Developing a way to produce real meat from animal cells, without the need to feed, breed, and slaughter actual animals.

Memphis Meats plans to transform animal agriculture by producing real meat directly from animal cells, without raising and slaughtering animals. Meat is part of our culinary traditions across the world, and is a trillion-dollar global market, but conventional methods cannot scale to feed growing global demand. Memphis Meats is producing delicious meat, poultry and seafood products that are completely familiar and satisfying to meat-eaters, with significant benefits to the environment, animals, and human health. At scale, Memphis Meats aims to produce meat less expensively than conventional methods. The company leads the cell-based meat field, has developed several products from various species, and is backed by a unique coalition of top-flight venture investors, mission-driven investors, and major meat and food industry leaders.


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Uma Valeti

Uma Valeti (CEO + Cofounder at Memphis Meats) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since October 2017 after participating in Unreasonable Impact US 2017.

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