Farms Brings Cell-Based Steak to Outer Space

Oct 12, 2019

The first cell-based meat sample grown in outer space. Without requiring any animals.

Cellular agriculture went to a new frontier. Outer space.

This week, Aleph Farms announced that they successfully grew the first piece of cell-based meat in outer space on the International Space Station. 248 miles above earth.

Based in Israel, Aleph Farms is a startup that uses cellular agriculture to grow cell-based meat, specifically steak. By growing cells that become...

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August 2019: The Month in Review

Sep 29, 2019

In a summer that included the first cell ag food product in the market to the first cell-based salmon tasting, this August marked a strong end of summer 2019 for cellular agriculture. 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...

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Cell-based Meat Startups Launch Regulatory Coalition

Sep 02, 2019

Cell-based chicken nugget by Just

Last week, several cellular agriculture companies announced that they formed a coalition to advocate for the future of food with cellular agricultureThe Alliance for Meat, Poultry and Seafood Innovation (AMPS Innovation) was founded by 5 cell-based meat startups focusing on a range of products: BlueNaluFinless FoodsJustFork & Goode, and Memphis Meats. BlueNalu and Finless Foods focus on cell-based seafood...

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July 2019: The Month in Review

Aug 06, 2019

Following all the developments in May and June, July marked a strong start to the third quarter for cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture (cell ag) is the field of growing animal products, like meat or dairy products, from cell cultures instead of raising animals for the same products. Compared conventional livestock agriculture, cell ag provides a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly way to produce animal products to meet the growing global...

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June 2019: The Month in Review

Jul 29, 2019

Following all the developments in May, June continued cellular agriculture’s strong start to the summer. Compared to conventional livestock agriculture, cellular agriculture (cell ag) offers a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly way to meet the growing demand for animal products. Instead of using animals, cellular agriculture involves using cell cultures to produce animal products, like seafood and dairy products. From the first cell-based...

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