Joshua March, Co-founder and CEO of SciFi Foods
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by Doug Grant
2y ago
Joshua March is the co-founder and CEO of SciFi Foods. They are developing cultivated beef and starting with hybrid products to bring the price down to comparable prices with conventional beef. In this episode we discuss: CRISPR in cultivated meat Raising investment from Coldplay and A16Z The regulatory landscape in the US Building their first facility in the US Mentioned in the episode - Food Dive Article: SciFi Foods reduces the cost of cell-based beef 1,000-fold Raise from A16Z: $22M Series A ..read more
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Aletta Schnitzler - Chief Science Officer, TurtleTree
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by Doug Grant
2y ago
Dr Aletta Schnitzler, the Chief Scientific Officer of TurtleTree, which is replacing animal-derived milk products with fermentation and cell-based products. Aletta is incredibly knowledgeable about the technology and people in this space.  We cover a lot of ground including: Her efforts establishing Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany in the cultivated meat space Transitioning from a global corporation to rising startup Turtletree How they are operating as a team of 40 globally with their Singapore based headquarters and labs in Boston and California. One of their first upcoming products, lact ..read more
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Elysabeth Alfano - Co-Founder and CEO, VegTech Invest ETF
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2y ago
Elysabeth is the Founder of Plant Powered Consulting and enjoys helping small, medium, and large companies with business development, marketing/branding and PR strategies. She also produces and hosts the weekly series The Plantbased Business Hour. On PBH, Elysabeth features venture capitalists, CEOs, analysts, innovators, and entrepreneurial start-ups from around the globe who are shaping the plant-based market. Elysabeth is also the Co-Founder of VegTech Invest (Ticker: EATV): This ETF features 40+ companies in the plant-based and climate industry and is publicly traded.   Disclaimer th ..read more
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Elysabeth Alfano - Co-Founder, VegTech ETF
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Elysabeth is the Founder of Plant Powered Consulting and enjoys helping small, medium, and large companies with business development, marketing/branding and PR strategies. She also produces and hosts the weekly series The Plantbased Business Hour. On PBH, Elysabeth features venture capitalists, CEOs, analysts, innovators, and entrepreneurial start-ups from around the globe who are shaping the plant-based market. Elysabeth is also the Co-Founder of VegTech (TM) (Ticker: EATV): This ETF features 40+ companies in the plant-based and climate industry and is publicly traded.   Disclaimer this ..read more
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Märt-Erik Martens, Co-founder and CEO - Gelatex
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by Doug Grant
2y ago
Gelatex is using its nanofiber technology to develop scaffolding for cultivated meat companies. This EstonianTechstar alum pivoted from disrupting the leather industry to food tech. In this interview, Co-founder Märt-Erik Martens contrasts their technology with other approaches used for cultivated meat scaffolding. We also discuss his upcoming panel with Josh Tetrick at Future Food-Tech Summit and he drops a sneak peek of what might come up..... Future Food-Tech Summit This March 24-25 the Future Food-Tech Summit will unite food brands, investors, start-ups and technology leaders in San Fra ..read more
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Ernst Van Orsouw - CEO Roslin Technologies
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by Doug Grant
2y ago
Roslin Technologies develops induced pluripotent stem cells for cultivated meat companies. Ernst Van Orsouw took the helm last year to lead the company. In this interview, we discuss their induced pluripotent stem cell lines IPSCs and how they are different from the approaches many other companies are taking. Future Food-Tech Summit This March 24-25 the Future Food-Tech Summit will unite food brands, investors, start-ups and technology leaders in San Francisco for an unmissable gathering. If you’ve missed sitting round a table and pooling ideas with industry colleagues, catching up with old ..read more
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Patricia Bubner, Co-founder and CEO, Orbillion
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2y ago
 Orbillion is one of the most exciting companies in cultivated meat. They are a YC alum startup and have a really different perspective on the future of cultivated meat - namely heritage breeds.  They are pursuing bison, elk,  and wagyu beef.  In this episode we cover: The founding story of their team How they are different from competitors in the market Their time in YCombinator and Creative Destructive Labs Why she initially didn’t want to do a tasting event (here's how it came out!) Views on Joe Fassler’s Counter article Future Food-Food Tech Summit (use code BRAVE10 ..read more
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Christie Lagally - Founder and CEO, Rebellyous Foods
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by Doug Grant
2y ago
Christie Lagally is the founder and CEO of Rebellyous Foods, one of the most exciting startups in the plant-based meat industry. Their technology is changing the cost structure and scalability of the largest market protein market in the world - chicken. In this episode we cover: Her background in aerospace engineering and at the Good Food Institute that helped her develop the idea for Rebellyous Foods Their time at Ycombinator Launching in multiple channels - online, retail, and the National School Lunch Program Why current plant-based chicken can't scale and how they are tackling the problem ..read more
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Mark Langley - Managing Partner, Unovis Asset Managment & New Crop Capital
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by Doug Grant
2y ago
" Looking at plant-based foods, plants can do it better and more cheaply, Imagine what happens when we get to version six " Mark Langley is a Partner at Unovis, one of the leading investment firms in the alternative protein space. Their mission is to disrupt our broken food system Their portfolio includes 39 companies including Beyond Meat,  Oatly, Memphis Meats, Blue Nalu, and SuperMeat. In this conversation, we discuss the risks and rewards for plant-based vs cultivated meat companies.  Mark has a very informed opinion with deep expertise investing in this space. His perspective ..read more
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Christoph Mayr - Co-founder and CEO, Mirai Foods
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by Doug Grant
2y ago
Christoph Mayr is the co-founder and CEO of Mirai Foods, which is developing cultivated beef in Switzerland. They've managed to bootstrap their way to a burger tasting event in a Switzerland restaurant, and followed up with a $4.5M USD seed round. In this interview, Christoph and I discuss his entrepreneurial journey that led him from  Germany to South Korea with his company in the online food delivery industry and ultimately founding Mirai Foods. A few highlights from this conversation - insights on raising VC money in Europe, his view of competition within the industry,  and def ..read more
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